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Possible Workaround for Smaller SSD in Retina Pro

June 18th, 2012

This, of course, is not nearly as good as having a 512 GB or larger SSD, but since the Pro has the SDXC card slot, I figured that I would drop by Akihabara and see how cheaply I can pick up a 64 GB card rated at 10 MB/s or better. I see them advertised for as little as ¥2700 for a generic; If it works halfway decently, I may get 4, along with the most effective carrying solution I can find, as a way of effectively doubling my on-hand memory without having to spend an extra half thousand dollars to do so.

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  1. Troy
    June 18th, 2012 at 06:53 | #1

    mebbe also connecting over 802.11n . . .

    “Now time for the MacBook Pro to copy the same 3GB file across to the TC shared storage. Again slightly disappointing to achieve average speeds of 35-40 MB/s. What is not so surprising is that the file transfer is quicker for Apple products and this indicates the TC is optimised for Apple’s AFP file transfer protocol over Window’s SMB protocol. In reverse the TC performed brilliantly with file copy from the capsule to the MacBook Pro SSD averaging 81MB/s – practically at the gigabit ethernet data transfer limit.”


    or, since your workplace extends out of range of the base station no doubt, maybe just:



    ~90MB/s according to


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