TarDisk Kickstarter storage expansion slower speeds than advertised

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by brilliantthings, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    For those of you who don't know, TarDisk is a Kickstarter project that uses the SD slot in MacBooks to increase storage space of the computer. The attraction is flush design and fast read/write speeds. Here is the Kickstarter page:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...-macbook-storage-expansion-module/description

    My TarDisk arrived today. On my 2013 Macbook Air using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test the TarDisk shows speeds of 44MB/s write and 54 MB/s read. Significantly below the advertised speeds. Can others who have bought TarDisks post their speeds so I can find out if it's just mine?

    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is free on the App Store - https://macappsto.re/au/Mwqwz.m
     
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Are you encrypting the drive? That will slow it down somewhat.
     
  3. Slim_sh80 macrumors newbie

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    i'm waiting for mine to come today i bought it from amazon.com if its that slow im sending it back for a full refund and im getting the transcend
     
  4. brilliantthings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    apparently not an issue for 256gb size

    It's annoying, but I've decided I don't actually care for the way I use it. Music and Movie files.
     
  5. Slim_sh80 macrumors newbie

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    i got it and its pretty cool but its definitely not as fast as advertised... its kinda like the only option we have at having more storage so ill keep it lol
     
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  7. JBLeung, Aug 23, 2015
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    JBLeung macrumors newbie

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    I got the 128gb tardisk........same here the speed is not good at expected. only 40/50m MB
     

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