Best Surface Go microSD Cards Windows Central 2020
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.
- U3 Rating: Samsung EVO Select 128GB
- Ultra Affordable: Silicon Power 128GB
- Speedy Bulk Storage: SanDisk Extreme 400GB
- UHS-II Rating: Delkin 1900X 64GB
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.
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.
This 400GB microSD card offers plenty of storage and excellent performance, all for a steal of a price. It's capable of hitting 160 MB/s read speeds, and 90 MB/s write speeds, which is especially handy if you're also working with video when not plugged into your Go. If you need a lot of storage, this is a stellar choice.
If you plan on using your microSD card with other devices that can handle UHS-II speeds, the Delkin 1900X might be the best option, and it will still work with the UHS-I reader in the Go. You'll pay a bit more here for less storage space, but read speeds up to 300 MB/s in other compatible devices will be worth it.
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 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.
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.
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