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Jan 19, 2012 11:34 |  #16

I just checked on "updates" of my Epson "Multimedia Storage Viewer" ii it's the Epson P-7000:

http://www.epson.com …Product.do?sku=​B31B192002 (external link)

Yes, at ~$800 it is spendy, but for portable storage and viewing it does the job. Up to 150GB and now USB 2.0, a big improvement over my older P-5000. I found the battery on mine to be good as well.


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Jan 19, 2012 11:54 as a reply to  @ post 13729529 |  #17

Why do you need a RAID drive for the field? Just get a normal single-HDD enclosure. Just about any 2.5" can be bus-powered, even with something as pathetic as USB 2...

I'm sure OWC could give you a straight answer if you contacted them.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 12:24 |  #18

toxic wrote in post #13732198 (external link)
Why do you need a RAID drive for the field? Just get a normal single-HDD enclosure. Just about any 2.5" can be bus-powered, even with something as pathetic as USB 2...

I'm sure OWC could give you a straight answer if you contacted them.

Yeah, there is that, although I don't have much confidence in how well a USB bus drive off a laptop will perform for high-volume photography, but I'm pretty ignorant. Do you have links to good, reliable devices?


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Jan 19, 2012 14:12 |  #19

RAID and two disks for a portable system seems overkill and unnecessary. Just get a high capacity USB bus powered hard drive, and back it up.

You should do real work from internal drives, they're faster.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:15 |  #20

tim wrote in post #13733005 (external link)
RAID and two disks for a portable system seems overkill and unnecessary. Just get a high capacity USB bus powered hard drive, and back it up.

You should do real work from internal drives, they're faster.

Unless it IS your system. I'm kinda putting my eggs in one basket here. Can't afford two computers, so I'm going portable.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 14:45 |  #21

tonylong wrote in post #13732352 (external link)
Yeah, there is that, although I don't have much confidence in how well a USB bus drive off a laptop will perform for high-volume photography, but I'm pretty ignorant. Do you have links to good, reliable devices?

USB is just slow, so if you need some speed then there's no way around it, really. I just recommend getting a not-cheap enclosure and putting in your own hard drives, can't offer anything more specific than that since I only use USB for archiving.

My point was that RAID seems pointless, and bus power isn't an issue for single 2.5" drives, so the OP should just get a single 2.5" and not have to worry at all.

ShutteringFocus wrote in post #13733024 (external link)
Unless it IS your system. I'm kinda putting my eggs in one basket here. Can't afford two computers, so I'm going portable.

I'm confused. What does this have to do with having two computers?




  
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Jan 19, 2012 16:05 |  #22

I'm confused too. What are you trying to achieve? If you have a laptop put an SSD in it for great performance, keep current working files on it, and have a standard external disk for archives. Of course you need an offsite backup too.


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