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If you want to expand the memory of the Apple MacBook, but do not want to convert it (installing an SSD or similar), then you can count yourself lucky if you have a model with a slot for SD cards. Because this is ideally suited for permanent and replaceable memory expansion for the MacBook. SD cards with up to 256GB storage are specifically available in a form that fits directly into the design of the Apple MacBook (Air / Pro Retina), so that you do not have any protruding elements or use cables or adapters.
At the current MacBook Pro with touch bar there is no longer a card slot into which an SD card could be inserted. With this model, the memory expansion must then be implemented with USB sticks or via dongle / hub with other media. With MacBook models and especially with the Apple MacBook Pro Retina from 2012 to 2015, however, there is the option of inconspicuously, safely and without modification - and thus without loss of warranty - to expand the memory by up to 256GB. Instead of an SSD or HDD hard drive, you can use specially made SD cards:
If you're not spending that much money on the above SD cards, but an existing one MicroSD card want to use, then the appropriate adapters are the right thing for you. The PhotoFast brand has the right adapters for the individual models of MacBook Air, Pro and Pro Retina, which, like the Transcend cards shown above, fit into the design of the Apple laptop:
Since I've already touched on the topic of exchangeable and flexible memory expansion without conversion and hard drive, here's a flash memory in compact format: an Apple-certified USB stick (USB-A 3.0) with Lightning connector for data exchange with iPhone and iPad:
The articles shown for expanding the memory of Mac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad from Apple are well suited if you need more memory for new devices or loans. The individual data rates are of course not sufficient for professional use in video editing or VR matters. However, the SD cards, adapters and USB sticks are particularly space-saving for mobile use, on vacation and for travelers. This means that important data is not lost even in the event of a hard drive crash, or loss or failure of a MacBook or Mac, iPhone or iPad.
The adapters for microSD cards are particularly practical, as they can then also be used in other devices. In general, all items can be seen as a "second hard drive", but despite being integrated into the overall picture, they have nothing to do with a conversion and thus nothing to do with a loss of warranty.
If you use one of the MacBooks from 2016 or 2017, you may be able to do something with the USB stick or SD adapter via an adapter or hub. Hard drives that can be connected via USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 are particularly suitable for storage expansion on these models of the MacBook (Pro). If you want to expand the memory of the corresponding MacBook models or use fast SSD disks and HDDs on your Mac, then I have a few more interesting articles and advice for you:
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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