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NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD)

B&H # NEND2730750G Mfr # NESE-ND2730750G
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Product Highlights
  • 750GB 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 750GB 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 750GB 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 750GB 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 750 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 (750GB HDD)
  • Installed 750GB 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 (750GB HDD)
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Excellent interface (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Perfect Solution

      By Charles

      from Tennessee

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

        Needed a solution for backup on long trips with out having to take a laptop with me. This product is exactly what i was looking for. Will be testing over the next few month before a 4 week trip to Europe. So far it has performed as advertised.
        Seems to be a very well made product.

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        4.0

        ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Bac

        By scott

        from Bloomington IN.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Small Lcd

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography

        Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

        It's a little slow when using copy and verify setting about two min. per gig . Still it's far better than carting around laptop and extra drives. Battery life is good two weeks inactivity with only 1/4 loss of charge.

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        5.0

        Reliable Backup Drive

        By UMeUsStudios

        from Emeryville, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Image Storage
          • Image Transportation

          Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

          We shoot quite a number of destination weddings each year, so we bought this Nexto backup drive so that we can back up all of the wedding images while we travel. It's quick, reliable and saves a lot more space than bringing a laptop and an extra hard drive. Highly recommend to all photographers who need image backup immediately.

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          4.0

          A pricey Investment, but Necessary

          By Grabeklis

          from Cedarburg, IW

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient Interface
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Storage

            Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

            Purchased it for use during an extensive European photography trip. I have tried it before the trip and find that it is easy to use once you read the brief instructions. It's not the fanciest piece of equipment, but when you need to get your photos in the field backed up and secure AND can't lug along a computer or have a pocketful of 16GB cards, it's a real life-saver.

            My only concern, which time and use will tell, is if this product can last for the long-run. A two year guarantee give me some comfort.

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            4.0

            Excellent backup for travel

            By PB Photos

            from Maryland

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Transfer speeds
            • Good Battery Life
            • Multiple memory cards
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Clunky controls
            • Small LCD

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

            I have used an Epson P-4000 for years and have out grown it because the hard drive is only 80Gigabytes. The difference between the "upscale" Epson device and the Nexto is simple, transfer speeds and no frills viewing with the Nexto. My Epson has a huge display screen for viewing photos and videos but I hardly ever used it because of how slow the images/videos would load. All I want is a device to quickly transfer photos from multiple large CF/SD cards when I travel and the Nexto is great for this purpose. I am pleasantly surprised by the transfer speed. I transferred a 16gig card faster than I could have ever transferred a 4gig with my Epson.

            If you want a simple device to back up your files when you travel or are in the field, I recommend the Nexto. If you want a device to view your photos (or videos, the Nexto is not the device for you. The viewing screen is very small and does not have great resolution. It is only useful to quickly visually check that your photos have successfully uploaded. Actually, there is no need to do so with the built in verify function which will compare the files transferred with those on the CF/SD card to ensure proper transfer.

            The controls are clunky and could be better designed but they work fine for the my needs. There are also ugly warranty "do not open" stickers on both side of the device which really make the device look cheap. This is something easy to change by the company but it does not impact performance.

            Bottom line, I am satisfied with the device and would purchase it again if I had a choice.

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            5.0

            Exactly what I was looking for!

            By Michael James

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

              It seems to work flawlessly. The SSD version will probably be my next purchase for storage (as SSD gets cheaper), but this will do just fine. The case it comes with is exactly what I need, and my back-up time is cut down substantially becase I no longer have to swap cards out while offloading images.

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              • 9
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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              love it

              By BillR

              from Florida

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

              Pros

              • Easy Controls
              • Simple to use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about NEXTO DI ND2730G Nexto Photo Storage Portable Backup Drive (750GB HDD):

                I finally got the Nexto 2730 and I love it. I hated the Hyperdrive because it was too complicated and I never did get it to work w/o rereading the manual. Cluttered interface and too many useless (to me anyway) features. The Nexto does everything I want, is fast, is intuitive and works great. With the Nexto, I insert a CF card and push the one button. It downloads and verifies the download. It should be done by the time I get back to my lodge. I then hook it up to my laptop, quickly review the photos in Breezebrowser and drag and drop a copy of the day's photos onto a Western Digital Passport. I can go to dinner while the 2d copy is made. Previously, I was downloading my CF card through my laptop to the Passport and then repeating the process with a second Passport before formatting my card. I figure I will save 20-30 minutes a day downloading the first copy to the Nexto while on the return to my lodging. The one caveat is that I have only had it one day but I am really impressed. Hopefully it is as rugged as it looks. Please note that you may have to run Windows Update before your PC will see it--I did even on a brand new computer.

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