Do you use your ExpressCard slot?

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  1. LivingLegend

    LivingLegend New Member

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    I am thinking of buying an SSD for it to back up all my preferences but they are sofaking expensive.
     
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    I use it all the time for downloading photos from my CF cards using the CF card adapter. Fast and easy to carry around the adapter.
     
  3. LOLZILLA

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    I do on my MBP
     
  4. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    I don't. :o

    I should get a cf card adapter, but I never remember when I have money to just blow on something.
     
  5. tomohr

    tomohr look again! OT Supporter

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    I have never known what it is for.. what is a CF card?
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    I have a flash card reader that I keep in it all the time. Really comes in handy. Highly recommend everyone grab a cheap one and just leave it in your machine. Use my SATA II card for backing up and other high volume/speed data tasks.
     
  7. REDandBLACKpack

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    never used mine
     
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    nope, but plan to with external HDD's at some point
     
  9. mojito

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    compact flash, the largest of the digital media for digi cams . . . somewhat outdated, but the fastest speeds for mid to pro dslr's.
     
  10. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    They have these things called usb thumb drives.
     
  11. _Trev_

    _Trev_ Ya gotta pay the troll toll... OT Supporter

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    i have 2 that I used with my MBP. A 2 port ESATA II card and a Flash memory reader. Both were very handy
     
  12. Yardsale

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    do they make a CF reader that doesn't stick out?
     
  13. LivingLegend

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    not that i know of :o
     
  14. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I had an esata expresscard but it causes kernel panics. So i don't use it at all now.
     
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    I am thinking about getting an SSD to stick in there to boot from
     
  16. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    wtf for. They are slow as balls.
     
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    I thought SSD's were fast :confused:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I'd skip on that. I am pretty sure it uses a cheap jmicron controller which is a very poor performer. I would much rather just use a good 7200rpm drive over one of those.
     

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