BRAND new macbook pro question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TopHatPlus, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    So i just got my brand new macbook pro 15" 2.66 ghz i7, 4 gb ram, high res, 500 gb 7200 rpm hdd, and I am ecstatic this computer is SO fast it blow my mind all over the table, the question i have is about the SD card slot, is there limit on data transfer for the SD card slot or is it limited by the speed of the card? i have a 16 GB sandisk extreme 2 that transfers @ 15 mb/s and a 4 GB sandisk extreme 3 that transfers @ 30 mb/s so can i transfer at those speeds or is it buffered? i tried importing 1 GB i had on the slower card and it transferred extremely fast but i cannot remember how fast the usb 2.0 was because i never really paid much attention.

    Thanks

    i love this computer!!!!
     
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    there is a limit but you probably won't hit it
    my extreme 30mb/s transfers just fine
    hits 29mb/s from time to time so I'm assuming that the SD reader isn't an issue in terms of speed
     
  3. TopHatPlus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that is awesome, no more slow usb 2.0 transfers!!!! excited haha the more i use this computer the more in awe i am!!! and i also picked up a magic mouse so new computer and new mouse and i love them both =D
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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  5. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    The SD card slot runs off the USB bus (edit: Yes, I see what I did there). You're not going to get faster transfer rates over an external reader.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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    what can I say, FireWire 800!
    I get 50MB/s to my encrypted disk. when transferring stuff outside the encrypted part I get 75 to 80MB/s
     
  7. Deanoaka macrumors member

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    I've literally ordered the same setup as you TopHat :D

    Can't wait for mine to be delivered, 14th Sept estimate though!! :(
     

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