01-11-2017 08:09 AM
....... Yes I have had success with a Sandisk Extreme 32GB micro SD card. I posted a bit here on this back around Christmas time so you can search for my posts on how I handled it. Long story short is that I returned the old SD card and bought a new one (same card brand, model, size, etc.) and it has been working flawlessly ever since. FWIW...
Awesome! Thank you for this information. Could you please post a picture of the SanDisk microSD card that you found that worked successfully so's I can run out and pick up some of em? Will be ordering my GoPro Hero 5 Black's again today. YES !!!
01-11-2017 08:28 AM
I've spoken to Sandisk in the UK about my faulty card and explained what I am using it in. It certainly seemed as though they were acknowledging there was a problem and were quite particular about determining my exact spec of card. It occured to me that there is probably a problem with a particular batch (or batches) of cards manufactured and I have now received an e-mail confirming that my case has been referred to one of their Engineers for review.
I contacted Sandisk direct because the retailer I purchased my card from will not offer a refund because I did not keep any of the packaging. Disappointingly Sandisk have confirmed that they will not offer a refund and will only exchange cards if they accept that my case is genuine and justified - presumably with one that they are confident does work. Frankly I would have preferred a refund but a card that works as a backup is better than nothing.
01-11-2017 09:15 AM
Oh dear just starting to calm down after this fiasco between Gopro and Sandisk and someone has to mention Amazon.
A bit off topic I know but I'm taking the opportunity to raise my predicament as widely as I can - on as many forums as I can. Amazons Returns Policy may be great but be very wary if you have an account with them and you suddenly find you have been enrolled as a Seller. I have no use for, didn't ask for, nor wanted this extension to my account but before I knew it they had upgraded me to a "Pro Seller" - again without my knowledge - after which they start deducting monthly subscriptions using one of my payment cards that I had lodged on line. Stupid I know but I used Amazon a lot for years before falling into this little trap.
I've been at logger heads with them for nearly four months now. Very, very poor security as it appears that someone created this account and managed to get it assigned to me. Even poorer Customer Service which simply leads you round and round in circles. Whoa betide anyone who leaves payment card details on their system. Be Warned.
01-11-2017 10:46 AM
I'm just wondering where you are getting your information from that list SanDisk as having 75% of the market share in SD cards. They are a popular brand and I agree that you often see them recommended or bundled with GoPro so it may well indeed be true. . . . .
I got the microSD card information from a search on google, asking who was the majority leader in microSD card sales and it came up SanDisk having over 76%, so I just used the over 75% comment accordingly. Two websites had the same information (not the same people) nor the same exact data. I did the search only to try to confirm why we are reading so many SanDisk "SD Card Errors" and not a lot of other cards and thus suspecting that the reason was SanDisk had the majority share of the market, which was so according to the data both you and I found. Reason? I have friends in Pittsburgh (that's where my professional video roots come from) who have had issues with GoPro Hero 5 Black's have had issues with SD Card Error, blanked locked screens, green screens, gray screens, and auto shut off or reboots without notice using SanDisk, Lexar, and Samsung. The only other card they have used without an error is Kingston, go figure. I'm SanDisk only as I have 40 to 60 of them. I can't mix cards or I'll have issues like I had with the GoPro Hero 4 Silver's and lose great video opportunities. I have to have a fail safe set up.
Generally speaking, I never requote "all" of an OP's post, merely portions for the "new reader" to know what the post is related without having to surf through a lot of unrelated posts to find what I'm responding too. (as I did in this post)
Hope these help and I am anxious about this card that has worked flawlessly as I'd like to get my order in before the rebate disappears ($60) which in fact temporarily did, but they are going to honor mine via direct "quote" because I had the cart origin'd and couldn't check out because of website issues. YES !!! I have till Monday to take advantage of the special rebate.
01-11-2017 10:49 AM
To add to the list is my card which didn't work with a GoPro Hero 5 Session is "SanDisk Extreme 64GB MircoSD XC1 V30"
Now ordered a Lexar Professional 64 GB Class 10 High Performance 1000x microSDXC UHS-II Memory Card.
Once received I will provide feedback.
01-12-2017 03:07 AM
Good luck with your camera, I hope it works out for you. Awesome that you get a discount.
I tried your web search, couldn't find the data you provided. Interestingly enough, I tried a different search after, "majority leader in microSD card sales" didn't give me any information. I searched, "top selling SD card" and it came up Samsung Evo.
Amazon does have SanDisk in the top four spots with Samsung and Lexar coming in behind them, so maybe that's were the data you got came from. Kingston claims that they are number two, so there seems to be some confusion.
01-12-2017 07:49 AM
Whilst waiting for my Lexar SD card to arrive I tried a friends SanDisk 32GB MicroSD HC 1 Class 4 and it did exaclty the same as my SanDisk.
So as it stands the only SanDisk card that works is a standard 2GB MicroSD.