Originally Posted by dakesey
The new 17" MacBook Pro does not have a SD slot like the new 15.4" MacBook Pro does. Instead, the 17" has an ExpressCard/34 extension card slot.
Could someone please tell me if I could use a SD card in the ExpressCard/34 slot? If so, would I need a special SD card adapter to use this slot for a SD card? Thanks.
Why buy a USB SD Card reader? Your ExpressCard slot is extremely useful and there are 3 SD adapters that I know of that will fit that need for you.
One made by SanDisk themselves...SanDisk ExpressCard Reader/Writer
Kensington....Kensington 7 in 1 ExpressCard Reader/Writer
(this one reads 7 different media card types)
and then there is this one...21 in 1 ExpressCard Reader/Writer
(21 different media card types! I did not even know there were that many different types!)
These are great for your MBP, they require no drivers (just as the USB ones do not) but they do not need cables, they fit flush with the MBP, and can be left inside the ExpressCard slot and not removed everytime you want to go portable.
There are many many different things a ExpressCard slot can use, do not take up a precious USB port wiht a SD card reader!