It may be easier than you think to add storage to your laptop. There’s one port most people overlook – the SDXC port – which most people use for camera cards. Many cameras now transfer photos via WiFi so there’s no need to swap SD cards. This leaves a port open to put a 32gb, 64gb, 128gb, 256gb, or 512gb SDXC card in for storage.
Here are a few cards:
256GB SanDisk (Lifetime Warranty) (I have this one)
512gb SanDisk (Lifetime Warranty) (I want this one!)
A few cautions:
- You should always back up your SDXC card as there is a possibility of losing the data, although less so if you are not inserting and removing constantly.
- You should make sure the card does not “protrude” (more on that later) because it could cause damage if it gets bumped around in your bag.
- You should make sure the card doesn’t pop out if your slot is “spring loaded”. A simple piece of tape over the slot can ‘catch’ the card if it pops out.
If you are using a MacBook Pro, there is a twist to this:
I have always used an SDXC card as a secondary drive on my windows machine. The issue with MBP’s is it sticks out…the ports on MBP’s are shorter and they protrude so you can’t use them for permanent storage.