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Is The Extra Cost Worth It For This SD Card?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey forum,


I'm planning to buy the new Nintendo Switch model when it launches in August, and because the minuscule 32gb of flash storage seems like it's going to stay the same, I was researching which microSD card I should get for supplemental storage.


I've already figured out what capacity I think i'll need, at 128gb for games and firmware, and I found two separate SD cards that seem to fit the bill. (I was originally planning to order on Amazon.ca, but apparently there has been a huge problem with counterfeit SD cards sold under legitimate brand names there recently, and I'm not gonna take that risk).


SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC ($43.99 CAD):

-"Up to" 160MB/s read

-"Up to" 90MB/s write




SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC ($33.99 CAD - 10 dollars cheaper)"

-"Up to" 100MB/s read

-"Up to" 100MB/s write


Which one do you think would be better for game downloading and playing? The Extreme model claims to have higher read speeds, but for some reason has slower write speeds than the Ultra model.


Thanks in advance!


Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd. 


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Well it's going to be reading a lot. So me personally would go with the extreme pro it's worth it for me in my head. But me is me. I can't be everyone's opinion

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