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PCMCIA Slots - PCI Bus PCI to PCMCIA Adapters
Cardbus 32-bit: Note that for technical reasons (crosstalk, etc), 32 bit Cardbus slot PCMCIA drives
|Installing the drivers for cards and devices under Windows|
is best to install the driver software before you install the actual hardware
installed the card before installing the drivers:
Do you need to use an old PCMCIA card in a newer laptop with only an ExpressCard slot?
Allows PCMCIA cards to be plugged into computers with ExpressCard
ExpressCard(Host) to CardBus(Device) Adapter, it allows CardBus to be connected into new notebooks with an ExpressCard Slot. It is compatible with most CardBus cards. It also supports 3G, and 3.5G wireless CardBus cards.
Works with all PCMCIA cards.
Does not support 16-bit PCMCIA cards (this includes ATA flash cards) – it only supports 32-bit CardBus cards.
This is because it only has a PCI-PCI bridge chip on it, but not a 16-bit PCMCIA controller.
Data on AEC34-PCMCIA (mfr site www.diarts.com.tw)
Slot to ExpressCard,
Requires a laptop with an ExpressCard slot.
Hangs out the side of the laptop. AEC34-PCMCIA: $164+GST
a PCMCIA (PC Card or CardBus) slot using USB
It is not possible to make a generic PCMCIA drive (slot) with a USB interface to a host computer that would fully comply with the PCMCIA standard. This is because the PCMCIA standard gives much greater access between the CPU and the peripheral device than what USB can give.
So, there is
no universal interface between a PCMCIA (PC Card or CardBus) slot and a
USB port plug, which works with every type of card.
However specialized interface units can be made for particular kinds of card, eg for Flash cards, or for UMTS (3G) DataCards.
This is done by using suitable hardware and firmware in the interface unit to simulate a PCMCIA slot.
PCMCIA Slot for Flash Memory Cards: see next item
Only works with ATA Flash memory cards (not linear flash or SRAM). Now supports eSata connection. sdbga
UDD USB 2.0
The Addonics Pocket UDD (Ultra DigiDrive) is the ultimate reader/writer for PCMCIA hard drive and ATA Flash memory with today fastest USB 2.0/1.1 or the latest 150 Mbytes/sec Serial ATA connection to any Desktop or Notebook computer. By using an optional CF DigiAdapter or the Addonics 4-in-1 DigiAdapter, the Pocket UDD can also be used like a regular floppy drive to read/write to other popular Flash media - CF-I, CF-II, Smart Media, Memory stick, Secure Digital Card, Multimedia Card or Micro Drive. Even the latest XD Card from Fuji and Olympus can now be easily used on your Desktop PC via the XD PCMCIA adapter. Such versatility together with the flexible interface design, the Addonics Pocket UDD will fast becoming the only Flash reader/writer that any computer will ever need.
The Addonics 4-Slot UDD integrates 4 Pocket UDDs into a compact, stylish and high performance Readers/Writer. The 4-Slot UDD adds further versatility to the Pocket UDDs by using 4 independent USB connections. You can read or write to as many as 4 PCMCIA hard drives or any combinations of 4 flash media simultaneously, or to transfer data between any of the 4 media, all at the full USB 2.0 speed!
The Pocket UDD and the 4-slot UDD now also come with choice of the lightning fast eSATA interface. You can also easily upgrade your current USB model with the Addonics eSATA USIB interface cale.
Contents: Pocket UDD, USB 2.0/1.1 USIB interface cable, Driver CD, user guide. ( RoHS Compliant )
* USB 2.0, USB 1.1, or eSATA
* Power from USB or optional AC/DC power adapter
* Read and write to PCMCIA hard drive, ATA Flash.*
* Read and write to CF-I, CF-II, Smart Memory, Memory Stick, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card,
Secure Digital Card and XD Card using optional Flash adapter.
* Complete Plug and Play (1)
* USB Bootable from PCMCIA hard drive (depending on system BIOS support)
* Serial ATA Bootable from PCMCIA hard drive
* Up to 480 Mbits/sec (60 MB/sec) data transfer* for USB 2.0, 10 times the speed of USB 1.1
* Up to 1,500 Mbits/sec (150 MB/sec) data transfer for Serial ATA
* USB version works under Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher
* eSATA version works under DOS, Windows 95, NT4.0, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP and Linux Kernel 2.4 and higher.
* RoHS Compliant (except for SATA)
Note: The Panasonic P2 card is a 32-bit Cardbus device and therefore is not supported with the Pocket UDD. The Desktop Card Drive, PCI Cardbus/PCMCIA Controller, and ExpressCard Cardbus Adapter all support the Panasonic P2 Card.
