TarDisk: Expand your Macbook Drive Memory with a Click! {Giveaway}

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I love photography and my computer is filled with photos and videos of our boys, our travels and more. In fact, I have so many photos and videos saved on my computer that I am always running out of disk space. In the past I have tried using external hard drives but I always end up getting rid of them because they are just not convenient.

Enter the new TarDisk. The only product available in the market that easily expands your existing Macbook drive by merging with your drive to create one larger drive. No tools required and all done easily with a TarDisk and a simple click. No need to delete old memories!

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TarDisk looks like an SD card and it goes in the SD card slot in your computer. It adds hybrid storage space to OS X, it merges with your MacBook’s internal HD to expand it while keeping all of your files in one place at the speeds you expect. With TarDisk you can double or triple your internal MacBook drive within minutes.

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I was impressed by how easy it was to set up and the fact that you can’t even tell it’s inside your computer. The TarDisk was made to match the solid aluminum uni-body chassis of the Macbook and it looks good. Now I have an extra 128GB that I can use to store all my photos and videos without having to worry about filling my disk.

I received the TarDisk with Pear 2.0. Pear provides a unique implementation of a hybrid drive which combines a specially built TarDisk and your internal solid state drive to provide a single managed logical volume on your MacBook. One drive, twice as big.

Below are some important features to note:

  • The new logically merged volume is managed by OS X.
  • Internal SSD is primarily used before data is sent to TarDisk.
  • More frequently used files are maintained on SSD hardware.
  • TRIM enabled SSDs maintain original speed benefits of TRIM.
  • Read/Write buffer (“swap-space-equivalent”) is maintained on SSD to buffer writes to files located on TarDisk.
  • Failure modes, if ever encountered, allow for direct restoration from Time Machine backups.

I loved that after I set up TarDisk, all of my data was automatically sorted out and I didn’t have to change anything or manage anything. I see my extra storage that is available and that’s all. Easy and fast. My MacBooks performance is perfect and I’ve had no problems so far.

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TarDisk is a permanent solution and you can’t remove it from your computer while you are using it. You can always uninstall it and “unpear” your computer so you can remove it but you will go back to the old drive size you started with.

If you are worried about not being able to use the SD card slot while using TarDisk or if you use your laptop to read a lot of SD cards you can always purchase an inexpensive USB SD card reader to use.

I love not having to chose the memories I get to keep and what I have to delete anymore. The extra disk space is great and it was so easy to set everything up! You can learn more about TarDisk on their website and order one there.

On Black Friday they are having an exclusive deal on their website – $1/GB ($256 for 256 GB, $128 for 128 GB) and on Cyber Monday – 20% off everything on their product line! These deals also include Free Shipping. Happy Shopping!!!

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a 128GB TarDisk ($149 value). Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck friends!!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with TarDisk. A product sample and/or compensation has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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103 responses to “TarDisk: Expand your Macbook Drive Memory with a Click! {Giveaway}”

  1. Sharon — October 26, 2016 @ 6:47 am (#)

    I need more disk space for all the pictures of my family and I.

  2. Elena M — October 26, 2016 @ 7:33 am (#)

    I need more space for pictures!

  3. Tara Betterley — October 26, 2016 @ 7:55 am (#)

    I need more disk space to allow for my daughter to save her drawings that she does. They take up alot of space. Also my photos!

  4. Jeannie — October 26, 2016 @ 8:04 am (#)

    I need more disc space on my computer for my photos!

  5. Stephanie LaPlante — October 26, 2016 @ 8:05 am (#)

    I need more disk space because I have a lot of pictures, videos and games on here and I’m running out of space!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 26, 2016 @ 8:39 am (#)

    I need more space because photos and videos of my 7 children, 7 grandchildren and family take up so much space. 🙂

  7. Cass A — October 26, 2016 @ 9:13 am (#)

    I have a MacBook and its a little old. Every little bit of memory will help. My memory is full of photos and downloads

  8. Krista M — October 26, 2016 @ 9:21 am (#)

    What takes up the most space for me is videos I have of the kids! Would be awesome to have that extra 128 GB!

  9. Kim K — October 26, 2016 @ 9:33 am (#)

    My pictures are taking up a lot of space on my harddrive, thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  10. Suzanne G — October 26, 2016 @ 10:18 am (#)

    I need more space due to all the pictures I have on my Mac.

