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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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when 1 Express Card slot isn't enough...

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the only thing that's inefficient about my work flow (excluding me) is that I use eSATA drives, so when I want to offload my SXS card after a shoot, I have to unplug my drives from the one coveted slot, plug in the SXS card, offload to a fw drive, then the SXS, plug my drives back in.
Does anyone know if there's an ExpressCard slot "splitter" or something, that would allow me to have both my SXS card and my SATA drives attached at the same time?
Thanks, Malcolm
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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hi...
the only thing that's inefficient about my work flow (excluding me) is that I use eSATA drives, so when I want to offload my SXS card after a shoot, I have to unplug my drives from the one coveted slot, plug in the SXS card, offload to a fw drive, then the SXS, plug my drives back in.
Does anyone know if there's an ExpressCard slot "splitter" or something, that would allow me to have both my SXS card and my SATA drives attached at the same time?
Thanks, Malcolm
Options--
1) use the Sony USB drive to offload SxS cards
2) In Sept, FirmTek will be shipping the SeriTek Spyder which will provide 2 eSata connections plus a whole range of other connections interfacing to computer via FW800
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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What I really hope for is a viable SXS to PCIe device for a desktop for fast transfer.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Oooh, the SeriTek Spyder looks to be exactly what I want.
Thanks for the tip Ned. And Craig, wouldn't this do what you want to do as well?
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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Oooh, the SeriTek Spyder looks to be exactly what I want.
Thanks for the tip Ned. And Craig, wouldn't this do what you want to do as well?
Malcolm
With the caveat that eSATA transfer will be somewhat limited by FW800 - but I guess it's worth it.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #6
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Nope as far as I can tell. No ExpressPort (for SXS) into desktop. I'm currently using Sony's which is SxS to USB but I'd rather something that is PCIe that can match MacBookPro input speed.

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Oooh, the SeriTek Spyder looks to be exactly what I want.
Thanks for the tip Ned. And Craig, wouldn't this do what you want to do as well?
Malcolm
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