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What ExpressCard interface does this laptop have?

I’ve picked up a Lenovo Edge ThinkPad 15 0301-CFG for cheap mainly for it’s great selection of media ports.

I can’t seem to find out whether it used ExpressCard v2.0 or not - can anyone confirm?

https://superuser.com/questions/488837/how-do-i-check-if-i-have-expresscard-slot-1-0-or-2-0

this all I can really find when going through Chipset specs:

 PCI Express*
— NEW: 8 PCI Express root ports
— NEW: PCI Express 2.0 specification running at
2.5 GT/s.
— NEW: Ports 1–4 or Ports 5–8 can independently
be configured to support four x1s, two x2s, one
x2 and 2 x1s, or one x4 port widths.
— Support for full 2.5 Gb/s bandwidth in each
direction per x1 lane
— Module based Hot-Plug supported (such as,
ExpressCard*)

Why don’t you list here the main specs of your laptop? Searching the model number does not return many results.

I have been searching a little, does your laptop have a 1st-gen Intel CPU?

Intel Core i5 480M / 2.66 GHz

  • Chipset Type

Mobile Intel HM55 Express

CACHE MEMORY

  • Type

L3 cache

  • Installed Size

3 MB

STORAGE

  • Interface

Serial ATA-300[quote=“AlexN, post:4, topic:143685, full:true”]
Why don’t you list here the main specs of your laptop? Searching the model number does not return many results.

I have been searching a little, does your laptop have a 1st Intel CPU?
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  • Optical Drive

DVD±RW fixed

MEMORY

  • RAM

4 GB (2 x 2 GB)

  • Max Supported Size

8 GB

  • Technology

DDR3 SDRAM

  • Speed

1066 MHz / PC3-8500 - 1066 MHz

  • Form Factor

SO-DIMM 204-pin

  • Slots Qty

2

  • Empty Slots

0

RAM

  • Memory Speed

1066 MHz

  • Memory Specification Compliance

PC3-8500

  • Configuration Features

2 x 2 GB

  • Technology

DDR3 SDRAM

  • Installed Size

4 GB

  • Rated Memory Speed

1066 MHz

DISPLAY

  • LCD Backlight Technology

LED backlight

  • Widescreen Display

Yes

  • Image Aspect Ratio

16:9

  • Monitor Features

anti-glare

  • Type

LED

  • Diagonal Size (metric)

39.5 cm

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

HD

AUDIO & VIDEO

  • Graphics Processor

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145

  • Integrated Webcam

Yes

  • Sound

Stereo speakers, microphone

  • Audio Codec

Realtek ALC269

HARD DRIVE

  • Spindle Speed

5400 rpm

  • Type

HDD

  • Capacity

640 GB

INPUT

  • Type

TrackPoint, UltraNav, keyboard

  • Localization & Layout

Belgium AZERTY

  • Features

multi-touch touchpad, spill-resistant

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Wireless Protocol

802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1

  • Wireless Controller

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

  • Wired Protocol

Gigabit Ethernet

PROCESSOR

  • CPU Type

Core i5

  • Processor Number

i5-480M

  • Manufacturer

Intel

  • Clock Speed

2.66 GHz

OPTICAL STORAGE

  • Drive Type

DVD-Writer

  • Type

DVD±RW

  • Form Factor

fixed

CARD READER

  • Type

7 in 1 card reader

  • Supported Flash Memory

Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H

BATTERY (NOT INCLUDED)

  • Cells

6-cell

  • Technology

lithium ion

AC ADAPTER

  • Input

AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION

  • Slots

1 x ExpressCard/34 (1 free)

  • Interfaces

2 x USB 2.0
PoweredUSB 2.0
VGA
USB 2.0/eSATA
HDMI
LAN
Headphone/microphone combo jack

  • Memory Card Reader

7 in 1 (SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, SDHC Card, xD-Picture Card Type H)

HEADER

  • Brand

Lenovo

  • Product Line

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15"

  • Model

0301

  • Country Kits

Belgium, Luxembourg

  • Packaged Quantity

1

  • Compatibility

PC

SOFTWARE

  • Microsoft Office Preloaded

Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

SYSTEM

  • Notebook Type

notebook

  • Platform

Windows

  • Hard Drive Capacity

500 GB

NETWORKING

  • Data Link Protocol

Bluetooth 2.1, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

  • Wireless LAN Supported

Yes

  • Wireless NIC

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Color

matte black

  • Features

ThinkVantage Active Protection System, administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

  • Included Laptop Accessories

power adapter

  • Compliant Standards

RoHS

MONITOR

  • Diagonal Size

15.6 in

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Width

15 in

  • Depth

9.7 in

  • Height

1.5 in

AUDIO OUTPUT

  • Compliant Standards

High Definition Audio

MANUFACTURER WARRANTY

  • Type

1 year warranty

MAINBOARD

  • Chipset Type

Mobile Intel HM55 Express

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

  • EPEAT Level

EPEAT Gold

  • ENERGY STAR Certified

Yes

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Weight

5.51 lbs

OPERATING SYSTEM / SOFTWARE

  • OS Provided: Type

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

VIDEO OUTPUT

  • Discrete Graphics Processor

Yes

  • Graphics Processor

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145

  • Graphics Processor Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD

VIDEO MEMORY

  • Installed Size

512 MB

NOTEBOOK CAMERA

  • Integrated Webcam

Yes

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I would say your laptop has ExpressCard 1.0


Expresscard 2.0 was announced just one year before your computer was launched. And being an Edge variant of Thinkpads I don’t think Lenovo would include something as new in that moment.


Also from that wikipedia page I understand that computers that use Expresscard 2.0 also have USB 3, and your computer/chipset only has USB 2.0.


This link talks about the same thing, that computer is the same generation as yours but in the high-end class, and it is only a ExpressCard 1.0, and mathches the speeds of your 2nd comment. So I think you have ExpressCard 1.0

Computers known to have ExpressCard 3.0 and ExpressCard 2.0 are these: https://egpu.io/expresscard-2-0-egpu-interface-pros-cons-candidate-notebook-list/#7th

Regards,

Alex

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Thank Alex! I appreciate the effort put in here :hugs:

I might look at getting a 3g card if it’s only ExpressCard V1.0