I have an Epson storage viewer that I only use when shooting events where I want to show off some raw images to the client before departing at the end, i.e. weddings, parties, and so on. It’s a cute marketing item, but not nearly enough capacity for travel. When travelling I use several high capacity memory cards that I download/implore through Lightroom to a usb hdd attached to my laptop that stays in the room. I hadn’t thought of using a netbook while on the go, but I am now intrigued to find a raw viewer for my transformer 101 (my 7-year old will be less than pleased) so afford me the option.
Anyway, I used wd passports until I had failure issues with 2 out of 5; I was able to recover one drive, but the one with spectacular Chicago Bulls game/ Derrick Rose pix on it is still resolutely locked-up for 2 years now. Not giving up on that particular drive yet ( great shots if I can ever recover them), but I did give up on wd after years of trusting them.
I’d been using Seagate portables until just recently. Bought 2 online, filled on halfway and then opened the second one about 2 1/1 months later only to discover it doa. The retailer referred me to Seagate since the was past 30 days. Seagate hemmed and hawed until finally sending me a refurbished drive at my shipping expense: same excuse, length of time since I bought the drive. Okay. I got the replacement. I don’t trust it much. I don’t trust Seagate at all anymore.
Silicon Power: happened upon this drive on sale at amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-2-5-Inch-Military-SP010TBPHDA80S3B/dp/B005EWTL7C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371926915&sr=8-2&keywords=silicon+power
Good solid feel, plain-spoken 3-year warranty, and inexpensive. So far I am mighty pleased, as it’s worked well so far with no boot or other issues. Ordered a second one for my upcoming trip. We’ll see how it goes.
Silicon Power website:http://www.silicon-power.com/product/product_detail.php?main=19&sub=58&pro=132&currlang=utf8