SD card question

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  1. cooljoe349 macrumors regular

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    So what type of SD cards would be best for extra storage on the Macbook Airs?

    I know they come in 32gigs now.
     
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    What I want to know is, what is the advantage of a SD card over a USB flash drive/stick. Especially since not everyone has an SD card reader, yet USB is everywhere, what advantage does SD card storage give you.
     
  3. cooljoe349 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good question! I was thinking SD card might be better because it's more portable and isnt sticking out so far out of the notebook.
     
  4. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    ...and it's not using one of your 2 USB ports.
     
  5. cooljoe349 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes that one too.
     
  6. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    SD cards won't stick out off the side of your laptop if you're mobile.
     
  7. C64 macrumors 65816

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    This will probably answer all of that: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3553
     
  8. cggarrod macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know whether the SD card slot on the 13" model is SDHC or SDXC? - hoping the latter for storage purposes....
     
  9. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

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    Acyually, they will, and more so than small USB memory sticks. Maybe you haven't seen the tiny ones that are quite popular now, but I'd say these are more handy than an SD card:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty nice, although it seems they only go up to 16GB, and for the same price you can get a 32GB SD card.
     
  11. cooljoe349 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it looks like a SDHC 32gig would work. Is that the fastest SD you can get?
     
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  15. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    SD cards don't fit flush into the slot? I might have been wrong then...
     
  16. miata macrumors 6502

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    Do what I did an take a little sandpaper to the end of the SD card. Is flush now. I set up a backup every hour of my main working directory in case I lose the main disk.
     
  17. cleric macrumors 6502a

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    The real question is can you erase the Snow Leopard SD Card that comes with it? I'm sure you can't but that would make it a lot more useful.
     
  18. C64 macrumors 65816

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    That's a USB card, only 8GB (or a little more), sticks out even more, and is flat so it only has support from one side of the USB slot. Not really useful to use as a storage device.
     
  19. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    How do you take out your sd card?
     
  20. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't own an Air (old or new version), but on Macbook Pro it looks something like this with an SD card in the SD slot. Is the MBA port "deeper" so that it fits almost the entire card?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Never understood why Apple don't make these SD slots that allow flush-fitting and spring ejection.....you know like, they have in $200 digital cameras.
     

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