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Marco Solorio
External SxS Readers for EX1
on Mar 13, 2008 at 8:37:15 pm

I did a little searching on this forum, but didn't find anything on external USB readers. Obviously Sony has the SBAC-US10 reader for SXS cards to USB. But $250? C'mon. I did find this...

http://www.synchrotech.com/product-usb/usb20_to_usb20_expresscards_host_ada...

http://www.synchrotech.com/product-usb/usb20_to_usb20_expresscards_host_ada...

Only $48 which sounds like a better ballpark price. Would be nice to see a FW800 module too.

Anyway, has anyone tried a USB reader other than Sony's model? Would definitely like something external so we can move it to different computers as needed and without having to use the EX1 as the reader device.

Thanks,

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Steve Wargo
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Mar 14, 2008 at 6:24:54 am

We bought a reader at Fry's Electronics but it did not work. Someone claimed in a post a few months ago that they knew of one but I never saw a follow up.

Steve Wargo
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stefan kroesbacher
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Mar 14, 2008 at 7:38:41 am

hi,

problem is, that expresscards have 2 interfaces they can use (either/or/both)
PCI-Express
USB2.0

so all of the current usb adapters except for Sony's, and pc-card adapters ONLY
use the USB2.0 interface/bus.

Problem is that sxs cards ONLY work via PCI-Express, so it won't work in these
adapters....

SO: Sandisk SxS cards are coming out, and surely they'll haver their own special USB adapter
to work with....

cheers

stefan



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gary coler
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:36:21 am

I PURCHASED A PCI EXPRESS INTERNAL CARD READER THAT WORKS GREAT. I AM ADDING THE WEB SITE. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE CARD READER FOR THE SONY EX1 CARDS.
GOOD LUCK GARY.
HERE IS THE WEB SITE.
http://www.synchrotech.com/products-expc/pcie-expresscard-slot-drive_03.htm...

THIS IS THE CARD READER I GOT.

EXP54-CR-PCEIF1 PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer Front







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Marco Solorio
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Mar 16, 2008 at 7:23:12 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess it looks like Sony's reader is the only viable one at the moment. Bleh. Was hoping someone would have experimented with the Syncrotech USB device by now.

Gary, I did in fact see your earlier post on the internal reader. Might be a problem for those of us that use Macs though since there isn't a standard 5-1/4" slot. A USB reader would really be ideal for us though so we could swap it from station to station.

Thanks,

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greg coyne
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 8, 2008 at 10:23:12 pm

Could anybody tell me how long it takes to ingest a 16gb card with an internal pcie reader and what how the hard speed effects this. Are the internal readers hot swappable? Many thanks



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Gary Brown
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Sep 17, 2008 at 4:24:10 pm

This does beg the question, "How does it deal with the hot swap of the SxS cards?". What sort of machine are you using, (and/or Motherboard) and with which OS. I want to use Vista 64 with Vegas 8.1. Any thoughts?

GB-)

"Better, Faster, Cheaper ... Pick Two!"

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Allen Cavedo
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 2, 2008 at 1:54:04 am

I ordered one off eBay for $7. We'll see if it works at all or kills the SxS card.

Search for "USB ExpressCard/34"



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Allen Cavedo
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 5, 2008 at 2:04:36 pm

I'm glad i only spent $7 for this USB/Expresscard34 adapter becasue it doesn't work.



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Marco Solorio
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 5, 2008 at 6:47:39 pm

Sorry about the bad news, Allen, but thanks for letting us know. Do you have a link so we know what to stay away from?

Thanks,

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Marco Solorio
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 6, 2008 at 12:03:18 am

So I did some poking around on eBay and found these two listings...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280214891057
http://item.express.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ120242442231QQcmdZExpressItem

The second link pretty much says it doesn't work with PCI Express-based cards and only USB-based ones, so I guess there's the answer.

And then I found this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280144168691

Interesting that for $200 it comes with a 16GB card with the reader. I'll wager it doesn't work with the EX1, but geez, how nice would THAT be? Would be nice to see Sony and SanDisk get some competition.

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Allen Cavedo
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:53:00 pm

This is the one i bought:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280214891057

I read somewhere, might have been here, that there are two types of Expresscard readers, those with USB only channel and those with full Expresscard channel. The Sony reader has full support, mine has only USB support. I am pretty familiar with PC tech but this makes little sense to me.



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Rasmus Mauritsen
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on May 11, 2008 at 12:08:21 am

I just found this thread right now... about 30 mins after i ordered this:

http://compuland.dk/controller_io_kort/pcmcia_express/delock_pcmcia_adapter...


Guess this won't work either?

Best!

-rasmus


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Marco Solorio
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on May 11, 2008 at 1:35:42 am

[Rasmus Mauritsen] "Guess this won't work either?"

Probably not since it says, "For Express Card 34mm with USB controller". It's the USB part that makes it incompatible. But if it does work, let us know! Still wish there was a direct USB reader besides the Sony one. =(

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Scott Robert
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Sep 27, 2008 at 2:51:50 am

Marco, Did you find a solution? Does that $48 card reader work?



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Marco Solorio
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
on Sep 27, 2008 at 7:50:35 am

[Scott Robert] "Marco, Did you find a solution? Does that $48 card reader work?"

I wish... I haven't found a solution that costs less than Sony's reader but then again, I haven't looked in the last few months (I gave up searching). The problem is that these cheap readers aren't PCI-Express based which is key.

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