Extend Air's hardrive with SD card instead of buying bigger version

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MacPat333, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. MacPat333 macrumors regular

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    Hey folks,

    I am currently a bit confused in regards to buying my next machine. I am actually looking to buy a new iMac, but I am getting a bit worried about it not coming.

    I don't really wanna pay full price for a 2010 tech iMac and therefore I am looking into both the MBP and MBA.

    Now when looking at the Air I am looking for the 13" as the 10" Asus Eee I currently have is way to small. But when looking at the different options I don't understand why buying the 256GB SDD option for US $ 300.00 more if I can get the 128GB SDD and buy a 128GB SD card for something like US $ 120.00 and save nearly 2/3 of the price!

    Did anyone else thought about the same or maybe did the same thing and does it work?

    cheers
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I would buy a USB 3.0 flash drive - way, way faster than an SD card
     
  3. MacPat333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Faster yes, but the SD card once inserted is sleak and doesn't stick out, no cables and extra devices necessary!
     
  4. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    SD card are way slower but if speed isn't that important, like if you are only going to store your music and video on it, then they are in fact a good solution to expand your storage capacity with the added bonus that you can have more than one and swap it as needed.
     
  5. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

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    But please remember SD cards fail. A lot more regularly than SSDs do.
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Get one of these little guys:

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    The SD cards do stick out of the Air.
     
  7. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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  8. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, but those mini-usb drives are very, very slooooow. Might as well get a SD-card instead, if for the speeds alone.
     
  9. mertyz macrumors regular

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    Mac32 is right, don't expect high r/w speeds from receiver-size USB drives.
     

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