Compact Flash card to expand MBP storage? ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cmeisenzahl, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    My daughter has a spring 2015 rMBP with the 128GB SSD. I've seen things like this that supposedly allow you to seamlessly add storage.

    http://minidrive.bynifty.com/

    Anyone here have any experience with these or similar items? Any thing to like or dislike about them?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    They have been around for years and there are a fair few threads on here about them, just do a search.

    The general consensus is they are fine for a bit of media storage but too slow for much else and can have issues on sleeping and waking, shutting down etc.
     
  3. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    I have same MBP
    I use this for the media files and archives:
    http://www.baseqi.com
    With SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 128 GB

    Nothing to dislike
    If deep sleep is an issue look at:
    http://www.stclairsoft.com/Jettison/
    But I don't bother with this.
     
  4. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. waquzy macrumors regular

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    AGREED. Nothing replaces the actual SSD space, 128gb + 128gb usb flash or sd, won't be as good as the actual 256gb ssd - fact
     
  6. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    Although that is true, moving such data as iTunes media folder, documents, images, etc. will have much less impact than moving apps, library folder, etc.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i store a lot of files (movies, some music) on a 128GB micro SD card (with one of those nifty cards). never had any issues. as an additional storage idea, it's great, AND it's always there when u need it...
     

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