Using card slot of 13" as second drive?

JoEw

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Has anyone successfully used it as secondary storage? It intrigues me, I could have 128gb drive on my MBA and buy a 128gb sd card for later use. Anyone done this before? Is there limitations?
 

Neeyul

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The read/write speeds of the SD card would be something to consider, but this seems like an interesting idea and cheaper alternative to storage expansion.
 

silverf1re

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Has anyone successfully used it as secondary storage? It intrigues me, I could have 128gb drive on my MBA and buy a 128gb sd card for later use. Anyone done this before? Is there limitations?
Should be fine for music pictures etc.
 

Neeyul

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A quick search on Amazon shows the most affordable 128gb SDXC card to be only $74 with Prime shipping:

www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-Secure-Digital-Extended-Capacity/dp/B003SGCO3E/ref=sr_1_26?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1371160828&sr=1-26&keywords=128+gb+sd+card

I'd rather pay that to store my iTunes library, photos, videos, and books than Apple's $200 upgrade.
 

ND40oz

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Aug 13, 2011
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The card sticks out of the slot some, I guess you may be able to find one that you could trim and flush mount, but the normal size cards leave about a 1/3rd of the card sticking out of the side.