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Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive Lite expansion cards designed to increase the storage capacity of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cards provide up to 128 GB of additional storage for less than $100.

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The new JetDrive Lite expansion cards are tailor-made with a flush design that matches the case form factor of both the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models. This on-the-go storage solution offers read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 60MB/s, respectively.
With their substantial amount of storage space, Transcend's JetDrive Lite expansion cards provide plenty of space to backup, store, and carry personal documents, photos, movies, and music.

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When inserted into the card slot of a compatible MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air, the low-profile JetDrive Lite will not stick out like an SD card and can be left in place for on-the-go storage.
The company offers separate products for the different MacBook models due to design differences between the machines. While the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro can be upgraded to 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is limited to 64 GB.


The JetDrive Lite Series of expansion cards are available now with prices starting at $49 for the 64 GB version and $99 for the 128 GB capacity card.

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26 weeks ago
ok, and how do we pull it out without using magical powers?
Rating: 33 Votes
26 weeks ago

ok, and how do we pull it out without using magical powers?


Hello Pegamush,
Our JetDrive Lite expansion cards are designed to be removable by hand without any tools.
Rating: 31 Votes
26 weeks ago
That's a good deal for permanent on-the-go storage. Nice price point too.
Rating: 24 Votes
26 weeks ago
Nice! That could make a big difference. Now all we need is for Apple to support splitting the iTunes library across devices. That is audio(music) on one device video on another.
Rating: 16 Votes
26 weeks ago
yay! A product for a Mac without a $$$$$$ price tag!

Gonna order one and try it out
Rating: 16 Votes
26 weeks ago
Need this for iDevices too (and need Apple to build in the sim-card-like slot for this).
Rating: 12 Votes
26 weeks ago
Now what we need is iTunes etc. modified so that part of a library can be stored on an external card, or possibly two, and that the software stays well-behaved if that card isn't present. Also great for cheap portable Time Machine backup device.
Rating: 9 Votes
26 weeks ago

I can't see Transcend introducing something like this if they thought there was a major overhaul to the Air's form. Too bad, I was hoping for a reduced-bezel update...

FWIW
DLM


How's that gonna change the size of the slot?
Rating: 8 Votes
26 weeks ago
How is this different from:

Nifty Mini Drive (http://theniftyminidrive.com)

and

PNY Storedge (https://www3.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?Category_ID=591)?
Rating: 7 Votes
26 weeks ago

Nice! That could make a big difference. Now all we need is for Apple to support splitting the iTunes library across devices. That is audio(music) on one device video on another.


As long as you're willing to manage your library yourself, you can already do this. Just uncheck the options that has iTunes copy files and organize the library and you can use whatever storage structure you like.

What would be nice is for iTunes to not freak out if files can't be accessed temporarily, instead of throwing up the exclamation points everywhere and forcing some tedious manual refreshing when it's reconnected.
Rating: 7 Votes

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