PCMCIA/Cardbus to PC Express Convertor

Sun 1st Jul 08

I recently bought a convertor from CardBus to ExpressCard from Addonics and I've had a few people ask how well it works. So here is a quick review...

It works well, I quizzed the sellers before buying and was promised it was just a pass through device which didn't need any extra drivers, that appears to be correct as my Ubiquity card still works fine using it.

The only problem I've had is that it seems to be needed to be plugged in before I boot and does not report the device being ejected properly. That could be the linux distro or my settings so I'm not blaming the device yet. I don't have a windows partition on that machine to test it in windows.

The only other problem is that it sticks miles outside my machine so isn't discrete like the Ubiquity card used to be but you can't have everything. Here are a couple of photos: photo 1, photo 2.

P.S. If you are in the UK, watchout for the shipping, the device was about $60 but the shipping was an extra $40 and I'm expecting the import tax bill in soon. It was here within a couple of days but if you don't need it that fast you may be able to try negotiating on the shipping options.

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