Using netbook as a photo-storage

AlunFoto alunfoto at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 05:03:27 EDT 2009


The only thing I dislike with the Jobo is the short battery life.
However they do have a powerpack for it which could be a good option
if you cand get it at a discounted price.

Jostein

2009/10/6 eckinator <eckinator at gmail.com>:
> My photo shop next door is selling off their Jobo stock at 50%+
> discounts. I have no idea if that is cheap relative to the bay etc.
> but just FYI
> Cheers
> Ecke
>
> 2009/10/6 AlunFoto <alunfoto at gmail.com>:
>> Thanks for the report, Igor!
>>
>> On a similar line, I have tried for a while to sell my Jobo GIGAvu Pro
>> Evolution (40 Gb), but got no offers. So I ended up playing with it
>> instead. I replaced the disk with a 320 Gb equivalent, and it works
>> like a breeze. A 320 Gb disk sold in bulk doesn't cost much these
>> days, and the unit can already display DNG files.
>>
>> Maybe something to think of for other Jobo owners, while IDE disks are
>> still available new :-).
>>
>> Jostein
>>
>>
>> 2009/10/5 Igor Roshchin <str at komkon.org>:
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> A netbook that costs ~$300-$400 and typically has a 160 GB HDD
>>> and an SD (and it looks like they are HCSD, at least the one
>>> in Toshiba Mini) -
>>> can be used as a photo-storage device.
>>>
>>> A while ago, I was throughing in this idea, and somebody
>>> suggested that I should test it. Well, now I am back with the report.
>>>
>>> This has been tested with a vanila Toshiba Mini, WinXP Home,
>>> 1GB RAM, stock 5400 rpm 160 HDD, and the latest LR.
>>>
>>> I first copied RAW files (DNG) from the card to the HDD, and
>>> then exported them into the LR. This worked just fine,
>>> as long as I didn't ask to have the full-size previews.
>>> Creating full-size previews was _painfully_ slow, so I had to
>>> interrupt it and disable it for the future.
>>>
>>> Clicking on the image to see a full-screen preview results in
>>> some ~1-3 second delay.
>>> Also, - the LR panels are not well suited for using with a typical
>>> netbook 1024x600 display (the height is the biggest problem), -
>>> so the solution was to "minimize" the preview panel at the top
>>> left, - otherwise I couldn't get to the folders because LR doesn't
>>> scroll the panels.
>>> (That's something for Adobe to think about.)
>>>
>>> Overall, - a typical $300-$400 netbook is a suitable solution for
>>> storing, checking and even selectively
>>> posting some screenshots - but do not expect to do any
>>> heaving processing. I haven't tried generating web-galleries, -
>>> I'd assume that would take some considerable time because just
>>> exporting screen-size (600x800) JPEGs (from full size 12MP JPEGs)
>>> was taking considerable time (if I very roughly estimated, -
>>> no more than ~5-7 images per minute).
>>>
>>> The only thing that such a PSD doesn't do, compared, say to my
>>> HyperDrive, - it doesn't check correctness of copying the files.
>>> Over the past ~8-9 years of using digital cameras, I only encountered
>>> some file-related errors once or twice.
>>> so it may not be as important.
>>> But definitely, having  "a peace of mind" is better than to have
>>> "a pissed-off mind" later.
>>>
>>> Igor
>>>
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