The Nexto DI 1TB NVS2501 Field Video Storage - HDD provides a high-capacity portable solution for offloading, previewing, and pre-editing up to 1TB of data when on location or in the field. The NVS2501 features slots for available Express Card, SD/SDHC/SDXC, and CF/MD that allow you to transfer data directly from your media card to the Nexto DI. An included Express Card to PCMCIA adapter, and available Memory Stick adapters allow you to transfer from P2/P2E and compatible Memory Stick cards respectively. The NVS2501 features three different copy modes, Fast Copy, Copy & Verify, and Safe Copy that allow you to choose the amount of data verification used when copying your files.
Using the unit's built-in LCD monitor, you can preview video from either the internal HDD or from an attached media card or external USB Drive. The Nexto DI 2501 features a USB 2.0 port, Firewire 800 port, and eSATA port for connecting to your computer. Plus you can copy directly from the unit's internal HDD to an attached USB external drive, or you can copy from your media card to both the Nexto DI 2501 and an attached external USB drive at the same time.
Built-in bad sector recovery allows you to use footage that might have otherwise been lost due to bad disk sectors. With its free-fall sensor, protection protocols, and the included rubber bumpers that provide additional shock protection, the Nexto DI is built to store and protect your data. It can be powered by a rechargeable internal battery, 4 x AA batteries (using the included battery holder), a car with a lighter outlet, and USB or Firewire bus power. The Nexto DI can even burn data Blu-ray disks, using compatible Blu-ray burners (not included), without using a computer.
The NVS2501 supports the exFAT file system used in SDXC (Support for file sizes larger than 4GB will be available in the future via a free firmware upgrade).
Copy Modes and Performance
Fast Copy: Make a new folder and copy all the memory card data into the folder.
Copy and Verify: Same as Fast Copy, but after copying, the data on the memory card is compared with the copied data on the NVS2501 drive. Each bit is verified.
Safe Copy: Before copying data, the NVS2501 verifies that its hard drive area is safe. If a bad sector is detected, a new, safe area is found - then copying (Fast Copy) will begin.
Making a Secondary Copy to USB Hard Drive
The Nexto DI can operate as a USB Host, which allows you to copy to an attached USB drive without using a computer. The unit automatically syncs new files to the external USB drive, every time you attach it.
Simultaneous Multi-Copy to Internal Drive & External USB Drive
MCopy (Multi-Copy) enables mirrored data to be copied onto the unit and an external USB Drive at the same time.
When the NVS2501 detects that it has been dropped (free fall sensor), it parks the read write head, and turns off the power protecting the drive.
Removable rubber bumpers add shock protection to the unit, without impeding its performance or connectivity.
Bad Sector Protection
If a video folder contains a bad sector the NVS2501 recovers the video to a new folder. It copies data onto good sectors and replaces the bad data with format dependent dummy sectors. The frames that contain dummy sectors will be filled with block noises but the rest of the clip will be usable.
After backing up your files, the next time you turn the unit on, it displays the previous back up result.
Using the NVS2501 As a Hard Drive
Supports high-speed data transfer to NLE systems:
eSATA: 80 MB/s, 6 minutes, 66 seconds to transfer 32GB.
IEEE1394b (FireWire 800): 75 MB/s, 7 minutes, 10 seconds to transfer 32GB.
USB 2.0: 33 MB/s, 16 minutes, 17 seconds to transfer 32GB.
Versatile Power Options
Its built-in internal battery makes the NVS2501 a good companion for working in the field. The NVS2501 can also be powered by the power adapter, interface cables, a 'AA' battery holder, or external battery.
Approximately 5 hours via power adapter or FireWire 800.
Approximately 9 hours via interface cable.
Approximately 10 hours via 'AA' battery holder.
Burning a Blu-Ray Disc
The NVS2501 can burn or preview Blu-Ray Discs without the use of a computer. Only BD-R or BD-RE discs are supported. There is no support for burning a CD or DVD. An external USB Blu-Ray burner is also required (sold separately).