Your new laptop computer allows for both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 interfaces. To what do the /34 and /54 numbers refer?
A) The version number of the adapter cards
B) The adapter throughput in megabytes
C) The card voltage requirements
D) The width of the cards in millimeters
E) The amount of caffeine in grams
The answer: D) The width of the cards in millimeters
It’s easy to pick out an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 adapter because of the obvious card width. Many laptops only support ExpressCard/34, while others can allow for both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 adapters.
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