MBA SD Card Slot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to put an SD Card slot into the RevC MBA?, I just read that an SD card can be used to boot the MBP in case the HDD Fails. I would think that Apple might be able to squeeze a SD Slot in there to make the MBA even better. Also, the Rev-D should have the SD-Card Slot and a standard 4GB RAM.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    nope. too thin. even if the slot is possible, the internals is cumbersome and require removal of other stuff like making the battery smaller
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Where would they put the SD card slot? There's not much room to begin with.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    A SD slot isn't a requirement for booting - it can also be booted off a USB flash drive, the same as any other properly formatted volume.
     
  5. mojibake macrumors newbie

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    For what it's worth, a microSD card will slip through the hole in the case where the IR receiver is located. I have often fantasized about pulling the IR receiver back a bit and dual-purposing that slot to fit a tiny microSD reader, soldered to the extra internal USB connections.

    But then I realized that the microSD reader itself, less than the size of a US quarter, is small enough to carry around everywhere anyway. Still, though, having a few extra gigs of internal storage without using the USB port might be nice...
     

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