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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lacereza, Aug 12, 2008.
It's between 1.5 and 2 inches long, 1/4 inch thick, and has rounded ends. Pushes in when touched.
It's the ExpressCard slot.
Best thread ever.
What things can I stuff into my express card slot?
Cellular modems, USB adapters, eSATA adapters, Firewire adapters, memory card readers, SmartCard readers, etc. It's like the PCI slot on a desktop computer, except it's a lot smaller and well easier to insert and remove.
What is a real pain in the arse is, that in Leopard you can hardly get an eSata adapter to work 100%! It's a trouble with the SiS chipset...i do hope they can get this sorted out!
Ok. Thanks. I do need an SD card reader... any suggestions for particular ones that'll fit in there?
Oh and i understand, that not everyone is a geek...but to get a computer which is considered pro ( although it is semi-pro at best ), without knowing what slots are on it...is somewhat amazing
I have this Belkin one, they have it on Amazon.
I have a Bytecc eSATA adapter that uses the Silicon Image chipset and they have Leopard drivers.
Many companies sell this adapter: Griffin, Belkin, Adaptec, etc. all for a lot more; I got it from Bytecc for $20.
People choose their computers for a variety of reasons. I have this one because it is grunty enough to run the Windows voice operated software I use within the Mac OS using VMWare Fusion to operate a bunch of programs.
There are snobs everywhere, I guess... 'tis laughable that I'm justifying a computer purchase to anyone.
I love that people think it's inappropriate for a "consumer" user to buy a Macbook Pro just because it has "Pro" in the name.
Paper clips, nickels, dimes, quarters, stick-type chewing gum...... (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
Seriously, for more information on ExpressCard "stuff":
I love that people don't even think about looking up the specs of the machine they're about to buy ( whether it be a pro or non-pro ). I might get this wrong, but in an ideal world, one would choose to buy a machine depending on one's needs, as in hardware, slots etc. Or maybe i'm missing out on something and the OP's a snooker player and it was a " hit and hope " move.
And of course there is always a user manual, which is there for a reason!
Nonetheless i hope the OP is going to be enjoying his/her machine!
ROFL. LOL. but yea, read the spec sticker on the box at least. it lists the computers drives, HD, processor, ports, etc.
"except it's a lot smaller and well easier to insert and remove"
that, my friend, is what she said
I buy based on the specs I need, not the extras I don't. I don't think it's about ideals worlds at all! People buy what they want or need, and i really has nothing to do with you at all.
I am enjoying it
Beat me to it. Lol.
hey, have any of you guys ever used something like this?
that seems like a very interesting device. However, reading the reviews leads me to believe that it performs pretty slowly. It could be running off of the USB bus (USB 2.0 speeds), or basically an oversized USB "thumb" drive with a expresscard interface. Don't expect internal drive speeds.
true, for some reason I always just thought of the expresscard as something for 3g card but now I see there are a lot of functions for it.
Yeah I bought one of them; POS. It's really slow and it doesn't do anything. It's especially useless on a Mac. For the same money I would have bought a USB Flash drive which would have been faster.
Also the title is really misleading--it's more of a cheap SD card then a SSD. And the cheap SD cards are faster too!
thanks for the heads up, I'll stay away.
Does this one support SDHC cards?
The only ones that I've found here in Japan, supported SD cards.
Luckily, when I purchased my 16GB SDHC card it came with a very nice small USB card reader like this one.
Snort. Like a portable piggy bank!
Good info. Agree, I'll stay away as well.
yup, i have one too, for comparison, the internal HD gets speeds of about 54mbs external WD passport gets 46 this thing gets about 15, my flash voyager gt usb drive gets 17mb/s the nice thing about it is, its 16gb (well mines does anyway) of internal storage that doesn't stick out of the computer, its flush when installed, so its nice for storing pictures and stuff like that to keep it off of your harddrive
For some reason this thread comes to mind.
LOL. I never use the express card slot. If I ever need a SD card reader, I just plug my camera into a USB slot.