Express card 34 suggestions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hin3sy, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Hin3sy macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    Hello all. I've been on MRoogle and can't find anything to help me decide, so...

    I can't decide between the 15" and 17" and it's pretty much come down to one thing: are there any expresscard 34 card readers that will fit in the 2011 MBP and can read SDXC? I'm going to have this computer for awhile, so I want to make sure this thing can read SDXC. I've found the sonnet card 21 in 1, but I wanted to see if anyone else used any different brands or had any other suggestions. Please help.
  2. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Check out (OWC)

    They've got a couple dozen different ideas for your Exp 34 slot, including card readers.
  3. mrwonkers macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2004
    The SD card reader in the current MBPs can read SDXC cards so no need for expresscard SDXC card reader.
  4. Hin3sy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    Well, if I decide to go with the 17", I need to know what express card readers will work with SDXC...
  5. kgallag1 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2009
    Dorval, Quebec
    SSD expresscards

    One thing I've been wondering about these SSD Expresscards. As I understand it, the Expresscard34 slot is unpowered. Do you need some sort of external or bus power to run an Expresscard34 on a macbook pro? Or will the system power it?
    I was thinking at some point of getting one of these to use as a boot drive for linux and related (I currently use virtual machines).

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