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Windows 7: Express Card?


25 Aug 2013   #1
corruptDNA

Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit
 
 
Express Card?

Hey guys!!
I just wanted to know what i can do with my express card thingy..right now it has a blank plastic thing and is not being used.. Can it be used? My system is a Dell studio xps 1647 ..


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25 Aug 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This or something like it would be outstanding for your OS and some slow to open/regularly opened software:

Newegg.com - Wintec FileMate 3FMS4E064JM-R ExpressCard 34 64GB ExpressCard MLC Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD)
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25 Aug 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you would want an external sound card you could use a express card sound card

Amazon.com : Creative Labs SB0950 ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook Audio System : Sound Card Laptop : Electronics

Use to be used for wireless cards before laptops got them internally
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25 Aug 2013   #4
corruptDNA

Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
If you would want an external sound card you could use a express card sound card

Amazon.com : Creative Labs SB0950 ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook Audio System : Sound Card Laptop : Electronics

Use to be used for wireless cards before laptops got them internally
Banned people can post?
should i get a usb 3.0?
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25 Aug 2013   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Must have just happened. Anyway you have either usb 2.0/3.0 or the SSD option to choose from for me it would be a no brainer unless the 64gb size was just too small. I took my spinner out and placed it in an external enclosure then use a 256gb SSD. My express card adds two USB 3.0 but takes another usb 2.0 to add power and it's very temperamental so it doesn't see much action.
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26 Aug 2013   #6
corruptDNA

Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Must have just happened. Anyway you have either usb 2.0/3.0 or the SSD option to choose from for me it would be a no brainer unless the 64gb size was just too small. I took my spinner out and placed it in an external enclosure then use a 256gb SSD. My express card adds two USB 3.0 but takes another usb 2.0 to add power and it's very temperamental so it doesn't see much action.
oke so to install the usb 3.0 i cant just put it in the slot like you put a cd in a cd drive.. i have to install it and connect a usb 2.0 to it for power? same goes for ssd?
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26 Aug 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No the SSD draws its power from the express slot only. But the USB 3.0 requires an additional boost from a host 2.0 which is kind of a drag IMHO. With the USB models they have a driver to load as well, no such driver needed for the SSD. I would love to see this express card SSD expanded to 128-256gb and then be adopted by the biggies !
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