I love Apple products. Not in a blind, fanboy sort of way. A lot of what Apple does really frustrates me—Dongles? Seriously?—but Windows is the absolute worst…except…except they make upgrades a bit easier.
I have a MacBook Air, and the hard drive is perpetually filled. I got tired of it, and I was considering buying a device that would allow me to place an SD card flush with the side of my laptop, making it a flawless addition to my computer.
But I was skeptical. I didn’t really love the idea of simply having a second drive on my computer that I’d have to sort through in order to find files. What I really wanted was an expansion.
That’s why I was immediately taken with the idea of the TarDisk.
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Adding storage without adding complexity—think about how cool it would be to double your hard drive just like that!
Well, I don’t have to think about it because I already did it!
Seriously, it was one of the easiest things I’ve done to improve my computer. I mean, watch this and tell me that it doesn’t seem easy to you:
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My hard drive, which had about 15GB free now has 130GB free! I’ve noticed no processing feed issues nor have I noticed battery issues, but that part is hard to gauge on a laptop as old as mine, though I imagine that there will be some impact down the line.
TarDisk comes in two sizes (128GB and 256GB) and is compatible with MacBook Airs (11″ and 13″), MacBook Pros (Retina and Regular/13″ and 15″), provided that you have a MacBook old enough to have an SDXC port.
TarDisk costs $149 for a 128GB card and $399 for 256GB. If you’re not sure if you’re computer is compatible, you can head on over to the company’s website where they have a fairly detailed FAQ page and a universal chat window with a sales associate, which can become a bit annoying, though the associates (or bots–one can never tell for sure) were helpful.
It’s hard to describe how freeing this has been because I was constantly having to choose between this file or that, this project or that. My daughter has wanted to start recording weekly videos, and now I have the hard drive space to make her dream a reality.
You, too, can make dreams come true…ok, that seems a bit high-handed. Let’s start over.
If you’re having issues with hard drive space, then you might want to consider purchasing a TarDisk. I did, and now, my laptop is bigger on the inside.