Macbook Air 128gb, sd cards and battery drain

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by okusai3000, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. okusai3000 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I am about to buy a Macbook Air and as in Europe is like 300 extra euros what it cost a 256gb model, I'm seriously thinking about the idea of mac + sd.

    I have read a lot of battery issues, but I have also read that ejecting the card from the OS it will help to avoid this problem.

    I just would like to know if someone is using this, and if it's doable, or just a big problem.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    I have 13" MBA - i7 and I'm using the SD card slot for a 200GB card. I can't honestly say that battery life is affected. If it is it's very unnoticeable for me.

    I did have the same worry that you have regarding battery drain, so I purchased the app Mountain. It makes mounting and unmounting the SD card very easy. You can set it up to auto-unmount, but I like to do everything manually.
     
  3. Ca_lvn macrumors member

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    I just bought the MBA 128g and I'm using two 256g micro sd cards with adaptor and it works fine haven't noticed any extra battery drain , im new to mac so unmounting/formatting was challenging until I located disk utilities on the system then its a breeze also using one SD card for back up
     
  4. Rok73, Jan 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

    Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    I'd recommend to put the extra buck in it and buy the 256 GB model. The internal SSD is superfast and if you're going to keep that thing for 3-5 years it's really worth it imo.

    Where are you located btw? In my country the difference between 128 & 256 GB is 250.00 € directly at Apple. But there are often 3rd party sellers where you can get a good deal. I'd watch out for something like that.

    I bought my early 2015 256 GB model with 8 GB RAM for 1225.00 € compared to the price of 1349.00 € at Apple.
     

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