expresscard 34 reader question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigjnyc, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    I just ordered a sonnet express card 21in1 card reader for my early 2009 MBP 15" (the last one with the express card port) anyhow I chose this one because it sits nicely flush with the MBP body.... My question is would it be ok to leave the reader in the computer all the time? (without the card) i have my computer sleeping like 97% of the time. I would like to just leave the expresscard in there but dont know if this would be ok.
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    It should be OK. 99% of expresscard card readers are USB devices, so it's the same as leaving something plugged into USB all the time--perfectly fine. The only problem you might have is that the card could accidentally eject in a backpack, which would wake the computer up because for some dumb reason unplugging a USB device while the MBP is asleep wakes it up.
     
  3. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    Great thanks, my laptop is usually sitting around my house 90% of the time so that shouldn't be a problem.
     

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