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What's better/faster to get more storage - USB 3.0 micro pendrive, or SDXC mini drive? rMBP 13''


macrumors member
Original poster
May 17, 2016
Hi guys
I've just bought my new rMBP 13'' 2014 with 128 gb ssd and I'm wondering about it's future and free storage space. 128 gb isn't much by any means, but I'm a light user so I hope it'll be sufficient for me. But:

Which thing is better in terms of speed?
- Mini USB 3.0 drive - like this one: or this one or;

- Micro SD adapter like this with good micro sd card.

What do you think about the most important thing - speed?


macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
Well they are all different you'll have to buy on the read/write speeds advertised.

SD cards max out about 100mb/sec and some of the faster USB drives run at 245mb/sec but aren't slimline.

To be honest if you just use it for storing video photos or music the speed isn't that important


macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark
I had a SD card expansion in my old rMBP which I used for photos, music, documents and other things like that.
If you do not plan to have anything more demanding it will do fine
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