The Apple Core: PC Card = Obsolete

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Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2006, 00:24
Category: The Apple Core

expresscard-logo.jpgWith Apple’s announcement of the MacBook Pro they also obsoleted a popular notebook technology – the PC Card slot (formerly PCMCIA).
ExpressCard/34 is a blazing fast replacement for the venerable PC Card slot found on many notebooks, including several generations of PowerBook. ExpressCard is a serial interface delivering between 480 Mbytes/sec and 2.5 Gbit/sec/direction of bi-directional throughput, depending on the interface (USB 2.0 or PCI Express) while a CardBus PC Card is a parallel interface capable of only 33-132 Mbytes/sec.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


expresscard-logo.jpgWith Apple’s announcement of the MacBook Pro they also obsoleted a popular notebook technology – the PC Card slot (formerly PCMCIA).
ExpressCard/34 is a blazing fast replacement for the venerable PC Card slot found on many notebooks, including several generations of PowerBook. ExpressCard is a serial interface delivering between 480 Mbytes/sec and 2.5 Gbit/sec/direction of bi-directional throughput, depending on the interface (USB 2.0 or PCI Express) while a CardBus PC Card is a parallel interface capable of only 33-132 Mbytes/sec.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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