Does anyone use an SD card

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  1. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone use an SD card as expanded storage for documents or photos?

    Sounds to me like it would be a cheaper way of having more expandable storage.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    I do. If it is sufficiently speedy, it works well. Not great, but good. I store VMs on mine.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Do you use the VM's from the SD card? that's the last thing I would use it for.

    I have used them for music and it works great.
     
  4. MacJuice macrumors newbie

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    I don't really use it, mainly because I don't like how it sticks out of the port. It just bugs me.
     
  5. MickeyVee macrumors member

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    I have the Nifty Mini drive with a 64GB Micro SD card so it does not stick out. I just store media files on it.. music and photos. It works quite well.
     
  6. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Something like NiftyDrive is a nice way to extend the storage without having the SD card stick out.

    I don't use mine often, I just pop in the SD card from my Nikon D3100 to move the files.
     
  7. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    I do. I use a 64GB micro SD card inside an Apotop adapter (bought on newegg.com) which I fill with various videos. Excellent use of extra space on my 256GB MBA.
     
  8. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    I have the apotop too..but if you don't eject the card the computer won't go into deep sleep which is annoying.
     
  9. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    Nifty Drive with 32GB card ... I use this just for quick backup of current work and my most important files. Works well.
     
  10. GWIM2 macrumors member

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    Silver Nifty MiniDrive in a 13" Air

    ... with a 64Gb micro SD card configured as a time machine.

    I have the same setup on the iMac but on the Air the silver drive is fully home in the SD slot and not obvious unless you are looking for it.
     
  11. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    From time to time. Only if I import photos from my camera.
     
  12. Sdreed91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the responses. Seems like the SD card is a useful addition for limited space.
     
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I use it to store movies for traveling. I bought 3 32GB SDHC cards from Staples on Sale 3 for $99.
     
  14. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've got about as fast of an SD card as you can get, and I do use the VMs from it, but only rarely. I generally use it to store them, and move them to the SSD when needed. That said, for most uses, the SD is a reasonable extension of storage (but not an exciting one.)
     
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I do. I keep Garmin maps on there to save on SSD space.
     

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