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Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only)

B&H # HYCUDMA2 Mfr # SHDCSUDMA2000
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Product Highlights
  • User-Replaceable Hard Drive & Battery
  • For Use with Any 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
  • Backup Transfer Rate: 27MBps
  • 3.5" TFT Color LCD 320 x 480 Display
  • Displays JPEG and RAW File Formats
  • Supports CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC & MMC Cards
  • Recover Lost or Deleted Memory Card Data
  • Access Data via Wi-Fi Connected Devices
  • Supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • Built-In 2600mAh Rechargeable Battery

The casing for the HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device from Sanho is a customizable, stand-alone backup solution with a wide variety of data management and security tools. It provides you with the option of installing any 2.5" SATA hard drive, without any restrictions on storage capacity. It supports 5 different memory card types, including CompactFlash Type I, SD, SDHC, SDXC and MultiMedia Cards. Once a hard drive is installed, the UDMA2 allows you to view and backup the contents of your memory card--without a computer or external power supply.

Backing up data from a memory card to the UDMA2 can be done at a sustained data transfer rate of up to 27MB/s. Using the built-in mini-USB 2.0 port provides a sustained data transfer rate of 32MB/s, and the device is also backward compatible with USB 1.1 technology. Wirelessly backing up your data is also an option via the included Wi-Fi Adapter. Plug it into the Accessory Port of the UDMA2 and achieve a data transfer rate of up to 3MB/s to any wireless device within range. This includes tablets, laptops, smartphones and PCs.

The 3.5" TFT color LCD display allows you to view the contents of your memory cards in full screen 320 x 480 resolution. The device is able to display JPEG images, as well as any RAW file type. New RAW file formats can be added via firmware updates. You can also view an RGB histogram, which provides detailed EXIF data, over your images. Zoom and rotate functions can display files at 100% pixel level to help confirm focus and image quality.

The S.M.A.R.T. system (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) monitors the internal hard drive for potential issues and includes a built-in data recovery tool. This tool aids in recovering deleted, lost, corrupted, and formatted files from memory cards. Sort these files with ease using user-programmable scripts and computer-like file operations.

Note: Incremental backups are not supported when importing from an SDXC memory card; only initial backups are possible.

