The Best MicroSD Memory Cards for the Nintendo Switch

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past two months, you’ll know that the Nintendo Switch has been released today (Friday 3rd March)

The hype surrounding this revolutionary machine has been nothing short of huge. Reviews have been pouring in with the majority praising it’s innovation whilst staying true to Nintendo’s vision, however, there is one drawback – the storage.

The Nintendo Switch comes with a measly 32GB of storage, 6GB of which is required to install the software, so essentially you’re left with less than 28GB of actual storage for games – whilst this is all fine and well if you intend on using the games cartridges, it’s not so great if you want to start downloading apps or digitally downloading games…

…But fear not! In true Nintendo fashion, they anticipated this and have fitted the Switch with a MicroSD card to expand the storage (Hooray!) – “But which card do I buy?” I hear you ask – Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered…

SanDisk 128GB Ultra Micro SD (SDXC) Card + Adapter 80MB/s Class 10 UHS-ISanDisk 128GB Ultra Micro SD

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no denying that SanDisk do memory cards and they do them well. SanDisk Ultra microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I cards are a great choice for Android-powered devices and other smartphones and tablets, which in turn means it’s a great choice for the Nintendo Switch. With SanDisk Ultra microSD UHS-I cards you’ll benefit from faster downloads, higher capacity, and better performance to capture and store up to 128GB of high quality pictures, games, apps and Full HD video, perfect if you plan on travelling with your Nintendo Switch and you need some 1080p in-flight entertainment. This card gives you transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s and high quality performance at an affordable price.

Samsung 64GB EVO Plus Micro SDXC UHS-I U1 Class 10 – 80MB/s with Adapter

Samsung 64GB EVO Plus Micro SDXC

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re not too bothered on maximising the external space on your Nintendo Switch, or if you intend on buying the games cartridges and not digitally downloading your games, this one is probably the best one for you. It’s got 64GB of memory, which is double the GBs the Switch comes with, and at £24.99, it’s a bargain. This card would be useful to download additional apps, such as streaming service Netflix, or downloading full 1080p films to watch on the go.

Samsung’s high-performance, stylish and secure memory cards ensure that every shot you take is captured and kept safe and secure. EVO Plus cards offer greater capacity and higher transfer speeds, making it excellent for downloading high capacity apps and games for the Nintendo Switch.

Toshiba 64GB Exceria M302 MicroSDXC Class 10 4K with SD Adapter – 90/MBs

Toshiba 64GB Exceria M302 MicroSDXC Class 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to its incredible read/write speeds, this Toshiba Exceria MicroSDXC card is the perfect card for the Nintendo Switch if you’re looking to buy one on a budget. The cheapest of the lot, but by no means does that reflect in performance. Because of the fast read-write speeds, you get smooth video recording, quick loading of apps and fast continuous photography. To round out the picture, the EXCERIA M302 comes with an SD card adaptor so you can quickly transfer and share your valuable memories.

Toshiba is the inventor of flash memory, and has a well-earned worldwide reputation for producing high quality technology.

Lexar 200GB 633x High Performance Micro SDXC UHS-I U1 Card – 95MB/s

Lexar 200GB 633x High Performance Micro SDXC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed for most devices available on the market, from action cameras to smartphones, the Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I cards make it easy to quickly capture play back, and transfer 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as the highest-quality movies, photos, and songs. These high-capacity, Class 10 cards leverage UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance up to 95MB/s, making it the perfect card if you want fast, reliable performance and download speeds.

With a long history in the industry, Lexar know memory. They move quickly with technology to design the solutions you need, and work with device manufacturers to make sure their products are compatible. They are dedicated to performance, reliability and expert support, so when it comes to storing the memories that matter, trust Lexar.

Samsung 256GB EVO Plus Micro SDXC UHS-I U3 Class 10 – 95MB/s with Adapter

Samsung MicroSDXC Evo Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

If budgeting’s not your thing, then this one is definitely the MicroSD card for you. This MicroSD card costs half of what you would pay for the Nintendo Switch, but it’s fast, it’s big and it’s one of the best currently on the market. With read & write speeds of up to 95MB/s & 90MB/s respectively, apps and videos load quicker and files transfer faster. Not only that, but with the massive amounts of space available, you can use this card for games, music, videos and files. This memory card works perfectly with even the most advanced devices to protect your memories for life.

None of these sound right for you? Check out the rest of our MicroSD range to find the right fit for you

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