TarDisk Pear - thoughts?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jazz76, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Jazz76 macrumors newbie

    Jazz76

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    Hi All

    Any thoughts on the TarDisk Pear? Claims to create a Fusion Drive within the laptop. Could be fantastic, if overpriced at the moment?

    http://tardisk.com

    Does anybody know if it will be available in the uk?
    Will it work with a Time Machine backup?
     
  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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  3. Jazz76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah, that's interesting. It would solve a lot of problems, but I'm sure there are issues with this method that are yet to surface.
     
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    I remember from another thread that I think was running here, that some people experienced the SD card becoming available somewhat later after startup (in the minutes rather than the seconds range). That would make this solution unusable, I think. But that would be the exception; I can't believe the TarDisk makers would launch a product without thorough testing.

    It's a very interesting solution, especially because two years after launching the MacBook Air 2013, there's still no upgrade path for the SSD. Although it's easily reachable and replaceable, nobody sells a replacement.

    So this solution looks great. And if it fails, there's always your Time Machine backup.
     
  5. Jazz76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mmm, I'm in the same position - 2013 Macbook Air. Current MBr seems too 'new' (I just know I'd regret getting one now, when a spec bump comes early next year) and the Pro is just too powerful for my needs.
     
  6. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I too am interested in how early adopters are liking this drive. I can't believe how quickly I've run out of storage space on my MBP, and this seems like an interesting solution. I haven't found a ton of reviews online yet, though...
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Seeing as how the maximum reads/writes on the TarDisk are about 95/90mbps, I can't imagine having this "fused" with the built in SSD, which is VERY fast (reads up around 1,500mbps?).

    I'm interested in the "SD slot additional storage capacity" solutions out there, but whatever the final choice, I'd leave the SD drive as a "standalone drive" and "let my internal SSD be".
     

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