User Replaceable Hard Drive and Battery
As this is just the casing for the Colorspace UDMA2, it includes everything in the device except a pre-installed hard drive. You have the option to select the capacity that best fits your needs, of any 2.5" SATA HDD, and use the included screwdriver to add or remove it as needed. Its battery is also a common 18650 lithium-ion battery that is also easy to replace, and supports the backup of 120GB of data on a single charge.
Backup Transfer Rate: 27MBps
Backup your memory cards at 27MBps by inserting them right into the HyperDrive Colorspace UDMA2. Transfer photos from the UDMA2 and to your computer via the included USB cable, at 480Mbps - or wirelessly via 802.11b/g/n wireless networks at 3.0MBps.
3.5" TFT Color LCD 320 x 480 Display
The 3.5" display, larger than the previous model, enables you to view both JPG and RAW files in full-screen, thumbnail, and slideshow modes.
Displays JPG and RAW File Formats
View any JPEG or RAW file format that your camera records, without needing to upload images and use external software. The RAW file decoder supports all current RAW file formats, and the addition of new file types is possible with future firmware updates.
Supports CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC & MMC Cards
The UDMA2 supports CompactFlash Type I (CF), Secure Digital SD / SDHC / SDXC and MultiMedia Card (MMC) memory cards. Plug any of them into the UDMA2 to easily backup or view your images.
Recover Lost or Deleted Memory Card Data
Should data be lost, there is a built-in recovery tool that aids in recovering deleted, lost, corrupted, and formatted files from memory cards.
Access Data via Wi-Fi Connected Devices
Attach the included Wi-Fi Adapter to the Accessory Port of the UDMA2, enter your network's SSID and password, and connect your UDMA2 to any wireless device. These include tablets, laptops, smartphones, or desktop PCs.
Supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & USB 1.1
Designed for Hi-Speed USB 2.0, the UDMA2 can transfer images at a rate of up to 480Mbps. It is also backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices.
Built-In 2600mAh Rechargeable Battery
View and backup hundreds of images in a single charge with the built-in lithium-ion battery. Its 2600mAh capacity can be recharged via the included AC adapter, whether the UDMA2 is turned on or off.
S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring System
The S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring System stands for: Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. This feature continuously scans, detects, and records any mechanical failures within the internal hard drive, and warns of any failure that may result in the loss of data.
Advanced File Navigation
You can sort your files using user-programmable scripts and file operations. These include the usual copy, cut, paste, delete and rename, as well as create new folder, format hard drive, erase card and sort file directory by name, date, or type.
Storage Capacity User-installed, no capacity limit
(Uses 48-bit LBA mode for drives over 128 GB)
Hard Drive Supports any 0.4" / 9.5 mm-thick, 2.5" / 63.5 mm SATA ATA-5 hard drive
Data Transfer Rate Maximum Backup Speed: 66 MB/s
Typical Backup Speed: 28 MB/s
Maximum USB: 60 MB/s
Typical USB: 32 MB/s
Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash Type I (CF)
SD / SDHC / SDXC
MultiMedia Cards (MMC)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Mode via UDMA66
USB 1.1 backward compatible
(USB OTG Adapter sold separately)
File Formats JPEG
Canon CR2 / CRW
Nikon NEF
Olympus ORF
Panasonic RAW
Pentax PEF
Verification Hardware based CRC checksum data verifier
LCD Display 3.5" TFT Color LCD (QVGA 320 x 480 resolution)
File System Hard Drive: FAT32
Memory Card: FAT16 / 32
WiFi Connectivity 802.11 b / g / n
(Supports Ad-hoc and infrastructure modes)
Battery Life (approx.) Importing photos: 120 min
Photo playback: 180 min
Power 18650 lithium-ion battery: 3.7 V, 2600 mAh
AC Power Adapter: 5 V, 2000 mA
USB bus powered: 5 V, 500 mA
Temperature Rating Operating temperature: 41-104°F / 5-40°C
Supported rate of change: <68°F / <20°C per hour
Humidity Tolerance 8-90% (non-condensing)
Altitude Operating: 9842.5' / 3000 m
Storage: 39,370.1' / 12,000 m
Operating System Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7
Mac OS 9 and 10
Linux
Dimensions 5.3 x 3 x 1" / 134 x 75 x 26 mm
Weight 10.3 oz / 292 g
Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only)
  • 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Wireless Adapter
  • Universal 100-240V AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Screwdriver and Screws
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SanhoHyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only)
     
    4.2

    (based on 23 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Compact (15)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (18)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Weddings (3)
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      Works as Advertised

      The Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device works as advertised.I purchased the HyperDrive case only and a major brand, 1.0Tb 5400rpm 2.5" format bare hard drive separately from B+H; by...Read complete review

