Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:43 PM   #1
pantelija
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Extending MBA: USB3 Stick, microSD or USB3 case with SSD drive inside?

Hello guys, as the title says - I am looking for a way to extend the storage capacity of the MBA.

- USB3 sticks got really cheaper, and the read/write speeds seem to be ok.
- microSD cards are affordable as well, but they are pretty slow as it looks like.
- Finally, SSD's are faster then USB sticks, but also more expensive...

Do you have any experience in this regard?

Thanks for any response!
pantelija is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:55 PM   #2
SuperRob
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by pantelija View Post
Hello guys, as the title says - I am looking for a way to extend the storage capacity of the MBA.

- USB3 sticks got really cheaper, and the read/write speeds seem to be ok.
- microSD cards are affordable as well, but they are pretty slow as it looks like.
- Finally, SSD's are faster then USB sticks, but also more expensive...

Do you have any experience in this regard?

Thanks for any response!
My plan is to get the Nifty MiniDrive for the Macbook Air, and put at 64GB microSDXC in it. It won't be super-fast, but for user data, it should be serviceable.
SuperRob is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:02 PM   #3
Mrbobb
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
I don't need oogles of data everyday, just oogles of data to be readily accessible. LAN storage is my thing, unlimited, easily scalable, and wirelessly accessible, and days where I need to move lots of stuff, pull out the ethernet cable.
Mrbobb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:03 PM   #4
hlkc
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've been struggling this one before pick up my MBA. I want the smallest factor; hints went to 11" and w/o SD card slot and paid $500 more for the 512GB and have a faster SSD than the Nifty solution.
hlkc is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:21 PM   #5
SuperRob
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlkc View Post
I've been struggling this one before pick up my MBA. I want the smallest factor; hints went to 11" and w/o SD card slot and paid $500 more for the 512GB and have a faster SSD than the Nifty solution.
Ah yes, but my solution costs less than $100 and I get a bigger screen and battery. Size wasn't a factor for me, 13" was plenty small enough, and it turns out the Air fits perfectly in my decade-old leather folio, so everything else is cake.
SuperRob is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SD Card vs USB3 Thumb Drive vs USB3 External Hard Drive davecom Digital Video 4 Mar 28, 2014 11:59 AM
Linux from USB3 stick Dr. McKay Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 0 Aug 28, 2013 06:19 AM
Run fusion drive with USB3 SSD mdb90 iMac 7 Apr 23, 2013 12:27 PM
Resolved: Boot MBA from USB3 drive P3LiC4N MacBook Air 2 Feb 16, 2013 10:31 AM
Ext Case (Thunderbolt/USB3) for 512GB SSD Jazwire Mac Peripherals 0 Dec 26, 2012 03:06 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC