When traveling with photo gear, the one thing we need is safe storage for our images. That often means copying or moving the images from the memory card to a laptop and backing up the internal hard drive to an external one. That external hard drive, even a small portable one, is one more thing to carry.
The newly announced JetDrive Lite from Transcend could significantly lower your load, at least when you’re using an Apple MacBook. It’s essentially a small SD card that can hold 64GB or 128GB and provides transfer speeds of up 95MB/s and 60MB/s.
It sits flush with the computer body, so you can leave it in place. The only downside for photographers is that it uses the computer’s SD card slot, so you would have to use a card reader with a USB cable to transfer your images to the computer or take the JetDrive out of the slot each time you transfer images from the memory card.
The type of card you need depends on your computer model. Official prices are $49 to the 64GB version and $99 for the 128GB version.
I have requested a sample copy to review and if I get one, I’ll report back.
Amazon carries them.* They’re currently showing a 2-4 shipping delay. On the other hand, the prices at Amazon at $40 for the 64GB version and $80 for the 128GB version.