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NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD)

B&H # NEND2730500G Mfr # NESE-ND2730500G
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Product Highlights
  • 500GB 2.5" SATA 7200 rpm HDD
  • High Speed Backup Anywhere
  • No Computer or Power Source Required
  • Supports CF, SD, SDHC & SDXC Cards
  • 1.44" Color LCD Thumbnail & Photo Viewer
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery
  • 120 Min of Backup Runtime
  • USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 Interfaces

The 500GB HDD ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive from Nexto DI is a handheld photo backup device for your digital camera photo files. Its built-in battery lets you backup your photos anywhere-without the use of a laptop. The Nexto ND 2730 will enable you to quickly offload your memory cards-safeguarding your photos and letting you continue shooting. The ND 2730's 2 built-in slots are compatible with CF, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The device supports high data transfer speeds: Most 32GB CF cards can be copied in less than 8.0 minutes, while 32GB SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards can be copied in about 38 minutes.

You can also preview photo clips as either thumbnails or single photos with the built-in 1.44" color LCD screen. The LCD also enables you to confirm the download of your photos. You can even perform a bit-by-bit verification ("Copy & Verify"), in which all of the data on the memory card is compared to the data on the ND 2730 internal hard drive.

The ND2730G comes with a 500GB 2.5" SATA 7200 rpm HDD installed. With its internal battery, the ND2730 has the following power options: AC power adapter, a FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b) cable and a USB cable (all included). A car charger and an external rechargeable battery are available as optional accessories - making it even easier to backup your shots in remote locations.

Backup Anywhere-Without the Use of a Computer
A built-in battery means you no longer have to carry around a laptop, or other tethered device, just to backup your data
Stores Thousands of Images
The 500GB 2.5" SATA 7200 rpm HDD offers ample storage space for backup, so you can keep shooting and know that your valuable photos will be safe
Supports Backup from a Variety of Memory Cards
Download data from digital cameras via built-in memory card slots: CF, SD, SDHC and SDXC
Supports SDXC
This drive supports the exFAT file system used in SDXC. For file sizes larger than 4.0GB, a firmware update will be available later for free
Data Transfer Speeds
The ND2730 supports transfer rates of up to 70 MB/s for CF and 14 MB/s for SD memory cards. You can backup a 32GB CF card in under 8.0 min or a 32GB SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card in about 38 min
Preview Thumbnails or Photos
A preview of photos on both the internal HDD and memory cards (CF / SD / SDHC / SDXC) is supported via the built-in 1.44" color LCD, which also allows confirmation of photo downloads
Using the ND2730 as a Hard Drive
Supports fast data transfer to NLE system with data transfer speeds of 75 MB/s with IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) and 33 MB/s with USB 2.0
Multiple Power Options
Its built-in internal battery makes the ND2730 an ideal companion for field backup, and can be powered by the included AC adapter, FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b) cable, or USB 2.0 cable. A car charger and an external rechargeable battery are available as optional accessories
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Compatible Memory Cards CF type 1/2 (max 70 MB/s)
SD, SDHC, SDXC (max 14 MB/s)
File System Format Internal hard drive: FAT32
Memory card: FAT12 / 16 / 32/ exFAT
Photo File Formats JPG: EXIF JPEG Format File
CR2: Canon RAW (CR2) File
NEF: Nikon RAW (NEF) File
ARW: Sony RAW (ARW) File
RW2: Panasonic RAW (RW2)File
LCD Display 1.44" (3.66 cm) color TFT LCD: 128 x 128, 16-bit colors
Computer Interface USB 2.0: max 480 MB/s
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800): max 800 MB/s
System Requirements Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME
Mac OS 9.2 or above
Linux 2.4.18 or above
Battery 3.7 V 2300 mAh rechargeable Li-Poly battery
Power Input: 100-240 VAC
Output: 5.0 VDC, 2.0 A or 12 VDC, 1.0 A
Dimensions 5.0 x 3.0 x 0.9" (12.7 x 7.6 x 2.3 cm)
Weight 4.6 oz (0.1 kg) without drive installed
8.11 oz (0.23 kg) with drive installed
NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD)
  • Installed 500GB 2.5" SATA 7200 rpm HDD
  • AC Power Adapter
  • IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) Cable (9-9 pin)
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Leather Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 2-Year USA Warranty
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    NEXTO DIND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD)
     
