Newbie: Feasibility of SD card to Hard Drive transfer device

Hey guys,

I'm brand new to this sort of thing but keen to try my hand at making something new.

I do a lot of travelling and photography and hate having to take a laptop with me just to transfer photos from an SD card to a portable HD. I was wondering if Arduino would be suitable for an interface that could substitute for the PC and allow me to transfer files directly from an SD to the HD.

As mentioned, I'm brand new and haven't bought any kit yet, just interested in thoughts/opinions and problems with such a project.

Many thanks,

Tig

Arduino cannot read a SD card fast enough for this to be practical. ..

Look for something like this
http://www.amazon.com/PlexEasy-A-PC-Free-Smart-Back-Up-Station/dp/B0076O2TNE

Thanks very much