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Best microSD Cards for Surface Go and Surface Go 2 in 2022

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Microsoft's Surface Go, and Surface Go 2 ultraportable 2-in-1 PCs are compact alternatives to the Surface Pro. They come with built-in SSD or eMMC storage, which can be boosted by adding a microSD card in the reader. Here are the best microSD cards available for the Surface Go and Surface Go 2 to make storage expansion as easy as possible.

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Samsung EVO Select 128GB (opens in new tab)

U3 Rating

With up to 100 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds, this affordable Samsung EVO Select microSD card is an excellent choice if you're working with a tight budget. Sizes go up to 512GB if you need a lot more storage, and a 10-year limited warranty gives you some extra peace of mind.

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Silicon Power 128GB (opens in new tab)

Ultra Affordable

This 128GB microSD card from Silicon Power doesn't quite offer the same speeds as Samsung's EVO Select (up to 80 MB/s write compared to 90 MB/s), but it comes with a five-year limited warranty and costs less. If you don't mind the speed difference, you can save some money here.

If we're picking a microSD card

The Surface Go and Surface Go 2's relatively limited storage space from the factory doesn't have to be forever. Thanks to a built-in microSD card reader, you can expand storage without breaking the bank. All of the above options will work with your Surface Go and Go 2, but if you're still wondering which one is best for most people, we can make a further recommendation.

Samsung is known for its reliable storage solutions, and its EVO Select lineup (opens in new tab) of microSD cards continues the trend. It's reliable enough to come with a 10-year warranty, its U3 rating means read speeds up to 100 MB/s and write speeds up to 90 MB/s, and you'll only pay around $25 for a card with 128GB of storage. For more money, you can go up to a 512GB card, which costs about $90 (opens in new tab).

If you're interested in more information about how microSD cards work with your Surface Go, we compared performance numbers of some leading cards. And if you're still looking for more great gear for your Surface Go or Go 2, be sure to have a look at our roundup of the best overall accessories available now.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.