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USB 2 ExpressCard For Macs

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Synchrotech has released its "MicroU2E USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Mode Express Card", which is yet another way to integrate an ExpressCard into a machine that wasn't originally made to accept them. Of course, other methods of getting your ExpressCard to function via USB do exist, but the MicroU2E is a simple and small device that works solely with USB-based cards and provides all the power it should need for that HSDPA / HSUPA card to function. It does not support any PCIe based ExpressCards. It's expected to retail at $40 and it works with both Vista and OS X.

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Hm. Good news for ibook owners that need an express card slot.

Where do you get expresscards anyways?

I know crucial has storage ones.. from like 4-16GB. but thats all of where I know to get them.
 

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ExpressCard is the 'new PCMCIA'. It is PCIe 1x I think and usually used for Soundcards, Videocards, SATA Cards, Firewire Cards, USB Cards, NICs, Cardreaders...

Anything one would miss on a notebook :)
 
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ExpressCard is the 'new PCMCIA'. It is PCIe 1x I think and usually used for Soundcards, Videocards, SATA Cards, Firewire Cards, USB Cards, NICs, Cardreaders...

Anything one would miss on a notebook :)
I know that.

I mean where do you buy new expresscard versions ;)
 

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I was thinking that this would also work for desktop pcs...but I guess it doesnt work for desktops just macs
 
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I was thinking that this would also work for desktop pcs...but I guess it doesnt work for desktops just macs
Read more than the headline for once:

System Requirements

* PCs with USB running Windows ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/The Vista or later


Funfact:

The DEVICE WILL NOT WORK WITH any ExpressCard using the PCI Express (PCIe) portion of the ExpressCard standard. This is the majority of ExpressCards that do any other than the devices discussed above. [...]
Any real host adapter for SATA, FireWire, Ethernet, USB 2.0, etc. WILL NOT WORK WITH the MicroU2E USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCard 34 | 54 Host Adapter.
 
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