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Sanho HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA 500GB Photo Backup Storage & Viewer with 3.2" LCD, Supports 14 Memory Card Formats

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  • Backup 2GB in 1 minute with full data verification
  • High Res 3.2" color LCD screen displays JPEG & RAW
  • Fast real RAW image decoding. Supports any RAW type
  • Unlimited SATA HDD capacity
  • Ultra powerful battery (backup up to 250GB per battery)

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sanho HyperDrive
  • Model: IPHD-500
  • Buffer Size: 8.00 MB

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 3 x 1 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Item model number: IPHD-500
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,919 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at October 2, 2001

Product Description

World's Fastest (UDMA 40MB/s) & Most Advanced Photo Backup Backup & view memory cards without computers or external power SEE IMAGES AS THEY DOWNLOAD World fastest 40MB/s backup. Backup and verify 2GB/min. Incremental backup support. Backup only new data on card, skip previously saved data. Realtime CRC data verification during backup process with no overhead on copy speed/time. File format independent. Backup all kinds of files from 14 different card types. No card adapters required. USB OTG allows backup to/from any USB device/drive.* Mirror/sync data with another hard drive.* * Requires optional USB OTG sync cable HIGH RESOLUTION 3.2" COLOR LCD Display full screen image, thumbnails or slideshows. Built-in fast real RAW image decoder. Supports JPEG and all types of RAW including those from medium format cameras. New RAW format support can be added via firmware update. File Formats Supported by Data Recovery : JPEG, Canon CR2 / CRW, Nikon NEF, Olympus ORF, Panasonic RAW, Pentax PEF Memory Card Slots: 2 slots supporting 14 memory card formats CompactFlash CF Type I/II, MicroDrive MD, Secure Digital SD, SDHC, MultiMedia Card MMC MemoryStick MS, MS MagicGate, MS Select, MS PRO, MS PRO MagicGate, xD, xD Type H/M

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. Arst on May 2, 2010
I took a Colorspace UDMA (with 320GB drive) and a netbook on a month-long trip overseas. The computer alone might have been sufficient, but I wanted redundant backups. And I'd seen that there's no way a netbook + CF card reader could possibly match the HyperDrive for speed. In my experience, Sanho's claims regarding backup speed are completely accurate.

While I had some of the same troubles the previous reviewer noted, I did not find the HyperDrive klunky along the lines of 1960s-vintage Soviet technology. The Soviets not having had 2.5-inch hard drives, CompactFlash cards, tiny color LCD screens in the 1960s, that comparison seems, well, a bit hyperbolic. :-)

The ColorSpace's virtual keyboard and user interface for changing the default backup directory are poorly designed. Both made me crazy (and the documentation for them is near-useless). During the trip, when I ran afoul of those "features" I sent a desperate "please help!" e-mail message to a friend who also uses the Colorspace. His advice: don't bother with customizing folders at all. Use the thing with folder-related settings left at their defaults.

He was right. Avoid the pain; use the default backup settings and leave it at that. If you need to change directory names or shuffle subdirectories around, connect the device to a computer and use the Finder or Windows Explorer or the command line for the renaming and file-moving. Yeah, it's a bit irksome, but that's the way it goes. (Sanho removed the 'virtual keyboard' feature from their latest model, the "Album." In e-mail, they told me that if you need to update folder names, connect the Album to a computer and do it that way.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Metta on May 22, 2010
I'm a professional photographer who has been using Sanho back-up devices since the PD70 which incidentally, I still have and use. I now own two UDMA 500Gb units. I purchased the hard drives separately and installed them myself which couldn't have been easier. Saved quite a bit doing so I might add. Updating the firmware if necessary isn't a problem and is easily accomplished. I did run into a problem with my second unit but I can honestly say that the customer service I experienced was magnificent. My process includes a laptop, at least one UDMA Colorspace and a WD Passport or the second UDMA unit in the field.

First and foremost, this is a HIGH SPEED data transfer and storage device. In this regard it is unmatched in todays technology. I couldn't care less about the display in fact I would prefer that it not have one. I would not recommend that anyone use a 3" LCD display as the means to make critical image retention decisions. The Histogram and highlight features on the camera's LCD provide accurate and sufficient information for that purpose should you need to refer to it. A significantly OOF frame, fine. A black frame, fine. Other than that I go to my laptop. Like it's early predecessor, the PD70, there is file verfication upon transfer. It works. I never had an issue with the PD70 from desert to Arctic and many places in between including equatorial areas. All of my files were copied and retrievable every time. Reliability on this core fuction along with the increased transfer speed is what led me to the purchase of the two new UDMA Colorspace units and I have not regretted it for a moment. The reliability is still there. I have also found that transfer from the UDMA CS to my laptop to be problem free as well.
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5 of 15 people found the following review helpful By But I'm feeling much better now... on March 18, 2010
Obviously the item shown has some sort of incorrect listing. The only difference should be in the hard disk size, so just in case this item caught your eye, here are my experiences with it:

After looking at all of the photo backup devices I could find, I picked this one for the ability to use it as a USB host and connect an external HD or thumb drive to make an extra secondary copy of my files. The idea was to completely eliminate carrying a laptop or even netbook on trips, while still maintaining redundant copies.

This thing works great for copying flash cards, and especially for doing incremental copies so that a backup can be done multiple times without copying the same photos over and over again. Unfortunately that is all that it does well.

To keep this short, in no particular order: The display is useless to judge whether or not to delete a photo, you might guess at composition or exposure, but forget about checking focus without pressing keys over and over and over again, and even then you're guessing if it's a good shot. The keys feel flimsy. The keys work one way sometimes and another way at other times. The whole thing looks and feels like a piece of 1960`s Soviet technology. The device was not delivered with the current ROM version, and that is about 6 months old, what about support for new cameras? The user interface is the worst I have ever seen on any device, plan on spending hour after hour learning what does what. The manual is useless, if it was printed on soft paper it would at least be good for one thing. There seems to be a communication gap with their support person, no real answers, just a closed ticket. The device will not even power a little Kingston Traveller thumb drive without being connected to AC.
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