Friday, August 31st 2007

SanDisk Intros ExpressCard Adapter

SanDisk Corporation today launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter, offering fast transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to carry cables or external card readers. The announcement was made at IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics show, where SanDisk is exhibiting at Booth 130, in Hall 15.1 of Messe Berlin. The new adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is expected to available in North America and Europe in September, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $29.99 in the United States. Suggested retail pricing in Europe is yet to be announced.

Source: VR-Zone
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24 Comments on SanDisk Intros ExpressCard Adapter

#1
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
Well would have been great if the Toshiba notebook in the picture actually *HAD* an ExpressCard slot...that is still the old kind... LOL
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I think this is a waste of time to be brutally honest - fast file transfers are cool but not really nessary.

let me break it down.....

-> Most laptops these days would come with a build in card reader - in this case, mind has a built in Mem stick Pro Duo card reader built in

-> Appliances you will use - Mp3 players, digi cams, mobile fones etc already come with data cables to connect to a pc so buying a cardreader that offers faster read/write speeds its a bit of a no brainer as your not going to leave everything until the very last moment before your about to bleed to death to zip all your files over - so speed really doesnt matter, chances are you'l be chilling out, kicking back with a bong & a rather large cup of tea while your transfering files over from a digicam.

Its just one of the accessories that would be cool to have but its not really needed.

so the question you really have to ask yourself to justify buying one of these card readers....

Are you in that much of a rush?

Ive never heard or seen anybody walking through fire just to transfer files over. so speed alone doesnt justify this waste of market space
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#4
Wile E
Power User
I like the faster transfers brought about by my card reader. I'm an impatient person. lol
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Wile E
I like the faster transfers brought about by my card reader. I'm an impatient person. lol
well if u got cash to throw away then by all means go ahead
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
well if u got cash to throw away then by all means go ahead
Ummm, my reader cost me $9 at Wal-Mart. Hardly an expensive item.

And if you have time to waste, then by all means, use your transfer cable.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
this will work well since you canleave it in the PC which is what they are selling it for since once its plugged in its basically not a seperate item anymore its VERY HARD TO LOOSE so stop dissing a good idea
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: cdawall
this will work well since you canleave it in the PC which is what they are selling it for since once its plugged in its basically not a seperate item anymore its VERY HARD TO LOOSE so stop dissing a good idea
most laptops today come with built in card reader - are you telling me u can lose a built in card reader?

because if that is the case you are amazing
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: FreedomEclipse
most laptops today come with built in card reader - are you telling me u can lose a built in card reader?

because if that is the case you are amazing
see thats just a stupid comment i meant VS the cabled USB readers and this is designed for the lappy's that dont have a card slot
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Wile E
Ummm, my reader cost me $9 at Wal-Mart. Hardly an expensive item.

And if you have time to waste, then by all means, use your transfer cable.
your reader? does it transfer files as fast as this PC-Xpress 1?
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#11
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
your reader? does it transfer files as fast as this PC-Xpress 1?
How do you know it's PCIe? Express Slot also carries a USB interface.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: malware
SanDisk Corporation today launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter, offering fast transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to carry cables or external card readers. The announcement was made at IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics show, where SanDisk is exhibiting at Booth 130, in Hall 15.1 of Messe Berlin. The new adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is expected to available in North America and Europe in September, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $29.99 in the United States. Suggested retail pricing in Europe is yet to be announced.



Source: VR-Zone
no PC-Xpress does not come with USB, your LAPTOP comes with usb.

Also please READ the OP before commenting
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
THIS is A DUMB ARGUEMENT ITS A GOOD PRODUCT IF YOU DONT LIKE IT F*** OFF
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
no PC-Xpress does not come with USB, your LAPTOP comes with usb

Also please READ the OP before commenting
the Express Card slot also includes USB as an interface. It is not only PCIe. It is both.

http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/standardsummary.jsp

Please do your research before trying to flame me.
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: cdawall
THIS is A DUMB ARGUEMENT ITS A GOOD PRODUCT IF YOU DONT LIKE IT F*** OFF
I didnt start the argument - I merely voiced my opionion which i am entitled to
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: FreedomEclipse
I didnt start the argument - I merely voiced my opionion which i am entitled to
i never said you did i said the arguement was stupid and thats all
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: cdawall
i never said you did i said the arguement was stupid and thats all
then why are you getting yourself worked up over something stupid?
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
not on my laptop it doesnt & my laptops pretty new
Look, you can't argue about this. USB AND PCIe are both part of the Express Card standard. Read the link I provided. Your laptop should also carry USB in the Express Card interface, if not, it is not compliant with the standard.
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Wile E
Look, you can't argue about this. USB AND PCIe are both part of the Express Card standard. Read the link I provided. Your laptop should also carry USB in the Express Card interface, if not, it is not compliant with the standard.
who said im arguing?
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#21
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
who said im arguing?
Nobody needed to say it. Your posts made it perfectly clear.
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#22
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Wile E
Nobody needed to say it. Your posts made it perfectly clear.
Im not arguing - I voicing my opinion still

anyway. like i said if your in that much of rush to zip things back n forward (probably saving you a precious few seconds) then go ahead n buy it otherwise dont bother

Also I never said i didnt like the product. all i said was that it was a waste of time
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#23
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
Im not arguing - I voicing my opinion still

anyway. like i said if your in that much of rush to zip things back n forward (probably saving you a precious few seconds) then go ahead n buy it otherwise dont bother

Also I never said i didnt like the product. all i said was that it was a waste of time
When you are transferring a couple of GBs at a time, the time saved adds up.


And no, it's not a waste of time. It may be a waste to you, and that's perfectly acceptable, but to others it is not.
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