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SD Memory Card Choices

What Card Works Best with Your Device?

Hundreds of manufacturers have built thousands of memory cards and devices to SD standards. Memory cards come in a variety of storage capacities, speed classes and three different physical sizes -- SD memory card, miniSD memory card, and microSD memory card. With so many choices, it’s important to understand which SD memory card works best with your mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, video cameras, digital cameras and other electronics devices.

  Full SD miniSD microSD SD Card Capacity
SD SD miniSD microSD up to 2GB
SDHC SDHC miniSDHC microSDHC High Capacity
4GB to 32GB
SDXC SDXC   microSDXC Extended Capacity
Over 32GB up to 2TB

To determine the right card to match your device, always consult the device's user manual or contact the manufacturer.

If your device supports video recording, it’s important to understand your Speed Class choices.

Note: SD memory card and SD host device are the terms for licensed products that meet SD standards.* SD Association does not manufacture, market or sell any product; it creates standards and then promotes the adoption, advancement and use of SD standards used by competing product manufacturers that make interoperable memory cards and devices. For questions related to products, please contact the product manufacturer.

*SD, SDHC and SDXC are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C in the United States, other countries or both. Also, miniSD, microSD, miniSDHC, microSDHC, microSDXC, smartSD, smartSDHC, SDIO and miniSDIO are all trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C in the United States, other countries or both.