I’m looking for a practical and inexpensive way to back up D4 images while in the field, and can’t seem to find a way to do this outside of lugging around a small computer like a Mac Air, which I don’t want (and can’t afford) to do.
When I had my D3s, I had a compact Epson P-3000 multimedia storage device, which was great because it doubled as a picture viewer and as a portable hard drive. But unfortunately, D4 files don’t work on my viewer – and Epson has basically discontinued this entire line.
Complicating matters is the D4’s XQD memory card – although for now, I plan on limiting myself to a 32GB Lexar CompactFlash – and maybe considering XQD at a later date.
Does anyone know of any smaller portable hard drives (like an ioSafe or LaCie) that would enable me to either insert a CompactFlash card directly into the drive, or tether the D4 up to it, without requiring a computer? If it doubled as a viewer, all the better.
I suppose it would have to be AC powered because I wouldn’t have a computer to provide the power to the external drive.