SD card only goes in half way

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Book' started by AndyWear, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I store a copy of my entire .MP3 and media library (200 GB) and I allow Windows 10 to backup to the device also.
     
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    My Surface Book at 256GB is fine for me, for now.
    My Surface Pro is a 128GB. I have a 128GB card that stays in it, that I keep my media on. Pictures, movies, music. Basically, things that are generally read only. As you note, the write speeds aren't that great, and they don't need to be read fast.
    You do want to keep as much free space on the SSD as you can. If you run it low on free space, it will read and write and rewrite the same blocks constantly for temporary files, and that shortens their life.
     
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    I always have a full backup...just in case the system craps out on me while away, I just do a restore.
     
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    Yeah it seems like a lot of you are backing up stuff on it. I back up my stuff on an external ssd drive with USB 3.0 connection that I find is a lot faster than an SD card. I guess it just comes down to personal preference.
     
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    Which Jetdrive? I was also under the impression, I could buy a SD card and extend my memory until I read this thread...
    The Transcend Jetdrive looks like the only viable option, but there are different versions - 350/360. Does anyone have a recommendation? I want a 256 GB...
     
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    Hi Chrille,
    I've had the 256gb Transcend Lite 130 in my Surface book since the end of November. Works great (I use it for Windows File History), no issues and I don't even notice it's there when I carry the Book around.
     
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    Could we get a photo of it inserted in the slot?
     
  8. JBCF

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    Posted one earlier in this thread, if you'd like more let me know and I'll pop some more up once the sun comes up here in Toronto :)
     
  9. Chrille

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    Great, thank you. Unfortunately it's not on Amazon's CyberMonday Deals today, but alas..
     
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    Thanks for the JetDrive recommendation -- I got tired of my SD card sticking out and ordered it today from Amazon (Amazon Prime same day delivery!). Here are some pics to show how it looks vs. a regular SD card.
    IMG_1266.JPG IMG_1265.JPG IMG_1264.JPG IMG_1261.JPG
     
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    It's the Transcend JetDrive Lite 130
    Anybody know if this will work with the Surface Book? | Microsoft Surface Forums
     
  12. Jesse Segovia

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    Darn, looks like there's no JetDrive Lite 512 GB card yet!
     

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