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#1 CPressland

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:00

Hey guys,

Got a friend with an old PC with a pretty nice Creative Sound Card connected with PCI, the PC itself is dead now so we want to migrate everything over to a laptop he's purchased but ideally would like to save the Sound Card.

Does anybody know of an external PCI to USB or similar we can use?

Think kinda how those SATA to USB things work, only PCI.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:04

Hey guys,

Got a friend with an old PC with a pretty nice Creative Sound Card connected with PCI, the PC itself is dead now so we want to migrate everything over to a laptop he's purchased but ideally would like to save the Sound Card.

Does anybody know of an external PCI to USB or similar we can use?

Think kinda how those SATA to USB things work, only PCI.

Thanks

Chris


I'm in my search of one for PCI-express too to conect a nice creative sound card but so far I havent found anything...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:08

Somebody has recently asked me if these things exist too, but I just can't see how it would work.

However, I see that there is one firm that makes some sort of USB to PCI board. But it's not straightforward. It needs external power, specific software and it all looks a bit whacky if you ask me. :p

http://www.arstech.c...si2_pci_x3.html

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:15

So it looks like the Laptop may have an ExpressCard slot, which I understand is a 'version' of PCI. Does that help?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:31

Found these, but they're PCI Express, not PCI :(

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:34

Found these, but they're PCI Express, not PCI :(


PCI Express actually includes an standard PCI-e 1x, what kind of adapter you found?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:35

Weird, Neowin filtered the link, let me try again:

http://www.netstor.c...ts_turbobox.htm

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:45

perhaps it can be used with this:

http://dx.com/p/usb-...p-480mbps-41452 since it's only an audio card...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 15:11

perhaps it can be used with this:

http://dx.com/p/usb-...p-480mbps-41452 since it's only an audio card...


Hey, that's kinda what I want, only I need PCI, not ExpressCard.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 15:15

I don't think they exist...

You're after an external casing to house a PCI card which is then connected via USB to the machine?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 16:54

A quick search give threads from around 2009 talking about a ssi2 pci - SSI2 PCI card or below which works from a cardbus but I cant see anything new you might use http://www.bhphotovi...ull_Length.html

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There are external caddys for running multi monitor graphics cards for laptops but these are PCI express

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:44

Hello,

The ExpressCard to PCIe systems are typically for hooking up an external GPU to a laptop, and cost several hundreds of dollars.

If your friend wants a sound card that's better than what comes with the laptop, I would suggest looking into a USB sound card, such as those made by Creative, E-Mu (Creative's professional brand), FocusRite, M-Audio or other audio gear manufacturer. These typically start around $100 and go upwards from there. For less than the cost of a docking solution you should be able to purchase a very nice one.

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Aryeh Goretsky