USB 3.0 Flash Drive confirmed to be working with the rMBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cloudyo, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. cloudyo macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2012
    I am looking for a 32 GB - 64 GB flash drive that works with the retina MBP. I own 2 flash drives that do not seem to be fully compatible and i want to spare myself the hassle of buying another one and then having to return it.

    To make it clear what i mean by "not fully compatible" here is my experience so far:

    The oldest of my flash drives is a USB 2.0 Corsair Flash Survivor. It isn't recognized at all by the rMBP. The LED doesn't blink after i connect it and it doesn't show up in "System Report". If i leave it connected anyway the built in Keyboard, Trackpad and Bluetooth stop working (they are all on the internal USB bus)... At first i thought that Finder locked up but pressing the power button triggered the dialog box that asks me if i really want to shut down. :(

    The other one is a Super Talent USB 3.0 flash drive. It is working fine as far as i can tell under Mountain Lion. Booting from it however is impossible. It shows up in the boot manger but after i click it the LED glows continuously and after a while the Macbook shows me a crossed out circle instead of the Apple Logo. At this point only a forced shutdown works.

    So, can anybody recommend a flash drive that works on the rMBP and that you have tried to boot from?

    Thanks in advance
  2. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
  3. sfxguy macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    Los Angeles
  4. cloudyo thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2012
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    I use Lountain Mion.
  6. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    You should really remove your loins from the rMBP. :eek:

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