I'm looking forward to buy myself a new MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3. It is Kingston 64gb Class 10 Uhs-1 And here is Question: Will this work with Pi 3? I heard many stories about cards not working, and I want to be sure. Seller claims that it MicroSDHC, SDHC and SDXC support. Does anybody know if it will work?

  • i don't have any problem with any class 10 sdcard on Raspberry pi B+, 2, 3. The concerned how fast is sdcard, class 4 and 6 is worst imo.
    – xdhe
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 12:31
  • I believe there is a wiki page with a list of compatible SD cards
    – Darth Vader
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 13:26
  • Beware that no matter what the SoC has a fairly limited maximum speed for SD transfers (25 MB/s) and so using a fast, $30-40 card is a waste. It won't perform significantly better in that context than cards that cost 1/4 - 1/2 as much.
    – goldilocks
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 17:38
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    @goldilocks Im not buying this card for speed, Im doing it for storage Commented May 31, 2016 at 6:27

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Yes it will work. The Pi does not support the protocols (or have the hardware) required to implement the higher speeds such as UHS, but will operate.

Any Class 4, 6 or 10 card will work - the only difference between these is write speed (and this in burst mode). The read speed, which is arguably more significant for the Pi, depends on the manufacturer.


You can check if your SDCard has been tested here http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards and see the results. Probably it will work without problems. Also you can add your test if there isn't available. You can help other people.

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