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11. Posted by etiennecar (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Thanks guys

found this... a DVD burner for cards... no laptop needed.

http://www.addonics.com/products/mfr/aemfr842d.asp

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Etienne

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Has anyone ever used a memory stick for storing their photos? I only have a half-assed idea of what I'm talking about here but apparently it's so small you can attach it to a keyring.

Anyone know what I'm on about?

E;)

13. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Sure do, E

Can also use flash disks for the same purpose

14. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Apparantly they are really good. Some of the guys at work use them. They are very easy to use, you can attach them to a key ring if you like, and you can get them up to 1GB now.

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Any idea whether or not they are expensive?

Thanks,
Ev;)

16. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Eve,

I've seen a Sony 512MB for £49.99. As it's Sony i would imagine that's the higher end of the price range.

This is a great link to find the cheapest goods around. Might help you find a cheap MP3 player too www.pricerunner.co.uk

17. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

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Thanks Dave.;)

18. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 11y

A "memorystick" is a Sony-only alternative to the far more ubiquitous compact flash cards and similar. This is the medium that digital cameras already store their pictures on. If at all possible, avoid those sony memorysticks, as they only work with sony products, while compact flash cards (e.a.) are used in mp3-players, PDAs, digital cameras etc, etc by every other company in the world.
(Also, it being Sony only, it lags behind in storage size (4GB compact flash cards are commonly found in stores already, again the mentioned 1GB memorystick), and is more expensive.)

Alternatively, you might be talking about a USB Memory Key, which basically is the same thing (solid-state memory card), but packaged in a nice and shiny form, ready to plug straight into any computer and appear as an external harddisk.

Either way, the capacity of these things is equal to that of the cards used in digital cameras, and so they're not really useful alternatives for backing up your pictures.

19. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 11y

btw, that dvd-burner that etiennecar linked to looks extremely useful, and should by any rights become a massive hit amongst photographers.

20. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

That's a big help SAnder, thanks a lot.

More decisions to make...

Cheers,
E;)