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The MiniDrive | microSD Adaptor | MacBook Air/Retina/Pro

3.3 out of 5 stars 176 customer reviews
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  • Quickly, simply, and discreetly increase the data storage space in any MacBook through use of a microSD.
  • Sits flush and fits securely into the SD slot of most modern (2010+) MacBook computers. See compatibility chart for further info.
  • Fits: MacBook Air 13'' Late 2010+ | MacBook Retina 15" 2012 (Only)
  • Fits: MacBook Pro 13'' Mid 2009+ | MacBook Pro 15'' Mid 2009+
  • Shipped OEM w/out retail packaging.
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Product Description

The MiniDrive is a unique "short" microSD adapter that allows anyone to quickly and easily increase the available storage space in a modern laptop through use of the computer's standard SD card reader. With this adapter, you can take an inexpensive 64GB or 200GB microSD card and add "plug-in-and-forget" storage space to your MacBook. When the MiniDrive is placed into the computer it is discretely hidden. The MiniDrive can be removed by pulling a plastic tab that can be folded away when not in-use. TheMiniDrive Original is 19.5mm long and is our most universal model. It will NOT fit flush however in the MacBook RETINA 13'' (sticks out by 3.5mm) nor MacBook RETINA 15" produced after October 22, 2013 (sticks out by 1.5mm), older versions of this computer are fine. Please see our other product offerings upto 14mm long for these computers for. Please also email us if you have any questions about compatibility.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
RAM 64 GB
Brand Name TheMiniDrive.com
Item model number MiniDrive_v3
Item Weight 0.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.75 x 0.83 x 0.05 inches
Color Black / White

Additional Information

ASIN B00AL1385C
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 176 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #858 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Memory Cards > Micro SD Cards
#148,470 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces
Date First Available December 1, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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I purchased two of these, both failed. To be sure, I did test the micro SD card with other adapters; as expected the memory card it self was just fine.

The quality/look is shoddy, using a clear plastic strip to pull out the card looks pretty hokey to me. I would avoid this thing.

EDIT 3/27/2013. I opened one up and put it under the microscope. It appears quite clear why these devices do not work. The printed circuit board is cut up on one end to make it fit flush with your computer. The cut goes right through the copper plating with small pieces sticking out, possibly providing pathways for short circuits. These things are NOT NEW but rather modified boards that should not be sold as new. Even if the quality you happened to have is good enough to work, would you trust your data, your work to be saved on an SD card in this device? I wouldn't.
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Bought this for my Samsung Chromebook because normal SD cards stick out fairly significantly from the slot. Does the job.
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Does the same job as Nifty MiniDrive but cheaper.

Pros:
1) Cheaper than Nifty MiniDrive
2) Fits all my Macbooks, Easy to transfer from book to book
3) Does its job and it is hidden from view

Cons(Minus 1 Star) :
1) Nifty MiniDrive looks slightly better
2) A bit flimsy & ugly

I would recommend this product to those who want a cheaper alternative to Nifty Minidrive in order to quickly add storage space.
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Lets be clear. The MinDrive does EXACTLY what it's supposed to do. It allows you to insert a Micro SD card into your MacBook and not have the huge stub of the end sticking out. Where the MiniDrive fails is that it has a 1/2" long strip of plastic secured to it so that you can eventually retrieve the MiniDrive from your MacBook. As another customer mentioned, it ruins the clean look. Think of it as going to an interview with the tags still on your new pants. It's possible to tuck that piece of plastic in so that you can't see it, but be careful as you may have trouble getting it untucked later.

All in all though, it was well worth the money!

11/10/13: Just a quick update to pass along another interesting note about this product. It fits PERFECTLY into a Raspberry Pi when using a PiBow case. If you use the Adafuit Micro-USB adaptor board you'll see that the case bows a little when you tighten it down due to the thickness of it. No such problem here. It slides in nicely and the little plastic tab allows for removal if you want to change cards.

03/09/14: Another thing of note. This is NOT meant for frequent swapping around from device to device. It's pretty flimsy. the tiny tines between the contacts will bend really easily. You'd be better off going with a PNY StorEDGE (which works great.
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Bought this for the Zenbook, even though it was designed for the Mac. Works great, but does protrude about 1/8 inch. Access speed is a little slow but the extra 32GB storage is a big plus on a 128 GB SSD system. Highly recommended!
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Yes this crummy piece of chopped-up plastic DOES *technically* work. But that is the ONLY reason for the second star. It would only be 1 1/2 star if I could have done that. One Reviewer referred to a "half inch piece of plastic used to pull this device out" I think the technical term for that is called Scotch-tape. It has the feel of a stolen item, like I got it from a pawn-shop. You can see by the images that even before I put it in, it was scratched, used and cut. It looks like the end was cut off with a band saw in Jr High. I took those pictures with the intention of returning the device to Amazon, but it works. So..... I'll keep it, but never recommend it to anyone. Frankly I'm embarrassed to keep it, but I need the space.
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I bought this product based on the description given here as well as some of the answers provided to specific questions from 13" MBPro Retina owners. Unfortunately the description and the answers given by the advertiser are wrong - this MiniDrive does not fit the 13" MB Pro flush. It sticks out about 3-4 mm, and gets tugged out if it snags on your MBP's cover/sheath/protection. Wouldve been better off buying a regular 64mb SDXC instead of this 'adapter' and a separate 64mb microSDXC. Waste of money, my first real disappointment with a purchase from Amazon.
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Bought this to go in my Samsung Chromebook, and it works a treat - if a little tricky to remove.
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