Remember those adapters that let you permanently flush-mount a microSD card in your MacBook Air’s SD card slot, adding welcome (if slow) extra storage to your SSD portable? I certainly do: I mixed up the two main brands when I wrote a review and never heard the last of it.
Now you can skip that extra step, because PNY now makes a sawed-off SD card that does the same job – without an adapter.
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It’s called StoreEDGE and comes in 64GB and 128GB flavors. To put that in perspective, my first iBook (the white “icebook” that came out right after the toilet-seat iBook) had a 10GB HDD, and my iPod a massive 15GB.
Unlike the adapters, the StorEDGE doesn’t sit flush with the edges of the card slot. Instead it sticks out just a little, giving an edge which can be grabbed with a thumbnail to yank it out when you need to swap out cards or use the hole to pull photos from a regular SD card.
It’s pricey, though. The cards will cost your $100 or $200, and I can’t find any mention of the speed on the site. By contrast, you can get a 64GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC card for $50 on Amazon, plus another $20-$30 for the MiniDrive (which may or may not be the one I reviewed – I just don’t know anymore.