[qanda]This thread is about the SanDisk 2 GB - SD - Ultra II - flash memory card. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi,
Just upgraded from a Nikon D50 to a D90. What a nice camera. I'm having a problem archiving my photos with my HP - PC. (win XP SP3). I need a simple, fast and reliable way of pluging my SD cards into the PC and making a backup copy of the data. It would be best if I did not have to copy the data to the hard drive first as it is a painfully slow process for some reason (40 minutes for the 2gb card with approx. 250 files).
I have been in the habit of removing the SD card from the camera and making a cd backup before I began any image manipulation in Lightroom/Photoshop. This was not a problem with the D50 because I rarely exceeded the 700mb capacity of a cd.
The D90 is another story. I filled a 2gb card in an afternoon at the World of Wheels car show last Saturday. When I tried to burn a dvd with the internal LightScribe DVD writer using the Windows Disc Copy it would not work and kept asking for a cd in the drive. I had already inserted the dvd-r into the drive. I guess XP does is not able to create a data dvd. I then tried the Sonic program bundled with the PC which I use to make copies of my audio cd's for the car. It made a copy but corrupted the data in some fashion so that if I try to open a picture in any program my PC locks up.
I also know that my internal card reader will not read SDHC cards. I know that I will need to migrate to 4 or 8 gig SDHC in the future. I have ordered a Sandisk external card reader for this prupose. I hope the external will bypass the bottleneck that slows the internal reader down.
The tech at Best Buy suggested Nero and I am downloading a trial version as I write this. It looks like overkill to me. Lots of features I will not ever use. He also suggested the Sony DVD writer and bypass the PC entirely. It got good reviews on Cnet but at $250 it is out of the question.
Any suggestions would be welcome.