Reviews and Problems with INOi HD182 Photo HARDDISK
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7 October 2008
Summary: I bought this item a year or more ago.. never had time to play with it and it just sat here. Then my husband and a couple of other guys bought these wildlife cameras to put out and get photos of the deer in the area where they will be hunting. They didn't want to remove the cards from the cameras.. have to drive all the way back in to see the pictures and then drive all the way back out to put the camera cards back in, and I thought of the INOi.
Summary: I use this device all the time! The key is to make sure it is fully charged, and if you plan to download large RAW files and lots of images, it's best to have it plugged in. I use it a lot at weddings because I am an overshooter. I carry to memory cards and I still use it! I plug it in at the reception, and upload my images from the ceremony & formals. Then I just erase the card if I need it. It also comes in handy when I have second shooters with me.
Summary: I bought this item 5 months ago. I followed the instructions on the included "Quick Start" card regarding the battery, which was to top it off every week if not using it. The battery now lasts 4 minutes. When I went to write INOi the FIRST time, I opened the pdf version of that card that was on the disk to include the erroneous instructions. Guess what, they are not on that version.
Summary: Great size and price and well packaged but simply doesn't work. The support is non existent and the FAQ and downloads on the site don't address the issues I have or the other reviewer mentions regarding consistent back up performance. It works fine with sony cards (you'll need to by an adaptor tho') but you have to put tape over the card and use an adaptor but I use CF cards and it simply fails (every time!) to complete the copy process.
Summary: I found that this device sort of does the job, but has what I consider to be serious limitations. I downloaded a couple of images, and could see them on the PC, but was not clear on whether I should be able to see them on the device. The manual did not address this. I was also not clear if I could view the images on the device or whether I had to use the computer.
Summary: I bought this photo hardisk for my trip, mainly because of its small size - it is no bigger than my subcompact digital camera. I have no problems backing up 600 photos, 950 mb in 8.5 minutes, from a 2 gb SD card. But since I've read some negative reviews on this Inoi card reader drive, I ran some tests on it. First, I backed up 1.3 gb of data in 750 folders, 5000 files, from my 4 gb sd card, to my computer, then I tried to copy the card to the HD182.
Summary: This photo hard disk seemed like a really great deal. 20BG of storage for $199. Much cheaper than 20 1GB cards. But when put into use, the device gives a message stating that the copy failed when in actuality it didn't. This is a very basic device. You cannot preview your images or edit them. There is a log but it doesn't really give you any information other than when a copy was made. It doesn't allow you to name the log.