Best microSD Cards for Surface Go

Microsoft's Surface Go ultraportable 2-in-1 is a cheaper, smaller alternative to the Surface Pro, and it is so far available with either 64GB of embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) storage or a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD).

While there's expected to be a 256GB configuration coming sometime in the future, you'll likely be looking to take advantage of the Go's microSD card reader to boost built-in storage. Let's take a look at the best microSD cards to make the storage addition as easy as possible.

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SanDisk Ultra

The SanDisk Ultra lineup offers plenty of size options — from 16GB up to 400GB — so that you can find what you need, but the 200GB card for about $70 is likely where most people will turn.

This is a UHS-1 (U1 rating) Class 10 card with read speeds up to 100 MB/s, and it's extremely popular with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 5,850 reviews. If you'd like to use the card elsewhere, it comes with a full-SD-size adapter.

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Samsung EVO Select

Samsung EVO Select

For better transfer speeds, the Samsung EVO Select UHS-1 (U3 rating) Class 10 card has a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s (as opposed to UHS-1 [U1 rating] minimum of 10 MB/s).

It's available in sizes from 32GB to 256GB, but the best bet here is likely the 128GB card for about $35. You get a full-size SD adapter in the package, and you can also take advantage of a 10-year limited warranty should something fail.

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Silicon Power Elite

Despite its bargain price — you can get a 128GB card for about $30 — you're still going to get UHS-1 (U1 rating) Class 10 specs with read speeds up to 75 MB/s. If you're thinking about getting more than one microSD card for your Surface Go, you can still pay less than some single options out there, and you need not worry about quality with a 4.3-star rating on Amazon with nearly 1,500 reviews.

If you'd rather not go with 128GB, there are options ranging from 32GB all the way up to 256GB, and all come with a lifetime warranty. Included is a full-size SD adapter if you'd like to use the card with other devices.

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Samsung EVO Plus

Like the Samsung EVO Select, the EVO Plus is a UHS-1 (U3 rating) Class 10 microSD card with a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s, maxing out at about 100 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds.

The 128GB card is available for about $37, and it sits at a 4.6-star rating on Amazon with more than 200 reviews. If you'd like something a bit larger, there's also a 256GB card for about $82. Included is a standard SD adapter for times when you'd like to use the card with your other devices.

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