- March 13, 2008 at 8:37 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…
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.
- March 14, 2008 at 6:24 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.
It’s a dry heat!
Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .
- March 14, 2008 at 7:38 am
problem is, that expresscards have 2 interfaces they can use (either/or/both)
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
SO: Sandisk SxS cards are coming out, and surely they’ll haver their own special USB adapter
to work with….
- March 14, 2008 at 10:36 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.
THIS IS THE CARD READER I GOT.
EXP54-CR-PCEIF1 PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer Front
- March 16, 2008 at 7:23 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.
- April 2, 2008 at 1:54 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”
- April 5, 2008 at 2:04 pm
I’m glad i only spent $7 for this USB/Expresscard34 adapter becasue it doesn’t work.
- April 6, 2008 at 12:03 am
So I did some poking around on eBay and found these two listings…
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…
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.
- April 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm
This is the one i bought:
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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