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Nintendo's handheld/console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, is almost here and it'll need some extra storage if you're planning on picking up those games.

As SD cards have begun to physically shrink down in size over the years, the SD card can be considered the ‘full-size’ variant.

That little SD card - or Secure Digital card if you want to use its full name - has provided us with the de facto means of portable storage for a very long time. In that time, it's fought off plenty of competition, but still sets the standard when it comes to expandable storage.

Nowadays, you'll find SD cards come in all manner of different shapes and sizes, and can be slotted into plenty of devices from cameras, smartphones and handheld games consoles like Nintendo's Switch.

The mini SD card never gained much traction, however, so devices that use it are relatively uncommon.

Often, mini SD cards will come with an adaptor that can convert it into a full-size SD card, which makes it easier to use with laptop card readers. You might have also seen it referred to as Trans Flash or abbreviated as a TF card.