Extra Storage - MBP Retina 2015

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  1. tuttifrutti macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I have a Transcend 256GB Jet Drive permanantly installed on my MBP Retina 2015 which I keep the bulk of my docs, pics, music etc on.

    At the mo, it's about three quarters full and I can see it filling a lot more quickly now as i've got into my photography a lot more and store a lot more images.

    I've looked on the Transcend website and cannot see any larger Jet Drives than 256GB which is a little disappointing.

    So, are there any other trustworthy storage cards like this one, out there, that I can buy to increase my storage more, to either 512GB or maybe even a terabyte?

    Thanks all in advance.

    Ian
     
  2. tuttifrutti thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. tuttifrutti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much for that Max.

    I was under the impression that you not install extra memory in my model, hence the reason for having to use a jetdrive?
     
  4. tuttifrutti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi chabig- could you steer me towards a link for an actual 1tb plug in card as I can't seem to find it on that page

    Thanks very much
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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  6. tuttifrutti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks chabig - unfortunately they are not plug in cards like a jet drive. They are portable ones. I was looking one to slot in to the SD card slot and stay there permanently
     
  7. chabig macrumors 603

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    Sorry. I didn’t realize you’re looking for an SD card. I would steer away from SD storage. It’s not so reliable. Make sure you are diligent about backing up.
     
  8. maxgts macrumors regular

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    Yes. I was lucky to find the Intel 760p 1TB for $249 plus $19 for the adapter is much cheaper than the same storage space from OWC or JetDrive.
     
  9. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any performance issues using this over an OEM drive?
     
  10. maxgts macrumors regular

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    It's actually a little faster than OEM according the BlackMagic speed tests.
     
  11. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    But doesn't your battery usage increase and it runs hotter as well?
     

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