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microdrive to external drive

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by bfrench, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. bfrench

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    Hi guys,
    I'm new to camcorders and today I got a new JVC EVERIO
    GZ-MC200 which uses a 4GB microdrive. Now the thing is that these
    drives will give an hour on the ultra fine setting and cost around £200
    each. I was wondering if anyone knows if its possible to copy the
    contents of the microdrive directly to another (say 20GB ) external
    drive using the cams USB2 connection without the use of a pc?
    The idea being to take the external drive with me when staying
    away and at the end of each days filming dump the contents so I can use the microdrive the next day. I would even consider using an Archos
    type personal video device ( which also has USB2).



    thanks Barry
     
  2. bfrench

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    Hi guys,
    I think I found my own solution to this and
    thought it may help others. It's called the Macally
    Syncbox and basically it transfers files via USB without
    a pc.
    It's here
    http://www.macally.com/new/new_syncbox.html

    I intend to connect my JVC Everio on one side and a LACIE
    250gb external drive on the other and do the transfers overnight
    when on holiday in Florida this xmas. Any thoughts?


    Barry
     
  3. Rob100

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    Hello all,

    I require a means of backing my 4GB microdrive up whilst on holiday. I have read into this a little and found that a 'photo storage unit' like the Vosonic will do the job.
    I have also looked at the 'syncbox' ....! The question I have is, will the syncbox work between my camera and may IPOD? I have a 60GB IPOD and always have at least 20GB spare ....

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  5. bfrench

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    HI,
    I think you could do this but may need some type of conversion cable.
    If I remember the syncbox uses USB (this is a pretty old thread now).
    I use a Lacie Porsche gard drive when I did it and it worked great!!!


    Barry
     

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