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  1. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Wanting to have some semi-permanent attached secondary storage in my Surface Book I tried a Hyper Drive MicroSD adapter that I have for my MacBook Pro hoping that would work. Unfortunately it sticks out a couple millimeters when used in the Surface Book. I would like something that isn't sticking out the side just waiting to catch on things. Ideally I would also like something that doesn't ruin the sleek aesthetic of the device. I know, I'm asking for a lot...

    microsoftsurfacebook-hyperdrive.jpg

    One of the nice things about these Hyper Drives is that they have an aluminum face that matches the finish of the MacBooks. Luckily that same finish is pretty much a match for the Surface Books as you can see from my photo. It just needs to be a little bit shorter.

    I have submitted a request to Hyper asking them to consider making a version of their Hyper Drive for the Surface Book. If anyone else would like such a product it might help if you contacted them asking for it as well.

    Otherwise, if anyone finds anything else that works for this and actually sits flush with the edge of the device please report back.

    I have also contacted BaseQI asking if any of their Ninja Stealth Drive products would fit the Surface Book. It's possible that one of the other sizes that these companies make might actually work as is. Perhaps one made for a newer MacBook than what I have. If anyone has one of these products for a MacBook/Pro that's newer than a 15" non-retina (mid-2012) would you please try it in a Surface Book and see how it fits, let us know if you find something that works. Thanks!
    Last edited by TheArcaneFlame; 10-28-2015 at 11:02 AM. Reason: Additional Info
    AbsoluteZerow and ikjadoon like this.
    10-28-2015 10:47 AM
  2. zombie0's Avatar
    I would love precisely the same thing! I'd like to drop one of those 128 or 200 GB Sandisk micro SD cards in for a bit of extra capacity.

    Unlike most people posting on the forum this week, I've not encountered a whole bunch of problems (putting aside problems that are easy to fix). But I had the minor disappointment of realizing the SD card slot wasn't full depth. I had intended to leave a full-size SD card in, but I'd settle for a micro SD if there's an adapter that will fit perfectly flat.
    10-28-2015 11:08 AM
  3. ctk4949's Avatar
    Yes please find one that fits, I would love to fit my 128GB Samsung Pro microsd in my Surface Book. If it ever ships!! :P
    10-28-2015 11:18 AM
  4. erzhik's Avatar
    According to Hyper Drive, they are looking into it.
    10-29-2015 11:38 PM
  5. geraldem's Avatar
    But minus the few millimeters sticking out...it works fine?
    10-30-2015 09:49 AM
  6. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Yes, other than not being flush the Hyper Drive that I tried works fine. So it's still an option even in the present state if you don't mind it protruding a bit.

    I did hear back from both Hyper and BaseQI. Both said that while they don't currently have specific offerings to fit the Surface Book, they would look into this as an option in the future. The reply I got back from Hyper said they take customer feedback seriously, thanked me for mine and said they would forward my feedback directly to the CEO.

    So nothing yet, but fingers crossed that one or both of these companies will decide to make a Surface Book specific model. Again, I would encourage others to send in feedback asking for these products to be made. I linked to the Hyper contact form in my original post above for quick access.
    10-30-2015 03:50 PM
  7. Dush Ku's Avatar
    Problem is there is no spring mechanism. If you had something perfectly flush you'd never be able to remove it. Unless it was designed with some way for a special tool to reach in and grab it and let you pull it out.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-30-2015 04:07 PM
  8. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    It's not a problem. If you look at the photo I posted you'll see that they have a groove along the top that you hook with your fingernail to pull it out. It works just fine.

    You can see below how it looks in the MacBook Pro.