    3.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (3)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Good battery life (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent solution

      I'm a professional photographer and wanted to have a safety solution for my weddings and other shoots. It is every photographer's nightmare to have a card go corrupt (beyond recovery) or go...Read complete review

      I'm a professional photographer and wanted to have a safety solution for my weddings and other shoots. It is every photographer's nightmare to have a card go corrupt (beyond recovery) or go missing/stolen.

      With this device, I can quickly (this is an important feature to consider) transfer my cards to the HD and then continue on with my work.

      Yes, you will surely find cheaper models out there, but when it comes to my photos, reliability counts a lot. As well, the speed of transfer is an important factor. If you need to empty out a card to take more photos, the last thing you want is to wait a half an hour before being able to go back to shooting.

      Overall, I would definitely recommend it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      This is a piece of junk

      We bought this a 6 months ago the first unit did not work when we got it. The company said it was a battery problem and B&H replaced it. The new one...Read complete review

      We bought this a 6 months ago the first unit did not work when we got it. The company said it was a battery problem and B&H replaced it. The new one worked for a 4 months and stopped working. The company that makes them says that they do not warrantee them. Do not buy this product it is junk. Works well when it works but is not reliable.

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      1.0

      Do not waste your money!

      By sandirufophoto

      from NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

            I purchased this product to take with me to a destination wedding in Aruba. I wanted to be sure I could back up my photos as a safety precaution. After the wedding I tried to upload the photos only to get a different error code 3 times. I spent hours googling the codes and getting nowhere when I finally decided to email the company. 2 days later I received a response that the hard drive was probably damaged and not usable. Awesome! Guess it was my fault for not checking it before my trip.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Easy to Use

            By Jerry

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

              I just bought this portable drive to back up my daily African safari photos. While I have not yet done the Safari, my test of this drive showed impressive results. It is easy to use with one button (push-up-down). Uploading my images to my computer was effortless. Just be careful to not use the delete feature precipitously. There is only one downside. It does not work with high speed CF cards. I have not tried it with the ones of lesser speeds. The internal battery charges quickly. I also like the leather case, which can be used without removing the unit. Directions are clear but check the web site for firmware upgrades. If you want an external battery, it is extra. I have no need for it. The preview window is small but adequate if you have good vision.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Werner

              from Vienna, austria

              Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

              Very quick delicery to austria, all customs formalities were done by B&H, no troubles!

              The iten works very well with. Canon XF 300 - files. I need much storage space in the field, so this nexto is perfect for me ( if there is no power supply, you can use the built in accus) . Transfer is very quick, about 8 min for 32 GB .

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              5.0

              Gives you peace of mind

              By Max71

              from Southbury, CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                I love travelling and when I do I need to save my pictures off my memory cards in order to reuse them. Either you bring a laptop or buy one of these. I'm very happy with my purchase. The pictures are downloaded quickly and verified after download. Getting them to a computer after is very easy. I will likely start using it even for shorter trips just to have a 2nd copy of my images in case anything happens to the memory cards.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Fast and easy

                By Johnny beeeeeeee

                from New Jersey - New York

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                Worked great on recent trip. Set it on auto download. Plug in card and it counts down and begins to copy.

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                • No

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                5.0

                So far so good

                By B2photo

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                  I bought this to back up my images when I travel for weddings so I don't have to haul my computer around. I've only used it once but it was great! Easy to use and portable!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great immediate backup for pics/video

                  By EdricBF

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                      I use it for immediate backup of my photos/videos, giving me total peace of mind because I don't use cameras with dual cards or carry my notebook on my trips. Compact, easy to use, fits in my pocket and works great.

