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Tourist
Posts: 7

128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6

Hi,

 

I have been researching on the best/recommended 128GB micro sd cards that would work with my hero6. However, there are only two recommended micro sd cards for hero 6 and both of them did not even have a 128GB capacity. So I am wondering if Samsung EVO Plus 128GB (MB-MC128GA/APC) will work with my hero 6. I am trying to make sure that I will purchase the right card. Hope anyone could help me. Thanks.

Backpacker
Posts: 946

Re: 128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6

I don't know about the Samsung, but I use a Lexar 633X & Sandisk Extreme 128gb carss in my Hero 6 Black with no issues

Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: 128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6

I've read from quite a few users that the Samsung Evo Plus (not Evo+) works well. I have read a few post that said that they had occasional corrupt videos, but they still seemed to think it was a good card for the money.

If you don't absolutely need 128GB, I recommend against using them. The battery on a GoPro is usually well spent long before you can fill even a 64GB card. Performance also tends to get worse with SD cards as the capacity increases.

If you absolutely must get one, then deciding on the card really comes down to project and cost. If what your filming isn't critical that it is saved, then the Evo Plus gives very good value and probably has about a 90% success rate or better. If your data is critical, first I have to recommend either a few 32GB cards or a couple 64GB cards, but if you need 128GB go with SanDisk Extreme Pro v30.

The problem with using SD cards not on the SD card for consideration list is it makes it more difficult to trouble shoot if issues with the camera arise. For this reason, if you do want to venture off the list, be sure to have at least one card that is on it (SanDisk Extreme v30, Extreme Plus v30, or SanDisk Extreme Pro v30).

One note about the SanDisk v30 cards, this years model seems to be more stable and less prone to error than the version released in 2016/17. Do not use the SanDisk Extreme released in 2015.
Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: 128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6

Hi Duanem8,

 

Are you using sandisk extreme pro or just sandisk extreme? Sandisk extreme is cheaper than sandisk extreme pro and there is a difference between their read and write speed. If sandisk extreme works, I might consider using it instead of sandisk extreme pro.

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: 128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6

Hi Danielr15,

 

Thanks for the advises and tips. I am actually considering using 64GB sandisk extreme pro. They are more affordable with a lot of praises and positive feedbacks from hero 6 users. I really appreciate your tips. Thanks!

Backpacker
Posts: 946

Re: 128GB MicroSD card for my Hero 6


@tonskie01wrote:

Hi Duanem8,

 

Are you using sandisk extreme pro or just sandisk extreme? Sandisk extreme is cheaper than sandisk extreme pro and there is a difference between their read and write speed. If sandisk extreme works, I might consider using it instead of sandisk extreme pro.


just the extreme