What happened to Vosonic / X-Drive and options for portable storage?

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What happened to Vosonic / X-Drive and options for portable storage?
In reply to Adza, Jan 22, 2013

a) Anyone knows what happened to Vosonic,

AFAIK they are still manufacturing portable drives / media players. although with the rise of netbook / tablet there's probably less of a market for these kind of devices nowadays...

b) What is the recommended devices these days for portable photo storage onto a HDD.

expensive portable solution: new Vosonic or Epson model with SSD drive

nice solution: used Vosonic model from Ebay with some 160GB HDD. cheap, sufficient, working just right

cheap and dirty nerd solution: use Android smartphone with OTG capability. total costs are uber-low (you either copy to microSD cards or to external HDD), comfort is pretty bad (some cables, slow speed, battery drain for mobile phone) and there can be issues with UDMA cards. but then if you, like many folks around there, do have most of the pieces, it'll cost you whopping 5 dollars to get the OTG cable. it'll serve fine in hotel rooms though, not really on location...

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