The Best MicroSD Cards for Nintendo Switch – According to Engadget

Got a Nintendo Switch? Need a higher capacity MicroSD card? Check out this article over at Engadget. 

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After testing more than 20 new and updated microSD cards, we’ve found that the SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch (128 GB) is the best for most phones, tablets, and, yes, Nintendo Switches, but there are several other cards that work fine. The hard part is finding a real one; the online marketplaces are flooded with counterfeits.

The Switch card is fast, consistent, comes from a reputable company, has a picture of a mushroom on it, and works in anything that takes a microSDXC card, not just the Switch. Most of the 128 GB cards we tested are fast enough but are more expensive and harder to find, or were slower than the Switch card in one or more tests. The Switch card performed well in all of them and (for now, at least) is easy to find without sorting through a bunch of third-party sellers hawking fakes.

If the SanDisk Switch card is too expensive or unavailable from first-party sellers, or if you need a card that’s on GoPro’s compatibility list, get the Samsung Evo Select (128 GB). The Evo Select is an Amazon-exclusive rebrand of the Samsung Evo Plus, and it’s almost always available. Its random write speeds aren’t as good as the Switch card’s, so it’s not as good for running apps or operating systems, but its sequential speeds are right up there, so it’s great for media storage and recording, and it’s usually a buck or two cheaper.

We have found that 128 GB microSD cards are the most cost-effective capacity right now. But if you don’t need all that space or you just want to save a few bucks, we recommend any of the following cards: The SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch (64 GB) is among the fastest cards we tested in every benchmark, but the 64 GB capacities of the Evo Select or the Kingston Canvas ReactCanvas Go, and Canvas Select are fine too.

Source: Engadget


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