Additional Storage via Sd/USB

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wrinkster22, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Hello,
    I am considering buying a macbook air once the new ones come out. Wether I buy the new one or the current one I will decide later. My real question is (this will help me decide on wether i buy the 13" or 11": Is there a good way to get an external drive that would not stick out of the macbook air. I was thinking about putting an sd card in the 13" sd card slot, but I think i heard that the card does not go in all the way, Any good small foot print storage deviced for the usb port? (I was thinking of a really small adapter and micro sdhc card...)
    Thanks, Paul!
     
  2. Brenzo macrumors regular

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    If the card went all the way in, how would you get it out? Carry around a pair of tweezers or something?
     
  3. ResPublica macrumors regular

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    :D
    It might have worked like a CD-drive or an old floppy drive, but it doesn't. ;)
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    I assume just like all of the other SD card slots where the card is flush when inserted, push to eject.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Why don't you take your SD card and go test it out?

    You push again and it pops out.
     
  6. IXDoubleDXI macrumors regular

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    I just got the elago microsd reader today (amazon.com). It's extremely small on my 11" MBA. It barely sticks out and since I had a 16gb micro sd left over from my Evo, I just increased memory by 16gb. I'm eventually planning on getting a 32gb card, but for now, this should work.
     
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  8. Wormald macrumors regular

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    Fingers crossed they double the maximum SSD capacity.
     
  9. Brenzo macrumors regular

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    I've had plenty of SD card readers that are push-in/pull-out and I've had cameras/phones with the push-to-eject function. Maybe putting in the eject feature takes up more space than desired inside the Airs. It's also another couple small pieces ready to break.
     
  10. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    Not even MBPs with SD card readers fit the SD card in flush... I think Apple just hates that design.
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Elago is unreliable. I have one and it disconnects reconnects all the time. Size is great just wish I could find one that is stable.
     
  12. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    These are the kinds of thing i was looking for, thanks! I thought that the card reader was a push to eject type. People said why dont i test it out, Cause, Apple is really busy right now!
     

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