A while ago Polaroid sent us their Polaroid CGA-02540 Media Photo Device to take a look at. In essence the CGA-02540 is a 40GB external hard drive which connects to your PC via USB. When you plug the drive in the installed firmware takes over and scans your PC for photos and copies them to the backup drive. It will search for 32 different file formats and also look inside ZIP files and emails.
The device works really quickly and can also be configured via its own control panel. The first backup can take some time, depending on how many photos you have of course but when used on subsequent occasions it simply looks for changes and works much more quickly.
From the Polaroid website:
Store and protect valuable photo memories with Polaroid’s media backup storage device! This is the only one step solution available for protecting all your digital photos. Simply plug the media backup device into your computer’s USB port and let the media backup do the rest. The media backup device automatically searches, copies and stores your digital photos! No need to download software or hook up lots of cables, it’s all automatic!
Posted by: Matt