Anyone use Kingston micro sd cards?

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Vic_Vinegar, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Vic_Vinegar
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    Vic_Vinegar GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey guys,

    So yesterday my Sandisk micro sd card died on me. I'm going to buy a new one today but I'm debating wether I should get another Sandisk micro sd card or maybe get a Kingston micro sd card. The only reason I'm considering the Kingston micro sd card is do to its price. These are my two options:

    256 gig Kingston (80 MB/s read, 10MB/s write) for $69
    200 gig Sandisk (90 MB/s read, 48MB/s write) for $69

    Both of these micro sd cards are class 10 UHS-I

    Is anyone using a Kingston sd card? And if so, how's its speed?
    Has anyone used both? And if so, did you notice any differences?
     
  2. TheOGMew3

    TheOGMew3 Member

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    I have used kingston, sandisk, Toshiba and Samsung.
    Honestly speaking, real life performance is hardly noticeable.

    My class 10 UHS-3 Toshiba 128GB is slightly faster than the Class 10 UHS-1 200GB.

    I woudnt have noticed the difference if my brother and I werent playing the same game side by side.
     
  3. Vic_Vinegar
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    Vic_Vinegar GBAtemp Regular

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    Cool, good to know, thanks!

    I read that the switch only has a max read for UHS-I micro sd cards, so there's no point to buy the ultra fast micro sd cards
     
  4. radicalwookie

    radicalwookie GBAtemp Fan

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    Kingston is good. Toshiba is the top for me. :)
     
  5. rikriki

    rikriki Newbie

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    Im using 256 gig Kingston (80 MB/s read, 10MB/s write) ExFat format and it is considerably OK in my case. It crashes sometimes like 5-6 times in the last two months(I use my switch for 6-8 hours everyday) but it doesn't corrupt the memory card. though I had an experience where I corrupt the whole memory card because I tried installing homebrew apps like retroarch.
     
  6. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    My step brother is using a 64Gb Duracell MicroSD Card from a store for poor people and it's working just fine. Some shit like that. Anything should work.

    Pip'
     
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