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Everything You Need To Know About Using an SD Card or MicroSD Card on Your Mac

Mar 31, 2018 9:24:00 AM / by BaseQi

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A Secure Digital card (SD card for short) is a type of electronic flash memory card that is designed to hold high amounts of memory even with its small size. Invented in 1999, it is mainly used today on portable devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, and laptops.

Today, standard SD card capacities range from 2GB to 512GB. There are also different types of SD cards such as the microSD card, which is smaller than the standard SD card, and the miniSD card, which is smaller than both.

Choosing an SD card

If you’re a photographer who shoots photos and videos in 4K or an editor, you’ll obviously need a high-capacity SD card. Having a high-capacity SD card prevents you from running out of storage, especially when you’re in the middle of an important job. Here are the best ones.

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-I card

This SD card is specially designed for use in 4K photo and video capturing, so it’s perfect for you. It has a 512GB variant, but if you don’t want to spend too much money, there are also 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options.

  • Transcend SDXC/SDCH UHS-II card

A card that also targets photographers, this SD card allows for 4K photos and videos, and has a read speed of up to 285MB/s and a write speed of 180MB/s. It’s available in 32GB and 64GB variants.

  • Lexar Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card

With this card, you’ll be able to capture countless high-quality images and transfer them to your MacBook with very quickly. It’s available capacities range from as little as 16GB to as high as 256GB.

  • Kingston Canvas React

Designed for durability, this card is waterproof, shock proof, vibration proof, and even temperature proof. It also has a lifetime warranty. It’s available in multiple capacities from 32GB to 256GB.

  • Samsung EVO Plus 64GB SDHC Card

Although available only in 64GB capacities, this card is optimized for Full HD and 4K UHD recording. You’ll be able to save almost 2 hours worth of 4K UHD video or more than 5,0000 photos.

Using your SD or MicroSD card on a Mac.

Once you’ve picked a suitable SD card, here’s how to access it.

  1. Insert it into your Mac’s card slot on the left side of the laptop.

  2. Wait for it to be recognized by your Mac and assign it to a new drive.

  3. Click on Finder.

  4. Click on the drive that your Mac assigned to the card. You can find it on the left-hand side of the window.

See how simple that was?

Using a MicroSD card on your Mac with the Ninja Stealth Drive

Using a Standard SD card on a Mac is not a problem. However, what if you only had a MicroSD card? How would you insert that into your MacBook? Enter BaseQi's Ninja Stealth Drive.



The Ninja Stealth Drive is a microSD adapter. It works on any SD card brand and any capacity, so you can instantly increase your MacBook’s storage up to 400GB. No matter what SD card you have, you won’t have a problem using the Ninja Stealth Drive.

Another great thing about the Ninja Stealth Drive is its look and build quality. It’s made of high-grade aluminum for added durability, and there are four different varieties of the drive for the different makes and models of the MacBook. All our drives are designed to fit perfectly into the MacBook to ensure that you don’t see any ugly protrusions.

So, whatever MacBook you have, you’ll be able to find the perfect Ninja Stealth Drive for you that has a finish exactly like your MacBook. You won’t even notice that it’s already inserted because it’s going to feel like a natural part of your laptop. This is one of the best ways to upgrade your MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.


Ninja Stealth Drives for the MacBook.


Here are the different MacBook models that are compatible with the Ninja Stealth Drive.


  • 13-inch MacBook Air (before mid 2012)

  • 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro 13 (before mid 2012)

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina (late 2012 and after)

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina (mid 2012 to early 2013)

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina (late 2013 and after)


If you are looking to increase storage space on your MacBook, Ninja Stealth Drive might be the perfect solution. Click on the banner below to learn more about this unique product.

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Written by BaseQi

Our company officially started in 2013. Since then, we have fans purchasing our products from all over the world. Our mission is to invent stylish accessories and gadgets for fans around the world.

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