Hello all. My employer has recently given me a data-intensive research job that includes uploading bunches of data (acoustics data from the water system for you geeks), recorded onto PC cards, to their FTP server. Problem is, my Lenovo 3000 V100 has an ExpressCard slot only. I mentioned my problem to them, and they sighed and said that this problem is becoming more common, then wondered out loud if an adapter is available.
There was nada at my local Best Buy, Circuit City and going-out-of-business CompUSA. Also bupkis was found at most online retailers.
I began looking around, and was surprised at how little I found--online, I found one PC-card to ExpressCard adapter (called Dueladapter), and one PC-card to USB adapter. These devices, I think, are designed for people with EVDO and other modems--I only need it to transfer data, much as you would with a USB stick drive. A site that happens to have both types is here: http://rfwel.com/shop/catalog/PC-Card-P ... p-745.html
and here: http://rfwel.com/shop/catalog/PCMCIA-PC ... -1050.html
I'm kinda mushy for the PC to EC (Dueladapter) adapter rather than the PC to USB, but any opinions are welcome. On the PCMCIA-to-EC adapter page, there is a list of (non)compatible devices, and IBM and Lenovo pop up, although the 3000 V100 isn't specifically mentioned.
RfWeL is closed now and I will call them in the morning to discuss further, but I figure that you guys will have some knowledge or at least some opinions about this stuff. So...
Do you know of any other adapters available?
Do you have any experience with these or other adapters?
Any other thoughts or opinions? Maybe if I just shove in the PC card really hard, it will fit?
El Paso, TX