Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

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    Transcend has introduced new JetDrive Lite expansion cards designed to increase the storage capacity of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cards provide up to 128 GB of additional storage for less than $100.

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    The new JetDrive Lite expansion cards are tailor-made with a flush design that matches the case form factor of both the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models. This on-the-go storage solution offers read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 60MB/s, respectively.
    The company offers separate products for the different MacBook models due to design differences between the machines. While the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro can be upgraded to 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is limited to 64 GB.

    The JetDrive Lite Series of expansion cards are available now with prices starting at $49 for the 64 GB version and $99 for the 128 GB capacity card.

    Article Link: Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro
     
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    That's a good deal for permanent on-the-go storage. Nice price point too.
     
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    Nice! That could make a big difference. Now all we need is for Apple to support splitting the iTunes library across devices. That is audio(music) on one device video on another.
     
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    Nice... 95MB/s and 60MB/s and for $100 :D
     
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    If I didn't use my SD card slot every single day, I'd get one XP
     
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    Nice! i already have a 64gb sandisk but might get this, its pretty cheap and i hope it has faster disk speeds.
     
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    Serious? Don't really know much about these types of cards and might consider getting these if they're decent speeds.
     
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    Need this for iDevices too (and need Apple to build in the sim-card-like slot for this).
     
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    yay! A product for a Mac without a $$$$$$ price tag!

    Gonna order one and try it out
     
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    Does it in any way affect battery life having the card drive permanently "mounted"? (Assuming you don't write and read all the time from it)
     
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    ok, and how do we pull it out without using magical powers?
     
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    Now what we need is iTunes etc. modified so that part of a library can be stored on an external card, or possibly two, and that the software stays well-behaved if that card isn't present. Also great for cheap portable Time Machine backup device.
     
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    Thats actually pretty neat. Could certainly make use of one of these for my DJ'ing gigs as a backup of all my music. Or transporting large files easily.
     
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    Sure, they'll get right on that. 7 years later... :rolleyes:
     
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    toothpick or anything sharp really (i think it ships with one to pull it out)
     
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    I guess the Air design is here for awhile

    I can't see Transcend introducing something like this if they thought there was a major overhaul to the Air's form. Too bad, I was hoping for a reduced-bezel update...

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    Hello Pegamush,
    Our JetDrive Lite expansion cards are designed to be removable by hand without any tools.
     
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    People had been replacing their disk drives in macbooks for second hard drives or even second batteries for years, but it took this long to approach the SD slot in this same fashion?

    Odd that this seems so novel.
     
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    How's that gonna change the size of the slot?
     
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    They're trying to make it sound like it's a true extension for the internal SSD, but this is actually just a thumb drive, so those speeds are totally normal.
     
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    It can be done already although when the card is out part of the music library won't be accessable (obviously).
     
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    This isn't the first company to make something like this.
     
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    It doesn't matter what next generations bring, as long as it has an SD card slot. It is a very thin slot, so most likely it won't go away. Cameras use them.
     
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    LOL. Yeah, notice how they don't show you *that* part. They do show you how easy it is to put it in though. But as we all know, it's always harder to pull it out than it is to put it in.
     

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