      The Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device works as advertised.I purchased the HyperDrive case only and a major brand, 1.0Tb 5400rpm 2.5" format bare hard drive separately from B+H; by doing so I saved almost $300 compared to purchasing Sanho's complete 1.0Tb model HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2. Additionally, I was not comfortable buying a complete HyperDrive not knowing beforehand who made the enclosed hard drive, its specifications or reliability.The product highlights state "Supports Any 2.5" SATA Hard Drive". This may not be entirely true. Prior to making my purchase, I e-mailed Sanho to ask about using a solid state hard drive, as it sounded like a good idea to me (rugged). Sanho responded by saying they do not recommended this, as they have not done any recent tests with SSHDs and also did not recommend 7200rpm conventional hard drives, either, due to increased power consumption.The HyperDrive comes with a user's manual; however, I was able to downloaded and read the .pdf user's manual from Sanho's web site prior to my purchase during my product research. Although not difficult, the user's manual does not include specific instructions for installing the hard drive in the bare case or changing the battery. This is done by removing the two screws on the top sides of the device, sliding the back off and changing the battery and/or installing/changing the hard drive.However, one has to open the back anyway to remove a battery protector tab. It comes with a small plastic jeweler's type Phillips screwdriver and two extra screws. It did come with a warning card on how to do this. This is how I knew to slide the back off rather than tilting or lifting it straight off (and possibly damaging the plastic back).The separate 1.0Tb 2.5" hard drive I ordered from B+H came two-three weeks before the HyperDrive (which was backordered); this afforded me the opportunity to partition the drive using my home computer and run a standard format to ensure the health of the hard drive. The standard format (NTSF) took almost 24 hours to run on this 1.0Tb 5400rpm hard drive. Once inserted into the HyperDrive shell, I simply ran the HyperDrive's format option (page 53) to ensure compatibility. This operation took only a few seconds.The final set up operation is to ensure the latest firmware is loaded. This is plainly explained on page 51 of the user's manual; the firmware can be downloaded from Sanho's web site, unzipped, and transferred via USB to the HyperDrive. To determine if you have the latest firmware version, click "Settings", then "Firmware" and finally "Firmware Version". Mine arrived with v25, the most recent firmware version.The 320x480 low resolution TFT LCD color screen is certainly not the best available given today's technology, but it gets the job done. It measures 3.5" on the diagonal. Overall dimensions of the HyperDrive are 5.25" x 3" x 1". With the hard drive installed it weighs in at about 11 ounces.I have not used this out in the field yet; however, we are planning a trip later this year and will give it a good workout then, incrementally saving pictures on-the-go.Sanho's on-line knowledge base has good information/pointers. URL: http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive-COLORSPACE-UDMA2-p/hdu2-000.htmMy first attempt to back up about 1.6Gb worth of jpg pictures transferred at about 12.4Mb/sec using a general 2.0Gb SD card (the class was not shown on the card but I believe it to be a Class 2 SD card). My subsequent attempt to incrementally back up an additional 300Mb of pictures seemed to lock up the device while following the incremental backup procedures on Sanho's web site. The back key did not work nor did the forced shutdown using the on/off switch seem to work. I ended up placing the end of a paper clip in the reset port on the right side, which finally turned it off after 20 minutes of "Analyzing" with no incremental backup performed (the use of this reset port is not described in the user's manual). When I ran this by the Sanho tech, he stated to push and hold the on/off switch for 10 seconds.My second attempt worked fine, but using fewer pictures.In third backup attempt, I used a 64Gb Class 10 SanDisk SDXC card loaded with 8.79Gb/1,546 jpg pictures for the initial backup and 4.55Gb/1,001 jpg pictures for an incremental backup. The second set of jpg pictures were from a different camera (same brand) and numbered differently. The initial import transferred at a rate of between 12.5 to 12.8 Mb/sec (about 9:45). I then loaded the second set of jpg pictures onto the SDXC card. When I tried an incremental backup, I received an error message ("Error"). My assumption is that backups have to be sequential from the same camera.I fully recharged the battery.To prove that point, in my fourth attempt, I split the 8.79Gb/1,546 jpg pictures, all from the same camera, roughly 50/50 and the initial and incremental backups worked properly. I used a 32Gb Class 6 SanDisk SDHC card for this backup; I found no noticeable transfer speed difference between the class 10 and class 6 card. The battery indicator went from four bars (fully charged) to three bars during this backup attempt.Other points:- The back side of the device starts to warm up after 5-10 minutes of use.- There is no noticeable serial number or data plate I could find.- I found Sanho's on-line help/support to be very responsive.- Although my HyperDrive came pre-installed with firmware version 25, only versions 23 and 24 are available on-line at Sanho's web site.- Personally, for my use, I would have rather had the HyperDrive come with the optional USB On-the-Go (OTG) adapter instead of the wireless adapter.Although not shown/described on B+H's web site, this case-only model also includes:- Wi-Fi Adapter- Universal 100-240V AC Adapter- USB 2.0 Cable, approximately 18" long- Soft Carrying Case, neoprene-like material with a Velcro closure- Limited 1-Year warranty, located at the beginning of the user's manual.- A user's manual, measuring approximately 3.5" by 6".- Screwdriver and (2 extra) screws for the case back (very tiny screws!)How could Sanho make this product better?- The slot for the CF card is big, relative to the size of the HyperDrive case. This could be a place for the device to ingest dust, dirt, etc. They could provide a flexible rubber plug to cover this port when not in use. Since I will not use CF cards, I plan to place a small piece of black electrical tape over the slot to keep out foreign material.- Add instructions for replacing/installing the battery and hard drive to the case-only model, even if similar to the battery protector tab warning card.- Add a more informative battery status indicator. It has an icon that shows it charging, but not what percentage has actually charged.Note – in order for your home computer/laptop to see/read/write to the HyperDrive with the provided USB cable, the HyperDrive must remain "OFF". It appears the USB port powers the HDD when the device is off, since the HDD light on the left side of the HyperDrive comes on when the USB cable is plugged in.

