You’re planning to use an ExpressCard adapter to add a USB interface to your laptop, but your ExpressCard adapter is 34 mm wide and your laptop has a 54 mm wide ExpressCard slot. Which of these would be the best course of action?
A) Use a converter to switch from 34 mm to 54 mm
B) Instead of a 34 mm ExpressCard adapter, purchase a 54 mm ExpressCard adapter instead
C) Use a laptop with a 34 mm ExpressCard adapter slot
D) Use a CardBus adapter in the place of the ExpressCard adapter
E) Use the 34 mm ExpressCard adapter in the 54 mm ExpressCard slot
F) Do you have a hammer?
The answer: E) Use the 34 mm ExpressCard adapter in the 54 mm ExpressCard slot
The ExpressCard adapter standard provides for two sizes of adapter cards; both a 34 mm wide adapter and a 54 mm wide adapter. For maximum compatibility, the 54 mm adapter slot will accept both sizes of ExpressCard adapters.
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