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What Micro SD are people using?
I tried a Class 6 and it went.... "Copter says NOoo"
It worked for about a minute then never connected again.
So what are you all using?
 
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For consistent recording results you need a card that says U3. Any other speed will be hit and miss. The camera needs a card capable of recording at high speed for 4K or high frame rate.
 
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As Steve Carr has aptly pointed out you should use U3 Micro card. According to the literature it can handle up to 128 GB. I use a 64 gig. This was info provided to me early on by RBC on our forum.(giving credit where credit is due)!
 

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Here's what I have in my camera. Cheap and fast.

Amazon.com: Samsung EVO 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card with Adapter (MB-MP32DA/AM): Computers & Accessories

If you read the reviews, you will learn that the card is adequate enough for 4K recording.
Good luck with that card. It's a U1. I have a hand full of those and they won't work. I had to get the U3 which is what Yuneec told me.
I use mostly 32GB cards and keep a spare with me. They hold all the files I need for a flight. After I download the files I erase them on the card, so there is no need for something larger.
 
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Good luck with that card. It's a U1. I have a hand full of those and they won't work. I had to get the U3 which is what Yuneec told me.
I use mostly 32GB cards and keep a spare with me. They hold all the files I need for a flight. After I download the files I erase them on the card, so there is no need for something larger.
yes im very much aware that my sd cards are U1. I have been recording in 4k and have yet to experience any issues.
i also bought the same card for my Q500 4k. no issues whatsoever. Samsung makes good products!! and brand does make a difference.
 
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I personally only use Sandisk cards. Nothing bad to say about some others, just my preference.

I just bought a: SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I/U3 Micro SDXC Memory Card Speeds Up To 95MB/s

Which is the best for 4K really. Some people have good luck with others, I am just picky with my SD/mSD cards. I find you get the best most reliable results using good cards. Some disagree and have good luck with cheaper ones. I just figure you spend all this money for a 4K drone, why take a chance of getting glitches etc.. in your footage.

Whatever card you choose I recommend using a class 10 and nothing slower..
 
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Class 10 here and Sandisk or Transcend but only from Amazon direct to hopefully avoid fakes.i do not use large cards as if you have a problem you could lose a days flying. 16 or 32gb - 1 card for 1 flight is my system.
 
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bought 256GB and still haven't got my H yet, don't know what the heck i'm doing with this SD card !!!
 
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Sandisk 64gb extreme plus.
Interesting enough st16 doesn't like extFat this card was formatted in this format, however the included one was fat32
 
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So today I went and bought a couple of SanDisk extreme 32GB U3 cards.

I then noticed that the one supplied is also a U3 spec.
Thanks everyone for your input.
 
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Well my card is corrupted ... I tried every thing to get it to work. But to no avail. In system manager logs it has "device has a bad block".
Pretty poor for a brand new card. I have to send it back to get a replacement. :(
 
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Add my two cents as a long time photographer. The card you use depends on your cameras ability to write at a certain speed and your patience when copy files to your computer. A fast read speed on a relatively fast computer can save you plenty of time when copying files over.

If you have a DSLR camera with a large frame sensor you need the fastest read speed possible (U3 Card). If you have a small sensor camera with low bit rate taking 4K video, you can get away with a U1 class 10 with a write speed around 45. The Typhoon H and Phantom 3/4 would fit this small sensor/low bit rate category.
 
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ADD: Sorry, I did notice this was an old thread LOL.... But our info and recommendations never get's old.


SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I/U3 Micro SDXC Memory Card Class 10


I was using the Samsung EVO U3 64 GB and it was recommended to switch to San Disk extreme.

I am also buying the

SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-ll/U3 Micro SDXC Memory Card Class 10

Has anyone used the USB adapter and what do you think of them? I like my card slot though so far on my laptop.

YUNEEC TYPHOON Q500 4K
 
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Add my two cents as a long time photographer. The card you use depends on your cameras ability to write at a certain speed and your patience when copy files to your computer. A fast read speed on a relatively fast computer can save you plenty of time when copying files over.

If you have a DSLR camera with a large frame sensor you need the fastest read speed possible (U3 Card). If you have a small sensor camera with low bit rate taking 4K video, you can get away with a U1 class 10 with a write speed around 45. The Typhoon H and Phantom 3/4 would fit this small sensor/low bit rate category.
A lot of DSLR have moved away to XQD, CFast etc, Nikon D850 D5 etc.
 
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