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Transcend 128GB JetDrive Lite 130 Storage Expansion Card for 13-Inch MacBook Air (TS128GJDL130) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Transcend 128GB JetDrive Lite 130 Storage Expansion Card for 13-Inch MacBook Air (TS128GJDL130)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 429 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price5.0   above average
Capacity4.5   average
Battery4.1   average
Transfer4.0   average
Speed3.8   below average
Read3.2   below average
Write2.9   average


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Battery

Battery:
"That's about the same as being on the internet without the drive before, so I saw no appreciable negative battery issues."
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"Also battery life isn't all that affected which is great."
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"That's about the same as being on the internet without the drive before, so I saw no appreciable negative battery issues."
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"Works great for that, I watched a lot of downloaded TV shows off of the drive while flying to and from Hawaii, and was able to get about 3.5-4 hours of constant watching before my battery was down to 10%."
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"excellent, does lower your battery life though"
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"One of the main draws of the Mac Air is the long battery life and leaving this card in effectively nullifies that feature."
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"-minimal battery drain - I have a 2013 13 Macbook Air with amazing battery life and I didn't want that to change with the JetDrive."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"It duplicate my capacity on MBA Mid 2013, great speed!"
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"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"great way to add more storage capacity to your laptop! "
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"Pros: Very discreet, good memory capacity."
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"This is a great way to add much-needed capacity to your MacBook Air."
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Price

Price:
"Satisfactory for the price, since the SD slot on MacBook Air is utilizedMust us USB type adaptor to read other SD cards."
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"But the price and the storage is just great for a 128g MBA."
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"If Amazon would refund my money or send me a replacement file I would be happy and change my rating to a 5."
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"HALF THE PRICE OF ANY SD CARD FROM BESTBUY BUY ITS PERFECT FOR MY MACBOOK AIR B C IT DOESN'T STICK OUT."
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"Best money I've spent on my Mac, hands down."
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Read

Read:
"Very bad product, The first day I use it and that same day he read a problem with memory, means that this product does not work and is not worth."
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"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"If you're running Parallels VMware, format to Journel ExtendedIf you're using bootcamp windows, format to exFAT (won't be able to read write if other format)The above is for cross-functionality."
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"Read and write speeds are not fantastic (around 60 MB s measured) but that's not surprising given that the card reader is not an SDX device."
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"My MBA reads from it just fine with no hiccups during music playback."
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"(I always read the negative responses before I buy something on-line.)"
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"It has good read write speeds, not as fast as the internal PCIe SSD, but really fast for a SD card (check the attached screenshot)."
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"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"I can throw out benchmark tests of read write speeds, but from personal experience, it's adequate to play songs and 720p (maybe 1080p? )"
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"The read write access times of the JetDrive are pretty good, with 95 MB per second read and 60 MB per second write."
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Speed

Speed:
"I've also seen no problem with access speeds; the music plays just fine."
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"Did everyone else get the same speed or is it a faulty card I have received? "
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"I had concerns about shorter battery life, issues with the drive unmounting when the computer went to sleep, degradation in performance for the 70gb iPhoto library I was trying to move to the drive, etc."
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"The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the transfer speeds are not very impressive."
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"I don't quite understand people complaining its slow because they ran some speed tests."
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"Performance is great."
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"Using different formats (XFAT or Mac OS Extended) will give you varying performances too, but non are satisfactory."
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"Good quality and performance"
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"Speeds are great and no issues."
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"It has good read write speeds, not as fast as the internal PCIe SSD, but really fast for a SD card (check the attached screenshot)."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the transfer speeds are not very impressive."
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"I'm familiar with the max transfer rates for USB 2.0 (about 30-40MBs) but unfortunately my write speed is hovering around a MUCH slower 8MB s. I can get about 30MB s read."
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"transferred my entire itunes library onto this (about 34GB) and i'll admit it took FOREVER-- i do have a decent amount of movies music videos so that could arguably be a good reason, but in all to transfer about 3500 files (give or take) it took about 3 hours."
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"The low-profile JetDrive transfer speeds is good enough as a secondary storage and it also gives you built-in ECC."
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"Fits flush with the side of the Airbook...no problems with speedor transfers or extra power consumption."
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"Quite slow (15-20mb transfer at best) and keep on disconnecting and reconnecting."
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"I've had those break during transport, but no issues with the JetDrive).I highly recommend this, it works great, very high speed data transfers."
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Write

Write:
"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"If you're running Parallels VMware, format to Journel ExtendedIf you're using bootcamp windows, format to exFAT (won't be able to read write if other format)The above is for cross-functionality."
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"Read and write speeds are not fantastic (around 60 MB s measured) but that's not surprising given that the card reader is not an SDX device."
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"I don't usually write reviews unless I am really happy or unhappy with a product."
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"Great product for extra storage, one negative is its unimpressive write speeds."
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"I'm familiar with the max transfer rates for USB 2.0 (about 30-40MBs) but unfortunately my write speed is hovering around a MUCH slower 8MB s. I can get about 30MB s read."
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"It has good read write speeds, not as fast as the internal PCIe SSD, but really fast for a SD card (check the attached screenshot)."
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"The Device is good, has decent write and good read capacity, just a little hassle to take out from the SD slot."
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"I can throw out benchmark tests of read write speeds, but from personal experience, it's adequate to play songs and 720p (maybe 1080p? )"
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"The read write access times of the JetDrive are pretty good, with 95 MB per second read and 60 MB per second write."
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"It has very good read write speed."
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