SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I A1 or A2 ?

Piotrando2

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Hi,

Just bought a card for my steam deck but guy in the shop sold me the A1 card saying its better performance.

Does it realy works that way for steam ? I noticed that some sites are mentioning the A2 card as being faster for Deck.

Any help is much appreciated I can still exchange the card in the shop.
 

Kupfer

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Just slide the A1 card in, format it with the Deck, and forget about what labels are on it. You could get lost now between IOPS and theoretical values, I have noticed that the speed of the SD cards never really approach the theoretical values with which is advertised and so I just shovel old games that were already running on HDDs with 5400rpm / 7200rpm on the micro SD card and so far everything runs smoothly. New games find their place on the internal SSD and so far I have no problems.

Which card did you buy?
 

Piotrando2

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Just slide the A1 card in, format it with the Deck, and forget about what labels are on it. You could get lost now between IOPS and theoretical values, I have noticed that the speed of the SD cards never really approach the theoretical values with which is advertised and so I just shovel old games that were already running on HDDs with 5400rpm / 7200rpm on the micro SD card and so far everything runs smoothly. New games find their place on the internal SSD and so far I have no problems.

Which card did you buy?

Hi Thanks for the info

This is the card I have now



https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-512GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B08GXXKY6P?th=1
 

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Kupfer

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Unless you are trying to install Windows on the card, everything should be fine.
I haven't tried it yet, but Windows is supposed to run crappy off a SD card.
For the vast majority of games, roms, programs etc. your card should be perfectly adequate.
 

Piotrando2

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Unless you are trying to install Windows on the card, everything should be fine.
I haven't tried it yet, but Windows is supposed to run crappy off a SD card.
For the vast majority of games, roms, programs etc. your card should be perfectly adequate.
Thanks, so I will leave the card with me then :)..safe to un-pack and give it a go.
 
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