Will SDHC work in a SD in '09 Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ca$hflow, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502

    Ca$hflow

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    I have a macbook pro with the SD read/writer. My question is when I get my new camera with a SDHC card will I still be able to import my photos? From what I gather on the internet the difference was the read/write speeds are faster. I know SDHC card reader/writer is backward compatible with a SD card. I just couldn't confirm the if it works the other direction.
     
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    SDHC is SD High Capacity, meaning over 2gb (up to 32gb). The write speeds can be class 2 - 10, read speeds are pretty much standard iirc. I am not sure but would just have to assume the built-in reader is SDHC (maybe even SDXC on newer models) compatible.
     
  3. Ca$hflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My reader on the macbook pro is a SDSC. Will it read a SDHC card? The new 2011 macbook pros have a SDHC reader that is backward compatible with SDSC for sure. Not sure in my case thou.
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yes my 2009 MBP reads SDHC cards just fine. I use an 8GB card in my camera with no issues being read on my MBP.
     
  5. Ca$hflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So looks like the only difference now is that it reads and writes to those newer cards at the older read/write speeds. Thank you
     

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