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      Seems to do its' job, but...

      I purchased this device (SATA casing only) and added a 1tb hard drive that I purchased separately. Why Sanho thinks they can charge an extra $400+ for this device with a 1tb drive...Read complete review

      I purchased this device (SATA casing only) and added a 1tb hard drive that I purchased separately. Why Sanho thinks they can charge an extra $400+ for this device with a 1tb drive is a mystery to me. I paid $[$] for a Western Digital 1tb from B&H. The device does a good job of providing a way to back up from memory cards to the device. Simple enough to do. It comes with a WiFi adaptor to view images on an iPad or iPhone. It works fine after you realize the instructions provided are wrong. You have to figure out the real IP address from your IOS device, not the one listed on the Sanho Colorspace. The interface is pretty dated. I had been using an Epson P6000, but needed to update just because of the space limitation. The Epson has a FAR superior interface and viewing screen. It's a shame that Epson no longer produces these devices. The Sanho can do incremental backups from the same memory card provided you tell it to backup to the same location on the internal drive. The Epson did incremental backups without any human intervention. Again, the interface and operating system on the Sanho works, but is pretty rudimentary. I purchases the USB on the go adaptor as well (had to order it from Sanho since B&H didn't carry it). It works to copy from this device to an external drive without the need of a computer. Seems to work fine. Overall, this device is fine. Nothing special. Viewing screen is mediocre, interface is fine, but dated. Not too many options on the market today. This one is fine as long as you buy your own drive and install it (extremely simple installation). Sanho should be ashamed charging what they charge for the various drive sizes they offer.

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      4.0

      Nice piece of gear

      By Caleb

      from Dallas

      Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

      I like having this for a backup. I had contemplated a MacBook, but this is much cheaper. It's a dated user control since there is no touch screen, but otherwise it's good. The case it comes with has the downfall that you can't put an SD card in for backup, put it back in the case on your belt, and go back to shooting while it transfers because the SD slot is on the side. If you shoot CF your fine. The battery doesn't seem to last s long as they predict, and I am not able to get the application they made for the iPad to work with the wifi dongle. I'll keep working to find a fix for that.

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      5.0

      A very good product

      By Michel

      from Quebec City, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

        I watched this for years. I have now acquired. I am very enthousiasm to use in a next big trip. I also intend to use my weekends to photography.

