PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Slot Drive Read-Writer

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PCIe to ExpressCard More Like This Synchrotech's PCIe to ExpressCard 54 reader enables PCIe based desktop computers to utilize ExpressCard applications. The reader accepts both ExpressCard 34 and 54 cards, and is completely transparent to any card inserted. Plug the included USB cable into an available port (preferably internal), plug the reader into an open PCIe slot, and installation is complete! The device itself requires no drivers. The PCIe 1X configuration allows for the full 250MB/s (megabytes) throughput for PCIe based ExpressCards, while the USB 2.0 configuration allows USB 2.0 ExpressCards to operate at their 480Mb/s (megabits) speed. A great way to share devices between modern laptops and desktops, the PCIe to ExpressCard 54 reader is an smart addition for desktop machines.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
EXP54-CR-PCEIR1 PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer I-300
Many motherboard/operating system combinations don't accomodate PCIe hot swap for this device
Optional Accessories
EXP34-54SLOTGUARD Synchrotech SlotGuardExpress ExpressCard/34 Stabilizer Insert for ExpressCard/54 Slots More Information - View Product Pages

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • Easy Installation, Plug and Play
  • Accepts both 54 and 34 ExpressCard modules
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
  • One PCI Express (PCIe 1X) slot
  • One free USB 2.0 port (preferably internal)
  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, Vista
  • Unsupported, but known to work with other operating systems supporting PCIe and USB 2.0, including Linux
Package Includes
  • PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer
  • User guide documentation
  • USB Extension Cable A to A (removable)
Standards Compliance
  • PCI Express
  • ExpressCard
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 60° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to 80° C
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


W3 Document Hot swapping PCIe based ExpressCards with PCIe to ExpressCard Drives
Information about Sony/Sandisk's SxS Pro and other PCIe based ExpressCards
W3 Document Can I 'rescan' the PCI expansion slots?
More information about hot swapping capabilities ExpressCards under various operating systems
W3 Document ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54
Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.
W3 Document Firmware Support for PCI Express Hot-Plug and Windows
Microsoft document on PCIe hot-plug
W3 Document SxS PRO Device Drivers
Information about Sony/Sandisk's SxS Pro ExpressCards

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