mbp express card? what can i put in there?

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  1. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    My MBP is my first laptop and i was wondeing what that express card slot is for... is that only for network expansion or can i put a memory card reader for digital cmaera memory in it or something...?

    what kinds of things do other users have in theirs?

    sorry is this sounds really dumb as a quesiton, i just have no clue at all...
    thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I have a memory card reader that support almost all standard apart from Compact Flash. You can get CF readers that stick out a bit too.

    You can also get FireWire 800 or eSATA adaptors to connect to external disks at high speed...
     
  3. zipper1022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    can u post a link o the one u have? i tried searchign online but couldnt find one
     
  4. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    Siig make loads of express card 34 adapters: http://www.siig.com/

    Belkin make a memory card reader which i have and which is really good. I had to buy mine off ebay because i couldn't get it in the uk any other way.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sure. I have one of these bought from this online store. But it's in the UK and you are in the USA so you'll have to find another source...
     
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  7. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I've got an eSATA card for mine. Sometimes makes OS X kernel panic if I put it in while running though:( .
     
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    are the esata cards faster than FW800?

    also, are there any available for PB G4's? That's because my PB G4 has only a 4200 HDD and i feel it's slow on iPhoto or with my EyeTV.

    Thanks, ANDI
     
  9. zipper1022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i obviosly dont know much about the subject but from just reading the thing on the apple site about the cards it says you can only put them in while the computer is asleep or off...
     

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