SIIG ExpressCard 34 11-in-1 Media Card Reader

Specifications

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 07/08/2006
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Newegg


Specifications

There's not a whole heck of a lot when it comes to the specs for an item such as this. Here is what SIIG has listed on their homepage:

Detailed Specs
-Compatible with SD, miniSD, MMC, RS-MMC, xD Picture card and various types of Memory Stick memory cardsCompliant with USB Storage -Class specifictaions
-No driver required!
-Hot-swapping feature allows you to attach/detach without powering down your system
-RoHS compliant

System Requirements
-Notebook or desktop system with an available ExpressCard slot
-Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003

Notice it doesn't say anything about the compatibility among other OS's such as Mac OS X or Linux. I know for certain that's 100% compatible with Mac OS X and I'm fairly certain it would be the same way with a good Linux distro.

The card is compatible with the most commonly used flash memory cards/sticks. One type of memory that's missing from the stick which is rather important is CompactFlash. However I can definately see the reasoning behind why there is no support for CF with this card, it's simply to small. CF cards are simply too wide for the 34mm ExpressCard standard, I imagine that once a 54mm ExpressCard media reader hits the market it will include support for CompactFlash. This is something to keep in mind if you do a lot of professional photography as all DSLR's use CF as their primary storage media.
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01-07-2006, 12:02:57

FragTek
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I've got in my hands the first ExpressCard/34 memory card reader which I will be reviewing later today or tomorrow. For those who didn't know ExpressCard is the latest advancement in PC card technology created by the makers of the PCMCIA standard. This new PC Card is MUCH smaller and allows great transfer rates. You can get the ExpressCards in two different formats, 34mm or 54mm widths depending on what your notebook is equipped with. My MacBook Pro is equipped with a 34mm slot in this instance.

The SIIG memory card reader is the very ExpressCard reader on the market and I am pleased to be able to review it for OC3D so keep your eyes peeled for the review!

More information can be found for the new ExpressCard design at www.pcmcia.com.

Information about the SIIG card reader can be found HERE.

02-07-2006, 23:12:43

FragTek

03-07-2006, 03:46:55

FarFarAway
Nice Fraggles look forward to it
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