SD cards

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  1. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Class 10 cards are faster than class 4 cards. Either card should be fine.
     
  3. mrichmon, Jul 13, 2012
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    If you plan to leave the SD card in the machine all the time you might want to use this:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1342319572/the-nifty-minidrive

    Note that the Nifty Minidrive is an adapter to allow use of a micro SD card in a Mac Laptop so that the SD card is flush with the edge of the laptop. The minidrive does not include the micro SD card itself.
     
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  5. kjmff5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    those kickstart drives are awesome! I've been looking to get one but they don't come out for so long!
     
  6. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    November isn't that long!

    But in the meantime I've started using the Elago USB/micro SD adapter (http://amzn.to/NnBAZ5). It does the same job as the Nifty MiniDrive for a USB port and is less fragile than an SD card sticking out of the laptop.
     
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    As of last Sept when I bought my latest cards... UHS-1 seemed to be the newest standard... significantly faster than Class 10. More expensive as well.

    /Jim
     
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    awesome, thanks for the tip. I already made my 30$ reservation.

    Since that the card only come out in November, I have plenty of time to find a nice an inexpensive micro card.
     
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  10. justplainmike macrumors newbie

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    Anyone who has used the Elago card reader know if it supports the 64gb SDXC cards? Thanks!!
     
  11. jmgaul macrumors newbie

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    No it doesn't. It's for Micro SDHC cards and cannot read the SDXC. I had hoped it would so I could use it til my nifty mini drive came in but no such luck.
     
  12. justplainmike macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, you saved me a return to Amazon. It's a little disappointing. I'm looking at either one of those Sandisk cruzer fit drives or a micro reader like the Elago. Neither are available in 64GB versions. Want to keep my iTunes/media on it so I don't fill up my 128GB disk on my new Air. I can squeak by on 32GB but 64 would have been better. Oh well :)
     
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    I'm using it with a 32GB SDHC UHS 1 micro SD card. Another Mac Rumors forum reader (IXDoubleDXI ) reports that the reader works with 64GB in the second post of this thread.
     
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    Excellent question. I'm not sure- I bought the Lexar because it was faster. I've used both SanDisk and Lexar in the past and they both were just fine.

    Perhaps someone else will know that answer.
     
  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I just went with a Class 10 microSDHC card from AmazonBasics. It's cheap and it's fast enough. You can spend more but it's a waste. 10MB/s sustained read and write is plenty for a SD card. If you're planning to use it as a main disk of some sort, then that's another story.
     
  18. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Just a FYI. Class 10 does not mean much anymore. It is not regulated or tested. Any brand or model can name themselves class 10. Look at the manufacturer web site for file transfer speed such as write and read.

    Good luck.
     

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