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I have several older PCMCIA cards I use on my desktop for data acquisition (Vector Informatik, in the automotive industry). For some tests in a climate chamber we normally use laptops, but the more modern laptops do not come with PCMCIA slots, not even as an option.
Is it at all possible to have an external "drive" offering a PCMCIA slot, connected to my laptop by USB? I'm not talking about memory cards, I found those solutions on several websites, but a connection of a PCMCIA slot using a USB cable is apparently a rare request. Any pointers are appreciated, as is a description why this isn't possible or feasible.

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Can you provide a reason for the downvote? Should I ask the question on another SE site? –  Johan Bezem Mar 20 '13 at 18:38
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