Which SD Card's better for the Switch?

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  1. linuxares

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    hmm maybe it's faster reading than writing on it?

    "Well, here the Switch isn't quite so future-proof. The console only supports UHS-1 cards, which have a maximum possible speed of 104MB/s, compared to the 312MB/s speed limit of the more modern UHS-2 standard." So here we got it. If you want speed, go for speed.
     
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  2. swutch

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    Installed nsps via USB and tinfoil:
    Sandisk C1 = ~6MB/s
    Samsung Evo 3 = ~35MB/s
     
  3. OneAngryGamer
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    Wow man, big difference!
     
  4. tr1p1ea

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    Run a 512 Samsung EVO U3 Select as well - works great.
     
  5. Krazyeye

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    You know "this guy" is having a good time :)
    It's a good choice indeed.
     
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  6. pLaYeR^^

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    I use the 512 samsung evo+. It's very fast :)
     
  7. OneAngryGamer
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    Just got it, its speed on a whole different level. Finally, I can install ALL of my games on 1 card. Thanks for your perspectives guys!
     
  8. NuadaXXX

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    i got 26-35 mb install speed in tinfoil with me sandisk
    and over 35mbs if i copy it from pc to the sd with sd usb 3.0 adapter from china xD
     
  9. swutch

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    In PC my sandisk gets 20-35MB/s
    (Sandisk Ultra C1)
    Samsung Evo U3 80-90 MB/s
    Write speed

    With newest tinfoil the Evo is even faster, now ~39MB/s
    maybe the Sandisk will run faster too.
     
  10. wiewiec

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    For now cheaper option is to by 2 512gb cards than one 1tb. This option isn't nad since one of card could be used for Linux or sth.
     
  11. OneAngryGamer
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    I always used Goldleaf myself. Never tried tinfoil before, I went here https://thehbg.shop/main.html and there's 2 links 1 is hbg the other is tinfoil what is the difference between the two?
     
  12. NekoMichi

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    I've used both models of SD card on the Switch. For everyday gameplay performance, there's no noticeable difference in speed. The system boots up no faster on either one and games load up in about the same amount of time. The only major difference, as already mentioned, is the U3 write speed on the Samsung. Transferring files from my PC to the card is up to 3x faster than on the Sandisk and I was able to move 128GB of data to the Evo Plus is less than 20 minutes. When it comes to installing from the eShop though, your download speed is likely going to be the limiting factor, so the faster write speed won't provide any benefits.

    Given the lower cost though, the Samsung's the better value choice.
     
  13. Biff627

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    Sadly I would recommend the sandisk if you are getting it off of amazon... Ive got 3 samsung 512gb sd cards from amazon while trying different sellers each time and they all have been fake.. Tested all 3 and they ended up being 32gb sd card...

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    What buyer did you purchase from? I seem to just get fake cards :mellow:
     
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