SIIG ExpressCard 34 11-in-1 Media Card Reader

Conclusion

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



Conclusion

Overall this card and new technology is very impressive and gets two thumbs up. With the smaller form factor, faster bus speed, and rapidly growing support I think we definately have a winner on our hands. My biggest dissapointment is the lack of CompactFlash support but this is more due to the size restriction of the 34mm design than anything else. The driverless universal support for this ExpressCard technology is also a great benefit as i can seemly use it between both Mac OS X and Windows XP. This specific card can be purchased from Newegg for a mere $36.99 which is a phenominal price for a product based on a new technology.

Pro's
+ Inexpensive
+ Universal driverless support for multiple operating systems
+ Doesn't create multiple drive icons when no media cards are inserted
+ Fast transfer speeds
+ Small form factor

Con's
- Unlocks itself sometimes if not careful when removing SD cards
- No support for CompactFlash

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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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