So you’ve got yourself a Kindle Paperwhite, and you’re filling it up with all of your favorite books, magazines, comics, and so on. Luckily, this type of content isn’t super storage-intensive, so you can fit a ton of books and such on your Paperwhite. But, if you’re a big reader, that can still fill up pretty quickly, so what do you do then? You could start removing some of that content off of the Kindle Paperwhite, or you could keep that on the Paperwhite, and instead use a microSD card to add more content to your device.
Unfortunately, the Paperwhite doesn’t have external memory, but it can be added by way of an adapter. Hook up an adapter to your Paperwhite, and then you’ll be able to easily slide a microSD card in there for additional storage space for more books. You can grab that adapter here, but once you have it, what microSD memory card do you run with? Here are five of our top picks.
SanDisk Extreme PRO V30
Number five on our list is the SanDisk Extreme Pro. If you’re exclusively after more storage, the SanDisk Extreme Pro is able to meet those needs fairly well, and with some decent performance, too. Slide this into the microSD port on your adapter for the Kindle Paperwhite, and you’ll be able to transfer many of your books from the device and to the device. This one isn’t a bad choice for versatility either — the card comes 4K-ready, so you can easily put it in a device that’s capable of filming high-res video as well.
SanDisk has actually included a number of protections and resistances against water, dust, shock, and more as well.
SanDisk Extreme PLUS U3
And in number four place comes another choice from SanDisk — the Extreme PLUS card. As far as the Kindle Paperwhite goes, the SanDisk Extreme Plus is an excellent way to give you access to tons of extra storage. Set this one in the adapter for your Paperwhite, and you’ll instantly get access to all of that extra storage. As you might imagine, this card is also extremely versatile, and will work with any external storage application that supports microSD memory. Not only that, but it was made for all sorts of environments because of the extra resistances and proofing inside of the card — you can easily use this in adverse conditions without a risk of actually breaking it. There’s specifically water and dust protections here — so there’s no worries about dropping the card in a body of water and destroying it.
Our favorite option is the Samsung Pro+. The Kindle Paperwhite won’t be able to use all of its benefits; however, you will get access to that basic 128GB of storage to house endless amounts of books and readable content. Once you’re done using it with your Paperwhite, you can use the Samsung Pro+ in most other devices. It’s a 4K-ready card, so you’ll have no problem filming, say, 4K video with it on your smartphone. It has some pretty speedy data transfer rates as well, touting a whole 95Mbps in read speeds, and 90Mbps in write speeds.
Samsung Evo Select
Samsung Evo PLUS
Finally, we have our first and favorite, the Samsung EVO Plus. If you’re looking for the most affordable card possible, then the EVO Plus will be right up your alley. Load it into your microSD adapter for the Kindle Paperwhite, and you’ll get instant access to a ton more storage for books and such.
We’ve shown you five of our favorite choices for the Kindle Paperwhite. Any one of these will get you the extra storage capacity that you need; however, we like the Samsung Pro+ the most because it’s the most versatile card, giving you a crazy amount of storage space and leading data transfer rates.
Do you have a favorite microSD memory card, or one that you prefer for the Kindle Paperwhite? Let us know what it is in the comments section below!