microSDXC pros/cons?

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  1. Brewder

    Brewder New Member

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    Hello - I'm a longtime "Windows guy" and IT professional. I just purchased my first Surface Pro device (5th gen) and can't wait to get it in my hands later this week!

    I got the i5 model with 8GB of RAM but only a 128GB SSD...

    I assume I can add a microSDXC card to it but I'm curious if there are any limitations on size, or any tips experienced surface owners could share with me please?

    thanks,
    //Brew
     
  2. Tom Gullette

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    Welcome to the SP club. I'm not sure if there's a capacity limit or not but I've been using a Samsung EVO 128gB in my 5th gen i5 8GB 256 since I got it and it's worked flawlessly.
     
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    IMO the Samsung cards are the most reliable, others seem to be more glitchy.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply.. that's basically what I expected.
     
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    I've been very happy with my SanDisk 120 GB for the last 2 1/2 years. I think Amazon still has the on sale.
     
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    Good to know!! I ordered the SanDisk 256GB off Amazon last night for $45..
     
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    My SanDisk 200 and 256 have never given me trouble.
     
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    Same I've got a SanDisk which has caused no problems with my SP5, although it was in my SP1 previously and did need reseating every now and then!
     
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    Hi, I'm currently using a 128Gb as secondary disk (where I moved my Netflix offline content and my Downloads folder), but I occasionally suffer from filesystem corruption.
    I wonder if it's just a problem with mine microsd...
     
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    Best microSD Cards for Surface Go in 2018

    Difference between SanDisk Ultra, Samsung Evo cards, and SanDisk Extreme.
    SanDisk Ultra cards are UHS-1 (U1 rating) U1 indicates a minimum write speed of 10 10 MB/s
    Samsung EVO cards are UHS-1 (U3 rating), U3 indicates a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s.
    The SanDisk Extreme cards are UHS-1 (U3 rating).

    Up to speeds are just that... up to … but not under all circumstances.
     

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