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BillyMann_
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I'm going to be buying a mavic air some point soon and have been looking and various accessories for it.
Whilst looking for SD Cards I found a 64gb Samsung card, class 10, U3 and it says 100Mb/s read and 60mb/s write. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XFWPXYD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_iEJCAbW6M5CH9

Would this card be suitable?
2018-1-31
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Steeevo
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Yes I use that card
2018-1-31
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DJI Thor
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Hi, according to the specs, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating is required, we're not able to confirm the compatibility of other types of SD cards. Therefore, we advise using the recommended SD cards which have been tested and verifies and could ensure the full functions. Hope it provides you with some info. SD card.png
2018-2-1
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sszaki
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I have couple of  Toshiba Exceria M302 64GB Micro SD Memory Card 90 MB/s that i bough for my action cam.

Will they be ok for Mavic Air best quality?
http://www.toshiba-memory.com/cm ... ia-pro-m302-ea.html
2018-2-1
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sszaki Posted at 2018-2-1 13:55
I have couple of  Toshiba Exceria M302 64GB Micro SD Memory Card 90 MB/s that i bough for my action cam.

Will they be ok for Mavic Air best quality?


According to the link you posted, and the table below ( taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#SDXC ) it should be good. UHS Speed Class 3
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SanDisk extreme 32gb is great!
2018-2-1
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No Man's Drone
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I am using Samsung 128GB Pro UHS-1
2018-2-1
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I just ordered this one for my air, seems like it will do the trick:

SanDisk - Extreme PLUS 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/san ... 093.p?skuId=9387093

Key Specs
Maximum Read Speed 95 megabytes per second
Memory Card Format microSDXC
Speed Class Rating 10
Maximum Write Speed 90 megabytes per second
2018-2-6
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Malzuko
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I purchased  A Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select sd card from amazon to use in my Air and the 4K video and 30/25/24fps is all distorted, it gets all pixelated and green blobs appear its really annoying
https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 00?ie=UTF8&th=1

However 2.7K seems to work OK
I was also experiencing this issue with the Internal storage I hope its not an issue with the unit itself

I just purchased another card on the approved list hopefully it will work better its the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC 64GB  https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2018-2-8
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iceman#1
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UHS-3 class 10!
The more read/write the better.
Samsung or SanDisk
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Malzuko Posted at 2018-2-8 08:59
I purchased  A Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select sd card from amazon to use in my Air and the 4K video and 30/25/24fps is all distorted, it gets all pixelated and green blobs appear its really annoying
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWZWYVP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Was this shot during the earthquake? I think I see one ceiling plate already missing. Hopefully no one was injured.
2018-2-9
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sszaki
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My Toshiba exceria is not good enough. Slow write speed error pop out sometimes. So far all videos are recorded but it will fail in the second I'll really need it.
2018-2-10
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Malzuko Posted at 2018-2-8 08:59
I purchased  A Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select sd card from amazon to use in my Air and the 4K video and 30/25/24fps is all distorted, it gets all pixelated and green blobs appear its really annoying
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWZWYVP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

I believe the card/device needs to write at 100 Mb's.  Were you using VLC to view the video above? I found on my Apple computer it was better to use QuickTime to view the videos, VLC seemed to reproduce what you have above. I also found that after I landed I needed to give the device a few seconds to stop writing the file or it corrupted (only whilst using my Toshiba 32GB Exceria SD card.
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-2-9 12:23
Was this shot during the earthquake? I think I see one ceiling plate already missing. Hopefully no one was injured.

Funny! very funny!
2018-2-28
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davidmartingraf
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I use Samsung and that works great for me.
2018-2-28
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Regular sandisk no workie for sure.
2018-3-4
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-2-28 18:48
I use Samsung and that works great for me.

which one Evo or Evo +? Thank you
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HenryHM Posted at 2018-3-5 04:03
which one Evo or Evo +? Thank you

I use the Samsung Evo Yellow Series 32 GB and 128 GB for all my drone videos and it seems to work well.
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PS013 Posted at 2018-2-1 14:26
According to the link you posted, and the table below ( taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#SDXC ) it should be good. UHS Speed Class 3[view_image]


Note the extra row of pins for the V60.   https://1.img-dpreview.com/files ... 547bebc0bf337751a08


Reference: https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/speed_class/
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-5 08:08
I use the Samsung Evo Yellow Series 32 GB and 128 GB for all my drone videos and it seems to work well.

