SD Card Choice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mickey G, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Mickey G

    Mickey G New Member

    Im new to Droning.
    I need to purchase a few SD Cards.
    Looking at the list, I see that a few would be an overkill.
    I don' fly professionally.
    I fly for the pure enjoyment, and to take some snapshots and videos.
    I fly a P3P with the 4k camera, and I' wondering which one I have lister, would be good for me.
    A) SanDisk Extreme 32GB 90Mbs/SDHC UHS-1 $11.00
    B) SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-1 $12.00
    C) sanDisk Extreme 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-1 $18.95
    D) sanDisk Micro SDHC V30 32GB extreme Pro $26.95
    E) SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB Micro SDXC UHS-1 / U3 $46.99
    F) SanDisk Ultra 64GB Micro SDXC UHS-1 $22.95
    G) SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-1 $35.29
    H) SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 95Mbps Read U3 $41.34
    I) SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB Micro SDXC UHS-1 / U3 $59.95

    In my book, I see E, G, H, I being an overkill for what I need.
    What is your opinion on any of the SD Cards I have listed?
  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Any 32 GB class 10 card with at least 75 speed is more than sufficient. I use C) on your list
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  3. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    I chose the SanDisk Extreme Pro for my Autel XSP w/ 4K capability to smooth a previously jerky video.
  4. Mickey G

    Mickey G New Member

    Your link opens a steel bed frame from Walmarts.
  5. Mickey G

    Mickey G New Member

    I heard that I should get a U3 card vs a UHS-1 because the U3 cards have a faster write speed.
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  6. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    Huhh? I didn't know there was a link.
    If you googled "Extreme Pro" it might have something to do with steel headboards & handcuffs.
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  7. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Like many things, it's a depends question. For example, if you search for a UHS-1 card on Amazon (for example), you may notice that many cards titled with UHS-1 in the product title are actually marked with the UHS-1 and U3 symbols on the card. The key takeaway, IMO, from @RENOV8R 's advice is to get the highest speed available within your budget. Also, I'm recently of the opinion, from other discussions on this site, that for quad videos two 16GB cards are more valuable than one 32 GB card and that 64GB cards are probably overkill. Most people are just not going to collect that many hours of video when their flying time is measured in minutes.

    Also, while I was familiar with U3, I wasn't familiar with the new video speed class, which are even faster than U3. It doesn't matter much for me yet, as I don't have any equipment that can shoot 4K or higher. I've been more than fine shooting 1080p/720p stuff with Class 10, U1, and U3. Here's a chart and a link for those interested.

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