Sandisk Extreme SDHC/Pro (Do I need an adapter?)?

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  1. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    Hi Mac folks, I am looking into purchasing either the Sandisk Extreme SDHC or the Extreme Pro 16gb card. I will be testing, and using it for recording a few tracks of audio, and would like to know if I need an adapter for the MBP to read this card. I know that Sandisk came out with an adapter but I am not quite clear on whether I need it or not.

    Please advise!

    Thanks for your time and attention.:)

    Edit: Actually I guess I should have said a reader, instead of an adapter, sorry.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If your MBP is 09 or newer, and not a 17", it has a built in reader for SD cards. Otherwise you need a reader.
     
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    I use this SDHC card in my 2011 and 2009 15" MBPs without a problem.
     
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    The 2011 MBP has an SDXC slot. Which supports up to a 2TB SD card. They don't exist in that capacity though (as far as I know).
     
  5. Cicatrix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Excellent news people. Thanks so much. I am considering getting that same model boshii. How is it treating you, and would you recommend it?

    I just read that the new 2011 MBP's have the SD slot integrated into the pcie buss. This would be lighting fast by not having to use the USB connection.
     
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    There's no such thing as 'lighting fast' when it comes to SDHC cards. I have a Sandisk 16 GB extreme card (SDSDX3-016G-E31 Sandisk SDHC), using it both on an i7 imac and i5 mbp (2010 model). And I can tell you that especially small files are so slow to transfer that one could believe somethings wrong with the card. Big files max out at about 25-30 MB/s transfer rate.
     
  7. Cicatrix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Duly noted petsk. Thanks for your information. I would imagine 25-30 MB would be enough for recording 1 to 2 audio tracks though. I wouldn't be transferring to large files however. 1 to 2gb max at any given time.

    Maybe lighting fast wasn't the right word.:D
     
  8. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    It will depend on the quality with which you record that audio. Do you need to record it directly to the card?
     
  9. Cicatrix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it would be recording directly to the card at 24bit/44,100 1 to 2 mono tracks at a time. It should be plenty fast in theory.

    Another thing I just found out from Sandisk, and am not sure if this apply's to the 2011 Macbook Pro's or not. is this:

    "Currently, we have identified that the UHS feature does not work on the Macbook PRO using its built in reader. We do not have a list of the affected MacBook Pro models. These problems are not isolated to SanDisk brand SDHC cards. SanDisk is working with the manufacturer to determine a solution."
     
  10. Cicatrix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that was the point. Being able to record directly to the card. That way, when I'm out and recording somewhere, I would not have to lug around a big external drive. I would just record right onto the SD card.
     

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