Thank you just bought the Evo Plus 128
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Eraser339 Posted at 2018-3-5 11:47
Note the extra row of pins for the V60.   https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS560x560~forums/58629479/a815b776327a4547bebc0bf337751a08

Very nice comparison. it is important to work what what you need at the time and spend triple the price of something makes no difference to you and will be obsolete in no time
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HenryHM Posted at 2018-3-5 19:32
Thank you just bought the Evo Plus 128

That will certainly serve you well.
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DJI Thor Posted at 2018-2-1 02:25
Hi, according to the specs, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating is required, we're not able to confirm the compatibility of other types of SD cards. Therefore, we advise using the recommended SD cards which have been tested and verifies and could ensure the full functions. Hope it provides you with some info. [view_image]

Hi DJI Admin ,

I just bought DJI Mavic Air.
And I wanna ask.
Is this memory card suitable to used for my Mavic Air??
Because i haven’t buy any memory card yet.
And want to buy this one.

Thanks for the attention.
2018-3-15
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DJI Thor
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David Ng Posted at 2018-3-15 14:30
Hi DJI Admin ,

I just bought DJI Mavic Air.

Hi David, sorry to tell we don't have this memory card in hand at this moment, it is hard to say if it can work. However, we suggest using the card that we had tested and confirmed worked. Please refer to the list I posted on 3#, thank you for your support.
2018-3-16
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DJI Thor Posted at 2018-3-16 02:08
Hi David, sorry to tell we don't have this memory card in hand at this moment, it is hard to say if it can work. However, we suggest using the card that we had tested and confirmed worked. Please refer to the list I posted on 3#, thank you for your support.

Hi DJI Thor , Thanks for your help.
It’s mean confirmed worked until 128GB.

256GB not yet tested?

2018-3-16
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I bought this card and it says it's slow. I formatted it, no change. I downloaded a SD card formatter, on recommendation from another forum. Still no change. I really don't understand, this card is in spec. ....correct?
2018-3-17
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Yep, got the shaft on that card. Tested the speed. 5.5 Lbs. Tested a different card I have 10.8MBs. Got it on eBay and the seller is no longer active. So I guess I'm stuck with it.

2018-3-18
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Ordered this up, hope it's not a fake too. They should be here today. Fingers crossed.
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zoomzu3 Posted at 2018-3-18 10:12
Yep, got the shaft on that card. Tested the speed. 5.5 Lbs. Tested a different card I have 10.8MBs. Got it on eBay and the seller is no longer active. So I guess I'm stuck with it.

So I contacted Ebay, They have a guarantee so even if the seller doesn't refund my money, Ebay will.
2018-3-24
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I use the SandDisk 64 gb extreme pro, it works wonderful. It's a bit more expensive than the samsung, but Samsung will work just fine.
2018-3-24
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zoomzu3 Posted at 2018-3-24 07:50
[view_image]
Ordered this up, hope it's not a fake too. They should be here today. Fingers crossed.

Cards arrived, no more slow card warning. I'll do some testing when I have time.
2018-3-24
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Mullazman
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Hi Guys, just did a whole heap of reading to find the actual requirement's here it is in one fell swoop.
MB = Megabytes (8 bits to 1 byte), Mb = Megabits  - Most common mistake is how this is written, please use proper case sensitivity where you can
Mavic Air can do 4k at 100Mb/s (translates to 12.5MB/s
Class 10 is an old standard, ignore it.

