PCI to PCMCIA & CardBus PC Card
With this PCI to PCMCIA CardBus card adapter, desktop computer users can enjoy the same PCMCIA functionality that a laptop PC provides. Installing this PCI-to-PCMCIA controller card drives to a desktop PC is the most economical method to add a standard PCMCIA CardBus PC Card slot to the back panel of a desktop computer. [*** If you prefer a PC Card slot on the front panel of a desktop computer, render inserting or removing PCMCIA PC cards much more convenient, please click here for PCD-TP-110CS. ***] With this product, a desktop computer can do what a laptop computer does!
This PCI to PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Reader, using the highly compatible Ricoh R5C485 PCMCIA CardBus controller chipset, works with Microsoft Windows ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 operating systems. No proprietary driver is needed. Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 will automatically detect this hardware and install the Windows built-in driver.
For customers who live in an area without wired high speed broadband connection, this PCD-RP-101CS PCI to PCMCIA CardBus Card Drives allows you to use a laptop wireless PC card on your desktop computer for wireless mobile broadband connection internet access.
This PCI to PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Adapter supports all Type I, Type II, & Type III 16-bit PC cards (such as ATA flash memory, hard drives, linear flash, SRAM, wired & wireless ethernet network/LAN and modem cards, etc.) and 32-bit CardBus PC cards (such as IEEE1394 and USB2.0 adapter, 3G wireless modem card, Panasonic DVCPRO P2 card, etc.). PCD-RP-101CS also reads & writes other types of data storage cards such as CompactFlash (CF), MicroDrive, Memory Stick (MS & MS Pro), SD, xD, etc with the proper PCMCIA adapter.
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PCD-RP-101CS is recommended for wired and wireless modem PC cards such as Verizon / Sierra AirCard, Novatel Merlin, Cingular EDGE, Kyocera Passport, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, AirPrime, ACS, Fiberlink, SK-Earthlink, Qualcomm, and other wireless PC card modems using CDMA, WCDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, EV-DO (EVDO) technology, wired and wireless ethernet Network/LAN cards (IEEE802.11b, Bluetooth), I/O cards, and other types of PCMCIA cards such as CardBus (IEEE1394 and USB2.0) adapter, ATA Flash memory, Hard Disk Drives, Panasonic P2 card, Linear Flash, SRAM, ... etc. This product also reads & writes other types of data storage cards such as CompactFlash (CF) card**, SSFDC SmartMedia (SM) card**, Microdrive**, Memory Stick (MS) and MS Pro**, MultiMediaCard (MMC)**, Secure Digital (SD) card**, xD picture card**, etc.. (** need a proper PCMCIA adapter).
This PCI-to-PCMCIA controller card allows the user to connect a PCMCIA PC card or CardBus card to the back panel of a desktop computer. Installing this PCI bus interface PC card drives is the most economical method to add a PCMCIA PC Card slot to a desktop PC so you can enjoy the same PCMCIA functionality that a laptop PC provides. This high performance PCI Bus to PCMCIA 16-bit PC Card and 32-bit CardBus PC Card Reader/Writer (aka PCMCIA Card Drive, Socket Controller, or slot adapter) is equipped with one type III PCMCIA card socket that accommodates Type I, Type II or Type III PC card. It supports all kinds of 16-bit PC cards and 32-bit CardBus PC cards. The rear access design make it ideal for Ethernet Network (LAN) Card (wired or wireless), Modem Card (wired or wireless) since it does not occupy desktop PC's drive bay.
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