Best microSD Memory Cards for Surface Pro 6 Windows Central 2019

The Surface Pro 6 brings 8th Gen Intel Core processors and a new black color finish to a device that otherwise remains mostly the same from last year. That means you still have a microSD card reader with support for UHS-I speeds built into the Pro 6, ready to handle a bit of extra storage and quick transfers. If you don't already have a microSD card lying around or you want to upgrade to a card that will make the most of the reader in the Pro 6, here are our top picks.

U3 rating: Samsung EVO Select

Staff budget pick

Samsung makes great storage, and it's no slouch in the microSD department. The EVO Select is available with up to 512GB of storage and has up to 100 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds. The 128GB options costs about $21, making it cost-effective as well. A 10-year limited warranty is included for some extra peace of mind.

From $8 at Amazon

UHS-I and UHS-II: Delkin 1900X

Upgrade pick

The Surface Pro 6 might max out at UHS-I, but you can take advantage of the UHS-II speeds this card offers with your other devices. It remains compatible with the Pro 6, and it's available in 64GB or 128GB sizes. It costs a bit more than other options, but speeds will make a difference when in use with other devices.

From $48 at Amazon

Affordable option: Silicon Power Elite

Silicon Power's 128GB Elite microSD card costs just $17 but it is well-rated and offers read speeds up to 85 MB/s. It might not be the fastest, but it will certainly get the job done on the cheap, and there's a five-year limited warranty to protect your purchase.

$17 at Amazon

Reliable storage: SanDisk Ultra

SanDisk offers eight different sizes in its Ultra lineup of microSD cards, starting with 16GB and going up to 512GB. This card is highly-rated and relatively cheap, making it a lethal combination with read speeds up to 100 MB/s. Go with the 200GB card that costs about $34 for lots of storage at a great price.

From $6 at Amazon

If we're picking a microSD card

Adding storage to your Surface Pro 6 doesn't have to happen before checkout. Thanks to the microSD card reader, you can carefully pick the right amount of storage, and save a good chunk of money in the process.

Samsung's EVO Select is a reliable microSD option that comes at a very reasonable price. Thanks to a U3 rating you get read speeds up to 100 MB/s and write speeds up to 95 MB/s, and you'll only pay about $21 for a 128GB card. You can go up to 512GB, which costs about $100. This is ideal if you're planning on only using the microSD card with your Pro 6, as you're not paying for unnecessary UHS-II performance.

If, however, you do plan on swapping the microSD card between devices that can handle UHS-II performance, Delkin's 1900X is a better choice. It costs more at about $48 for a 64GB card, but you'll be able to hit up to 300 MB/s read speeds when used with compatible UHS-II devices. Despite its UHS-II classification, it will work fine in your Pro 6, though at a reduced speed.

Looking for more hardware to complement your Surface Pro 6? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best overall accessories available now.

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