How to Expand MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air Storage

I hear varieties of "How might I get more extra room on my MacBook Air?" and "I'm out of room on my MacBook Pro Retina" constantly. As of not long ago, everything we could do was erase records from the circle so as to free up space. Presently, in any case, we have alternatives.

Alternative Number 1: Transcend JetDrive Lite

Numerous MacBook Airs and all MacBook Pro Retinas accompany a SDXC card space as an afterthought. It's there so you can remove the card from your camera and stick it directly into the PC for moving photographs to the Mac. Turns out nearly no one uses that space, so it's simply staying there sitting idle... as of not long ago. Rise above makes an item called the JetDrive Lite in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB sizes, and everything you do is pop it into that unused SDXC card opening, in a split second expanding the capacity limit of the machine.

The JetDrive Lite is intended to fit totally flush with your PC instead of stick out a little, similar to an ordinary SDXC card would, and since the different Apple PC models utilize diverse SDXC spaces it is critical to get the card that is made for your machine. That is not hard: simply go to the Apple menu, at that point About This Mac, and afterward More Info. You'll see your model's authentic name there.

Furnished with the model number, visit Transcend's site and pick the correct model for your workstation. They have JetDrive Lites for MacBook Airs from 2010 to 2015, and MacBook Pro Retinas from 2012 TO 2015. That basically covers it!

Note: the space given by the JetDrive Lite is discrete from the space on the first Solid State Drive (SSD). Along these lines, on the off chance that you have a 256 GB SSD, and you include a 128 JetDrive Lite, you don't wind up with a 384 GB drive. Rather, you'll have a second hard drive (128 GB) notwithstanding your unique 256.

Keep in mind: hauling a record starting with one circle then onto the next doesn't move it- - rather, it copies it. In this way, as you drag things onto your JetDrive Lite card, make sure to erase them from their unique areas (except if you need copies).

Rush looking for cutting edge clients can back up their whole hard plates and afterward use Disk Utility to make a solitary segment from the joined inner circle and the JetDrive Lite, and after that duplicate everything back, except this makes it difficult to utilize the SDXC opening for whatever else since that card needs to remain in if the machine is getting down to business appropriately.

My suggestion: keep the card as a different circle. That way, you can in any case haul the card out and utilize the space for bringing in pictures from a camera on the off chance that you ever want to do that. Besides, the card is more slow than the SSD, so it bodes well to put once in a while utilized documents on the card, departing the framework and application and every now and again utilized records on the SSD.

Choice Number 2: Transcend JetDrive

The easy method to overhaul MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air stockpiling includes staying a card into the SDXC opening. That was the "JetDrive Lite" depicted previously. The less-simple way, yet maybe better-for-you-over the long haul way, is to take out the first too-little SSD and supplant it with something greater to be specific, the "JetDrive" (without the "Light"). This requires opening up the case yet that is not too hard, and Transcend has an extraordinary video that demonstrates to you how it's finished

The JetDrive comes in 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB models, and likewise with the Lite cards you need to get the correct one. Utilize Transcend's site to make sense of which one's appropriate for your machine

Reward: Transcend incorporates a fenced in area for your old SSD, so you end up with the new, bigger SSD inside the PC and your old, littler SSD for a situation that you can use as an outside hard plate. Decent.

Long-lasting Mac equipment organization Other World Computing has an inside SSD overhaul for the late 2013, 2014, and 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This is the primary update accessible for those machines. Find Other World Computing on the web at Discover Transcend's site at

Christian Boyce is an IT preparing expert having some expertise in Apple items, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs. With more than 25 years in the field he has helped a large number of Apple clients improve work, in less time, and have a ton of fun doing it. He distributes Apple-related news, surveys, and how-tos on his blog at