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what is the slot labled SC above the HD on my Latitude E6420

I was curious what the "SC" slot above the HD on my E6420 was for is it some kind of expansion port? I cannot find referance of it function anywhere on the web site.

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The SC slot and the ExpressCard slot are not the same.  I have a Latitude E6410, and it has both a smart card (SC) slot on the left side and an ExpressCard (EC) slot on the right.  The EC slot is about 3 times thicker.  The smart card slot is for reading smart cards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_card), and are a way to verify someone's identity to allow them to use the computer, and are common with the government and various companies.  The Express Card (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard) slot is for expansion devices, like wireless cards or USB 3.0 ports.  ExpressCard is the newer and much faster replacement standard to old PCMCIA cards. 

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Isn't that the smart card slot??

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Hi Tomstill,

Welcome to the Community. Bacillus is correct its the smard card slot, also called the express card slot. ( commonly wireless cards )

Hope this helps.

Thank you

Royan

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Thanks for responding to and answering my question.
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The SC slot and the ExpressCard slot are not the same.  I have a Latitude E6410, and it has both a smart card (SC) slot on the left side and an ExpressCard (EC) slot on the right.  The EC slot is about 3 times thicker.  The smart card slot is for reading smart cards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_card), and are a way to verify someone's identity to allow them to use the computer, and are common with the government and various companies.  The Express Card (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard) slot is for expansion devices, like wireless cards or USB 3.0 ports.  ExpressCard is the newer and much faster replacement standard to old PCMCIA cards. 

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For expresscard i believe we need to buy a reader buy for sc slot can we insert the gov id directly

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