In this article, we will talk about the best SD card for DJI Mini 3 and DJI Mini 3 Pro, microSD card requirements as well as a compatible SD card list recommended by DJI.
Why do you need an SD card for DJI Mini 3 Pro?
As you may have known that the DJI Mini 3 has NO internal storage, and the DJI Mini 3 Pro only comes with 1.2 GB onboard storage. Apparently, a microSD card is a necessity.
If you are in a hurry, below is a quick overview of our recommendation. You can also find the full list at the bottom.
Best SD card for DJI Mini 3 and DJI Mini 3 Pro: Recommended BY DJI
If you look at DJI’s website, you will find that it not only says the requirements of the DJI Mini 3 Pro SD card but also provides a list of recommended microSD memory cards. Based on my past working experience at DJI, these SD cards are all tested by its R&D team, so you don’t need to worry about the compatibility issues like dropped-frame videos.
Here is the full list, and you can choose any brand and storage according to your own preference. We organized them by capacity, so you can choose the right one more easily.
SanDisk Max Endurance 32GB V30
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB V30 A2
SanDisk High Endurance 64GB V30
Kingston Canvas Go!Plus 64GB V30 A2
Lexar High Endurance 64GB V30
Lexar High Endurance 128GB V30
SanDisk Max Endurance 256GB V30
SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB V30 A2
SanDisk High Endurance 256GB V30
SanDisk Extreme Pro 400GB V30 A2
Where is the DJI Mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro SD card slot?
As you can see from the following picture, the DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro SD card slot (No.12) is next to the USB-C port.
What is the DJI mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro sd card capacity?
According to DJI, the Max sd card it recommends is 512 GB. There is actually no limit to the DJI Mini 3 sd card capacity as long as it fits the requirement.
What is DJI mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro sd card format?
The supported file format of DJI Mini 3 is:
How to fix DJI mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro not recognizing the sd card?
If your DJI Mini 3 or Pro can not recognize the sd card, you will need to check:
- If the sd card you use meets the requirement (UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above)
- The sd card is not corrupted
If the problem still exists, you can check how to fix the DJI drone SD card malfunction guide.
Does DJI mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro have internal storage?
DJI Mini 3 Pro only has 1.2 GB of internal storage, while DJI Mini 3 has no onboard storage.
What is the DJI Mini 3 Pro sd card speed?
Both DJI Mini 3 and DJI Mini 3 Pro support 4K video shooting, and a compatible DJI Mini 3 sd card writing speed should be 30 MB/s or above.
What SD cards do the DJI Mini 3 and DJI Mini 3 Pro use?
DJI Mini 3 Pro SD Card Requirements: DJI Mini 3 Pro supports microSD cards that are UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above. In other words, the SD card you use must have a writing speed of at least 30MB/s. If you already have an SD card that meets the standard, you can use it directly on your DJI Mini 3 Pro. You won’t have any compatibility issues.
How many memory SD cards do you need?
At least TWO SD cards. Normally, one SD card is enough for most pilots. But we need to consider the circumstances like forgetting to install the sd card back after copying files to the PC or the sd card being broken. So it’s better to prepare a backup. Also, for most people, you can choose the combination of a 64 GB card and a 32 GB one, or two 64 GB SD cards. No need to get larger capacity SD cards unless you are a pro user and would fly your drone frequently.
Should you put the DJI Mini 3 Pro SD Card in the drone or controller?
If you take a look at the bottom of the DJI RC, you will find an SD card slot there next to the charging port. You may be confused about why the DJI RC controller also has a MicroSD slot.
Are the photos and videos stored on the drone and/or the DJI RC remote?
Do you need to insert an SD card into it?
Well, just like all the other DJI high-end remote controllers, the DJI RC has a microSD card slot on it. When you fly your DJI Mini 3 Pro or other drones (which might be compatible later), all the files are stored either on the drone’s onboard storage or the drone’s SD card. They can’t go directly to the remote controller’s SD card, but you can download the photos or videos to your RC when playing back them.
So now you can decide whether you need an SD card for your DJI RC or not.
If you want to put a MicroSD card in the DJI RC remote, DJI also has a recommended SD card list for it. I compared it with the drone’s SD card list and found that they are pretty much the same, you can just refer to the Mini 3 Pro’s SD memory cards if you want to get one.
When it comes to the best SD card for DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro, it really varies from pilot to pilot. As we mentioned above, we strongly suggest you only choose from DJI’s recommendation list if you need to buy a new one. And always get a backup SD card in case of unexpected circumstances.
18 thoughts on “The Best SD Card for DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro”
i put a 1TerraBite – card in the drone and remote.
that doesn’t work.
it has to be a sd card with a lower volume
DJI states a 512GB max usable SD card size, I have just assumed that to be the case and just use 512GB cards,
A 1 terabyte sized card is not listed on the compatibility list as published in the owner’s manual. In my case, I put a SanDisk Extreme microSDXC 512GB UHS-I V30 A2 Card, one in the drone, and another in the RC controller (both have SD card adapters), with read speeds up to 190MB/s, and write speed of 130 MB/s.
Maybe if you read your manual you would see that this drone doesn’t support that size card, only up to 512gb
The DJI RC remote stores screen recordings — low res videos of your flights, whereas the quad itself stores Hi-res video — your original 4K quality vids. The latter are easily transferred to your phone via quick transfer for storage or upload to YouTube.
this is what i needed to know. thanks
So would it be best to have an SD card in drone and RC simultaneously? Or just have one SD card in rc?
Hi Mike, you just need to put an SD card in your drone, not necessary for the RC.
I put 128 GB in a drone and 64 GB in RC. I won’t you RC (to much or at all) but I always know that in cse i forget the main one or it is full, I can always take the one from RC.
So, my RC SD card is basically a backup card that is always with me
Hi was told if you don’t have a sad card in your rc also you can’t quick transfer, iv a sandisk extreme pro 258 in the m3p and a Samsung 128 in my rc, each to their own, Google is the best source of advice✌🏼
I’m assuming the card in the controller is redundancy to the card in the drone itself?? So you download to the remote card in case you hadn’t had a chance to download from drone to computer or phone yet and you lose the drone and card in water or something? Or is there another reason?
You actually can’t transfer from the drone to a card in the RC (except still shots) it is only there to hold low res previews of your videos and to store screen recordings of the RC screen itself if you start screen recording.
Thanks for the advice. I have the normal controller. I put the Scandisk 128 Gb V30 in the Mini 3Pro, but the Mini 3 Pro don’t recognize the card? What can be the problem?
Must I format the card first? The manual doesn’t say anything about that.
Yes, just format the card to see if it works.
Thank you for the advise. I’m confused though, why does the remote also has a microSD slot? Are the photos and videos stored on the drone and/or the remote? Should we put a microSD in both?
Hi Alex, all the files are stored on the drone. I confirmed with DJI support that you can download files to your DJI RC SD card when playing back videos or photos.
How do you record to the RC SD card???
Swipe down on screen and select screen record from the drop down menu