Transcend JetDrive Lite 130 (Macbook Air) 128GB Storage Expansion Card £51.40 @ Amazon
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Transcend JetDrive Lite 130 (Macbook Air) 128GB Storage Expansion Card £51.40 @ Amazon

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Found 4th Jun 2015
Nice price drop on this 128gb model, normally sticks around £64 retail price.

Macbook Air version...it sits flush with your Macbook, nice if you're the kind of person who drops or knocks stuff :-)

Features 128 GB - MLC flash based performance and reliability
Storage expansion card for Macbook
Max read: 95 MBps, max write: 60 MBps
For Macbook Air 13-inch (late 2010 - mid 2013)

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Is this fast Anyone with experience?

Yes what's the speed. I have my itunes in a usb external drive 3.0 and its pretty slow accessing it

Just get a microsd reader for the Air. A few quid, a simple adapter, the same size as this product. Use your own cards, swap and upgrade when required, done

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drucey

Just get a microsd reader for the Air. A few quid, a simple adapter, the … Just get a microsd reader for the Air. A few quid, a simple adapter, the same size as this product. Use your own cards, swap and upgrade when required, done



Not trying to defend this product, but when I looked last 128gb MicroSD cards where about £50-60 anyway...so if you're after a better form factor (I have the 64gb one of these, and don't notice it'sthere) then it's a good option.

There are variations on this type of product and it's not going to be as fast as onboard storage but this is a pretty good price for this capacity and Transcend's custom build.

the nand in this card cant be compared with normal nand in ssd. So it's only good for storage

Anyone know if this consumes more battery life while it's in?

Right now I use one of these:
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With a Sandisk Ultra 64GB which cost me around £30 (at the time), which is a total of £33. and it has been working perfectly fine for storing all my tv shows.

But when it comes to file transfer the only issue is the Sandisk Ultra r/w (45MBs/15MBs) speed, so given the option and the price Transcent JetDrive is pretty good option to my alternative.

I also did look into getting a Sandisk Extreme Pro but the capped capacity is 64GB for those cards and last I checked they were pretty expensive.

Sure these were much more when I got an adapter and a 64gb SD card for my mac. At this rate I would have gone for one

the speed will depend on apples internal sd card controller too remember

KlausHeissler197

the speed will depend on apples internal sd card controller too remember



Most recent apple products use the USB (usb3) bus, but I red somewhere they also use the PCIe that could transfer data at a much faster rate.

But what ever the bus is at this point the bottleneck is always the cards themselves.

I had this for about a week, despite the impressive speed claimed I found it quite slow with my iTunes folder. Returned it. Although it does sit nice and tight to the body so no danger of ejecting by a bump.

When I got my new macbook pro at the start of the year I got a nifty mini drive and then you can buy whatever micro SD that suits you in terms of speed and size. I got a 64GB samsung card and put my steam library on. I could play L4D2 with ZERO problems, so for most people just wanting to throw their iTunes library or files on it should be fine.

It might work out a little more expensive this way, the nifty is about £30 and SD card is upto you.

Link to nifty: eu.minidrive.bynifty.com

Link to SD: amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00
Edited by: "saunderscowie" 6th Jun 2015

saunderscowie

When I got my new macbook pro at the start of the year I got a nifty mini … When I got my new macbook pro at the start of the year I got a nifty mini drive and then you can buy whatever micro SD that suits you in terms of speed and size. I got a 64GB samsung card and put my steam library on. I could play L4D2 with ZERO problems, so for most people just wanting to throw their iTunes library or files on it should be fine.It might work out a little more expensive this way, the nifty is about £30 and SD card is upto you.Link to nifty: http://eu.minidrive.bynifty.comLink to SD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J2BSW9O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00



This looks interesting but what's the advantage of having the 'Nifty' as opposed to just buying a SD card and putting that directly in the slot?

gslgregory

This looks interesting but what's the advantage of having the 'Nifty' as … This looks interesting but what's the advantage of having the 'Nifty' as opposed to just buying a SD card and putting that directly in the slot?


It's a flush fitting rather than a protruding SD card which could eject and be lost, broken or stolen. The nifty protrudes fractionally but is curved, the Jetdrive is flush.

Damn, just about to order one but they've gone up to £64
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