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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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The small HD in new laptop: storage solutions?

I'm so used to having a large HD that these new rMBP have me for a loop. I'm looking @ prob getting 13" retina, w. 256G HD.

Now ironically, i was reading a piece this week reminding us not to use SSDs just simply store files. And it did make some sense (can't recall where I read it now, or i'd link it). But if you have anything to add about that, pls do.

But the biggest part is that I don't feel like having an external to lug around - AGAIN. In fact, for like - a flash of unstyled text long - i was thinking of getting a non retina 13" to keep this HD I bought like 3 months ago ( a very capable 1TB hybrid). But the non retina is a bit of a deal breaker...

What are some of your extra storage solutions with the small HDs/new systems? I could likely use some clouds, but for some reason, don't feel like sending my music up there - or my naked selfies. LOL. (as if).

Anyhow, maybe i'm just having a brain fart and can't think of anything. GOOD MORNING.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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I have a rMBp 13 as well and use the PNY Storedge 128GB SD card always connected to my computer.
been using it a year.. reformatted it to mac hfs plus..

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I'm in the same boat. The budget my office gave me only covered the rMBP with a 128 SSD. Coming from my MBP with a 750g HD (with 110g free at the moment) is going to be a major adjustment. I've had the rMBP for 2 weeks, but apart from setting up a user account, doing upgrades and poking around with it a bit, I haven't moved over to it as a work machine as yet. Haven't had time to sit down and think about how to manage file access. Obviously lugging around my old internal HD in an external case is the way to go, but... there's a mental shift I'm going to have to embrace and get right in my head first.

I've also thought about going the internal card route... Transcend offers those minimized profile cards that sit flush with the case, too... up to 512gb, IIRC...
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I've also thought about going the internal card route... Transcend offers those minimized profile cards that sit flush with the case, too... up to 512gb, IIRC...
looks like the PNY and Transcend make the same product..
I reformatted from PC to mac.. so it can be included in my Time Machine back ups
as well, it performs much better now; had some behavior issues with it when I used it as PC formatted.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 04:16 PM   #5
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I have a rMBp 13 as well and use the PNY Storedge 128GB SD card always connected to my computer.
been using it a year.. reformatted it to mac hfs plus..

PNY StorEDGE, A Sawed-Off 128GB SD Card For Your MacBook's SD Slot | Cult of Mac
Thx for that link. I like the snug fit. How far out does a reg SD card stick out? I like the idea of having a SSD mostly for booting and maybe one of these to set the data. I saw a 256G one for just over $100, but that was in US I believe, and wasn't the snub nosed one.

But this is all new to me as I'm still pre sd slots.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 04:51 PM   #6
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The storEDGE sit flush with the macbook and it's pretty much as fast as a regular hdd.
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At $200, the 128GB StorEdge costs as much as the upgrade from 128GB to 256GB of internal storage; why not get the extra storage built-in?
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At $200, the 128GB StorEdge costs as much as the upgrade from 128GB to 256GB of internal storage; why not get the extra storage built-in?
Agreed. It's the 256 to 512 which us different I found. Either way, I just did a touch of research for the the ppl.

Transcend Jet Drive Lite.

Transcend JetDrive

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SanDisk

Now, looks like there's a 2TB MicroSDXC on the way??

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Old Oct 3rd, 2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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I just use a slim external HDD. I don't trust anything important on SD cards or USB sticks as they all use cheap flash in them that has a limited number of writes and are more likely to just die out of the blue than an external HDD.
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