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        4.0

        Works Well

        By Colin

        from Brisbane, Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

          Took on recent trip as piece of mind as back up, carried all my memory cards with me while I left this in my suitcase at the hotel. Easy to use. Turn on, then put in card, then import. Still working out exactly how to organise files, etc, but with a Terabyte, plenty of space for me if i accidentally double copy the files. Can see that files are there, really is quite quick. I installed my own hard drive, just as easy and definitely worth getting case only and extra hard drive. Not sure how they can justify cost of ones with a hard drive pre-installed. Seriously no technical/IT knowledge required. Con - interface looks quite basic, like one from 10 years ago. The buttons including the on/off button feel flimsy and cheap (but having said that, I have had no problems with them at all - ie just the feel). Have only used once - took on 2 week holiday, turned on, copied memory card, thats all i used it for and it works great.

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          5.0

          Battery Size

          By byjohn

          from Hudson , Ma

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

            My review is for the battery only. I have just started using this device, and so far I like it.
            Works as advertised. Like being able to view photos on Ipad.
            However, I want to point out that if you are purchasing an extra battery be aware that newer
            18650 Li-ion batteries (such as the Nitecore 2600mah 18650 will not fit).
            Many newer 18650 batteries have a protection circuit built in, which makes the battery length longer
            By 5mm. (70mm vs 65mm).
            My unit came with a Samsung ICR18650-26f (65mm).

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            4.0

            Great Alternative to Carrying a Laptop

            By Jack

            from Edmonton Alberta Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Light
            • Lightweight
            • Supports 250gb Ssd
            • Wi-fi

            Cons

            • Low Resolution Screen
            • Older Interface
            • Supports Jpeg Raw Files
            • Usb 2
            • Usb 20

            Best Uses

            • Back Up Files
            • Travel

            Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

            Looked for an alternative to carrying a laptop and external hard drives on vacation to backup RAW and JPeg files. I previously used an Epson P-3000 Multimedia Photo Viewer which produced a remarkable picture on it display but the 40GB hard drive became too small for my files. I use a Nikon D800, Nikon D300 and Nikon1 V2 which produces large files so I went to a laptop and portable hard drive but that is too heavy to pack around. The HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only) by Sanho appears to be the answer to my dilemma. I purchased the case only option as Sanho charges too much for hard drive included models and also I wanted to use a SSD drive instead. This lightens the total weight of the unit, improve battery performance and make it more rugged. The SSD drive I placed in the unit is a SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB which installed with no problems and works flawlessly.
            The unit does however have some limitations. The USB is only USB 2.0 and the LCD screen is not as big or as sharp as the Epson or laptop but does allow you to check your photographs especially when you use the included Wi-Fi attachment to view you photographs on an iPad. Download speeds are not lightning fast but it gets the job done. The battery does last slightly over 1 ½ hours on a full charge. A user replaceable battery is a nice added touch.
            All in all the end result is my files get backed up at a sixteenth of the weight of carrying a laptop and portable hard drive.

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            4.0

            Economical Backup/Storage

            By VenturaD

            from Southern California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Economical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back-up

              Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

              I bought the casing only, and installed a Western Digital 1 TB SATA hard drive myself. I considered using an SSD instead (because it would be more robust) but after contacting Sanho I was told:

              "The only SSD drive that I heard from customer that is working is Samsung EVO 840 256GB...Please do not go anything beyond 256GB [for the SSD], it might not compatible with UDMA2. In general we recommend to use the regular laptop hard disk with 5400rpm, up to 1TB, such as Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and Hitachi brand."

              Installation of the WD Blue 2.5 1TB SATA Mobile Hard Drive was easy (check for videos online showing how to do this).

              The user interface is a little inconvenient--it takes a while to navigate to each new group of backed-up photos. However, this device works and works well.

              Be sure that the device is turned off when plugging in to the computer via USB. As soon as it is plugged in, the device powers up, an icon appears on the desktop and the device operates like any other external hard drive.

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              4.0

              Good solution when not taking a lpatop

              By Alaska pix

              from NJ

              Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

              I bought this for a trip to Alaska and didnt want to bring a laptop to offload pictures from my CF card. Its a little clunky and didnt read my CF cards as the instructions indictaed. I worked with tech support via email to get this corrected. Very responsive service. The fix for me was to insert the CF card and THEN turn on the device. The product is a lightweight option for backing up pictures from cards and shouldnt be viewed as anything more. It does have a screen to view pictures, but its not a high quality screen. I would strongly suggest buying the shell separately and then buying your own HDD. I bought a 1 TB HDD and installed it on my own. Took 3 mins at most and I saved over $ over buying the factory installed version.

