expanding macbook air hard drive space

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by zenapple, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. zenapple macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    I'm thinking about getting the "Ultra Mini Drive 128GB Flash Memory Card" to put permanently in the side of my macbook air to expand the current 128GB memory OR maybe to use as sweet way of making time machine backups but then it needs to be bigger than 128GB.

    Will this work? Anyone is doing this? What is your experience?
  2. Whalensdad macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    I use a Transcend JetDrive Lite 130 256gb sd card. It's for made for the Air. Under windows I'm getting 66MB/s sequental reads and 57MB/s sequential writes. It is rated for 95 MB/s Reads and 60MB/s writes under OSX.
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I have a Nifty drive with a knock-off 1TB sd card. Since I'm not 100% sure about its reliability, I also have a 256GB Transcend JetDrive. Regardless of which way you go, you can't tell there's anything in your sd slot. They're both made to keep in there permanently.

    I like having the space, just in case I need it.
  4. zenapple thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    I really like the Jetdrive's - probably going to get one... Kinda cool to have a time machine backup always plugged in

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