Transcend’s new JetDrive Lite 360 is a 1TB SD reminiscence card that’s positioned as expandable storage for Apple MacBooks. Because of its uncommon measurement, it should sit flush with the MacBook but additionally gained’t seemingly work in almost another use case.
The corporate positions the JetDrive Lite not as an SD card, however slightly as an “growth card” for the Macbook Air and MacBook Professional. Transcend says that the cardboard works as a simple approach to achieve further space for storing on an Apple pc with out including noticeable bulk to the system.
The corporate says that its shrunken SD card is ideal for Time Machine backups and iTunes libraries.
The JetDrive Lite 360 can solely ship as much as 95 MB/s learn and 75 MB/s write switch speeds, so whereas the MacBook Professional is supplied with a UHS-II SD card reader, the JetDrive will solely permit for UHS-I efficiency. Whereas not very quick, it’s in all probability adequate for many who simply need more room to carry pictures and paperwork.
Transcend has been producing the JetDrive Lite 360 in quite a lot of capacities from as little as 128GB, however the brand new 1TB capability possibility was announced today.
“Manufactured utilizing COB (chip-on-board) expertise, the JetDrive Lite 330 is proof against water, mud, and shock, offering further safety for information saved inside,” the corporate says, citing customary options for SD playing cards.
Together with each JetDrive, Transcend can be together with its RecoveRx software program that it says can be utilized to get better deleted information.
Due to the very particular measurement of the JetDrive Lite 360, one model of the cardboard gained’t work with all gadgets. Transcend says that mannequin will work with the Macbook Professional and MacBook Air from 2021 and in addition the MacBook Professional 13-inch from Late 2012 by early 2015. For protection of different gadgets, Transcend has quite a lot of sizes from the JetDrive Lite 330 all the way down to the JetDrive Lite 130 that cowl different fashions. A compatibility chart is on the market on its website.
Given the necessity for particular sizes for particular laptops, it ought to come as no shock that these SD playing cards aren’t seemingly going to work for any objective apart from particularly as an growth for choose MacBooks. Utilizing a JetDrive will price consumers entry to the SD card slot as nicely.
The 1TB capability JetDrive Lite 350 SD card is on the market for $249. The 128GB model is on the market for $37, the 256GB model for $60, and the 512GB capability for $120.