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

PCIe to ExpressCard Front More Like This Synchrotech's PCIe to ExpressCard Drive Read-Writer Front enables PCIe based desktop computers to utilize ExpressCard applications. Unlike many competing devices, EXP54-CR-PCEIF1 specially manufactured highly shielded internal cable allows for true PCIe ExpressCard 2.5Gbps operations! The specially shielded cable is unique to this device. The PCIe 1X configuration allows for the full 250MB/s (megabytes unidirectional) throughput for PCIe based ExpressCards, while the USB 2.0 configuration allows USB 2.0 ExpressCards to operate at their 60MB/s speed. This industrial grade PCIe to ExpressCard Drive 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 header type), plug the reader into an open PCIe slot, install the 3.5inch drive bay enclosure, and installation is complete! The device itself requires no drivers. A great way to share devices between modern laptops and desktops, the PCIe to ExpressCard reader is an smart addition for desktop machines.

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EXP54-CR-PCEIF1 PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer Front
Many motherboard/operating system combinations don't accomodate PCIe hot swap for this device
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Optional Accessories
PCM-CR-MP-B Mounting Kit - 3.5 to 5.25 Inch Drive Bays Black $15.00 Buy Now
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Features and Specifications


CE Mark

Vista Ready

Seven Ready

Eight Ready

  • Easy Installation, Plug and Play
  • Accepts both 54 and 34 ExpressCard modules
  • Push-Push mechanism for easy insertion of Express Card
  • Only Device In Class to Provide Full Throughput PCIe Speeds with ExpressCards
  • Better Mini USB 2.0 connector to USB Host connection
  • Locates ExpressCard slot in a front 3.5" drive bay
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • PCIe ExpressCards 2.5Gbps (per direction) / 500MBps in bidirectional mode
  • USB 2.0 ExpressCards 480Mbps / 60MBps
System Requirement
  • One PCI Express (PCIe 1X) slot
  • One free USB 2.0 port (preferably internal header type)
  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8
  • Unsupported, but known to work with other operating systems supporting PCIe and USB 2.0, including Linux
Package Includes
  • Specially Shielded PCIe Cable
  • PCIe Host Adapter Card
  • PCI Express to ExpressCard Drive 3.5" Enclosure
  • USB mini-b to internal header type cable (removable)
  • User guide documentation
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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