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              5.0

              Excellent backup storage on the go

              By Dr. Robert

              from Chesapeake, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Video Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                I use this when on extended trips before I get back to my computer as an additional source for images in case something happens to my media. Simple intuitive interface. Easy to use. I selected this model so I could customize the type and size of drive best for me. I chose a solid state drive.

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                5.0

                HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Stora

                By Outdoor

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                  I travel 3 or 4 times a year, Take tons of photos, this stargae devise is ideal, you never run out of stoarge soace for your photos and videos
                  When you get home upload in to my computer and your all set. Beats taking a laptop with you. Great function to this sttorage is that you can confirm the photos were saved, just by seeing the actual photo through the devise.
                  Recommended Product

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                  4.0

                  Works as advertized

                  By Rockettaz

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                      The Sanho Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA-2 is essentially a smart external drive with a color screen. What the system does well is backup camera cards to its internal hard drive. (Note – as of this writing it will not support a SSD.) I used a Western Digital 320GB 2.5" notebook drive and the Colorspace formatted the drive and went to work. I used both compact flash and SDHC cards for my testing and the backup is impressively fast. (Faster than any of my computers, including my high speed UDMA card slot adapter.) My compact flash cards ran at over 25MB/sec (That's Bytes not bits.) The class 10 SDHC cards were running at 12-15MB/sec. Once on the Colorspace, I could import each of the card's copies perfectly using my photo import and sorting program. (Note – I had to use their (Sanho's) USB cable for the drive to be reliably recognized by my desktop computer.) Also using the Colorspace OTG (On –The-Go) adapter I was able to backup the Colorspace's internal hard drive to an external pocket drive and verify the backup on a computer. (Note – I had to have Colorspace format the external drive in order to use it. The Colorspace is sensitive to the format of the external drive and I only succeeded when I had the Colorspae do the format. The resulting drive is just plain FAT32. Fortunately you only really need to do this once.)

                      Bottom Line for backup of camera cards, the Sanho Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA-2 works very well. You don't need a computer to backup your camera cards, and you can backup the backup to an external drive for safety.

                      Wish list if Sanho is listening: 1) SSD support, it's just I don't like moving spinning drives. 2) Touch screen…..The buttons work but are not as intuitive as a touch screen would be and finally 3) please let me backup my Garmin GPX files using the OTG adapter. We keep track logs of our journeys and I would like to back them up too.

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                      3.0

                      Everything works!

                      By AVB

                      from Ottawa, Canada

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                        There is nothing that I can complain about with regards to this device except for what is missing. Everything works great, I was able to install an SSD drive and it works wonderfully. What I do not understand is why we are stuck using USB2 on a brand-new device in 2014. Of course there are no alternatives so I am happy that I at least have this.

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                        4.0

                        Great back up device when traveling

                        By KPT2020

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                          Pretty basic interface, but gets the job done backing up cards when traveling or there are limited other options. They provide a case for the device, but no where to store the AC power supply or cables, etc. It would be nice if the case fit could also hold the accessories.

                          You may want to consider purchasing the unit without a hard drive and buying a hard drive separately. A hard drive is very easy to install and will save you money or allow for a larger drive for the same price.

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                          4.0

                          as advertised

                          By rorbaker

                          from columbus ohio

                          Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                          works fine so far. I have used twice without issue. yes the interface is old and clunky and yes the pic rendering is slow. but that is bit why I bought the device. I bought it for on the go backups and for that it works just fine.

