Aaron shows you how to back up your SD (Secure Digital) or MicroSD (from GoPro, Osmo, Yi, DJI, drone) or CF (Compact Flash) to an external solid-state drive (SSD) using only an iPhone, USB hub, and a cheap battery pack. This method doesn’t require a laptop, PC, Mac, computer, Macbook, or anything else. You can copy files in the field from your camera to a portable SSD, this case a SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External SSD.
Assuming you can charge up your phone, cameras, and the portable battery pack, you can keep filming and photographing in the field until you fill up your cards, chips, and the 2TB backup. This is awesome for filmmakers, travelers, photographers, videographers, vloggers, bloggers, creators, and influencers.
This method will also work copying from the USB port of your camera through the hub using the iPhone to the SSD. Just connect your camera, put it into USB mass storage mode, connect it to the hub, and follow the rest of the instructions in the video. The Sandisk SSD is formatted exFAT.
Aaron also talks about the folder delete but doesn’t totally delete bug in iOS13.
**** UPDATE ****
I changed the Amazon USB cable link below. This may dramatically improve your file transfer speed. It appears the bottleneck is using USB 2 cables and the Apple Lightning to USB 3 adapter.
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How to copy from an SD card to an external laptop USB hard drive: https://youtu.be/21O64lMAXZk
3:54 What you need to make this work
6:11 Connect the camera adapter
6:34 Files app
7:01 Insert SD card into hub
7:35 Connect the battery
7:49 SD card shows up on phone
8:40 Plugin SSD to Hub and shows up on iPhone
9:03 Plugin CF/SD reader
9:46 Add microSD card to the USB hub
10:48 File copy/paste procedure from SD to SSD
11:03 Create a new folder on the SSD
12:18 Copy from microSD to SSD
13:20 Copy from Compact Flash CF to SSD (single file select)
14:39 Delete folder bug in iOS13
16:33 How to connect to a HDD https://youtu.be/21O64lMAXZk
16:44 Ejecting Devices
18:54 Apple 3.5mm adapter
Get the required components on Amazon:
Sandisk 2TB Solid-state drive (SDD): https://amzn.to/2NSvo3V
Uni USB-C hub: https://amzn.to/2NOvIAU
PNY T2200 2200mAh 1 Amp PowerPack: https://amzn.to/2A53idR
Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter: https://amzn.to/2NUlsXY
Additional USB-C to USB-3.0 cables from the video: https://amzn.to/2JhtDdF