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

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  1. the-bigwig macrumors member

    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: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Flash-Drive-MUF-32BB-AM/dp/B013CCTOC2 or this one http://www.pqigroup.com/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1286&modid=138&prodid=557 or;

    - Micro SD adapter like this http://www.amazon.com/HyperDrive-microSD-Adapter-Macbook-Retina/dp/B00PUY1PH8 with good micro sd card.

    What do you think about the most important thing - speed?
  2. Samuelsan2001 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
  3. Schranke 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
  4. the-bigwig thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2016
  5. Barry01 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2015

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