  11. Amber Y — October 26, 2016 @ 10:24 am (#)

    I would love the extra space to hold photos!! I love taking photos, but the computer can sure fill up fast.

  12. ginette4 — October 26, 2016 @ 1:10 pm (#)

    I need more space from all the pics that I have and adding almost daily

  13. Barb W — October 26, 2016 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    My computer is chock full of videos and photos.

  14. Jennie Yuen — October 26, 2016 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    I do a lot of photography and video and the file sizes are really big.

  15. Catherine Robichaud — October 26, 2016 @ 2:35 pm (#)

    This would be so awesome. I too take a lot of pictures and keep them on my Mac so having extra space would be amazing.

  16. Daniel — October 26, 2016 @ 2:36 pm (#)

    This is an ideal way to store photos and videos

  17. Caryn s — October 26, 2016 @ 6:18 pm (#)

    I have a lot of pictures on the computer so I need more space to say the least!

  18. William C. — October 26, 2016 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    I’d like this to store and transfer videos and pictures!!

  19. Luisa M. — October 26, 2016 @ 8:09 pm (#)

    I would like so I have more space for files and programs.

  20. Iliana R — October 26, 2016 @ 11:33 pm (#)

    I would love this because my laptop is full of pictures and I’m running out of space fast!

  21. Tainan Lu — October 27, 2016 @ 12:35 am (#)

    I need more space for my projects.

  22. Margo B — October 27, 2016 @ 4:25 am (#)

    I have an old computer and I am always running out of space. I have so many videos and pictures and it takes alot of room. thanks for the giveaway and chance to win

  23. Silvia D — October 27, 2016 @ 8:36 am (#)

    I really need more space for my hobby.. photography, too many pictures and i love to use my programs like photoshop to ‘play’ with my pictures! Need alot of space!

  24. Marty Crosson — October 27, 2016 @ 9:47 am (#)

    I have lots of video and music. My disk space is always close to 90% and that makes my computer run more slowly.

  25. Sherry K — October 27, 2016 @ 11:09 am (#)

    I have a lot of videos and pictures of the family

  26. Scott MacMillan — October 27, 2016 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    There is always something new that I need to keep handy.Usually music.My computer is stuffed.

  27. Leah — October 27, 2016 @ 1:41 pm (#)

    My husband uses it for work so it’s always filling up

  28. Joy D — October 27, 2016 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    Family is important to me and as a first time grandparent living 2 Provinces away from my grandson, I treasure the photos sent to me from my son as my grandson rapidly grows towards his first birthday. I need space to save these moments between visits.

  29. Debbie Petch — October 27, 2016 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    I download a lot of videos and movies but I do not have enough storage space for all my films. I have very little storage space left!

  30. Cynthia Richardson — October 27, 2016 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    This would be for my son and as a graduate student, I know he can use more space on his MAC

  31. Jessica miller — October 28, 2016 @ 7:44 am (#)

    I need more space with all my pictures.

  32. Sarah — October 28, 2016 @ 9:50 am (#)

    I have a ton of music that I like to back up.

  33. Ashley Horner — October 28, 2016 @ 11:16 am (#)

    I need space for more photos and for my cricut projects.

  34. Steve Stone — October 28, 2016 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    we travel alot and take pics. would help on the fly.

  35. Jeff j Faulkner — October 28, 2016 @ 2:15 pm (#)

    I have way too many pictures and videos.

  36. wilson king — October 28, 2016 @ 4:41 pm (#)

    Am an avid photographer

  37. Karrie A Millheim — October 28, 2016 @ 5:05 pm (#)

    for all the movies and pictures i have

  38. savannah hadden — October 29, 2016 @ 12:23 am (#)

    All of my work is on my computer, I design and make signs so I need all the storage I can get. I also do photography on the side and that alone takes up a lot of space.

  39. Rebecca Groen — October 29, 2016 @ 8:15 am (#)

    I am a teacher and a collector of teacher resources. I would love to expand my space so that I can keep all of my materials together.

  40. KELLY E — October 29, 2016 @ 8:51 am (#)

    Always need more space.

