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Old Mar 20, 2014, 05:59 PM   #76
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One negative I’ve noticed is that every time I’ve closed the laptop lid for extended periods of time (deep sleep), the SD card is disconnected and the “inappropriate removal” warning is displayed when the lid is opened and the machine is awakened. Removing and reinserting the card is needed to remount it. I don’t know whether this is a Mavericks issue, a USB-3 issue, or a SDXC issue.
I've had the 128gb installed for about 4 months now, non-stop and I have never had it spontaneously dismount.
That's in a 2012 13" rMBP with Mavericks.
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Old Mar 20, 2014, 06:25 PM   #77
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I've had the 128gb installed for about 4 months now, non-stop and I have never had it spontaneously dismount.
That's in a 2012 13" rMBP with Mavericks.
Funny, I DID have this problem with a card I got for Xmas. It wasn't every time, but about once a day. I eventually got an RMA and received my new one yesterday- just copied my music library back over today but haven't used the computer yet. mid-2012 MBA. will let you know if behavior continues or the new card made it stop. I have never gotten over 40mb/s read speeds though with either card- havent reformatted the new one either.

in the past 6 mo my mba has taken a steep turn downhill.
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 11:40 AM   #78
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Funny, I DID have this problem with a card I got for Xmas. It wasn't every time, but about once a day. I eventually got an RMA and received my new one yesterday- just copied my music library back over today but haven't used the computer yet. mid-2012 MBA. will let you know if behavior continues or the new card made it stop. I have never gotten over 40mb/s read speeds though with either card- havent reformatted the new one either.

in the past 6 mo my mba has taken a steep turn downhill.
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I've had the 128gb installed for about 4 months now, non-stop and I have never had it spontaneously dismount.
That's in a 2012 13" rMBP with Mavericks.
Additional (limited) testing on StorEdge 64GB card disconnecting when awakened from deep sleep. I unchecked "Put Hard Disks To Sleep When Possible" - had no effect.

Then I inserted a 6-year old 32 MB SD card that came with my camera. Same results - still is connected when I open the laptop lid 5 minutes later; disconnected when I open the lid an hour later. So I suspect the PNY card is fine and the problem lies with my late 2013 13" rMBP. Gjwilly's positive experience seems to clear Mavericks of any responsibility (10.9.2?).

There are speculations online that the disconnect may have something to do with the PCI-E bus voltages dropping too low during deep sleep or timing issues upon reawakening, but I've seen nothing definitive. I may pursue this later if I can find some time.
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 01:11 PM   #79
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You obviously know more about this than me- I guess I'll expect the behavior to continue. Between this and my MBA's apparently common issue with BT interferring with the wifi (have to keep it turned off or I don't reconnect after sleep) I'm getting pretty frustrated.
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Old Apr 1, 2014, 05:26 PM   #80
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Has anybody tried running this as a storage for itunes and iphoto. I know those two programs can become super big memory sucking monsters.

If you have:
- Was there any performance drop by using it?
- Any other problems you might have encountered?

thanks!!!
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Old Apr 19, 2014, 04:26 PM   #81
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Has anybody tried running this as a storage for itunes and iphoto. I know those two programs can become super big memory sucking monsters.

If you have:
- Was there any performance drop by using it?
- Any other problems you might have encountered?

thanks!!!
I have my iTunes library running from the 128GB card. As others have mentioned, the card occasionally goes into a write-lock mode. I use iTunes Match, so this is a problem for me. When iTunes attempts to check my library while in the locked mode, I get an error. Also, I often get the (error code -50) at least once a day when dragging a file to the drive.

I've been thinking to move my iTunes library back to an external HDD and see if that is the main trigger of the write-lock. I WOULD NOT trust placing an Aperture library on the card, unless you are using a solid and consistent backup service like CrashPlan. I am not that confident in this card currently.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 02:50 PM   #82
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Has anybody tried running this as a storage for itunes and iphoto. I know those two programs can become super big memory sucking monsters.

If you have:
- Was there any performance drop by using it?
- Any other problems you might have encountered?

thanks!!!
I keep my itunes library on my pny storedge- performance for music is fine, i don't use itunes for videos, and the only problem is the frequent disconnects, usually after sleeping. I do back up my library to an external and crashplan online storage, though.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:01 AM   #83
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Had a 128GB StorEdge in my 2012 Air for several months and not had a problem with it. I use it for my downloads and "scratch" folder. No issues with any dismounting. I formatted it as HFS+ as soon as I got it.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 04:39 AM   #84
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Any news on something that fits a late 2013 15" properly?
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 09:48 AM   #85
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Amazon has the 128gb on sale for $79.99 right now. Very tempting.

