Don't use cheap microSD cards. Buy a decent name brand one.

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by michelb, May 10, 2019.

  1. michelb
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    I've been using cheap, no name microSD cards I got from Amazon and kept getting data corruption problems (It would work fine and then all of a sudden it wouldn't anymore). I tried multiple microSDs (all cheap ones), tried exFAT, FAT32, tried reformatting, chkdsk, etc.

    I finally splurged and bought a name brand card and since then, it's been fine (card was formatted exFAT and I didn't bother reformatting).

    I have no way of confirming if that was the problem or not but it solved my constant problems.
     
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  2. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    Best brands for sd are sandisk and samsung
     
  3. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Everyone should know that noname cards are scams.
     
  4. cole36912

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    samsung is like the cheapest and it has worked perfectly for me so far, on 3ds and switch, with switch being formatted as exFAT(lots of people say to use FAT32 but I've had no issues. If they have no brand name and are over 32gb(or probably even like 4) they are definitely fake.
     
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  5. ghjfdtg

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    Be careful because there are fake branded ones on Amazon too. Buy only from Amazon directly (not marketplace). Had good experience with this strategy.

    And always test the cards directly after they arrive with h2testw.
     
  6. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    i have 200GB sandisk one, works flawlessly. the one TC bought is probably fake card with only 16gb real memory built-in!
     
  7. Sumandora

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    sim sam sung gang :D
     
  8. tbb043

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    Yeah, I only buy from large, known brick & mortar stores, in person, usually Sandisk but I've also had PNY and house brand MicroCenter cards and not had a problem with the actual cards (I have had a couple of micro to full size adapters stop working, tho) .
     
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    i got a lexar 512gb working great so far. ive had 2 samsung evo cards fail on me over the past few years in cell phones, from personal experience id say those are the worst ive used.
     
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    I mean, a 128gb is like 20 bucks now or less. Why would you buy an off brand?
     
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  12. cole36912

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    512GB is pretty new, 256GB and 128GB were around that price when they came out too, and now Sandisk's 1TB is at $450, the price for a 512GB will drop sooner or later.
     
  13. BakerxXxFiona

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    PNY U3 Pro Elite MicroSD Card - 512GB $119.99 with tax. Amazon
     
  14. 510jungleboy

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    512GB $74.99 + 20% off for new user on Google Express. This is the best deal ever.
     
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  15. Minox

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    Samsung & Kingston ones have worked the best for me personally. I've had one CF and one SD card by SanDisk wipe themselves for seemingly no good reason.
     
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  17. Sakitoshi

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    Breaking news: no brand things are bad. more news at 11.

    I though that in this day and age it was common sense. no brand devices that are reliable are rare, but as are so cheap it might worth the try, depending the risk. I have bought a bunch of chinese mini-routers that are very useful and reliable and don't really matter if fail because I use them as a samba share for ps2's with opl or as a convenient way to give temporary wifi capabilities to devices with an ethernet port.
     
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    Which one is better out of Transcend and Integral? They're the cheapest brand name ones in the UK
     
  19. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

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    In my mencave ;)
    My switch have a 256gb sandisk microsd card and for my 3ds a Samsung Evo 64gb both works great so far.
    For my RetroPie console I use a 128gb Samsung Evo+ card that also works great.
    And for all my raspberry pi projects I use cheap 8gb cards.
    I got some problems with Intergal sd cards.
     
  20. ModderFokker619

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    What brand and have you confirmed it working? Just saw lexar and horrible reviews.


    Samsung 512gb $99 on amazon - Sold and shipped by amazon confirmed working - Just filled a 512gb tonight - Also $99 on Samsung's website

    So far bought roughly 50 samsung 256gb and 50 sandisk all sold and shipped by amazon and all working
     
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