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Old December 11th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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The Hitch USB to USB 2.0 xfer device - tested with HG10 Canon

http://www.gethitch.com/about/

USB 2.0 xfer device called The Hitch by Sima Products. ($99 @ Best Buy, ~$70 @ B&H).

I had some high hopes for the device.

Heading on vacation for 3 weeks, and was looking to bypass a laptop purchase (have very little need for one)..

I'm not sure how much video I will shoot, but it might be excessive.

So I figured I'd travel lighter and bring some 500 gb USB 2.0 external HD's.

First test - copy a small file from HG10 to a 2gb flash card. Could not transfer a 2 gb file to the card as there wasn't enough space. 300k file transfered fine.

Second test - I had 3 files on the HG10 at 2 gbs. Transfered them to the HD. 1st file was 20 minutes xfer. 3rd file finished in about 1 hour.

So that's 6 gb/hour xfer.

That seems respectable for a little device, but with 40 gb HD on the HG10 that turns out to be about 6.666 hours (6:40) for a full HG10 dump.

I'd suspect maybe a slower times if I had many files say 50 files to xfer.


Third test tonight -

What happens when the file names are the same and it is copied over.

Are they overwritten or will the Hitch rename them?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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those numbers don't look that great - 8G Memory stick dump (one hour HD XP, best quality) from my CX7 takes 20 minutes - about 1/3 real time... fast file transfer is probably THE reason to transition from tape for certain uses.

Otherwise, tape has it's advantages...
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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those numbers don't look that great - 8G Memory stick dump (one hour HD XP, best quality) from my CX7 takes 20 minutes - about 1/3 real time... fast file transfer is probably THE reason to transition from tape for certain uses.

Otherwise, tape has it's advantages...
Yep, not great.. consider the 3 files copied over to my PC in 1-2 minutes. (Did not actually time it).
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