Best MSI Claw microSD cards 2024: Add more storage to your gaming handheld

Now that you've gotten your hands on an MSI Claw, you can start downloading a bunch of games from your various PC libraries. Thing is, you can easily run out of storage space depending on what configuration of the MSI Claw you have and how many games you tend to play on it. 

Additional storage provided by a microSD card can help make it so you don't have to uninstall and rearrange data as often, but you need to make sure the card provides fast enough speeds to keep up with your gaming needs. Here are the best MSI Claw microSD cards to do just that. 

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MSI Claw will be served better with a microSD card that has faster read and write speeds.  (Image credit: Windows Central)

There are dozens of microSD cards out there that you technically could put in your MSI Claw. However, to get the kind of performance from your gaming handheld that will allow you to keep up with everything from your simple to intensive games you need to use a microSD card with fast ad and write speeds.

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Read and write speeds specifically determine how fast your game data saves, loads, and transfers. In other words, you'll be able to do what you need to do in-game quicker and smoother with faster read and write speeds. That's why I love SanDisk Extreme cards so much. They all offer 160MB/s read speeds, with 130MB/s write speeds. So you just have to determine what storage size works best for you. 

While lower storage capacities will save you money, most MSI Claw users will benefit most from either a 512GB microSD card or a 1TB microSD card. Bigger games can take up a whole lot of room, so having plenty of space to download additional games onto the system will make the gaming handheld a whole lot more convenient to use. 

What makes for a good gaming handheld microSD card?

In addition to providing space, when buying a microSD card for a gaming handheld, you want to consider its read and write speeds. These determine how quickly the card will be able to load data, save game files, or transfer information, which will in turn affect your playing experience. 

So it's best to go for a microSD card with a large storage capacity and faster read and write speeds. 

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Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's editors and reviewers with a focus on gaming handhelds, PC gaming, and laptops. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, ROG Ally, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of articles with everything from editorials, reviews, previews, features, previews, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming-related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market. You can follow her @rrspear on X (formerly Twitter).