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-StorEDGE-Memory-Expansion-P-MEMEXP128U1-EF/dp/B00DC9U2Q8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398350876&sr=8-1&keywords=pny+storedge+128gb
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:04 PM   #86
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any advice on this versus the transcend card?
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Old May 2, 2014, 12:01 PM   #87
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decided to pickup the StorEDGE

The 128 gb version is even lower in price now at $65.

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-StorEDGE-M...storedge+128gb
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Old May 2, 2014, 01:58 PM   #88
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I'm seeing the 128 gb at $129. Where is it $65?
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Old May 2, 2014, 10:25 PM   #89
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I'm seeing the 128 gb at $129. Where is it $65?
When I look now, price went up to $99. Says stock on May 5th.

from my email receipt:

PNY StorEDGE 128GB Flash Memory Expansion Module (P-MEMEXP128U1-EF)
$64.99
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
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Old May 2, 2014, 10:30 PM   #90
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B&H has it on sale as well. Sadly, they're sold out.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ge_memory.html
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Old May 3, 2014, 06:48 AM   #91
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Thank you - waiting on B&H to open again- have the 128 GB model in the cart.
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Old May 4, 2014, 02:01 PM   #92
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Thank you - waiting on B&H to open again- have the 128 GB model in the cart.
Just checked. They're back in stock!
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Old May 4, 2014, 09:43 PM   #93
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Just checked. They're back in stock!
Thanks - just ordered from B&H.

EDIT: They've also gone up at B&H to $79.95, so I'm glad I ordered at $64.95!
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Old May 6, 2014, 01:23 PM   #94
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Additional (limited) testing on StorEdge 64GB card disconnecting when awakened from deep sleep. I unchecked "Put Hard Disks To Sleep When Possible" - had no effect.

Then I inserted a 6-year old 32 MB SD card that came with my camera. Same results - still is connected when I open the laptop lid 5 minutes later; disconnected when I open the lid an hour later. So I suspect the PNY card is fine and the problem lies with my late 2013 13" rMBP. Gjwilly's positive experience seems to clear Mavericks of any responsibility (10.9.2?).

There are speculations online that the disconnect may have something to do with the PCI-E bus voltages dropping too low during deep sleep or timing issues upon reawakening, but I've seen nothing definitive. I may pursue this later if I can find some time.
Belated follow up on the 64GB StorEdge card dismounting when my 13" rMBP awakens: I noticed that several weeks had gone by without the card disconnecting itself. However, when I rebooted the laptop the problem returned. I rebooted it again and the problem went away.

I have now tried rebooting both with and without the card inserted in the slot, with and without AC power - cannot find a pattern. Nothing suspicious in the startup log files. Sometimes the restart works and sometimes it doesn't - when it works I can go indefinitely with the card mounted - at least until the next restart. I have now gone several weeks without a disconnect upon awakening.

I can live with this behavior and am happy with the 64GB card. I'm now waiting for a good price on the 128GB.
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Old May 14, 2014, 10:55 AM   #95
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Received it and it works well. I'm using it to hold my iTunes library.

I couldn't get it to back up with Time Machine until I formatted it to Mac OS Journaled. And so far, no issues with waking from sleep.

For $64.95, seems like a great addition.
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Old May 27, 2014, 10:34 AM   #96
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Slow speed

I purchased a Storedge 128GB for his with my late 2010 Macbook Air.

Unfortunately the read/write speed are quite slow (5-10MB/s). I was hoping to free up SSD space by moving by Parallels VM (28GB) to the Storedge but I think at those speeds it would be far to slow.

My only other significant options to to move my Document (20GB) or my Apple Mail Database (18GB) to the Storedge but I'm concerned about:
- Speed: the Documents will probably be ok they are mostly photos and Office documents. But would this be a disaster for the responsiveness of Apple Mail if I moved its database?

- Read/Write Cycles: i'm not sure how many cycles the Storedge would be rated for compared to the internal SSD. Will I find up wearing out the Storedge quickly if I used it for day to day access of files and email?

Thanks!

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Old Jul 31, 2014, 12:25 PM   #97
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Best Buy has the 64GB StorEDGE cards on sale for $39.99, and it's marked as clearance, so they may be off the market soon.
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 01:27 PM   #98
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Its tempting to pick up a 2nd one. Just worried I'll lose the SD card not in use...
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 02:42 PM   #99
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Best Buy has the 64GB StorEDGE cards on sale for $39.99, and it's marked as clearance, so they may be off the market soon.
That's a fairly common sale price.
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