Question: MBP SD Card Reader

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChaosAngel, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. ChaosAngel macrumors member

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    I just ordered the 2.8GHz MBP and was wondering how people are using the built in SD card reader? Has anyone tried running a virtual machine from an SD Card? Would this provide preference benefits? What is the maximum capacity card it can handle?

    Any comments would be great.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I have not heard anything about SDXC support, so 32GB is the largest card possible.

    Someone please correct me; SDXC would rock.
     
  3. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    i use the SD slot all the time...i've only used it to transfer photos though..it's a 2gb card.
     
  4. Magick macrumors member

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    From what I've understood from the documentation it DOES support it physicly (it supports 32+ GB SD) But it does not support the file system since Microsoft has not released to specification and opened licensing for ExFAT. (which I guess could be added later in to OS X or through third party.)
     
  5. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I was a little disappointed when I first stuck my 16 GB SD card in the slot. I was planning in just keeping the card in the slot, but realized the slot is not deep enough to hold the entire card. It seems awkward to have the SD sticking out of the MacBook all the time.
     
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Does anyone know if the SD Card Reader can be used as a boot disk? So, can Windows be installed on it and bootable? That would be really cool. Sorry to hijack thread with this questions... but since an SD thread, seemed pointless to start another.
     
  7. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Yes it can. Apple even has a guide on their site about how to install Mac OS X to one.
     
  8. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the information.
     
  9. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...it would have been much better to be spring loaded and flush with the case:(
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Screw ExFAT licensing; just reformat it to HFS+.

    No room.
     

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