UHS-I Class 1 does 10MBps (Megabytes)
UHS-I Class 3 does 30MBps (Megabytes)

If we need to write at 12.5MB/s (100Mb/s), we need a UHS-I Class 3  card, IGNORE ALL READ SPEED CLAIMS
Everything claims to read at 1593850TBps, it's what it writes at that counts

And for the guy with corruption in his video, that's your renderer I think, computer's too slow to render 4k, which is a very real thing, it's a beast to decode.
Usually you'll drop frames if you can't write quite enough, that's the indicator.
2018-5-31
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In addition to the above, here's an example of where the confusion lies. The UHS-I Class 1 card from Samsung happens to be able to WRITE at 20MB/s, that is ABOVE the 10MB/s requirement for the UHS-I Class 1 standard, but below the UHS-I Class 3 standard (30MB/s I believe), so it will in fact work with the Mavic Air - you don't need to "be safe" and get a Class 3, as mentioned you just need to know what you're buying will write at more than 12.5MB/s Class 3 is easy, but if you can find the write speed, as Samsung's website has helpfully listed in this case, this card will do just fine, despite being Class 1.
2018-5-31
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Hello,

I bought the Sandisk 64Gb Extreme Pro.
During checking the recorded video quality was very bad. You could count the pixels.
After some research I found out probably I had to format it first in the Mavic Air before shooting right away. (now formatted as exFAT when formatted in the drone)

Did some quick shootings with the drone and it looks ok now. (still have to check during flight)
Internal 8GB is formatted as FAT.

Question: the ones with 64Gb or more, is it also formatted as exFAT (32GB and less is formatted as FAT I gues)
2018-6-6
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ShadyDealer
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Purchased several Integral Memory cards, the 4K UltimaPro ones and have been faultless. They support high read and write speeds. Integral Memory
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Malzuko Posted at 2018-2-8 08:59
I purchased  A Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select sd card from amazon to use in my Air and the 4K video and 30/25/24fps is all distorted, it gets all pixelated and green blobs appear its really annoying
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWZWYVP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Hey Malzuko, I've had video just like that for the last 5 days. Was about to return the MA under warranty, but fixed it with one last try! I set up the MA ready to fly (Controller, phone, MA all on and ready), then connected to my Mac via usb cable. I opened the Assistant 2 app and ran the camera calibration procedure. Video now works perfectly again! Happy days. Hope that works for you.
2018-6-10
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DJI Thor Posted at 2018-2-1 02:25
Hi, according to the specs, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating is required, we're not able to confirm the compatibility of other types of SD cards. Therefore, we advise using the recommended SD cards which have been tested and verifies and could ensure the full functions. Hope it provides you with some info. [view_image]

Hi Thor does MP work with 128Gb?
2018-6-10
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zoomzu3 Posted at 2018-3-18 10:12
Yep, got the shaft on that card. Tested the speed. 5.5 Lbs. Tested a different card I have 10.8MBs. Got it on eBay and the seller is no longer active. So I guess I'm stuck with it.

Have to say that is one Heavy Duty microSD card at 5.5 Lbs!
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Mullazman Posted at 2018-5-31 22:25
In addition to the above, here's an example of where the confusion lies. The UHS-I Class 1 card from Samsung happens to be able to WRITE at 20MB/s, that is ABOVE the 10MB/s requirement for the UHS-I Class 1 standard, but below the UHS-I Class 3 standard (30MB/s I believe), so it will in fact work with the Mavic Air - you don't need to "be safe" and get a Class 3, as mentioned you just need to know what you're buying will write at more than 12.5MB/s Class 3 is easy, but if you can find the write speed, as Samsung's website has helpfully listed in this case, this card will do just fine, despite being Class 1.
[view_image]

As you point out, the Write MB/s (Mega Bytes per second) is critical number.
Not that you want a card with a slow Read speed, but in almost ever case, Read speed exceeds Write speed.

There is one other Tidbit that is hidden by even a decent Write MB/s speed.  Chalk it up to competition and Marketing Hype.   The Write speeds vary by Block size of data written and Format of micro/SD card.  Part of it is whether micro/SD card has internal buffering / Caching.  
Anyway, the Highest Write speed obtained is what is generally Marketed, not lowest or even average Write speed.  
2018-6-10
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Guido-Italy Posted at 2018-6-10 11:54
Hi Thor does MP work with 128Gb?

Yes, according to Mavic Pro's specs, max capacity: 128 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required.
Please kindly choose original SD card from the SD card company, which can ensure the full test of its stability and compatibility.
2018-6-11
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