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Does the Steam Deck have expandable storage?

Games are getting bigger and you can never have too much storage.

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Quick Answer: Yes, the Steam Deck features expandable storage. Valve designed the Steam Deck with a microSD slot, allowing you to switch or upgrade storage capacity as needed.

For a long time, the handheld gaming space has been dominated by Nintendo with devices like the Switch and the DS.

But now, Valve is looking to enter the market with Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck is a mobile computer built to play games from Valve’s Steam library.

Steam has been a staple in PC gaming for years, and the company is now looking to expand the platform’s reach to mobile devices.

READ MORE: Can Steam Deck play Minecraft?

The Steam Deck is available in a few different options, the main difference being the internal storage size.

But what about expandable storage? Can you beef the handheld console up with more storage space? Does the Steam Deck have an SD card slot?

Great questions, let’s find out.

So, can you add storage to Steam Deck

Short answer: Yes.

Valve is very aware of the growing size of video games today, so the company has designed the Steam Deck with an SD card slot.

You can even load up multiple microSD cards with games you want to play and switch them in and out whenever you feel like it.

READ MORE: Can the Steam Deck play GTA 5?

As a note, the two more expensive Steam Deck options with more storage are fitted with NVMe internal storage, which is much faster than a microSD card.

So, if speed is one of your top priorities when gaming, then one of the more expensive options might be better.

Otherwise, you can easily get away with opting for the cheaper 64 GB model and just add microSD cards for storage whenever you need to.

READ MORE: When does the Steam Deck come out?

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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