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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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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 with the express intention of playing 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.

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

But what about expandable storage?

Will you be able to beef the handheld console up with more storage space using an SD card?

Can you expand the storage on the 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.

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As a note, the two more expensive Steam Deck options with more storage will be fitted with NVMe internal storage, which will be 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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