Who usually keeps an SD card in the slot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iEric, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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  2. sloan47 macrumors member

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    I don't think SD is worth the cost... especially for the performance you get. If I need the additional space, I can just keep an external HD with me or mount to my fileserver while at home.
     
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking about just getting a 32GB or so and keeping my music on it.
     
  4. Openbook macrumors newbie

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    dang thats a hefty card there! I used a sd card to transfer a few files today, the card sticks out quite far IMO, I can't see keeping a card in there full time unless I was just using my MBA in a single place.
     
  5. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    Same here - sticks out too much on the MBP.

    But here us an idea for an enterprising individual - use a microSD card with a modified microSD to SD card adapter that has been modified to only have a few mm stick out, enough to grab with your nails.

    AFAIK the microSD adapters are only mechanical adapters.
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Yeah, why apple did not use a flush mount slot is beyond me.
     
  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Most likely because a spring loaded slot would make the components thicker and more moving parts. It's really the only logical explanation.
     
  8. f00f macrumors 65816

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    There's an SD card slot??

    Oh ya, look at that. Wonder if the wifey will let me use that to justify buying a newer DSLR. ;) My current cam uses CF cards! :eek:

    Can't see using that slot for much other than photography purposes. USB sticks are much more portable (read: platform independent) for everyday flash storage. Unless of course every machine I use has an SD card slot... or I carry around a card reader (which I do.. for those CF cards...) in which case the MBA SD card slot is just a lint magnet. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I Wouldn't Leave

    A card in the slot personally.....You are supposed to eject them after all. Nor would I want to rely on one for backup or storage. Mind you, space is one thing I'm not short on....With 1TB in the iMac, a 1TB in a caddy connected to the iMac, and 8TB of network storage, I'm not going to run out of storage space any time soon.

    My HD Video camera uses 2 x 128 cards which auto switch during shooting, they are AHCD so wouldn't even consider taking them out of the camera unless I was going to upgrade.

    I think a cheap external drive is a better bet if you are low on space. You could go down the esata route if you want the extra speed. My caddy excepts 2.5, 3.5, and esata drives so I can swap out if I want to.
     

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