23 January 2018
One of the leading drone makers DJI has collaborated with Lacie to announce a hard drive called Copilot. This storage device is specifically aimed at drone users to give them a way of efficient and fast file transfer and data management. It was announced at the CES 2018 and will go on sale in the United States for $349 later this spring.
The DJI Copilot has been announced with 2TB storage which is said to be good enough for storing 65 hours of 4K at 30fps footage and about 20,000 RAW photos. It features a rugged design which is because the company has focused on the durability aspect of the storage device. The drive is listed to be splash-resistant, dust-resistant, and drop-resistant which means it is meant to be taken out with you on your drone adventures.
In terms of connectivity and ports, it features a USB Type-A port, USB Type-C port, charging port, and a microSD card slot. Once you will connect a microSD card or directly the device to the drive, it will start backing up data automatically. It means you do not need to have a laptop with you to store your drone photos and videos.
There is also a non-touchscreen display which shows the status of data transfer, alert when it gets completed, and also the amount of remaining storage. Once the data has been copied, you can connect the drive to your smartphone or tablet anytime to browse the videos and images in the highest quality. You can even use the connected device to delete the ones you would not like to have.
Another good feature of the DJI Copilot storage drive is that it can also charge your smartphone while it is connected to the drive. With each purchase, DJI is also offering a free paid subscription to all Adobe Creative Cloud apps for one month.