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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by otis123, Feb 9, 2009.
^^^ what can i do with it? how big of a SSD can i put in it?
You can add expansion cards for more ports like firewire 400, 800, USB 2, or esata. Also if a new input were to come out after your machine was made you can add it in using that slot.
As for the ssd, 32gb seems to be the popular "larger size" right now for it.
An HDMI port would be nice, ExpressCard manufacturers take note!
You can also use it as an WWAN port.
SSD Hard Drive holder.
Adding FireWire to a $350 netbook and blaming the Apple fanboys and undemanding switchers.
Yes, that would be something I can definitely use.
DVI->HDMI + 8mm->RCA audio = Digital Video + Audio
A good alternative if you really need it.
With the death of FW400 on the MBP, I can see a lot of dedicated FW400 users buying firewire expresscards.
Do you want a SSD that is really just a glorified ExpressCard only USB drive?
I use mine for eSATA since my 1TB Samsung drive would max out Firewire 800. Another reason is that eSATA enclosures are a lot cheaper than Firewire 800 enclosures (like $30 instead of $70).
This eSATA card works without drivers in Leopard, and I have read here that it is bootable:
You could also use it for a memory card reader. I think they make some that sit flush with the outside of the computer. They all use USB, though, so don't expect them to be any faster than a USB card reader. (expresscards have a PCIe 1x lane and a USB connection, and cards can use one or the other or both.)
I just came from circuitcity. There they have expresscard adaptor for memory stick duo. Is card flush when inserted? Does anyone have it here? Would buy it, but there are 2 things to consider- no return and I am not into sony crap especially memorystick. But if it fit flush I probably would buy it.
edit quick image googling turned NO! Card is not flush...