Valve’s Steam Deck is a portable console that delivers portable PC gaming wherever you are, supports thousands of compatible games initially designed for Windows, and the potential for custom installs of just about anything else.
Available with 64GB of storage on its cheapest model, it’s easy to run out of space. Thankfully, Samsung makes the perfect expansion card for the Steam Deck, with the 512GB EVO version discounted 53% to $39.99 on Amazon. (opens in a new tab) and a smaller 256GB alternative reduced by 25% for just under $30 (opens in a new tab).
There’s a reason Samsung tops my list of the best SD cards for Steam Deck, along with EVO Plus as the non-Amazon variant. Closely matching the maximum read and write speed potential for external storage on the console, they are an ideal solution for lowering the retail price of the console.
I find it easy to recommend them when there are deals on higher-end microSD cards, since I use one every day with my own 256GB Steam Deck. It hardly takes any effort to get started with external storage, with my simple instructions on how to format an SD card in Steam Deck covering everything you’ll need.
To explore the Steam Deck’s potential as a full-fledged gaming PC, you can save even more money on an affordable alternative to the official Dock that scored highly in our JSAUX docking station review.
The 6-in-1 variant plugs into your Deck’s single USB-C port to provide external HDMI connections to compatible displays supporting resolutions up to [email protected] along with Ethernet LAN and multiple USB expansion ports. It’s temporarily discounted to $39.99 for an 11% savings on Amazon (opens in a new tab)fulfilled by the official manufacturer.