Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 2:06 PM (in response to Jim Calderwood)
My camera comes with some software that needs the camera itself to be connected to run. This software far exceeds any of the native mac importers as I've found that they compress the files for some reason when importing them.
I have the same exact computer as you. Do not clutter the express card slot with an SD reader, you can get any number of usb powered readers for that, and most likely cheaper.
[off topic] Have you ever considered getting an SSD express card slot and installing your OS on it? I've done this and it has speeded up rebooting and app response time tremendously. It's like a whole new computer and our model is the last one to support express card slot in the 15" models.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 9:36 AM (in response to Jim Calderwood)
you will not be disapointed once you set this up. The video shows the speeds I'm referring to. Once you boot up your computer after the initial install you'll see it take two seconds for a reboot and less for apps to open.
It's no wonder why these are in the latest greatest Apple inventions.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Jim Calderwood)
http://www.macworld.com/article/145572/2010/01/ssd_macbook_pro.html link would be nice.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 10:26 AM (in response to Jim Calderwood)
wintec, 98gb (I have the 42gb and am thinking of upgrading the space but I still have 18gb left). different retailers have different prices. SSD is pricey but you won't be spending more then 150$.
Always buy it new. Follow the steps they take in the video from the link. Their setup has the home directory from the internal hard drive connected to the new os and all your personal setting get put back into place. This save you space for your media/docs and makes the SSD only run your OS.
here's the link if you missed it before. http://www.macworld.com/article/145572/2010/01/ssd_macbook_pro.html