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Title: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: KMikhail on April 01, 2014, 09:27:04 AM
Guys,

My laptop has SD card slot, but lacks a CF one, which is kind of bummer, since it means I have to insert / carry the USB version around. Did anyone see a high speed Express card 54 - CF reader that would get completely recessed into the expansion slot? So it wouldn't be a problem during laptop transportation.

Thanks & Regards,
Mikhail
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: Pelican on April 01, 2014, 11:51:00 AM
Guys,

My laptop has SD card slot, but lacks a CF one, which is kind of bummer, since it means I have to insert / carry the USB version around. Did anyone see a high speed Express card 54 - CF reader that would get completely recessed into the expansion slot? So it wouldn't be a problem during laptop transportation.

Thanks & Regards,
Mikhail
I had a Lexar CF reader. It worked well but unfortunately my new laptop has no expresscard slot.
http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-expresscard-compactflash-cf-reader
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2014, 11:51:34 AM
IMO Express-Card 54 cardreader is a dying concept. USB 3.0 has a firm grip around it's neck. I doubt you will see UDMA-7 support coming up for EC54.
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: KMikhail on April 01, 2014, 05:32:21 PM
Thanks! And it is a bit disappointing, since express card has 1x PCIe, so it is fast enough for almost whatever.

Though, this one would require reinsertion, since it has external part. Then it is not really better than USB3, indeed.

Mikhail
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: zerosource on April 24, 2014, 09:53:20 PM
there is one that flush... http://www.ebay.com/itm/181317208116

I just ordered one.  >:(
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: KMikhail on May 01, 2014, 02:40:03 AM
Please let us know how it works! :)
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: zerosource on May 05, 2014, 02:27:53 AM
Works great!  8)

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FCa4G4GX.png&hash=f40334654730fac890d24eefaa0f1042)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FxSDkig0.png&hash=2c9b154ed2145f3d645f426a970cd875)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8X6VbkI.png&hash=a113e920a9844ab630426ac5ee10660e)
Title: Re: Express card 54 - CF reader
Post by: StefanKeller.AC on May 06, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
this is more or less the same speed as with my Kingston USB 2.0 cardreader
(despite of 512 k write, where I have 23.55 MB/s)

Is there a faster device?

I have a transcend USB 3.0 expresscard Adapter TS-PNU3,
but in my Vaiowith Win7 it only works with USB-sticks and SD Cards in Cardreaders, not with CF cards or Harddisks :-(