So, I'm going abroad for three weeks to gather recordings for an ethnomusicology project. I'll need to need to back up my Sony "Memory Sticks" (ugh) on a regular basis. Since I'm going to be in the bush and/or stuck on extremely volatile public transportation for the majority of my time, I'd prefer to leave my expensive new laptop at home. Hence, I've been dreaming of the Wolverine PicPac II
to back up my audio on the road.
Unfortunately, I'm none too impressed with the reviews I've seen for this device. I most frequently hear that it runs hot, takes forever to copy data, and has zero battery life. But I'd like to know whether anyone will vouch more positively for the PicPac, and/or what my current alternatives might be. It seems like such a perfect concept, but I don't want to be stuck with a bum device and no way to offload or back up my data.
(I have considered simply bringing a 1TB USB travel drive and hoping I find an Internet cafe every so often, but that's not necessarily a great risk either.)