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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DRDR, Oct 25, 2010.
Could someone please test? Thanks!
SDHC works lol if I only had an SDXC card
Could you please check Apple System Profiler to confirm/deny my suspicions that the SD card slot is just on a USB bus? (Which effectively ruins any plans people may have to use it to add +64GB of fast storage.)
I'm also very interested in this - could anyone with a 13" MBA please check? With the Mac Mini having an SDXC port I would guess the Air does too, but we can't be sure.
I am also curious about this and also it looks like the sdhc card sticks out of the mba and does not fit flush which is a pain.
This link claims "The main difference from the previous 13-inch MacBook Air Laptop is the addition of two USB ports and memory card slots that supports (SD/SDHC/SDXC)."
However there is no source for that information so I'm still not convinced.
It is on the USB Bus, don't have an SDXC card to test with though.
Memory cards are slow.
Nobody with a card to test...and no info on the Apple site and anywhere else. Strange...looks like we are the only ones who think that putting 64 GB into the SD-Card might be an interesting storage enhancement idea...
Some people already have exFAT on recent Macs.
Depends on the card. Class 10 cards are not that slow...
Class 10 cards only guarantee 10 MB/s sustained, which translates in about 20 MB/s maximum. That is dog slow.
Have your salt shaker ready.
I expected as much.
Get ready for the update next yr. along with.
8 hour battery life
Auto brightness display.
But to store music/movies/photos on? It's just not that bad.
The last post in the thread below says it was tested with a 64GB SDXC card and it worked. Since SDHC top out at 32GB I guess that's proof it works, and that you can't always believe the Apple support folks on new product details (who didn't mention SDXC works with the Mini too).
This was just announced on MacRumors:
- exFAT Support: Apple began including support for the exFAT file system in builds of Mac OS X 10.6.4 shipping on some of the company's latest iMacs and Mac minis with SDXC card slots, but Mac OS X 10.6.5 extends compatibility to all Macs.
What I did notice, the difference in write speed to my 16GB SDHC (Class6).
On my iMac it goes a lot faster than on my MBA.
It does work
It looks like it does support SDXC cards. And, if I'm reading the System Profiler screen shot correctly, it's not on the USB bus, but driven by it's own chip.
Only problem is Apple's own support document doesn't list it as compatible.
It looks like an oversight since the MacBook Air isn't listed at all, and it does support SDHC. I don't know if it supports the SDXC standard (or at least all the way up to 2TB), but 32GB cards work just fine. Others have claimed that 64GB cards work.
Fabulous news if they do support SDXC...that would buy many of us extra time with our Macbook Airs.