Upload & Sell: On
I'm in a bit of a predicament right now and could use some insight. I'm going to Africa for 2.5 months, bringing my memory pig, the D800. I was initially thinking of stocking up on CF and SD cards, until I saw the cost and the pain of getting them all organized. So two options came up:
1) Get a Sanho Hyperdrive, put in a 500gb SSD and have a reliable primary storage device. This sets me back about $700 total, including shipping, all the pieces and the USB accessory.
2) Get an ultrabook that has much more functionality, can review pictures and delete much more easily. However, it doesn't appear as rugged as has a higher potential of getting stolen vs. the brick-looking Sanho.The HDD in an ultrabook I'm looking at isn't very good so I can either put in the 500gb and increase cost, or go with a 256gb and save ~$100.
As a secondary means of backup, I have 3 x 128gb USB flash drives I can hide anywhere.
I mention ruggedness as I want to have the storage device separate from my camera bag, which will likely be chucked in with my luggage. This is a group-style overland tour and we'll have means of locking up our personal things in cabinets in the truck. I just don't want to have all my eggs in one basket in case I get robbed (though it would be physically more protected in my camera bag).
So after all my rambling and potential non-sense, what option would you guys go with?