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abaazov
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« on: July 27, 2005, 10:26:00 PM »
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buy a little portable hard disk, 60 or 80 gig, between $150-200.  with usb 1.1 it might be a little slow, but you will probably only be uploading 1 gig at a time anyways. here is an option
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail~dpno~491470.asp
but there are many others, just find one that suits your needs and budget.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 08:14:30 AM »
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unfortunately if you want to ditch the laptotp it will probably cost more than 250$. here is what i think is the cheapest option out there..
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail~dpn...tion~Detail.asp

however i would recommend the epson p2000, which is double the price  

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 12:41:31 PM »
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I have a small USB hub that fits a 3.5" HD and works with USB 2, it has a 250meg HD in it at present. They cost very very little but need an external power supply.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 08:28:37 PM »
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I was going to say shoe boxes under the bed ... but, never mind!   :p
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 08:28:33 PM »
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Digital Rebel, 1.5 gigs of Smartcards, antique laptop with 4 gigs of space (WIN98, USB 1.1, three weeks of shooting (it will never do), and a budget of about 250 Cdn tops.

Any suggestions?

IPOD too expensive, think I need about 120 gigs if I edit in the antique.

Leaving Saturday morning, possibly able to shop in Toronto on Saturday afternoon. ...
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katemann
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 06:07:33 AM »
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Thanks for your reply, Amnon, and that was what I was thinking I might need to do. I was hoping that I could ditch the laptop, and I'm concerned with the USB not being compatible with a new drive. I think it's time I visited my friendly computer store.

I really appreciate your input!
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 08:36:27 AM »
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If you have a pc slot in your computer you can purchase pc cards that convert to USB 2.0  or Firewire.

around $25   can make any of these new drives (smartdisk and the like) compatible with your current computer.
This would eliminate the absolute necessity to purchase a new computer, unless of course, you just want to upgrade.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2005, 01:24:57 PM »
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Thanks, everyone, for your input. That little reader looks wonderful amnon.

This morning I purchased an external hard drive - 120 Gigs, which will read files from the antique laptop despite the slow USB 1.0 port. It will transfer them to this desktop, which is a terrific new machine much more quickly. The drive requires AC to run, but that is not impossible to deal with. I will need to charge batteries anyway.

The hard drive works as a back up for other data as well, and the cost was only 200 Cdn, taxes included. I am pretty happy with it.
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