(1) Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our inhouse testing. Other controllers that are not Silicon Image based may not support hot swap. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. New controllers from Intel and other suppliers may finally support this feature. Please verify with your controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application. Hot swap is supported in Windows 2000 and XP only. On other OS, drive can be removed without crashing system. But replacing with a different drive can result in crashing the OS.
|Interface:||USB 2.0 or eSATA||USB 2.0 or eSATA|
|Type of slot:||I/II PCMCIA Card socket||I/II PCMCIA Card socket|
|Number of slots||one||four|
|Maximum data transfer rate:|
(varies depending on computer hardware and type of media)
480 Mbits/sec (60 MB/sec) with USB 2.0
1500 Mbits/sec (150 MB/sec) with SATA
(60 MB/sec) with USB 2.0
1500 Mbits/sec (150 MB/sec) with SATA
|Supported OS||USB 2.0 /1.1||Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, DOS, Linux Kernel 2.4 and higher||Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, DOS, Linux Kernel 2.4 and higher|
|Serial ATA||DOS, Windows 95, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher||DOS, Windows 95, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher|
|Dimensions:||4.63 in (W) x 5.4 in (D) x .95in (H)||4.63 in (W) x 5.4 in (D) x 4.25 in (H)|
from USB |
Optional AC/DC power adapter
|Direct from USB
Optional AC/DC power adapter
|Weight:||8 oz (approx.) without cable||16 oz (approx.) without cable|
|Storage Temperature:||-20 C to + 60 C||-20 C to + 60 C|
|Storage Humidity:||5 - 90%||5 - 90%|
|Warranty:||one year||one year|
* maximum data transfer rate depends on type of media. Due to large number of flash memory types and suppliers, actual data transfer rate may also vary from brand to brand.
At the present moment, there is an incompatibility problem with following media: ATA flash with Ricoh or Hitachi controller chip, Viking ATA Flash, Olympus 32 MB XD, Fujitsu HDD Model 8340PA. and Viper 8340PA
Pentium 200 Mhz or faster, Minimum RAM 32 MB, Minimum free hard disk space 10 MB, One free USB 2.0, USB 1.1 or Serial ATA port
BIOS supports for USB hard disk boot for the boot function
One of the following Operating Systems: Windows 98/SE, Me, 2000, XP, Linux kernel 2.4 or higher, Solaris 8.
Pocket Ultra DigiDrive, PCMCIA slot to USB2, for ATA flash memory cards:
Only works with ATA Flash memory cards (not linear flash or SRAM). Now supports eSata connection.
Finally there is a well priced digital camera memory
card reader that is compatible with the major digital camera brands including
Olympus, Sony and Canon. lls
The brand new Shintaro 12-in-1 card reader supports 21 different camera types in total.
Featuring super fast USB 2.0 connectivity and a slim compact design, it's one of the most versatile and exciting new products we have seen in ages.
USB 2.0. Read & Write:
Secure Digital/MiniSD, MMC/MMCII, Compact Flash Type 1 & 2, Microdrive, Smart Media, xD Picture card,
Memory Stick/Pro/Duo, (not full size PCMCIA cards).
USB 2.0 Type A to B cable & driver disc included. Suits Win98/SE,ME,2000,XP & MacOS -1 year warranty.
09SH-12IN1 Shintaro 12-in-1 Card Reader: 1: $60+GST 2+: $50+GST
have to reach behind the computer again with this 5.25" front access bay.
Will read and write 6 Memory cards, CF, SM, MMC, SD, MS and MD.
Compact Flash, Smart Media, Multimedia, Secure Digital, Memory Stick,
and IBM MicroDrive
The unit also has three USB 2.0 ports and two firewire ports.
Plus audio in/out and 5volt/12volt out.
It will operate with Win 98SE or later and Mac OS 8.6.
Flash card read/write,
Front Access Bay, USB 2, Firewire: $165+GST 11/11
SmartMedia (SSFDC): An ultra-compact
flash memory format developed by Toshiba. About the size of CompactFlash, but
as thin as a credit card.
The cards can be plugged into a SmartMedia socket, or into a standard Type II PC Card slot with a PC Card adapter.
Compact Flash Card Adapter
Allows a compact flash card, as used in many digital cameras, to be read in a standard PCMCIA drive. vdr
Just copy the files from the Compact Flash card to your hard drive with Windows Explorer. WGIPQ-FPC-PC: $25+GST
M21028 Compact Flash to PCMCIA Adaptor $25+GST
Information about Telstra Wireless Networks (Telstra website)
(aka 3GSM): Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
is one of the third-generation (3G) mobile phone technologies.
It uses W-CDMA as the underlying standard, is standardized by the 3GPP, and represents the European/Japanese answer to the ITU IMT-2000 requirements for 3G Cellular radio systems.
To differentiate UMTS from competing network technologies, UMTS is sometimes marketed as 3GSM, emphasizing the combination of the 3G nature of the technology and the GSM standard which it was designed to succeed. - Wikipedia
EDGE: A change to the radio part of GPRS called EDGE (sometimes called EGPRS or Enhanced GPRS) allows higher bit rates of between 160 and 236.8 kbit/s - Wikipedia.
HSDPA: High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
is a mobile telephony protocol, is a 3G technology, which provides a smooth
evolutionary path for UMTS-based 3G networks allowing for higher data transfer
Current HSDPA deployments support 1.8 MBit/s or 3.6 MBit/s in downlink.
Further steps to 7.2 MBit/s and beyond are planned for the future.
An evolution of the W-CDMA standard, HSDPA achieves the increase in the data transfer speeds by defining a new W-CDMA channel: a high-speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) that operates in a different way from existing W-CDMA channels and is used for downlink communications to the mobile. More info - Wikipedia