Recommended SDXC - SDHC - SD Cards For Mac mini

Secure Digital Memory Cards For Mac Minis

Apple Compatible Mac mini SDXC - SDHC - SD Cards


SD Card Slot On Mac mini

Starting with the low-profile unibody aluminum Mac mini desktop computers, Apple began providing a Secure Digital memory card slot on the rear of the machines. The mini’s support Secure Digital extended capacity SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 2 Terabytes of storage.


Mac Mini SD Slot Location

Apple included an SDXC (and SDHC - SD backward compatible) flash memory card slot on the low-profile aluminum Mac mini systems from 2011 through 2014. That was a rather short period compared to the iMac and MacBook Pro and Air. The Mac mini's SD card slot was somewhat inconveniently located at the rear of the Mac mini alongside the USB 3.0 ports and directly above the Analog/Digital audio in and out jacks.

Using USB Card Readers On Slotless Mac minis

If your Mac mini desktop doesn't have a SD slot on its back panel you can always add a USB SD card reader or multi-device dock or hub with a flash memory card slot as needed.


A staggering number of USB-A and USB-C SD card readers exist in various forms, shapes and styles depending on the types of SD and micro SD cards your cameras or devices use. Do buy a USB 3.0 card reader if possible. If your camera uses some of the fastest rated UHS-I or II speed cards, a USB 3.x reader will give a decided edge particularly in read speeds from the faster V60 and V90 rated cards in particular.

           
Mac Mini SDXC CardSDXC Card For Mac MiniSDHC Card For Mac Mini
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC

Up To 95MBps Speed
PNY Elite SDXC Card

Up To 90MBps Speed
Transcend Class 10

Up to 90MBps


Who are the top manufacturers and brands of Macintosh compatible Secure Digital flash memory cards? What are the fastest SDHC cards for use in an Apple Mac mini's SD card slot?

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