SDXC card in rMBP for added space?

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  1. munstre macrumors newbie

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  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Good place to keep your iTunes lib.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    SD cards are fairly slow and don't have wear leveling, lots of writes may drastically shorten their lifespan.
     
  4. munstre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, really?? I thought SDXC cards did in fact have wear leveling (provided it's not a sketchy knock off brand or soemthing) ?
     
  5. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 32GB version of that same card that I use for my camera. I never thought of using it because it sticks out like a sore thumb from the chassis and I would be concerned about the wear and tear of removing/inserting the card constantly while traveling.

    There is of course a product out there that addresses this, the Nifty drive, but it requires a micro SD card.

    The speed rating is very accurate btw (just checked with Black Magic), you can expect 45 MB/sec read times, which is a little less than half the speed of an external USB 3.0 drive (at least from my Black Magic tests).
     
  6. kgallag1 macrumors member

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    I bought a 128 gig Sandisk unit about 6 months ago for this purpose. It's fantastic. I load my itunes movies onto it. Throughput is more than enough to run movies, and saves me internal disk space.
     
  7. atMac macrumors 6502

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    I was an original backer on that and I still havent recieved a final version of it.
     
  8. munstre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hadn't realized the SD cards hang out of the machine a bit (as my rMBP has not yet arrived)... so there goes that..
     
  9. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    yeah

    yeah, I was a backer too but haven't heard a peep in months, I think that $$ is lost at this point.
     
  10. Michason macrumors newbie

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    Painfully slow as soon as you get used to the speed of SSD's.

    Sometimes it even crashes when I try to extract or load a movie.
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You're right, some SDHC cards have wear leveling. Didnt know that.
     
  12. atMac macrumors 6502

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    I did get a "test" part so I have an adapter that fits in the Air.
     
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  14. bryan85 macrumors regular

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    Wish I could put my iTunes library on an SD card...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    I am an original backer and I received mine about a month and a half ago - it works great!
     
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    You and me both - they don't even state when the next shipment will be ready.

    There are alternatives but they are ugly.
     
  18. Arpetee macrumors newbie

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    Which is half the price of the Nifty and actually shipping. What do you mean USB Thingy exactly?
     
  19. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

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    I currently am using a SanDisk microSDXC Ultra Class 10 Card, which I'm planning on using in a Nifty MiniDrive (www.theniftyminidrive.com) but they are currently out of stock and so I am waiting...

    The card itself I haven't had any problems with - iTunes can play 1080p videos from it just fine which is all I really need it for!
     
  20. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is on a network storage drive!
     
  21. bryan85 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, mine is on a LaCie 6TB Thunderbolt drive(RAID 1). It took me almost two full days to download all of my content from iTunes on a 50Mb/s connection. :eek:
     
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