Friday, February 08, 2008

USB Kills PCMCIA?

It just occured to me that my new laptop doesn't have a PCMCIA slot. The previous laptops I have had, for years, have equipped with two slots. I assume that USB has pretty much eliminated the market and need for PCMCIA.

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  1. PCMCIA is basically dead. Laptops that do have card slots have ExpressCard/34.

    However, the only real possible use of the slot on my MacBook Pro for me would be either an eSata connection (for the higher bandwidth) or a 3G cellular data card--neither of which I need.

    USB 2.0 is fine, but I do find that my FireWire 800 port is useful for external disk access, since it has enough bandwidth to handle 7200 RPM drives at full burst mode.

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