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Master Geek


#55143 24-Dec-2009 11:24
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I found this PCMCIA to USB card on DSE website.
It is for my boss, who wants to plug her 2.5" Digitus Ext HDD which currently requires both USB plugs plugged in.

She hates cables all over her desk, and gets sick of unplugging her Printer or Mouse in order to use 2 of her existing USB ports (she only has 3).

Does anyone know/tried/have working, an ext 2.5" hdd possibly 160GB, from a PCMCIA to USB adaptor?
I cannot find any information on how much power is delivered via the ports direct from the PCMCIA slot.  So this is difficult to work out, without wasting $50




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Ultimate Geek


  #285001 24-Dec-2009 14:33
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  • USB2.0 EHCI, and USB1.1 OHCI Compliant

  • Supports PC Card 32-bit CardBus Type-II Slot

  • Up to 480Mbps USB2.0 Transfer Rate

  • USB1.1 Device Compatible and USB2.0 Ready

  • Provides 2 External Ports

  • Supports up to 127 USB Devices

  • Optional Power Adaptor: 5V⁄Centre Positive

  • Inter-operable with major USB peripherals

  • Supports Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP and MacOS

  • 12 months return to Dick Smith Electronics Warranty


Optional Power Adaptor: 5V⁄Centre Positive 
Would that not imply that it won't without an extra power adaptor?







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Master Geek


  #285007 24-Dec-2009 15:23
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Yes, well that was what caught my eye, and made the caution bells ring.
Hence, asking if anyone has used/using to do something similar.




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  #285009 24-Dec-2009 15:52
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Your boss should upgrade her archaic laptop.

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