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                          4.0

                          A bit clunky but best solution available

                          By Meaney

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Os
                          • Outmoded Interface

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                          I am a travel writer and photographer. I have trialled several systems of backing up photos on the road, trying to meet the criteria of being lightweight, compact and simple to operate. I want to just stick a card into a device, press a button, and let it do its thing with minimal fuss. I'm too busy writing at the end of the day to lose hours of time to backing up photos. Of the various methods I've tried, this is the one I'm satisfied with. But it's not quite worth five stars.

                          I love that Sanho gives the consumer the option to drop in their own hard drive, and it is supremely easy. The HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA2 models with hard drive included use a spinning disk. I deliberately bought the casing only model so I could insert a solid-state drive, which is more robust if you drop the device or chuck it around travelling, and uses much less battery power and so lasts longer between indeterminate recharging opportunities. I installed a Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-series SATA III.

                          There are few devices on the market which fit this dedicated purpose of backing up photos. It seems the HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA2 is perhaps the best solution, though the interface and controls let it down somewhat. It is lightweight (especially with an SSD installed) and reasonably compact (though subsequent design changes could probably slim it further). It is simple to operate insofar as it met my need to plug in a card and incrementally back up photos without any intervention. However, I can't say it is entirely easy to use. The plastic 4-way disc control is reminiscent of an iPod knock-off circa 2005, and the simple operating system is not highly intuitive. Once you're familiar with it there is no problem, but in the age of the smartphone the interface could be updated with a touchscreen, or, since that is going to increase the cost, at least an operating system that uses Android or iOS conventions. But at the end of the day, I'm happy with it.

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                          3.0

                          Seems to do its' job, but...

                          By Keith

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Dated User Interface
                          • Poor User Manual

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                          I purchased this device (SATA casing only) and added a 1tb hard drive that I purchased separately. Why Sanho thinks they can charge an extra $400+ for this device with a 1tb drive is a mystery to me. I paid $[$] for a Western Digital 1tb from B&H. The device does a good job of providing a way to back up from memory cards to the device. Simple enough to do. It comes with a WiFi adaptor to view images on an iPad or iPhone. It works fine after you realize the instructions provided are wrong. You have to figure out the real IP address from your IOS device, not the one listed on the Sanho Colorspace. The interface is pretty dated. I had been using an Epson P6000, but needed to update just because of the space limitation. The Epson has a FAR superior interface and viewing screen. It's a shame that Epson no longer produces these devices. The Sanho can do incremental backups from the same memory card provided you tell it to backup to the same location on the internal drive. The Epson did incremental backups without any human intervention. Again, the interface and operating system on the Sanho works, but is pretty rudimentary. I purchases the USB on the go adaptor as well (had to order it from Sanho since B&H didn't carry it). It works to copy from this device to an external drive without the need of a computer. Seems to work fine. Overall, this device is fine. Nothing special. Viewing screen is mediocre, interface is fine, but dated. Not too many options on the market today. This one is fine as long as you buy your own drive and install it (extremely simple installation). Sanho should be ashamed charging what they charge for the various drive sizes they offer.

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                          5.0

                          Easy to install the HDD

                          By wsbandito

                          from Morristown, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                            Researched how I could backup photos on the road and settled on - HyperDrive Colorspace UDMA2 casing only - as a lower cost option to other models and other manufacturers. I used, and still own, a Digital Foci and loved it, but since it is only 40GB I needed to upgrade.

                            The Western Digital 1TB AV-25 HDD was out of stock so I bought the WD 1TB Blue drive which was on sale. I worried about installing the hard drive, but once I opened the case to remove the battery protector, I realized how easy it was to install the battery. Took all of 2-3 minutes. The hardest part was putting the tiny screws back to secure the outside case.

                            A bit disappointed that the device does not play back video because the salesperson led me to believe the device would be useful for video and music as well. My own fault for not doing my research thoroughly beforehand. Anyway, I bought the device for backing up photos.

                            Transfer from SD card was flawless, transfer to PC just as smooth. Seems like it will do what I need it to do, which is backup photos on the road - as long as my hard drive keeps on spinning.

