The Microsoft Surface with Windows RT comes in 32 and 64GB models. If you have the 32GB model, out of the box, you actually only have around 16GB of free space. The OS, Office 2013, and preinstalled apps take up the bulk of the room. The cool thing is you can add additional storage – up to 64GB – with a microSD card.
Installing MicroSD Card on Surface
Installing the microSD Card is straight-forward. The problem is finding the slot for it. The microSD card slot is actually tucked away behind the kickstand just above the power connector.
After inserting the drive it will be detected by Windows RT.
And you can see it in Computer on the Desktop. Here I put in a new 32GB microSD card.
You can manually add and remove files and access like you would any drive plugged into Windows. You can either access the files on the traditional Desktop or via the modern UI.
Using a microSD card on the Surface with Windows RT is great to increase storage space. But, it doesn’t work as seamlessly with Windows Libraries and metro-style apps as you might think. Luckily there is a work-around for the problem though. I’ll be covering that soon.
For more on SD card storage expansion, check out Jack’s article on how to choose an SD card for best performance.