If that is an express card 34 port then you can get an eSata adapter and take advantage of the faster transmit speed which is faster that Firewire or USB. If you give the model number, a definitive answer can be provided (see SYSTEM PROFILER).
This a type of adapter that may suit your needs. Note that it will run at Firewire 400 speeds with the adapter.
Very helpful. Thank you. Here is what I got from the system profiler: I'm not sure if the slot is an Express card 34 though... but may very well be. I had a slot on my previous MacBook Pro that took an eSATA adaptor ... via a slot that also took the SxS cards from my Sony EX-3 camera. But this slot looks smaller.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0F
SMC Version (system): 1.58f17
Serial Number (system): W8******AGZ
Hardware UUID: 47BC4B17-E13B-5786-B349-4560283EEF24
Sudden Motion Sensor:
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A model 6.2 MBP does not have an Express card 34 slot. The one on your MPP is an SD slot. Older 15" MBPs (up to late 2008) did but that was discontinued on later models. Thus you cannot have eSata capabilities with your MBP.
This is interesting. I just did a bunch of camera tests, a new camera I'm looking at. I captured to an SD card. When I got home I put the card in a camera I had here (I'm on location, away from my studio) and the camera couldn't 'see' the .mov files for some reason. I was on my way back to the store today to get a new card reader - I've got a cupboard full of them back home ... and for some reason I just reread the posts above. Aha! I actually have an SD card reader built into this laptop. Cool. Thank you for that. I'm currently transferring all the data without having to take a two hour subway ride. Much appreciated.
Now if I could find someone that would recognize the problem I'm having with playing Quicktimes, which I've posted elsewhere ... I would be a truly happy camper.
All the best, and thank you again Ogelthorpe ...
I am pleased to hear that at least you stumbled on to some good news/features regarding your MBP. You are not alone. Every now and then I too learn about a feature or shortcut that I am not aware of. I hope that your other post results in favorable news.