256GB Micro SD Card

Are You Shopping for a 256GB MicroSD Card? Look No Further Than Cheap Chips

Shopping for a MicroSD card can be more complicated than it seems on first blush. What size of card do you need? What do you have to think about in terms of card speed? What do you need to know about card formats? Is the card you are buying going to be compatible with your device? When you shop for a 256GB MicroSD card from Cheap Chips, we will help you answer all these questions and others, to make sure you end up with the right card for the right purpose.

Choosing the Right Card: The Pitfalls to Avoid

Part of the reason that MicroSD cards are often difficult to shop for is that so many devices use them. Smartphones; tablets; digital cameras; camcorders or action cameras; handheld gaming consoles: all these devices and others rely on MicroSD cards for storage. Different devices also have slightly different demands from MicroSD cards, meaning that there are some cards out there that are better for cameras and some that are better for gaming.

For the uninitiated, this crowded marketplace can make it a challenge to buy a MicroSD card with confidence. Once you learn the ropes of different memory card terminology, though, you will feel completely comfortable with the shopping process. To get you there, here are a few common pitfalls to avoid:

  • Buying the wrong card format: As you shop for a card, you’ll note some say ‘MicroSD’ while others say ‘MicroSDHC’ and ‘MicroSDXC.’ They all get lumped into the broader category of ‘MicroSD cards,’ but they are actually different. True MicroSD cards are smaller (2GB or less) and can be used in any MicroSD slot. MicroSDHC cards are a little bigger, with sizes ranging from 4GB to 32GB. You can use these cards in any device that supports SDHC or SDXC. MicroSDXC cards, finally are the largest microSD cards (64GB to 2TB) and are only compatible with devices that support the SDXC format. It’s important to know 1) which type of card you are buying, (always check the device or user manual for the correct SD Logo), and 2) whether your device supports that format.(SD: FAT12 or 16. SDHC: FAT32. SDXC: exFAT) A 256GB MicroSD product, in other words, is actually a MicroSDXC card.
  • Not knowing what to prioritise for different applications: When you buy a MicroSD card, the most important things to pay attention to are the format, storage space and speed. However, how you prioritise these needs will depend on what you want to do with your card. For instance, if you are buying a card to increase the storage space on your smartphone, then going for a large MicroSD card with 256GB of storage space makes the most sense. Speed is less of a factor. For cameras, though—especially 4K video cameras—you need space and speed.
  • Buying from unknown brands: MicroSD cards are one place where you really want to rely on big brands. Big brands in the digital storage market got where they are because of reliability and performance. If you want to avoid losing data because your card failed, sticking with a big brand is a good plan. At Cheap Chips, we focus on household names such as SanDisk, Samsung, and Verbatim for this reason.

Find Your 256GB MicroSD Today

Are you shopping for a MicroSD with 256GB or more? Call Cheap Chips today for help finding a card that offers the speed, storage space and format/device compatibility you need.