  41. Jamie Williams — October 29, 2016 @ 9:40 am (#)

    I need more space because I have so many photos and videos and downloads that its messing my computer all up.

  42. Marlene V. (Enelram) — October 29, 2016 @ 9:58 am (#)

    My computer is running really slow. Time to save some pictures and videos elsewhere!!

  43. Scott Hayes — October 29, 2016 @ 11:03 am (#)

    I have a lot of photos and do a lot of graphic work with websites and Adobe Illustrator. I use a lot of memory and I need so much more!

  44. Darlene Cruz — October 29, 2016 @ 12:09 pm (#)

    For my pictures which I treaure

  45. Emily Nelson — October 29, 2016 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    I have too many pictures and school projects!

  46. Kathy Thorn — October 29, 2016 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    I love to take photographs of our nature hikes,

  47. Julie — October 29, 2016 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    I need more disk space because I have too many pictures and videos.

  48. Carole B. — October 29, 2016 @ 5:09 pm (#)

    To many photos!

  49. loretta — October 29, 2016 @ 6:54 pm (#)

    too many photos!

  50. Wayne Couzens — October 29, 2016 @ 11:03 pm (#)

    I need more room because I need more storage . Thank You

  51. missbobloblaw — October 30, 2016 @ 12:39 am (#)

    I need more space because I have so many pictures saved on my computer!

  52. David Heath — October 30, 2016 @ 4:00 am (#)

    I need more space for kids movies

  53. Kelly McGrew — October 30, 2016 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    i have a Netbook that doesn’t have a ton of memory space so this would be great to help free up some of my space and make it run a little faster! thanks!

  54. Emeryl — October 30, 2016 @ 3:41 pm (#)

    I need more space to store home movies of the kids.

  55. William C. — October 30, 2016 @ 4:30 pm (#)

    I need more space for video production!!

  56. Aarone Mawdsley — October 30, 2016 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    for all my school work

  57. Edmond — October 31, 2016 @ 12:13 am (#)

    OMG, jumping Jupiter . I lost my SD card so I lost all my irreplacable travel photos . So this comes in handy to store pictures & movies. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me.

  58. lori b — October 31, 2016 @ 7:59 am (#)

    I would love this for pictures.

  59. Laura G — October 31, 2016 @ 11:21 am (#)

    Our youngest is an artist, teacher, globe trotter extraordinaire. She needs more memory for her pictures.

  60. kevinl — October 31, 2016 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    Because I own way too much music. VAPORWAVE 4 LIFE

  61. Lorri K — November 1, 2016 @ 9:13 am (#)

    I know that the new trend is the cloud, but recently I went to find documents I had uploaded several months ago, and they simply were not there. I didn’t delete them, and it had been too long for them to be recovered. Local has its advantages. I own the content and keep it with me. This idea that we should just upload all of our personal content onto a third party server, isn’t for me. I may back items up there, but that is only a safety net. I backup on my laptop, external hard drive, and other devices.

  62. Colleen Boudreau — November 1, 2016 @ 2:37 pm (#)

    For all my photos!

  63. claire — November 1, 2016 @ 8:57 pm (#)

    i personally dont, but i think my brother could use this.

  64. Joshua Spiers — November 3, 2016 @ 5:59 am (#)

    We have so many pictures and videos of the kids!

  65. andie — November 3, 2016 @ 7:29 am (#)

    With all of us in the family using the same computer, more storage is always needed.

  66. KellyPC — November 4, 2016 @ 5:34 am (#)

    I have so many pictures & so much music!!

  67. Caryn Coates — November 4, 2016 @ 3:44 pm (#)

    I need more disc space on my computer for more pictures

  68. Teresa — November 6, 2016 @ 8:40 am (#)

    Being a genealogist, I always need more space for photos of ancestors. I also save all the home movie videos I can, which take up even more space.

  69. Janel — November 6, 2016 @ 11:01 am (#)

    I need more disk space because I download a lot of games and movies.

  70. sarah s — November 7, 2016 @ 5:25 pm (#)

    This sounds great, I have about 30GB left of storage so I could definitely use more storage and it might also help it run a little bit better.

  71. Ei Leen — November 7, 2016 @ 6:01 pm (#)

    I have 5 GB left of space in my HD…time for an upgrade!

