The MiniDrive | microSD Adaptor | MacBook Air/Retina/Pro
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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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Seller Warranty Description
Always tested before shipping. 10 day warranty for replacement.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Smaller foot print/ sticks out only 2mm from the SDXC slot! Perfect for occasional removal. No need for the plastic insert that your supposed to fold back into the slot. I have a Speck Macbook case that adds about 1mm of plastic armor around the macbook, so really only 1mm of the minidrive is exposed. If you read the instructions, you may actually trim 2mm off the drive with a sharp instrument... But i would not just cause it doesnt bother me.
Smaller and faster than the Sandisk Cruzer Fit 64GB it replaced (6MB/20MB write/read), but write speeds of the minidrive are only a touch faster.
Im using 64GB G.skill SDXC UHS1 card which is capable of writing @ 12MB/sec, and reading at 26MB/sec (mp4 movie files) using its own full size SDXC adapter.
In my tests, the Minidrive transfers a 2GB MP4 x.264 movie file at rates of 7.3/7.4 MB/sec. (read/write)........ Quite a let down..... I tried two different formats, FATex and NTFS... no difference.
In closing, I love the size of the minidisk; I get 64GB more disk space and my USB 3.0 port back. The 1 MB/sec increase in write speed helps greatly from my 64GB Cruzer Fit, but the loss in read speed is quite disappointing. It works fine if you want to move your music and movie library to this drive. Playback of 1080p HD movies is fine and near instantaneous... I even use it to download all my torrent files directly too it.... I would not reccomend this for any kind of photo editing where you need some bandwidth to move data fast. I save that for my USB 3.0 flash drives. This is a great buy if you are looking to expand your mac's SSD and use that underutilized SD card reader!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The tether (to get it out of the machine) started coming apart within days of purchase.Published 19 days ago by Aaron Nelson
Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Bought it for a first-gen Raspberry Pi originally, but now that they've transitioned into MicroSD, this is no longer needed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sheppy
Worst product I never see. Hard to remove from your Mac. Orribile design ! Save your money and buy a cheaper one from asian producer !Published 6 months ago by David C.
I've been using in for close to 3 years now, with almost no hitch. The earlier versions of the Mac OS would occasionally "eject" the dirve, which required a system... Read morePublished 6 months ago by prabhu
Works great, can't complain. It's a great 20$ option, if you wanna something more robust, you should try TarDisk and pay 150$ to 400$. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joshua