Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB)

Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB)

Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB)

B&H # DIPS2320GB MFR # P19-320
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Product Highlights

  • Portable Photo Storage Device
  • 320GB Storage Capacity
  • Copy 1GB in Approximately 3.5 Minutes
  • Built-In Memory Card Slots
  • Functions as External Hard Drive
  • 2" (51mm) Backlit LCD Display
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • PC & Mac Compatible
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Digital Foci Photo Safe II Overview

  • 1Description

The PST-251 Photo Safe II portable picture storage device from Digital Foci is an easy to use digital camera companion. Imagine being on vacation or shooting on location and you are snapping digital photos or recording video images like crazy. Photo Safe II is the place to store your images so you don't have to worry about using up your memory card. With the Photo Safe II you insert the camera's memory card into the multi-format card reader (compatible with most card formats), and directly download images at a fast rate of up to 5.0MB per second (a full 1GB card can be copied in approximately 3.5 minutes). You can then erase or re-format the card and you are ready to continue shooting.

By simply connecting the Photo Safe II to your computer via its high-speed USB 2.0 port your saved images can be retrieved for editing and sharing. Photo Safe II also functions as an external hard drive and memory card reader so you can back up and archive digital images, music and important files from your computer. Photo Safe II is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. It can be powered by the included rechargeable Lithium-ion battery or via the included AC power supply. The battery is charged via a USB connection to your computer and will deliver up to 80 minutes of continuous operation on a full charge.

The Photo Safe II is compact (about the size of a cell phone or PDA), lightweight (only 9.6 oz, 272.2g), and comes with a carrying case, thus providing the ultimate photo storage convenience both at home and on the go.

The Photo Safe II features one-touch photo backup directly from your digital camera memory card without a computer (copies all formats, including RAW and video files)
Built-in memory card slots directly support CF Type I (including SanDisk Extreme III, IV), SD, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, and xD-Picture cards
The Photo Safe II boasts fast copy speeds. It can copy a full 1GB card in approximately 3.5 minutes
A backlit LCD screen displays operational status, active partition, remaining hard drive capacity, battery life
The copy status indicator displays percentage completed, copy confirmation, and number of files copied
Photo Safe II features automatic sequential folder numbering for each copy. It creates a unique folder name indicating media card type and copy sequence per card type to keep you organized
Rubber covers for the memory card slots to protect slots from dust are included
The Photo Safe II has a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast uploads and downloads to and from your computer
LED indicators show data access status for memory card and hard drive
A user-removable Lithium-ion battery is rechargeable via a computer USB port or external power adapter (included)
The Photo Safe II functions as an external hard drive and memory card reader when connected to a computer 1
This portable storage device is PC and Mac compatible
The Photo Safe II supports multiple partitions on a hard drive 2
An auto shut-off function saves battery power
In the Box
Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB)
  • Lithium-ion Battery (Replaceable)
  • Dual-Plug USB Cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 3 x Rubber Covers for Memory Card Slot
  • Carrying Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Digital Foci Photo Safe II Specs

    Storage Capacity 320GB
    Hard Drive 5400rpm 2.5" SATA hard drive
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash Type I (including SanDisk Extreme III, IV)
    MultiMedia Card (MMC)
    Memory Stick (MS)
    MS PRO
    MS Duo
    MS PRO Duo
    xD-Picture Card
    Transfer Rate Device to computer: up to 60MB/sec
    Memory card to device: up to 5.0MB/sec (copies a full 1GB high-speed card in 3.5 min)
    File & Storage System Support FAT 32
    File Formats All formats including RAW and video files
    LCD Display 2.0" (51.0mm) text/icon-based LCD screen with backlight
    Status Indicator 2 x LED indicators (one each for hard drive and memory card)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1)
    Operating Systems Supported Windows Vista
    Windows XP Home
    Windows XP Pro, 2000 (SP4)
    Macintosh OS 10.5 & 10.4
    Linux 2.4 & later
    Video Out N/A
    Battery Removable Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable via computer USB port) is included
    Battery Life Up to 80 min of continuous operation on a full charge
    External Power Supply AC Adapter (included): 100-240VAC to 5V/2A DC
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.0 x 0.8" (117 x 76 x 2mm)
    Weight 9.6 oz (272.2 g) with hard drive and battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 6.7 x 2.4"

