Best and Most Reliable MicroSD Cards for Long-term Storage in 2024

Keeping all of your photos, videos, music, and other media on a physical device is extremely important. This was true for the computer age and it's still true for the smartphone/tablet era. It's even more true for those who switch phones regularly, or for those who don't pick up new phones for years. To help everyone out, we have found the best and more reliable microSD cards for long-term storage.

What card should you pick?

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If you want to save a bit of money while getting the best performance, then you would likely want to look at the SanDisk Extreme Pro. This card comes in a few different storage capacities and will handle everything with ease while lasting for quite some time.

Moving up the ladder, the SanDisk High Endurance is a microSD card that lives up to the Endurance name. The company states that this card will last for up to 20,000 hours and can withstand various weather conditions.

That said, the Samsung PRO Endurance is rated for almost double the hours — 43,800 — with all the same ruggedness and speed at a fraction of the price, which is why it's our favorite of the bunch. 

Andrew Myrick
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.