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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kraftzwerg, Dec 15, 2006.
I am wondering:
Who uses the ExpressCard/34 on his/her MBP?
What do you use it with?
yeah I would love to hear what is this for as well ...
I've no idea what I can use it for ..
I am looking at getting a card reader but I cant find a good one. I have a feeling that Belkin do one but getting hold of it in the UK isnt easy. Alot of people use them for wireless internet with US service providers.
External SATA I & II hard drives is an excellent use for the 34 mm ExpressCard slot.
Belkin CF Card reader
I just bought the Belkin CF card reader from B&H Photo.
How does that work? Can you get external drives that already have a SATA connector? I always throught of SATA as internal only!
Does it only read CF? I have a Sony Camera with the Memory stick thing. My girlfriend has a CF camera and if would be great if both worked at the same time on it.
Is that faster than connecting through FireWire?
Where can you get a hard drive that connects to the ExpressCard slot?
SATA external drives / enclosures are available from many sources and provide hard drive performance WAY BEYOND any internal drive. I run SATA external drives on my Quad and will be purchasing the SeriTek Express Card for my MBP C2D shortly.
The way it works is simple: SATA drive goes into an external enclosure (coolgear.com) > eSATA cable goes from external hard drive to 34 mm ExpressCard SATA plugged into your MBP. You can also purchase ready to go units from places like g-technology.com or caldigit.com
They offer very high hard drive performance with RAID striping active.
It appears it's either-or. Probably going to need to get one for each.
Expresscard/34 for Memory Stick
This guy has a running list of add/ons in his blog.
The TVBook Pro seems interesting to me.
I will be using mine a ton in the not to distant future because of this:
I also have a Sonnet Tempo eSATA card for my external drives.
Wow what is the cheapest eSata card? These look amazing and my external hard drives supports it, so I can erase winXP from my interna HD and just run it off external when needed (Full speed 7200 rpm for games!!).
Also there seem to be different versions, anyone know what the difference is?
This is something i kind of have a gripe with apple about. I think they switched to the new expresscard/34 design way to early. You cant hardly find any useful ones anywhere.
I'm really with the first post on this.
I'm really a bit lost on how I can use
this. What I would love to do is get
uncompressed video into my Macbook Pro.
Did you read my response #9 in this thread. What are your specific questions?
Verizon Wireless EVDO card. Ubiquitous Internet access, at a good clip. No need to find a hotspot....
How much is the subscription to this per month?
Sounds pretty useful !
$80, all you can use... if you are already a Verizon customer, you get a discount.