8 Affordable Mini SDXC Cards You Can Buy for the Switch Right Now

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With the Nintendo Switch having around 32GB memory, a lot of fans are worried that the included space won't be enough for how big games are becoming -- especially if the system is supposed to run expansive games like Skyrim or Breath of the Wild.

As a basis of comparison, let's consider that PS4 and Xbox One games tend to be around 15GB or more in size. Even if the games available on the Switch are a fraction of that size, it's easy to see that a lot of players will be having to clear out space on their system pretty often. That is...unless they pick up a good SDXC card to expand their storage space for even more games. 

While it's most likely that the Switch's games won't take as much memory as games we're used to seeing on console, players who are looking to have an expansive Switch library may want to consider picking up one of these SDXC cards for the future. 

In no particular order, here are the best budget SDXC cards around that you can pick up for your device without breaking the bank. 

8. SanDisk Ultra 32 GB SDHC Memory Card

Specs:

Brand SanDisk
Item Weight 18 g
Product Dimensions 1.2 x 7.8 x 2.1 cm
Item model number SDSDUNC-032G-GZFIN
Color Packaging
RAM Size 32 GB

Other Info:

  • Quick transfer speeds up to 80MB/s
  • Waterproof
  • Temperature-proof
  • X-ray proof
  • Magnet-proof
  • Shockproof
  • 10-year limited warranty

With the waterproof feature on this card, you shouldn't be afraid if your Zelda data fancies going for a swim. 

7. Lexar Professional 64 GB Class 10 

Specs:

Brand Lexar
Item Weight 5 g
Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm
Item model number LSD64GCRBEU1000
Series 64GB SDXC UHS-2
Color Black
RAM Size 64 GB
Memory Technology UHS

Other Info:

  • High-speed, Class 10 performance
  • Leverages UHS-I technology (U3) for a read transfer speed up to 1000x (150 MB/s)

This is an excellent card with plenty of storage, especially with games like Skyrim coming to the system.

 
6. Philips 64 GB Class 10 Micro SDXC Card with Adapter 

Specs:

Product Dimensions 0.6 x 0.4 x 0 inches
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Philips
ASIN B00KL2M3DO
Item model number FM64MP45B/10
 
Other Info:
  • Write Speed up to 10MB/sec
  • Read Speed up to 18MB/Sec

Another excellent choice for those wanting to free up storage for bigger games, this card focuses less on durability and more on response time. 

 

5. Samsung 64GB Class 10 Evo SDXC UHS-I Grade 1 Memory Card

Specs:

Brand Samsung
Item Weight 5 g
Product Dimensions 2.4 x 3.2 x 0.2 cm
Item model number MB-SP64D/EU
Series MB-SP64D
Color Orange, White
Screen Size 3.2 inches
RAM Size 64 GB
Memory Technology UHS
 
Other Info:
 
  • Waterproof to protect your data in the worst of conditions
  • Your content is safe from magnetic fields
  • X-ray proof technology
  • Temperature and shockproof

It's shockproof -- which should come in handy if a Pikachu is around.

4. SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC Memory Card

Specs:

Brand SanDisk
Item Weight 5 g
Product Dimensions 0.4 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm
Item model number SDSDXVE-064G-GNCIN
Series Extreme, SD, 64GB
Color Black, Yellow
RAM Size 64 GB
Memory Technology UHS-I
Hard Disk Technology Memory Card

Other Info:

Built for and tested in harsh conditions. This card is:

  • Temperature proof
  • Water proof
  • Shock proof
  • X-ray proof

 

 

 

Temperature proof, eh? At least Charizard can use flamethrower whenever he wants....

 

3. SanDisk Ultra 128 GB SDXC Class 10 Memory Card

Specs:

Brand SanDisk
Item Weight 23 g
Product Dimensions 1.2 x 7.8 x 2.1 cm
Item model number SDSDUNC-128G-GZFIN
Series SDSDUNC-128G SDXC Ultra Class 10 UHS-I
Color Packaging
RAM Size

128 GB

With an exceptional size to it, you'll probably be able to store 2 files of Super Mario Odyssey on this card.

2. Sony 64GB SDXC Secure Digital Flash Memory Card 

Specs:

Brand Sony
Item Weight 5 g
Product Dimensions 2.4 x 0.2 x 3.2 cm
Item model number SF64UX2
Series SF-64UX2 SDXC Class 10 UHS-I U3
Color black
Form Factor Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC)
RAM Size

64 GB

Another fine piece of equipment -- while not as big as the previous card mentioned, this will keep your storage woes at bay.

1. Lexar Professional 128 GB Class 10 UHS-II 1000x Speed (150 MB/s) SDXC Flash Memory Card

Specs:

Brand Lexar
Item Weight 5 g
Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm
Item model number LSD128CRBEU1000
Series 128GB SDXC UHS-2
Color Black
RAM Size 128 GB
Memory Technology UHS
   

128 gigabytes should be enough space for a few Skyrim save files, right?

So there are our picks for the best SDXC cards you can use for the Switch. Will you be using them? Are there better ones out there? Let us know!

Published Jan. 20th 2017

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