How much are your photos worth to you? A lot? Do you have them backed up somewhere safely, or are they still sitting on memory cards or your computer hard disk waiting for a catastrophe to wipe them out forever? Hey we’re not exaggerating here, it’s not a question of if, but when, because all storage media fails at one time or another. Remember when they lied and told us that CDs would last forever? Hah!
There’s any number of ways you can safeguard your precious photos. Many people use a simple memory stick flash drive, but they’re extremely vulnerable to all sorts of problems with degradation and magnetic corruption. A better option is an external USB drive, which offer robust storage with a decent price point, but lack portability without a computer alongside.
The third option is a dedicated storage device like this Nexto Di Digital Photo Storage product. We like the fact that it’s battery or mains powered, which means you can carry it on your travels, and it accepts multiple types of memory cards straight from the camera. The images are stored on an internal 500GB hard drive, and it also features a very valuable 1.44 inch color LCD to review your images instantly.
All in all, it seems to hit all the sweet spots of a device you want to use to keep photos safe and secure while freeing up space on your camera for more shooting. There’s an internal battery or you can use an external AA battery holder for added flexibility. It’s not exactly cheap at $407.97, but it looks like you get what you pay for in this case.