MBA SD Card Slot

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

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Where would they put the SD card slot? There's not much room to begin with.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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

    May 13, 2008
    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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