Extending MBA: USB3 Stick, microSD or USB3 case with SSD drive inside?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pantelija, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 7, 2012
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    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!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Mar 14, 2011
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    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.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Aug 27, 2012
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    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.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    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. ;)
     

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