  72. Dixie — November 9, 2016 @ 1:57 pm (#)

    As a photographer, I seem to constantly be running out of room on my computer for pictures… This seems like an easy and convenient way to upgrade my storage !

  73. Tanis — November 10, 2016 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    I have a lot of pictures on my computer so this would help with my space issues, ha ha!

  74. sandra — November 11, 2016 @ 1:21 am (#)

    so that my computer runs smoothly and quickly

  75. DebP — November 12, 2016 @ 4:43 am (#)

    I’m getting more and more pictures and ebooks, so I think my computer will run faster and smoother with this.

  76. Doris H — November 12, 2016 @ 9:51 am (#)

    I have a lot of family photos, so I could definitely use more disk space.

  77. Jody D — November 12, 2016 @ 9:54 am (#)

    My daughter runs a Macbook for her business. With all the pics and graphics she could always use more storage!

  78. loriag — November 12, 2016 @ 3:07 pm (#)

    Let’s see I need more space because of music, documents and photo’s.

  79. Sandra S — November 12, 2016 @ 7:45 pm (#)

    I need more space because I have too many photos and videos

  80. Maritess S — November 13, 2016 @ 8:55 am (#)

    I need additional storage because I love making videos of the family. These videos take up to much space when I am editing them.

  81. Scott M — November 13, 2016 @ 2:46 pm (#)

    I need more space for all my pictures

  82. M. L. — November 13, 2016 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    Why do I need more memory? Because I’d forget my head if it wasn’t attached. Oh…you meant for my computer? Well, in that case, it’s be the usual suspect…photos, music, and TONS of files I’ve saved from computers going back to 2007. I’m afraid to go through all that though…there’s no telling once I started how long it would take me to finish!!!

  83. Rob F — November 13, 2016 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I need more space for GoPro videos

  84. Grant D — November 17, 2016 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    My wife is a graphic designer, so she has a ton of work that she has done that she needs more space for.

  85. Paol Trenny — November 18, 2016 @ 8:01 am (#)

    My hubby and I design a lot of graphics for work so we always in need of additional space.

  86. Ashley Christensen — November 18, 2016 @ 10:15 pm (#)

    My photos videos and music take up a lot of space not to mention all of my sims games 🙂

  87. Darrin McCall — November 19, 2016 @ 3:48 am (#)

    I make music and it helps to have more space.

  88. James Stringham — November 20, 2016 @ 9:29 am (#)

    I have way too many photos on my hard drive.

  89. Jacob M — November 20, 2016 @ 9:34 am (#)

    I’ve run out of room for my photos!

  90. Tina L. — November 20, 2016 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    I need more disk space for pictures

  91. Kelley Roach — November 21, 2016 @ 4:41 pm (#)

    I need more space due to all the pictures I have on my Mac.

  92. Corey Olomon — November 21, 2016 @ 6:55 pm (#)

    We have a ton of pictures, videos and movies.

  93. Michael Perkins — November 22, 2016 @ 8:50 am (#)

    Just the os takes much of the startup disc

  94. George Chaplin — November 22, 2016 @ 2:53 pm (#)

    This is awesome thanks!

  95. Bonnie Clyne — November 22, 2016 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    I need more storage space because I just tried to do the latest update and there was not enough room to install it!!

  96. rosemary — November 23, 2016 @ 5:41 am (#)

    wow

  97. David — November 23, 2016 @ 7:57 pm (#)

    I need more space for family pictures.

  98. Charles — November 23, 2016 @ 8:56 pm (#)

    I’m constantly making training videos as well as adding personal GoPro videos to my laptop and I hate deleting old stuff for the new.

  99. Wanda Bee — November 25, 2016 @ 7:21 am (#)

    I love to save big files and never seem to have enough space for everything, so I end up deleting older files, which I hate to do.

  100. travelbuds — November 25, 2016 @ 9:58 am (#)

    I need more space to store all the pictures I take of my kids.

  101. Wendy Jensen — November 25, 2016 @ 11:27 am (#)

    I need more disc space for my computer so it will run faster.

  102. Gemma — November 25, 2016 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    Photo storage.

  103. Shaun — March 10, 2017 @ 11:52 am (#)

    Great stuff, Angela! Getting one to upgrade my old macbook. :D

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