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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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ExpressCard SSD Boot on Laptop

Is it possible to boot from an ExpressCard SSD? If so, what are the constraints? I am interested in trying to set up my computer like I do for my servers which is install base OS is on a small ...
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How to work around laptop graphics card failure?

I've got an old IBM R52 laptop who's graphics card just completely failed. Is there any way to get a graphics card that plugs into the Expresscard slot? I'm not talking about the ViDock, but a ...
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How can I connect a PC Card (PCMCIA) to a newer laptop?

I have a National Instruments card which is an older interface - PCMCIA Type II PC Card. Naturally, my laptop I would like to use this with does not have a PC Card slot (only USB and Express Card ...
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6 monitor setup via ExpressCard using ViDock with External graphics card on T420s

I am planning on getting a 6 monitor setup for my home office. The problem is, I want to use those monitors with my Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. The T420s supports only 3 external monitors by itself. ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter?

I need to work with 1394b equipment on a notebook, but 90% of the new notebook does not have 1394b port enough neither an Express Card 34 slot. That is why I need a USB 3.0 to 1394b device. I was ...
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How do I check if I have ExpressCard slot 1.0 or 2.0?

I have a Dell Precision M4500 and I read on the manufacturer's website that it has an ExpressCard 34 slot. How can I figure out if it's 1.0 or 2.0?
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Is there a performance impact for using a graphics card connected via ExpressCard?

The performance difference between laptops and desktops is not really large today... with the exception of graphics cards. I was thinking of replacing my gaming desktop with a laptop, and using some ...
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Add USB 3.0 to a laptop

I want to add a USB 3.0 port to my laptop that only has USB 2.0 and a combo eSATA USB port. I have a Pavilion dv5-2135dx which I have found no information on what motherboard it is to look for empty ...
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Looking for MacBook Pro compatible true USB 3 ExpressCard 34 cards at USB 3.0 speed (or at least a few Gb/s) on any brand USB 3 drive in Mac OS X [closed]

I'm considering buying an ExpressCard 34 USB 3 adapter for my 2010 MacBook Pro 17" so that I can benefit from USB 3.0 speeds when used with my Samsung S2 1 TB USB 3.0 superspeed drive. However, ...
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What can I use the ExpressCard slot on my laptop for, with regards to upgrading? [closed]

I don't know much about the ExpressCard slot, but I do gather from the wikipedia page it could be used to easily upgrade some features of my laptop. I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1520, with absolutely ...
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plug and play ExpressCard audio card on Ubuntu (how to avoid rebooting)

I got echo indigo djx expresscard as an audio card. I use Ubuntu 10.10. if I insert the card and reboot. it works. if I just insert the card, it doesn't make sound. the blue led is on. I tried ...
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Is it possible to boot from an external eSata drive on a MacBook Pro?

Using an ExpressCard/34 eSata card in a MacBook Pro, is it possible to boot from an external eSata drive, which has an installation of Mac OS X 10.6 on it? The card in question is this one, which has ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.04 On An Expresscard Drive On MBP

I have a macbook pro (4,1) and an external SSD that is in my expresscard slot on my macbook pro. I would like to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the SSD and be able to boot into it from my macbook pro ...
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Best use of new express card on Windows

I just bought a 48GB SSD express card for my laptop and I am trying to decide how best to use it. I will be running some sort of virtualization (prob VirtualBox) to test / learn Windows Server ...
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Expresscard Not Detected in PCI-E Adapter

I'm trying to put an expresscard TV tuner (Avermedia HC82) into my HTPC using this expresscard to PCI-E adapter. I've verified that the tuner works fine in my laptop. The motherboard is a Biostar ...
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What's the fastest: eSATA over ExpressCard adapter, or over USB 2?

I am considering buying an ExpressCard-based eSATA controller to access an external hard disk (1TB). However, this hard disk is also already available using simple USB 2 cable. Is it worth to buy such ...
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Best wireless ExpressCard 802.11n card for linux

As I have too much trouble with my internal wireless chipset under linux and I want maximum speed for my 802.11n access point I would like to have an ExpressCard-based wireless card that is fully ...