WiFi HDD for iPad

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    I would like to hear of any such devices that anyone know of for use in backing up photos while travelling. Ideally such a device would also have an SD card slot which also appears as a network drive.

    I already use software such as FileBrowser and PhotoMgrPro to copy files on my home network, this would be a portable equivalent. For example I can plug my SD card into my HP wireless printer and copy files to my NAS device using FileBrowser.

    I think that ASUS might have something or or have something planned.
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    If it was me I would get a dropbox account and upload them to there. No need for an extra device then and easily accessible by anything with Internet access.
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    Internet access is becoming more or less universally available but there still seem to be occasions when it is not. Perhaps I need to change my thinking, but I still like the idea of backing up to my own HDD.
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    If you are jailbroken, then an iPod video is your solution. Classic may work as well, but I have only tested it with an iPod video 5th gen.
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    Check these type devices out, a lot of pro photographers use these when they are in the field. I'm thinking of getting one myself. My experience with the iPad as a storage device is poor at best, not some where you would want to put once in a lifetime pictures.
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    I don't work for B&H photo, but I buy a lot of photo gear from them, and they are a great place to do business. Adorama and others also have these devices.
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    I have a simlilar device for backup. I do not use it a lot, but when we go on a long trip i bring it for back up. However, now with the Ipad and CCK i will leave the backup drive at home.

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    Just from my experience I would suggest you take both, and backup to each one on your first trip, and see which one it the easiest to download from and the most reliable. I have lost pictures on the iPad, so I now use a Nikon D7000 with dual memory cards, setup to backup from card #1 to card #2, as I shoot, and carry lots of memory cards with me. Cheaper than the iPad, easier to carry, and a lot lighter. And I still have my iPhone for everything else.
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    I only keep apps, music, photo's on my ipad, videos are network/internet accessible. I use Air Video for my videos. It requires an internet connection, but i have a mifi from Verizon, and hotspots are everywhere, so I can generally play what ever, where ever, when ever.

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