Hyperdrive Updated: HD Space
It looks like Hyperdrive has updated its product line. I have been using a Hyperdrive HD80 ever since David Honl turned me onto them and since my Epson P4000 seemed good for little more than showing people a few images here and there (don’t get me started on my disappointment with Epson’s P4000).
I love my HD80 and it looks like they no longer offer it, that the SPACE is a replacement, not an addition.
I’ve been planning to get a second Hyperdrive in anticipation of the
Vietnam trip next year. (One man (ok, I might go with a friend, but
he’ll be his own one man, and I will be mine – I’m trying to do a deep
voice-over here….), one bag of Lexar high-capacity cards, one
hyperdrive, and no laptop…coming soon to DVDEEEEEEEEE.) So it looks
like it’s a SPACE for me and not the HD80 I know and love. I’m not good
with change. Somebody hold me.
The changes as best as I can tell: support for a mind-numbing variety of cards (not a feature I need, but I suspose there are people out there who need this…), a new battery with longer life but which is proprietary (a AA adaptor is available, unlike the aforementionned Epson thing-a-ma-bob), thinner profile, faster download times, and larger available capacities. I might be missing some of the geekier improvements. Like the HD80, you can buy this in several capacities (up to 160gb), and on its own with no drive for you DIY nuts. (I did this with my HD80 and it was really simple. Pop drive in, format drive, all so simple a monkey like me can do it, and I loathe complex geek stuff.)
I can say this – the Hyperdrive HD80 I have now is simple, easy to
use (once you get over how complicated it seems on first glance), and
totally dependable. And it runs in AA batteries and not the $70 Epson
proprietary batteries that come with the P4000 (grumble, grumble). The
downside is no peeking at your pics because it has no LCD screen – like
the Epson’s gorgeous display (grumble…)
Link: Hyperdrive SPACE