Using card slot of 13" as second drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JoEw, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. JoEw macrumors 65816

    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?
     
  2. Neeyul macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. silverf1re macrumors regular

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    Should be fine for music pictures etc.
     
  4. Neeyul macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. ND40oz macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    http://theniftyminidrive.com/

    I ordered the 512gb in mine and still plan on needing a bit more space. Plan on getting that as soon as they start shipping them.
     
  7. Neeyul macrumors member

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    Wow, that *is* nifty indeed! I'm on board for that when it gets released.
     
  8. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    Right? Wish I'd been in on the kickstarter campaign
     
  9. FHayek macrumors member

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    Aren't they waaaay behind on order fulfillment?
     

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