    Digital Foci Photo Safe II Reviews

    PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB) is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Gem Travels 2745 Miles! I took this little baby on the Tour Divide; the worlds longest mountain bike race from Banff Alberta Canada all the way to the US/Mexican border in southern New Mexico. It was in a padded dry bag and it handled the full gauntlet of weather ranging from freezing to 100+ degrees. It did everything I wanted it to do and that was to keep my video and pictures safe. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't have a download complete confirmation and the interface is a little clunky, but it handled the 2745 mile journey just fine. If it can sit in my bike bag and handle the bouncing and weather that it did through two territories and five states I'm pretty sure it will be sufficient for any normal means of travel to the greatest of adventures..............
    Date published: 2012-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok For The Price I purchased this device so that I could quickly and easily get the photos off of the card of my second photographers that I use at my weddings. The card connection pics are a bit flimsy and will bend if you look at them wrong. Words instead of symbols would be nice on the face of the device so that I wouldn't have to explain to my assistants every time what combination needs to be pressed to start uploads. Other than these minor flaws it can be very useful to location photographers, no doubt!!
    Date published: 2012-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, quick, and Easy After the initial charge, the Photo Safe II was easy to use. It was able to download 5Gb of photo's from a compact flash card with no problem. I then uses a mini card, and it again preformed excellently. When I connected to my computer, it showed two files. The first was a Raw files from the CF card. The second was a Jpeg file from the MS card. All the photo's were there, and I was able to label the files so I can tell at a glance what is in the files. This unit also is useful as an auxiliary hard drive.
    Date published: 2014-02-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from slow but works It works fine but take a long time. Five GB from an SDHC took about 8 min. Considering the price I can live with that
    Date published: 2012-11-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK but no incremental backup I was looking for a reliable, simple autonomus data storage to dump my large CF Cards. This is an OK product but for me it has 2 major drawbacks : - No incremental backup - Quite slow (I compare to the Hyperdrive Colorspace I also own)
    Date published: 2012-05-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total rip off Unfortunately there's not much else that dumps CF cards in the field with no PC interface. But this device is a total piece of junk. You CANNOT reply on it to dump your images on. DO NOT BUY THIS if you are expecting reliable back up of your images in the field. You're much better off doing a tablet PC and an external USB powered solid state HD, which would cost about the same and WORK WHEN YOU NEED IT. The battery on the Photosafe dies and has to be replaced (I'm on my third). The CF card slot is so poorly designed that I've bent the pins in there THREE DIFFERENT TIMES. Calls to Digital Foci prove fruitless as nobody there speaks English. Instead they send you form letters asking if you've turned the device on, etc. It's been in for service more than I've used it. TOTAL RIP OFF, SAVE YOUR MONEY. ZERO STARS.
    Date published: 2014-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Handy! Keeps me shooting with fare less memory cards. It saves time, a compact safe storage of data.
    Date published: 2012-06-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great when you can't carry a laptop Only issue is battery life, but great product. A/C adapter works fine.
    Date published: 2012-12-07
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    Downloading to a PC is with a USB port. Does the port stick out of the device so that one plugs the port into the PC, and the device hangs down from the port connection. I am having trouble visualizing it. Thanks, Doug
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The USB cable that comes with the Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II will stick out of the device, but will be long enough that the actual device will be able to be placed on a flat surface.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this compatible with gopro files? Does it basically copy any files over that fit on the supported card types?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    As indicated under the Specifications tab, the Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II (320GB) is compatible with all formats including RAW and video files. As it is simply a storage device, it will copy any file (including GoPro video files) from any supported memory card for later transfer to a computer or laptop.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I have plans to buy next week Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black) of course in B&H! and a SDXC 128 GB card so my question is if this device is compatible with this kind of card and my second question is:My new camera accept SD SDHC SDXC cards, which is the fastest (better) of all of it, so I can get the better performance and at the same time use PST-251 as a temporary storage.I don't want to carry my computer for a month in Europe.ThanksCarlos Ysunza
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera by Panasonic is compatible with SD, SDHC & SDXC memory cards. An SDXC card will be incompatible with the Digital Foci PST-251 Photo Safe II, as SDXC cards are only usable in host devices that are specifically SDXC. If a device such as this one can only read up to SDHC, then SDXC cards will be unreadable. An SDHC card will be compatible with more devices than SDXC cards, and the main difference between them is just the amount of space available. SDHC cards go up to 32 GB, where SDXC cards can go from 64 GB up to 2 TB. The important things to look for in a memory card is the speed class rating, and the fastest cards are rated at class 10, with minimum write speeds of 10 MB/second. This SDHC card will be your fastest and best available option:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    hi, i am thinking of getting this, will it be compatible with newer memory cards specially the SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB SDHC UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Speed Up To 80MB/s- SDSDXS-032G-X46 ?i been reading up and people say it takes for ever to transfer of that the battery dies before it finishes.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it will be compatible with newer memory cards, (up to SDHC capacity - i.e. no larger than 32gb). The device has a set transfer speed for transfering files from memory card to it, at a rate of 5mb per second, or 1gb of data in 3.5 mins (this is irregardless of how fast the card is). The battery is rated for 80 mins of continuous uploading. Keep these parameters in mind when in the field and you should be ok to avoid it dying during a transfer.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    It says its compatible with windows XP , Linux etcWhat about windows Seven ?????
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes this is compatible with both Windows XP and 7.and also Linux.
    Answered by: Steven C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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