advice about buying usb expresscard adaptor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by u49aa2, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't seem like it would to me, I guess you're connecting it via the headphone port?
     
  3. u49aa2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes
     
  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Seems like it should be fine to me, this adapter doesn't look too wide :)
     
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    I guess u r right. Thanks for the advice :)
     
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    Note that you will not receive USB power through a card like this. What advantage does this card seem to have to you over a small usb hub? In my experience express card to usb or FW adapters can be extremely finicky, while USB hubs work flawlessly.
     
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    This item has a not pictured external powersupply, but overall I agree.

    U49, you will do MUCH better getting a small USB hub that is smaller, for less, and also includes external power.
     
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    Totally correct - either this device or a usb hub will require a power brick to provide full 5v usb power. (Most devices don't need this) but adding a device like this sticking out of the side of my laptop, plus another cable going to power always seems more cluttered than a usb hub tucked away on the back of my desk.
     

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