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The Best SD Card for DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro

DJI Mini 3 Pro

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.

32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

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.

32 GB

SanDisk Max Endurance 32GB V30 

64 GB

SanDisk Extreme 64GB V30 A1

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB V30 A2

SanDisk High Endurance 64GB V30

Kingston Canvas Go!Plus 64GB V30 A2

Lexar High Endurance 64GB V30

Lexar 1066x 64GB V30 A2

Lexar 667x 64GB V30 A1 

128 GB

SanDisk Extreme 128GB V30 A2

SanDisk Max Endurance 128GB V30


Lexar High Endurance 128GB V30


Lexar 1066x 128GB V30 A2

Samsung Pro Plus 128GB V30 A2


256 GB

Lexar 1066x 258GB V30 A2

Lexar 633x 256GB V30 A1

SanDisk Max Endurance 256GB V30

SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB V30 A2

SanDisk Extreme 256GB V30 A2

SanDisk High Endurance 256GB V30

Lexar 1066x 128GB V30 A2


400 GB

SanDisk Extreme Pro 400GB V30 A2

512 GB

Samsung EVO Plus 512GB

SanDisk Extreme 512GB 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.

dji mini 3 and dji mini 3 pro sd card slot

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:

  1. If the sd card you use meets the requirement (UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above)
  2. 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.


In Conclusion

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.

22 thoughts on “The Best SD Card for DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro”

  1. Very new to droning, please forgive. I have a 512 SD in my DJI Mini 3 aircraft only. My DJI Mini 3 controller has a built in screen. 1. Do I need to have an additional card in my controller? 2. If so, what size is recommended? 3. For the life of me, I can’t get video and pics to transfer from my aircarft to any other device (i.e. mobile device, pc, controller). Not sure how to transfer via bluetooth or wifi and using a physical cable has proved unnsuccessful also. Very disappointing. Quick transfer is anything but at this point. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Thanks for the advice, I still have one problem, my dji mini 3 don’t recognize my 120gb sd card .What to do next ?

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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

    2. 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✌🏼

  4. 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?

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

    1. 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.

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