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                      • No

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                      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      NOT RELIABLE! DOES NOT WORK.

                      By STYLE ART LIFE

                      from NEW YORK CITY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface
                        • Unreliable Storage

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                          I am a professional wedding photographer and need to know my equipment works. The NEXTO DI2730 started having functional issues straight off the bat. After updating firmware, it was ok for a while but now after 9 months, it won't turn on at all. Even with the Battery fully charged. Had to rush out last minute to buy a different brand right before a wedding. Do not waste your money on this.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Overall pretty good

                          By Steve Silverman Imaging

                          from Edina, MN

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient Interface
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Storage
                            • Image Transportation

                            Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                            Purchased to replace my Epson p5000 which only has 80 gb storage. Likes: fast transfer rate, easy to use, compact. Dislikes: small screen is almost unusable for reviewing images and displays in black and white. Toggle button often has to be pushed twice to respond. Unit has locked up twice when transferring files requiring a reset (no files lost).

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                            • No

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                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Saves time and concern on location.

                            By Josh Hollywood

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Video capture

                            Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                            I bought this to serve as a poor man's data ingester on a recent 5 day GH2 video shoot in france.

                            I was hesitant to purchase it because of the price, but I'm glad I did. Digital media is always scary before a delete, but the Copy and Verify feature really put my mind at ease.

                            Workflow was:

                            Shoot until card full.
                            Lock card, turn on Nexto and insert
                            Select copy and verify
                            Put nexto in safe place and get back to work.
                            Upon return remove card and unlock.

                            Nexto has a great feature that it powers down when it is done copying, but the next time you turn it on it shows you a big screen that says "Previous copy succeeded."

                            Although the sd card copy was slow, the "set it and forget it" approach meant I never had to wait.

                            I really think the extra money was worth it.

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                            • No

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                            (18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            This is a piece of junk

                            By Aprophoto

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Does not work

                              Best Uses

                              • none

                              Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                              We bought this a 6 months ago the first unit did not work when we got it. The company said it was a battery problem and B&H replaced it. The new one worked for a 4 months and stopped working. The company that makes them says that they do not warrantee them. Do not buy this product it is junk. Works well when it works but is not reliable.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Works well

                              By Anuar

                              from Mexico

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Battery Life

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                                A bit bulky and not very pretty but works great.

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                                • No

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                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Idea solution for work in the field

                                By Kazoo Jim

                                from Kalamazoo Michigan

                                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Battery Life

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                                  Was looking for something to use in the field to hold a ton of video and digital photo images so that I can keep on shooting. Often times, shooting in remote locations far from technology support. Great thinking and design.

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                                  • No

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                                  (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  perfect solution for travel photographer

                                  By Brazilian Photographer

                                  from Brasilia, DF, Brasil

                                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Fast file transfer
                                  • Good Battery Life
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                                    Perfect solution for photographers who travel and need a safe and reliable way to store your images

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 10
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Excellent solution

                                    By Dory Chamoun

                                    from Montreal, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (500GB HDD):

                                          I'm a professional photographer and wanted to have a safety solution for my weddings and other shoots. It is every photographer's nightmare to have a card go corrupt (beyond recovery) or go missing/stolen.

                                          With this device, I can quickly (this is an important feature to consider) transfer my cards to the HD and then continue on with my work.

                                          Yes, you will surely find cheaper models out there, but when it comes to my photos, reliability counts a lot. As well, the speed of transfer is an important factor. If you need to empty out a card to take more photos, the last thing you want is to wait a half an hour before being able to go back to shooting.

                                          Overall, I would definitely recommend it.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                          Batteries & Power

                                          NEXTO DI -  Replacement 3.7 V Internal Rechargeable Lithium Battery for ND2730
                                          • You Pay: $26.95
                                           

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