Best MicroSD Memory Cards for DJI Mavic Mini

This article was updated on November 22nd, 2020

Looking for memory cards for your new DJI Mavic Mini? What are the minimum requirements for memory cards? I will also share a variety of capacities and the read / write speed information for each card.

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DJI Recommends:

32 GB:

Samsung Pro Endurance, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Pro

64 GB:

Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme

128 GB:

Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Plus

256 GB:

SanDisk Extreme, Samsung EVO Select

Perhaps you already knew that the Mavic Mini has no internal storage and does not include a microSD card. Mavic Mini supports flying without a memory card, but all your pictures and recordings are stored in a lower resolution of 720p on your phone or tablet. Trust me, you don't want to get stuck with 720p content after your flight.

If you want to take high quality aerial videos and photos, you need a compatible microSD card. This article explains everything you need to know and helps you choose the best memory card for DJI Mavic Mini.

Table of Contents

  1. Important Things You Need To Know About Mavic Mini SD Memory Cards
  2. DJI Recommended Mavic Mini SD Card List
  3. Best Mavic Mini MicroSD Card List
  4. Ultra Mavic Mini MicroSD Card List
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

DJI Mavic Mini Specs

  • 249 g Ultralight (no FAA registration required)
  • 30-min Max. Flight Time
  • Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover
  • 3-Axis Gimbal
  • 2.7K Camera
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What you should know when buying an SD card for Mavic Mini.

It's important to note that using the incorrect MicroSD card in terms of performance can cause frames to be dropped from your 2.7K/HD recordings.

What is the maximum sized MicroSD card supported?

The DJI Mavic Mini supports microSD cards with capacities of up to 256GB in size and R/W speed of *UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above is required

*UHS-I U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3), guarantees the performance of at least 30MB/s, enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption.

Which MicroSD cards does Mavic Mini support and recommend?

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DJI Recommended Mavic Mini SD Card List

Keep an eye on the write speed when you decide to purchase your cards for use with your Mavic Mini.

(Sorted from 16GB to 256GB)

16GB

Lexar 633x
(up to 95MB/s read, 10MB/s write)
Sale
SanDisk Ultra
(up to 98MB/s read, write speed lower)

32GB

Sale
Samsung Pro Endurance
(up to 100MB/s read, 30MB/s write)
SanDisk Extreme
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)
SanDisk Extreme Pro
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
Lexar 633x
(up to 100MB/s read, write speed lower)
Samsung Evo Plus
(up to 80MB/s read, write speeds lower)

64GB

Sale
Samsung Pro Endurance
(up to 100MB/s read, 30MB/s write)
Samsung Evo Plus
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)
SanDisk Extreme
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)
Lexar 633x
(up to 95MB/s read, write speeds lower)
Sale
Lexar 667x
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)
Lexar 1000x
(up to 150MB/s read, write speeds lower)

Toshiba EXCERIA M303 Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

128GB

Samsung Evo Plus
(up to 98MB/s read, 65MB/s write)
SanDisk Extreme
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
Sale
SanDisk Extreme Plus
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
Lexar 633x
(up to 95MB/s read, write speeds lower)
Sale
Lexar 667x
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)
Lexar 1000x
(up to 150MB/s read, write speeds lower)
Toshiba EXCERIA M303
(up to 98MB/s read, 65MB/s write)

Toshiba EXCERIA M303 Amazon
(up to 98MB/s read, 65MB/s write)

Netac Pro Amazon
(up to 75MB/s read, 45MB/s write)

256GB

Sale
SanDisk Extreme
(up to 160MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Note: DJI lists A1 version, which has been replaced due to the fact that this model was not found on Amazon, although A2 definitely seems to be better!

Note: Unavailable

Best Micro SD Card for DJI Mavic Mini

(Sorted from 64GB to 256GB)

64GB

SanDisk Extreme Pro
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

128GB

Sale
Samsung Pro Endurance
(up to 100MB/s read, 30MB/s write)
Samsung Evo Select
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

256GB

Samsung Evo Select
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
Lexar 667x
(up to 100MB/s read, write speed slower)

Best UHS-II MicroSD Memory Cards for DJI Mavic Mini

Keep in mind that the DJI Mavic Mini supports up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3 memory cards, however you can use faster memory cards (UHS-II) and this will greatly enhance transferring your files from your memory card onto your computer or laptop. These are what I would call these cards, ultra or ultimate cards:

Sale
Delkin Devices Power UHS-II
(up to 300MB/s read, 250MB/s write)
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Lexar Professional 1800x UHS-II
(up to 270MB/s read, 250MB/s write)
ADATA Premier One UHS-II
(up to 290MB/s read, 270MB/s write)
Delkin Devices Prime UHS-II
(up to 300MB/s read, 250MB/s write)
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II
(up to 275MB/s read, 100MB/s write)
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II
(up to 150MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

What Else May You Need?

Memory Card Carrying Case

AmazonBasics Memory Card Carrying Case
Memory card carrying case stores up to 24 memory cards at a time (12 SD/SDHC cards and 12 Micro SD cards); cards not included

Fits up to 24 memory cards at a time (12 SD/SDHC cards and 12 Micro SD cards), while made of a durable polycarbonate with a shock-absorbing interior for added protection of your precious photography. It has a slim design, lightweight and ready for travel use. Rated IPx4 and IP64 for water and dust-resistance. It's also made and sold by Amazon so you can trust you will be supported if you run into any issues with this holder.

MicroSD Card Reader

Sale
SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 microSD Card Reader
Fast UHS-I transfer speeds of up to 170 MB/s*

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maximum SD card size of DJI Mavic Mini?

DJI Global lists 256GB as the largest SD card size.

Does the Mavic Mini come with an SD card?

No, Mavic Mini does not come with a Micro SD card and has no internal storage.

What are the minimum SD card requirements for the Mavic Mini?

The Mavic Mini requires SD cards that are UHS-I Speed Class 3 or higher. UHS Speed Class 3 SD card write speed is at least 30 MB / s. This means you must ensure that the writing speed of the micro SD card you are using complies with this standard.

Should I format my SD card in FAT32 or NTFS file format?

The format type for a Mavic Mini compatible SD card is FAT32.

If you need to format your SD card on your PC or Mac, make sure you choose FAT32.

How do I format / clear my SD Card with the DJI Fly?

Before you proceed, make sure you have backed up or don't need the the photos / videos on your SD card.

First, you you are going to want to turn on your drone and remote controller.

Second, launch the DJI Fly app.

Then, you want to tap on the drone status text. In the case you're in a limited altitude area it made read: Altitude Zone 400 ft. Tap on this text.

Last, you will enter a screen which has your Preflight Check information. Scroll down until you see Storage Location and a ‘Format‘ button. Tap on this blue button and your SD card will be COMPLETELY ERASED.

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2 thoughts on “Best MicroSD Memory Cards for DJI Mavic Mini”

  1. I have a Kingston 64GB SDXC, (10) card, 31531-005 A00LF card, used in my Sony Action cam without problem. My new Mavic Mini can’t recognise it (tried exFAT, NTFS). Keeps telling SD unavailable. I tried an old Kingston 2GB with FAT, and Mini said that file system is invalid. So it seems that SD card slot is working. Is it possible that this Kingston won’t work? tnx

    • Are you not able to even format it from the DJI app? Sounds like you have tried all other formatting options already. Strange!

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