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Old March 2nd, 2008, 11:09 PM   #16
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Hi Guys
I have imported four PCMCIA card readers to date, two have been succesful in my G4 (PCI) and two were flops, ther'e now destined for the techno scrap heap.
Not to give up, I spoke to another dealer about a PCIe solution just today and he advised that a product that is a rear insertion PCMCIA to PCIe reader is being manufactured as we speak. It will be released in about 4-8 weeks. He says it will read teh Panasonic P2 cards, and it will be under $100.
Lets all hope we finally have a cost effective solution.
If it works as well as my Amtron Reader in my G4 i'll be impressed , and relieved.
i'll keep you posted when mine arrives.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 10:29 AM   #17
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PCI Express means this should work in a MacPro.

Would be it be possible to learn who the manufacturer is?
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #18
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PCI Express means this should work in a MacPro.
Would be it be possible to learn who the manufacturer is?
Hi David,
I will post back as soon as I have a test of this card.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #19
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Hi David,
I will post back as soon as I have a test of this card.
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Hi David,
I have contacted the manufacturers dealer and I'm told that as the manufacturers perceive there is not enough "market interest" in this PCMCIA to PCIe adapter they are Not going to proceed.
I'm trialing one last combination (a four card reader) shortly, when the remaining product arrives I will post back my results/findings.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #20
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Hi David,
I'm trialing one last combination (a four card reader) shortly, when the remaining product arrives I will post back my results/findings.
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Tom K
Update,

I just loaded up bootcamp into my intel macpro with XP Pro SP3 and, my PCIe to PCI expansion case works well (off the Mac's slot 2) , Plus the cardbus card (SIIG) is recognized and XP loaded a driver, I then loaded the Panasonic P2 Driver, re booted and then inserted a P2 card and it came up instantly on the desktop as it should, all work well n fast.

So, an old OS as XP works, but newer OS 10.5.2 leopard dosen't using the same hardware configuration.

The PCIe to PCI expansion case is a great idea for more slots, it's just the Mac OS that let's the operation down.

Also I tried the Elan P111 card, it didn't work at all, it's driver is for XPpro SP1, very old and out of date.
Elan have a PCIe to Cardbus card on their web site , but it's just a mock up that they don't even make, and a huge time waster to anyone who chases it down thru one of Elans dealers.
http://www.elandigitalsystems.com/adapter/e111.php
One wonders if that's false or misleading advertising ?.

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