    hyperdrive-macbookpro.jpg
    Last edited by TheArcaneFlame; 10-30-2015 at 04:41 PM.
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    10-30-2015 04:20 PM
  9. ctk4949's Avatar
    There are a bunch of cheapo generic ones on eBay. Who wants to be the guinea pig and get some and see which one fits best?? hehehe
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-30-2015 04:37 PM
  10. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    I would buy that. Sent them an email.
    10-30-2015 05:53 PM
  11. Dush Ku's Avatar
    Looking at my SB, trying to imagine being able to get my nail in that tiny slot.
    Does the MacBook slot just release and slide out, it doesn't hold the card in very tight?
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-30-2015 06:38 PM
  12. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Looking at my SB, trying to imagine being able to get my nail in that tiny slot.
    Does the MacBook slot just release and slide out, it doesn't hold the card in very tight?
    Well I don't know how crazy thick your fingernails may be, but it's very easy to grab with my fingernail and pull it out of the MacBook Pro. The MBP and Surface Book work the same way in regards to the SD card slot. The card is basically held in by friction or pressure of the connector... it doesn't click/lock in place or anything like that. So you slide it in until it stops, then when you want... simply pull it out. That said, it is held in place firmly enough that there is no worry about it inadvertently falling out so long as nothing catches on it. Hence part of the desire for an adapter that sits flush with the edge.
    11-02-2015 12:57 PM
  13. mcheiron's Avatar
    I would love to have a flush option as well. I am a bit surprised that the sd card does not fit.
    11-02-2015 09:56 PM
  14. Unimatrix Nine's Avatar
    Which version is that one? I dont mind it sticking out a bit.

    Thanks,
    Ashe
    11-06-2015 06:46 PM
  15. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Which version is that one? I dont mind it sticking out a bit.
    The version I have is made for the MacBook Pro 15" non-Retina (Mid-2012)

    I got it through Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PUXW0IC...pUvbUpU3286567
    11-10-2015 10:28 AM
  16. Olen Ronning's Avatar
    This version of the same device made by Baseqi has a 18.2mm depth according to their notes in the Q&A section. I found in another thread that the SD card slides in approx. .75" when fully inserted which is equal to 19mm depth. In theory, the 504A should be the best fit. You can find it on Amazon. (sorry, I'm a noob here so can't post a link)
    Stocklone likes this.
    11-10-2015 01:36 PM
  17. yaoye78's Avatar
    I used this one: http://www.amazon.com/MiniDrive-micr...pUvbUpU3288052

    It is much shorter than the slot on the book. Once you push it in (it comes with a tool), you can fold the tab into the slot as well. So in the end it is totally hidden. Works pretty well for me. Only drawback is, you have to use some clipper type of thing to pull it out...
    11-11-2015 02:46 PM
  18. ctk4949's Avatar
    I used this one: http://www.amazon.com/MiniDrive-micr...pUvbUpU3288131

    It is much shorter than the slot on the book. Once you push it in (it comes with a tool), you can fold the tab into the slot as well. So in the end it is totally hidden. Works pretty well for me. Only drawback is, you have to use some clipper type of thing to pull it out...
    Oh wow, that is pretty nice. Will get one, thanks!!
    11-11-2015 03:45 PM
  19. ctk4949's Avatar
    theminidrive_surface_book.jpg

    Just got TheMiniDrive and it fits perfectly inside. Works well with my 128GB Samsung Pro MicroSD card.
    11-18-2015 11:07 AM
  20. ctk4949's Avatar
    BaseQi just released their Stealth Drive for Surface Book

    Ninja Stealth Drive for Microsoft Surface Book ? BASEQI
    01-22-2016 09:25 AM
  21. ctk4949's Avatar
    Just got mine. Color is a little off. Can't tell by the picture, but its a little darker. Fits flush. Works well tho.

    20160130_155826.jpg
    01-30-2016 04:51 PM
  22. Hardcore1973's Avatar
    Ordered my BaseQi from Amazon with a 200GB Micro SD card. Should be here Monday. $130 was a lot cheaper then paying the $400 more for the 256GB drive.
    01-30-2016 06:33 PM
  23. wheelerk's Avatar
    You found the Baseqi Ninja Stealthdrive for the Surface Book on Amazon? I don't see it on their site. Which MicroSD card did you get and how is it performing?
    02-20-2016 08:58 PM
  24. Zohar_Dreamers's Avatar
    I bought the BaseQi Ninja Stealth from their website. and it works great. it sits flush with chassis. Mine is nearly the same colour as the SB it'self.
    you do need nails to get it out. or something that and slide in there and hook it out. but other than that it is great.
    02-20-2016 11:03 PM
  25. worwig's Avatar
    I order a BaseQI from their website and it hasn't shown up yet. I think I'll run out of disk space before it shows up.
    02-21-2016 10:58 AM
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