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                            4.0

                            Good device

                            By Mr. Mele

                            from Boca Raton, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                              Device is easy to use and serves what I need it to do.

                              Pros: handy for quick downloads of video cards
                              Good picture resolution, and a pretty good sized screen (better than the well rated competing devices)
                              Also has more of a user interface than the other well rated devices I reasearched.
                              Able to easily view pictures on iphone or ipad
                              VERY easy to install your own hard drive and save a ton versus an already built version. I imagine the HD I bought is probably much better quality than the one thats included in the all in one version of this device.

                              Cons:
                              The interface is a little old fashioned looking, though its perfectly functional. Anyone with an iphone will probably poke the screen a few times before realizing its not a touch screen and you have to navigate using the buttons.
                              The case does feel a little cheap. It's plastic, which keeps it light, but it also feels a little cheap.
                              There doesn't seem to be an easy way to create and manage directories. This isn't a problem for me, but I bought it for a non tech savvy relative who probably won't connect it to a computer to manage the directory structures to keep it organized. This will make it challenging to navigate as they'll have a bunch of directories several trees deep with factory directory names, DCIM/CANON182, etc.
                              There seemed to be a glitch, or perhaps I haven't used it enough but when using the iPhone as a viewer, it works well in portait mode, but if you flip it landscape, the screen doesn't render properly. It tries to maintain a portrait orientation and ends up cutting the amount of usable screen, hence defeating the reason for using landscape mode.
                              Instruction book has no directions for installing a new hard drive (and this model doesn't come with one, so you'll have to install one). Admitedly you just plug it in, and then run format from the menu, but it would have been nice for the manual to tell you that as some devices have quirks that you might want to be aware of.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Excellent Stand-alone Backup Storage

                              By mallardg500

                              from Fremont, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                                  I have been using Epson's Multimedia Viewer before I got hold of this Colorspace UDMA 2.
                                  It doesn't have all the bells and whistles offered by Epson but the transfer speed alone would easily make it
                                  a winner for my main purpose of backing up my CF crads in the field. I purchased the casing only version and a Sandisk X100 512GB SSD separately and got it up and running in just a matter of minutes. I was really impressed with the transfer speed of less than 15 minutes for a full back-up on my 32GB Lexar 1000X UDMA7 CF card. This comes very handy when I need to empty out my CF cards in the field which in turn saving hundreds of dollars investing on those high speed CF cards.

                                  The Good:
                                  Fast transfer rate
                                  Long battery life

                                  The Bad:
                                  User interface could be more intuitive
                                  Oversized.

                                  Wish list:
                                  Option to charge from USB power source.
                                  Auto orientation (portrait/landscape) e.g. using Gyro/Accelerometer
                                  Better resolution
                                  Better slimmer ID design
                                  Include a hard case protector
                                  Option to go to the next file while in zoom mode

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                                  3.0

                                  UDMA2 Issue with SDXC Cards

                                  By Jeff

                                  from Nothern Virginia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Sdxc Compatibility Issues

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                                  This is an update to my previous review. Please be aware that the UDMA2 will NOT incrementally back up SDXC cards. It will do initial backups with no issues. I just finished an on-line chat with Sanho because I was having this problem; I kept getting a "Not Support" error message. The Sanho tech said this was due to "hardware limitations". There is also no firmware update in the works to correct this issue, if it can be corrected.

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                                  3.0

                                  Did not work with SanDisk 256GB SSD

                                  By D800er

                                  from Utah

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only):

                                  I know that they CAN work with SSDs because LensRentals rents them out that way, and they are fastidious about quality. But the ColorSpace I bought did not work with the Sandisk SSD that I bought. Sanho should publish a list of tested-compatible drives. I really wanted this to work because you can save so much money by selecting your own drive. Maybe my ColorSpace was simply defective. At least B&H handled the refund very quickly.

                                  Symptom: on about 3/4 of the times I switched it on, it said that it could not find an attached drive. It needs to find the drive every time.

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