Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maclover001, May 27, 2009.
Figured I might as well put that slot to use. What do you keep in yours?
Really interested in hearing what people say. Mines been empty since I got the MBP.
I can't speak for myself, but my wife has a 12-in-1 Card reader.
I just ordered the BC338 which is an esata card. Got it for an external HD
You could use it to add a couple more usb ports
Does your MBP go to sleep when the lid is closed with your expresscard SSD installed? My 4,1 doesn't, not sure if I can even get it serviced by apple for the issue.
Sonnet 21-in-1 SDHC (and 20 other) card reader. Fits flush. No sleep problems.
I have the Belkin Card Reader from the Apple Store. Great product.
64gb filemate ssd here
Yes. Even the entire device truecrypted, and its mounted whenever I put the machine to sleep and wake it up again.
How much does the card stick out from the side of the computer?
Do you know if the uMBP's slot is deeper or the same depth as the non unibodies? I'd like to put a 128GB SSD in my 17" MBP (when the 128's become available) and it would be a huge bonus if it fits flush so I could leave it in all the time.
I'm currently housing a SanDisk ExpressCard adapter (7-in-1) that fits flush and works great for working with my SD equipped Cameras and Camcorder.
I tried a Dynex eSATA adapter but did not see an improvement over the FireWire 800 port with my Lacie D2 Quadra 500GB external. So I got my $40 back and put the card reader back in.
The two slots (in my experience) are identical in depth as my card reader fit flush in both my MBP Early 2008 and my MBP Late 2008.
Thanks for responding to my question...I think a 128gb expresscard SSD will be the perfect ultra portable scratch drive for working in Final Cut Studio 2 on my MBP.
EDIT: I wonder if the read/write speeds would be too painfully slow by comparison to scratching on my system drive?
I occasionally use my finger to fiddle with the door.
I've developed a habit of doing that with the battery release on the bottom.
I keep the Belkin cardreader from the Apple store in there. Yes I paid too much, no I don't care. It works and that is what matters to me. I've had it since my old Santa Rosa MBP and its still strong. This picture, not so much... BB Pearl camera isn't great but it was in reach.
One cautionary note on the Belkin:
I had the Belkin, and discovered it doesn't support SDHC cards. It pretty much stops at 1GB. Otherwise, it ran fine for the couple of years I had it.
I don't have anything larger than 8GB, but the Belkin reader I have #F5U276 doesn't have any problems with my SDHC cards. Most of what I have is Class 4, a couple Class 6 big cards though.
Of course its all damn useless to me with my video camera because it has to be imported from the camera anyway, damn Cannon proprietary format...
I've actually seen mixed reviews on using SDHC in the Belkin. But, they only have one model, and perhaps mine, being older, had different firmware in it. I just thought it worth putting the info out there, for what it's worth.
The Pretec 128 GB card, which I think is the only 128 GB card, is a little slow:
http://www.pretec.com/epages/Store....re.Pretec/Products/"news-March 03, 2009.no.3"
The smaller Filemate ones might be fast enough for your needs. Note that the 24 and 48 GB are faster than the 32 and 64 GB.
Sprint broadband card
Sierra Wireless 597e -- although just bought a USB replacement since I've hit the part that sticks out once too many times (software doesn't recognize the card unless I flex it just the right way). Love the card but a rigid design that sticks out 2+ inches is just begging for damage when used with a heavily travelled laptop.
All good ideas
I think I'll pick up that Belkin card reader.
It's nice to see what else that slot can be used for.
Is it the same on the old and new MBP's? By the looks of this thread, it is, but the older slot has rounded sides...