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itsjustmeee
Jul 27, 2013, 01:11 PM
I'd like to buy a 128GB memory card for my Macbook air for having mp3s, videos, etc on hand. Since the price varies quite a bit on these, I'm curious to see if anyone has any suggestions. Something like this is tempting because of the price......

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Secure-SDX10V-128GB/dp/B0090J5XLS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374948099&sr=8-3&keywords=sdxc+card+128gb

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thank you.



simsaladimbamba
Jul 27, 2013, 01:16 PM
Have you looked at the Nifty adapter (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1525760) yet?

PS: Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive / storage capacity":

Computer Storage: Ram vs. Hard Drive Space (http://www.thecomputerwizard.biz/memoryarticle.htm)
RAM vs. Hard Disk (http://www.mactalk.com.au/content/ram-vs-hard-drive-1069/)

dyn
Jul 27, 2013, 01:33 PM
Memory is not the same as memory card (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_card) which is the topic here ;) Some known memory cards are SD and CF. Do not overlook the word "card" in this case!

One thing to know about the memory card reader in the Air is that normal SD cards will stick out (about 50% max!). There are solutions like the mentioned Nifty MiniDrive or the MiniDrive that solve this but you need to use microSD in those. These adapters are flush with the machine itself which is a must if you are going to stick it in permanently. It won't catch on anything so no risk of breaking the card.

An SDXC class 10 card would be sufficient in speed for audio and video though, so no problem there.

nay2vp
Jul 27, 2013, 02:16 PM
Where can I purchase this nifty mini drive?

flynz4
Jul 27, 2013, 02:44 PM
Where can I purchase this nifty mini drive?

It is a Kickstarter project. I believe that hose who made the initial pledge, have already received theirs. According to their website, it will be available for shipping again in August.

/Jim

Yorrow
Jul 27, 2013, 02:46 PM
Hi :)

Is the Nifty Minidrive a good option only because nothing will stick out or there is other advantages ?

ZBoater
Jul 27, 2013, 03:28 PM
Try theminidrive.com. The biggest microSD card I've seen is 64GB. They sell them at Amazon. Make sure you get the one that says it is for the MBA.

The SD card is slow. A USB 3.0 memory stick is a lot faster.

hakr100
Jul 28, 2013, 06:17 AM
The micro SDXC card in my MBA is fast enough to properly stream full-length movies and music.

itsjustmeee
Jul 28, 2013, 01:02 PM
The micro SDXC card in my MBA is fast enough to properly stream full-length movies and music.

So would something like this be the way to go do get an extra 64GB of media onto my MBA?

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-MicroSDXC-Memory-Adapter-SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A/dp/B009QZH6JS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375033993&sr=8-1&keywords=micro+SDXC

thelookingglass
Jul 28, 2013, 01:43 PM
I got the Apotop Smart Suit a week ago and it seems to work better than the other ones out there, at least in terms of not having breakable parts. Only drawback are the colors, but I can live with that. Also a lot cheaper than the alternatives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1W70HF4297

hakr100
Jul 28, 2013, 05:02 PM
I used a silver sharpie to paint my apotop card MBA silver. Words fine.

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So would something like this be the way to go do get an extra 64GB of media onto my MBA?

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-MicroSDXC-Memory-Adapter-SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A/dp/B009QZH6JS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375033993&sr=8-1&keywords=micro+SDXC

That's what I use with my MBA to store full length movies and music, too. Works fine.