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The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Do it yourself TarDisk?

A few years ago, I added a 256 MicroSD card with an eBay adapter to my MBA SD port and I wasn't impressed. It was incredibly slow and I was constantly getting the beach ball. Now I'm hearing about these TarDisks and I'm wondering how much of it marketing hype.

Even at UHS‑I speeds, $400 for a 256GB SD card, is highway robbery. Is there a do it yourself solution that's comparable to TarDisk? The software just joins two partitions together, right?

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If you are just looking for storage the Tar Disk is not for you. Get a 200GB SD card like this for $40.00

Card technology had improved performance dramatically.

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@mayer has more experience with TarDisk drives. Maybe he has some words of wisdom here.

I'm afraid I'm a bit of a stick suck in the mud ;-}

I was never impressed with these adapters to replace the custom Apple SSD's. We did some tests a few years ago to see how good they where. We found many drives had a very high count of CRC errors. Which overtime would wear out the drive prematurely and could lead to data loss.

I would stick with either Transcend or OWC replacement drives or just find a used Apple drive. Sorry to say they are a more costly solution.

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Are you just using it for storage or are you wanting to set up a fusion drive?


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