ideas for photo backup

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David Rez Forum Member • Posts: 86
ideas for photo backup

I was thinking to backup my photo on my next trip.

I'm shooting with sony A6000. My plan is to purchase SD to type-C adaptor, use the phone (Galaxy S8) to transfer the photos to the phone internal storage and then, connect my Sandisk SSD drive to the phone and free up phones storage by moving the photos to the drive. I'm aware it's quite tedious job as I will probably have to reconnect the adaptor and the drive to the phone multiple times, but I don't see other way (unfortunately, camera wireless transfer is available for JPEG files only, while I'd rather to back up the RAW files)

Any recommended adaptors or other wiser ways to do so?

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JimResnikoff
JimResnikoff Contributing Member • Posts: 700
Re: ideas for photo backup
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Ken Gosden Senior Member • Posts: 2,805
Re: ideas for photo backup

You should be able to connect a small usb hub to your s8.  Then transfer from your memory cards directly to your external storage.

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OP David Rez Forum Member • Posts: 86
Re: ideas for photo backup

Ken Gosden wrote:

You should be able to connect a small usb hub to your s8. Then transfer from your memory cards directly to your external storage.

Sounds interesting, any recommendations for reliable hub?

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Ken Gosden Senior Member • Posts: 2,805
Re: ideas for photo backup

David Rez wrote:

Ken Gosden wrote:

You should be able to connect a small usb hub to your s8. Then transfer from your memory cards directly to your external storage.

Sounds interesting, any recommendations for reliable hub?

I should note that this is mainly a more convenient process, it can still be slow.  Ideally devices like the WD Wireless Pro which can automatically perform unattended incremental backups are best.

I believe I have this tiny one that I use with my S10 and Tab S4.

https://smile.amazon.com/Sabrent-4-Port-Portable-Smallest-HB-MNCB/dp/B078JZQD7R/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=usb+c+4+port+hub&qid=1577113248&sr=8-8

I also have used USB c multiport devices that have built in card readers along with USB ports.

https://smile.amazon.com/USB-Hub-Multiport-Adapter-Compatible/dp/B07RL5L8ZL/ref=sxin_2_ac_d_pm?ac_md=2-0-VW5kZXIgJDMw-ac_d_pm&keywords=usb+c+hub&pd_rd_i=B07RL5L8ZL&pd_rd_r=79424042-c983-447d-8991-ff5b72f8d717&pd_rd_w=O1XC0&pd_rd_wg=DiIOg&pf_rd_p=709d2064-e546-4799-9e66-b352ea89951f&pf_rd_r=BZK8EJ5KSG14JEAD8VVR&psc=1&qid=1577113344

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OP David Rez Forum Member • Posts: 86
Re: ideas for photo backup

Ken Gosden wrote:

David Rez wrote:

Ken Gosden wrote:

You should be able to connect a small usb hub to your s8. Then transfer from your memory cards directly to your external storage.

Sounds interesting, any recommendations for reliable hub?

I should note that this is mainly a more convenient process, it can still be slow. Ideally devices like the WD Wireless Pro which can automatically perform unattended incremental backups are best.

I believe I have this tiny one that I use with my S10 and Tab S4.

https://smile.amazon.com/Sabrent-4-Port-Portable-Smallest-HB-MNCB/dp/B078JZQD7R/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=usb+c+4+port+hub&qid=1577113248&sr=8-8

I also have used USB c multiport devices that have built in card readers along with USB ports.

https://smile.amazon.com/USB-Hub-Multiport-Adapter-Compatible/dp/B07RL5L8ZL/ref=sxin_2_ac_d_pm?ac_md=2-0-VW5kZXIgJDMw-ac_d_pm&keywords=usb+c+hub&pd_rd_i=B07RL5L8ZL&pd_rd_r=79424042-c983-447d-8991-ff5b72f8d717&pd_rd_w=O1XC0&pd_rd_wg=DiIOg&pf_rd_p=709d2064-e546-4799-9e66-b352ea89951f&pf_rd_r=BZK8EJ5KSG14JEAD8VVR&psc=1&qid=1577113344

Im aware of products like the WD wireless, but i'd rather have something more simple and cheap, as I mostly do backpacking.

I found this on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T55DL33/?coliid=I3TWWZ8YW3T8CP&colid=I8BH1RQF4HFB&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

seem to have pretty good reviews, and have just about the ports I need (SD, micro SD and USB)

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Sony a6000 Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS +1 more
Ken Gosden Senior Member • Posts: 2,805
Re: ideas for photo backup

David Rez wrote:

Ken Gosden wrote:

David Rez wrote:

Ken Gosden wrote:

You should be able to connect a small usb hub to your s8. Then transfer from your memory cards directly to your external storage.

Sounds interesting, any recommendations for reliable hub?

I should note that this is mainly a more convenient process, it can still be slow. Ideally devices like the WD Wireless Pro which can automatically perform unattended incremental backups are best.

I believe I have this tiny one that I use with my S10 and Tab S4.

https://smile.amazon.com/Sabrent-4-Port-Portable-Smallest-HB-MNCB/dp/B078JZQD7R/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=usb+c+4+port+hub&qid=1577113248&sr=8-8

I also have used USB c multiport devices that have built in card readers along with USB ports.

https://smile.amazon.com/USB-Hub-Multiport-Adapter-Compatible/dp/B07RL5L8ZL/ref=sxin_2_ac_d_pm?ac_md=2-0-VW5kZXIgJDMw-ac_d_pm&keywords=usb+c+hub&pd_rd_i=B07RL5L8ZL&pd_rd_r=79424042-c983-447d-8991-ff5b72f8d717&pd_rd_w=O1XC0&pd_rd_wg=DiIOg&pf_rd_p=709d2064-e546-4799-9e66-b352ea89951f&pf_rd_r=BZK8EJ5KSG14JEAD8VVR&psc=1&qid=1577113344

Im aware of products like the WD wireless, but i'd rather have something more simple and cheap, as I mostly do backpacking.

I found this on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T55DL33/?coliid=I3TWWZ8YW3T8CP&colid=I8BH1RQF4HFB&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

seem to have pretty good reviews, and have just about the ports I need (SD, micro SD and USB)

No reason it shouldn't work unless your phone has limitations. Buy it and try it at that price.

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psartman
psartman Regular Member • Posts: 250
Re: ideas for photo backup

The Ravpower Filehub is inexpensive and will do single button backup to a USB device without a computer. I don't have one (although I've been tempted) so I cannot comment on the speed, but at $55 it's affordable (you'll have to add a USB drive). https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-FileHub-Wireless-Portable-Transfer/dp/B07P5QDQ1B/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ravpower+750&qid=1577374371&s=electronics&sr=1-1

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