Flash Memory Storage For Macs

With comptuer I/O interfaces rapidly gaining speed, solid-state flash memory continues to put pressure on conventional mechanical drive technology. Apple has agressively pursued making flash memory the primary storage device for many Mac computers and Apple gadgets, with conventional hard drives being phased-out whenever possible.


Mac USB-C Flash Drives

As we look to the future, Type-C connectors will become the dominant interface for nearly every type of computer peripheral - whether it's USB-C or ThunderBolt3 - all will standardize on the reversible Type-C interface. We're already seeing a fair number of 10Gbps USB 3.1 USB-C flash drives reach the market. Many are dual-ported having both a conventional Type-A USB plug on one end, and a Type-C plug on the other to allow easy compatibility with any Mac model old or new.

Mac USB 3.0 Flash Drives

5Gbps USB3 still has it's place as the dominant interface on hundreds of millions of Mac computers. So a conventional USB Type-A flash memory device is and will be quite usable for years to come. Of note, select, high-end premium Mac flash drives are now rivaling SSD drive read/write speeds with very sophisticated and fast on-board flash memory controller chips.

Mac SD - SDHC - SDXC Flash Drives

Secdure Digital flash memory remains a popular format for modest capacity storage in an ultra-tiny form factor.

Mac Flash Card Readers

Your Apple computer may or may not have a built-in Secure Digital SD card slot. Some models of Mac mini, iMac and MacBook laptops over recent years included a flash memory slot, tho many others don't. If needed, you can add the ability to read and write to SD, SDHC and SDXC flash cards easily with a slot-enabled card reader or multiport USB or ThunderBolt dock or hub which includes card slots.