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Storage Memory stick to external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jopers1986, 26 Nov 2012.

  1. jopers1986

    jopers1986 Member

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    Hi All,

    Does anyone know of a company that does a function to copy straight from a memory card/stick to an external USB hard drive?

    I have a NAS drive which has a copy/sync function where you can plug in a stick and it copies everything across, but can't find a USB drive to do it...

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Rich
     
  2. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Any memory stick with enough capacity will do it won't it?
     
  3. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

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    I think he want's a device with the automatic backup function built in.
     
  4. Atomic

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    Is it a USB memory stick or a memory card (SD/CF/XD etc) that you want to copy from?

    I've seen devices to copy memory cards but they weren't cheap...
     
  5. jopers1986

    jopers1986 Member

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    yeah will be memory cards, but could use a converter if the device takes USB? but yeah, auto back up without a PC really is what i'm after. Thought they'd be a cheap option out there somewhere, my NAS was cheapo fantasico and has it built in...!
     
  6. Atomic

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  7. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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    You could build some thing that does this with a Raspberry Pi or similar.
    The trick to doing this is you can't really use any thing less than a full operating system to do this as it needs drivers for all the things you could plug into it. So prior to devices like the Raspberry Pi you would end up spending quite allot on hardware for not much functionality.
     
  8. Atomic

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    A Pi and an SSD would be a killer combo, super small and not prone to shock damage like a traditional HDD.
     

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