Apple’s new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro returns SD cards to the Mac, but it’s not just sun and long – because not all SD cards seem to work properly and there’s little explanation for why.
According to a MacRumors report, more people have posted on the topic on its forums to report that some SD cards do not work properly when inserted into the MacBook Pro slot. Some cards reportedly cause the Finder to crash, while others may transfer data, but at a much slower rate than expected.
Same problems with the 14 “M1 Pro. It seems super scaly and inconsistent. Half the time it will successfully recognize the card (although it takes 30 s to 1m) and half the time it will turn out to be an error. These are all Sandisk Ultra cards, and XC and HC, which were formatted in my camera.I tried to reformat them using MBP and it doesn’t seem to make a difference.All my cards work as expected in my 3 other USB card readers.
Worryingly, it doesn’t seem like a template for most of what people report, but at the end of the tunnel there may be a sliver of light. Some people who contacted Apple were told that the company knew about the problem and that the repair was coming through a software update. Unfortunately, there is no time frame when it will be published, and while some note that the problem will occur more often with older cards, the lack of predictability is currently a problem.
The new machines are among the best Macs the company has ever made, especially for professionals. But non-functional SD card slots will definitely alleviate the excitement of the new machine to some extent. We keep our fingers crossed for a quick fix. If you own a new MacBook Pro and suffer from this problem, contact Apple and add your voice to the chorus – the more Apple is aware of the problem, the better.
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