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Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo's new Switch console is a unique gaming machine, and not just because of its hybrid status as a portable or the plethora of controller configurations. The system sees Nintendo return to using proprietary cartridges for physical copies of games, but it also has 32GB of built-in flash storage, and accepts microSD cards for expandability. There are different reasons for using each of these three storage options, but which one has the fastest load times?

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Lexar 256GB Professional 1000x microSDXC card inbound

Lexar 256GB Professional 1000x microSDXC card inbound

Lexar has taken the wraps off its new 256GB capacity Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II U3 card. This product joins the three previous cards in this lineup, each with lesser capacities. Thanks to the UHS-II tech, this microSD card is capable of read transfer speeds up to 150MB/s, as well as a write speed of up to 90MB/s. The new microSDXC card will be available to purchase in the first quarter of this year.

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Netflix download to microSD card activated: try this

Netflix download to microSD card activated: try this

Netflix app for Android devices has activated the ability to download movies and TV shows to device's SD card. This is not the first time the app has allowed downloading of TV shows and movies to phones and tablets, but it is the first time downloading to microSD card has been allowed. It's taken what feels like an immense amount of time to incorporate offline viewing into this app, but a comparatively little amount of time to bring this much-needed enhancement of an additional save location - good on you, Netflix.

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More Nintendo Switch details: 2TB microSD card support, no Miiverse or StreetPass

More Nintendo Switch details: 2TB microSD card support, no Miiverse or StreetPass

While almost all the details about the new Nintendo Switch console have been revealed, there's still a few things that leave eager gamers wondering about their potential future purchase. Most of the hardware specs have been sufficiently outlined, but one troubling item is the fact that the Switch only comes with 32GB of internal storage, a paltry amount compared to the 500GB and 1TB hard drives we're used to.

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SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

At CES 2017 today, Western Digital's SanDisk brand announced two new high-speed mobile storage products, including a microSD card and a USB flash drive. The first is the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition, the first such card to meet the new Application Performance Class 1 (A1) standard. With this microSD card, smartphone users can take advantage of not just increased storage capacity, but greatly improved speed for loading apps and saving media.

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Lexar 256GB 633x microSD card ready for 4K video galore

Lexar 256GB 633x microSD card ready for 4K video galore

Lexar has announced a collection of new microSD cards and accessories to work with said microSD cards, including a new 256GB 633x unit this week. This card, they suggest, is able of storing 9 full hours of 4K video at once. Devices without a microSD card slot can also partake, just so long as they've got their own micro-USB port or USB-C port, now that the company has revealed their C1 microSD Reader and their M1 microSD Reader as well.

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Lexar’s Lightning microSD dongle makes iPhone file transfers easy

Lexar’s Lightning microSD dongle makes iPhone file transfers easy

Your iPhone is great for uploading images, videos, and other files to the cloud when you're out and about, but getting those files from your gadget to the phone isn't always fast or simple. Wireless connections are sometimes an option, though they can be slow, and some items simply don't offer WiFi, such as older digital cameras. Enter Lexar and its new microSD reader with a Lightning connector.

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Enable adoptable storage on your Galaxy S7, no root needed

Enable adoptable storage on your Galaxy S7, no root needed

Samsung may have given in to popular demand and somewhat returned microSD card support in the Galaxy S7, albeit via a combo SIM tray. However, it came with a price, at least for fans of a new feature introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. That feature, called Adoptable Storage, has seemingly been removed from Samsung's latest flagship. Looks, however, can be deceiving, and a certain PaulOBrien has discovered that the feature has just been hidden away. Best of all, it can be returned and you don't even need to root your device and void your warranty.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 ditch Android Adoptable Storage

Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 ditch Android Adoptable Storage

As far as Google was concerned, Android devices shouldn't really have microSD card slots, as seen in all its Nexus smartphones and tablets. But in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google accepted a compromise, officially "adopting" external storage into one unified storage. Ironically, now it seems that two of the biggest Android OEMs, who have mostly been sporting such memory expansions, are saying "no" to this feature, with both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 not allowing users to use microSD card slots for internal storage.

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Alcatel Idol 4S hands-on: aiming even higher

Alcatel Idol 4S hands-on: aiming even higher

This week we're taking a look at the successor to one of the finest (and most surprisingly fine) budget smartphones of last year. This is the Alcatel Idol 4S. This device keeps its 5.5-inches screen from last year with the Idol 3, but this time (with the 4S) we're working with a full 2K resolution instead of just 1080p. This device employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage - there's a microSD card slot here as well, of course.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 leak release points to retro detailing

Samsung Galaxy S7 leak release points to retro detailing

This week we're having a peek at a couple of leaks indicative of the interior details of the Samsung Galaxy S7. This device will likely be shown off for the first time during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, at which time we'll know exactly what Samsung is bringing to the table in terms of finalized specifications. Until then we're living on leaks, tips, and hints. Today we've got a bit of information about the display, some about the cameras (the backside camera, at least), and some about storage.

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Samsung debuts PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

Samsung debuts PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

Samsung has just announced the addition of a 128GB option to its PRO Plus microSD card lineup. The flash memory solution is aimed at offering the most storage possible for multimedia content, especially when demands for capacity and speed are increasing as more devices like action cameras, drones, DSLRs, and smartphones are capable of recording and playing 4K video.

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