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Traveling and in need of temporary storage

I am traveling and looking for a temporary storage option. I love to take a ton of photos and usually just bring my laptop with me to download the photos but I am tired of lugging the laptop with me. Is there an option/devise that allows me to download my photos? Something smaller than a laptop but bigger than a 1GB card? I don't want to carry a bunch of cards with me.

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EPSON P2000 or portable storage

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I think that you need a portable storage ( 40-80GB hard-drive equipped with AA batteries ) . EPSON P2000 is one similar example, but quite expensive. There're many X-drive ( portable storage ) around. The latest model I just saw can load 1GB memory card in 2 minutes and reload upto 50GB before the batteries get drained out. Check out the nearby digital camera shop. Good luck.

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what's the difference?

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forgive my ignorance but what's the difference between the Epson p2000 and the portable storage device you mentioned? (also any specific recommendations for the latter?)

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The Epson device is designed as a multi-media viewer with

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many functions. The x drive is designed to download photos from a memory card to its hard drive. The Epson can display some of the photos; the x drive cannot. The Epson sells for around $500; the X Drive for around $90 plus a hard drive.

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