SD Card Adaptor


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Aug 13, 2014
Just ordered a new 13" MBP.

Can anyone recommend an adaptor for connecting an SD card please?

Also, any thoughts on using a thumb drive for time machine backups v external 7200 spinning disk? Think external SSD is still pretty pricey...


macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
Numerous USB-c card readers here:,aps,197&crid=10LVSSV44P8VQ

If you don't mind "just a little larger", there are some that offer USB3 (A-type) ports as well.
I saw one by G-TING that had 2 card slots (SD and mini SD), 2 USB ports, and an ethernet port also.

What kind of external drive you buy for backup depends on how large your INTERNAL drive is.

For 256gb, I'd get an equally-sized USB3 SSD, and instead of Time Machine I'd use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to create a bootable cloned backup. All the files will be there, and it's a SECOND bootable drive if you get into an "I can't boot!" moment with the internal SSD.
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 27, 2012
I have the Satechi USB Drive looking one and it works well. Has both the smaller and normal sized SD Card reader on it.

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