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How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

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As above bought the Samsung evo plus 256gb Card And go pro said needs to format it just wondering how long this will take

Many thanks


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Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

Thanks for getting back to us @markktm300

 

Is there a way for you to verify if you have the SD card model number as MB-MC256GA/AM?

 

I am not certain as to why this is happening. 

To further isolate the issue, another SD card needs to be tested on the camera.

For reference, you may check these articles:

SD Cards that Work with GoPro Cameras

NO SD or SD ERR on Camera's LCD

 

Regards,

Ej

 

 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

Little update it’s been formatting for over 40mins is this normal ?

GoPro
Posts: 12,087

Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

 

Hi @markktm300

 

Was the card full before you started formatting it?

In my experience, it shouldn't take more than 5 mins.

 

Thanks!
Ej

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

No it’s brand new, 

works in my laptop And phone 

Tourist
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Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

Comes up Sd card Error then says formatting will fix it but will delete all data 

GoPro
Posts: 12,087

Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

 

Hi @markktm300

 

Formatting your SD card in the GoPro camera is the best way to remove old video and photos files. When you format your SD card in your camera the original file structure and partitions are restored so that the SD card will continue to properly communicate with the camera.

 

In this regard, try formatting the card on a computer.

Then, proceed with a manual firmware update for the camera. 

This corrects any issues encountered with the previous installation.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Update page and choose your HERO7 camera.
  2. Under "Other ways to update" at the base of the page, click "Update your camera manually."
  3. Enter your Serial Number and other requested information, click Next Step.
  4. Click "Download Update."
  5. Click "Click here to download firmware."
  6. Follow the steps on the screen for detailed instructions for your operating system.

Let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

Done what you said and maually installed the update via my 32gb card. 

 

Tried the update with the 256gb card it  said same error it give me the option to format again!!

 

So no I have the 256gb one back in And followed the go pro and started the format again. Been going 10mins plus so far 

 

Anything else I can try ?? It’s driviing me crazy 😝 now 

 

thanks again

GoPro
Posts: 12,087

Re: How long it take to format 256gb card in the go pro hero 7 black

 

Hi @markktm300

 

Were you able to format the card using a computer?

 

Would you mind sending us a picture of the camera's LCD screen showing the error?

 

Regards,

Ej