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Adaptor that allows me to use a PCI card via a USB connection

I recently purchased a Tascam PCI-822 from eBay. This is a PCI card with a TDIF interface that interfaces with digital audio tape machines.

My question is: not having a desktop PC myself in which to install the card, is there any way that I can hook it up to a laptop? Are there any bridges/adapters out there that mean I could attach the card to either USB or the 34mm/54mm Expresscard slots that you find in some laptops?

I have been reading around a lot and am confused about the compatibility between the different PC card formats. Forgive my ignorance :)

Thank you very much for your time.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, RedGrittyBrick, Sathya Jan 9 '12 at 10:13

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Absolutely. But don't expect cheap.

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I was about to put an edit mentioning the Magma (and one other system, of what name escapes me) and how they are prohibitively expensive. Should I assume that simple cable converters do not exist? Being different standards, that maybe is the case. – Ali Maxwell Jan 8 '12 at 20:27
Power, containment, and bus specification issues must be addressed, which is why a cable-only solution does not exist. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 8 '12 at 20:30
ow. I'd note a small mini itx system would be a fraction of the price ;) – Journeyman Geek Jan 8 '12 at 21:47

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