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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Expresscard 34 Adapter with USB 3 & 64GB SSD

For those of us who use (mainly slightly older) Apple MBPs and/or the many Windows laptops for editing on the road that have the lovely Expresscard 34 expansion slot, this item caught my eye....why oh why did Apple ditch this slot on the 15 inch MBP - don't they know what we media pros need! Anyway, let's not digress.

It's a means of adding extra drive memory (64GB SSD) AND hooking up, e.g. external 7,200 rpm hard drives with HD video etc., using a pair of those super fast USB 3 ports. Maybe that SSD part could be designated as the scratch drive too.

Seems potentially very useful so I'm posting the link, especially as I always found eSATA via an adapter to be a bit hit or miss (with my MBP with Full HD XDCAM EX footage). No price info yet.

RunCore USB 3.0 Express SSD offers 64GB of storage and two ports in one killer device -- Engadget
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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Add an Intensity Shuttle and run Bootcamp with Cineform and it's an amazing near-lossless acquisition method. (If the Macbook Pro through Windows can do USB 3.0)

If you're not thinking Macbooks, a i5 or i7 Windows Laptop can definitely do this.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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The Intensity Shuttle isn't rated for any laptops. I tried a usb 3.0 card/express slot on my Toshiba and it didn't work. Apparently the uncompressed requires more bandwidth than the expresscard slots offer on laptops. I had to use a desktop with the built in 3.0 to capture uncompressed.

I sure wish it would have worked because I was thinking the same thing: a nice uncompressed portable capture solution.
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