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Best Memory Cards for GoPro Hero 4

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Looking for the best memory cards for the GoPro Hero 4 Black or Silver? Our guide will help you to get the most out of your action camera.

If you’ve caught the GoPro bug then you will know that the GoPro camera does not come with a memory card for capturing all those awesome moments you’ll be experiencing. With so many cards on the market, it can be difficult choosing which one is right for you. Luckily, we’re are here to help.

Released back in 2014, the GoPro Hero 4 Black and GoPro Hero 4 Silver brought a major step up in terms of video performance and control interface. The fourth generation of GoPro cameras feature 4K video at 30fps  and 1080p at 120fps, alongside Bluetooth support and the ability to tag your best footage as it’s shot.

Unfortunately, the GoPro Hero 4 Black and Silver, doesn’t come with a screen, which means there is no way to check the position on the camera. However, users can connect their GoPro to a smart device via Wi-Fi to check live footage and composition on the camera.

Choosing the correct memory card:

To achieve the best results with your GoPro, it’s extremely important to choose the correct microSD cards that will work well with your camera. However, it’s important to note that not every microSD on the market will work well with your GoPro model. For example, if the card is too slow, it may result in errors with video recording and end up erasing all of your footage. 

There is always a risk that if your microSD card isn’t up to requirements, that you could encounter error messages or loss of data. Whenever a GoPro crashes or freezes it’s usually always down to the card that is being used. 

When it comes to action cameras, the speed class of a memory card is very important. The write speed really affects the performance in video mode, as when recording video, the device needs to actually save a steady stream of data. This is exactly what you are expecting a GoPro camera to do whilst filming video at high resolutions. Therefore, GoPro has recommended microSD cards with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating for the optimal performance of GoPro Hero 4  cameras. 

To make life a little easier and to ensure your GoPro works to its full potential, we have rounded up a short list of the best memory cards for the GoPro Hero 4. Check them out below: 



SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 - 170MB/s

Best Overall

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus V30 Micro SD – 170MB/s

The SanDisk Extreme Plus line is a great choice for use in any of GoPros models. This high-performance microSD card is capable of 4K UHD recording, Full HD video and high-resolution photos. Specifically designed for action cameras, ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 170MB/s and 90MB/s, means you can make the most out of your device’s abilities. Available at MyMemory.



MyMemory 64GB V30 PRO Micro SD Card (SDXC) A1 UHS-1 U3 + Adapter - 100MB/s

Best Budget

MyMemory 64GB V30 PRO Micro SD – 100MB/s

Looking for a high-quality card that won’t break the bank? Then the MyMemory V30 PRO is the card for you. With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, this card offers a great balance of speed and capacity, at just a fraction of the price of other cards. The V30 PRO provides astonishing performance and reliability, so you can be confident that each memory will be safe. Available at MyMemory.



SanDisk 128GB Extreme A2 V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter- 160MB/s

Best High Capacity

SanDisk 128GB Extreme V30 Micro SD – 160MB/s

With a capacity of 128GB, you can get the most out of your action camera by storing more content than ever before. Gone are the days when you had to switch out cards in the middle of shooting. With astonishing performance and reliability, the SanDisk Extreme V30 microSD card allows you to shoot rich and detailed 4K UHD videos from your Hero 4 when the action does not stop. Available at MyMemory.



Samsung 32GB EVO Micro SD Card (SDHC) UHS-I U1 + Adapter - 95MB/s

Best Low Capacity

Samsung 32GB EVO Micro SD – 95MB/s

Looking for a card with lower storage capacity? The Samsung 32GB EVO microSD allows you to free up your devices and feel confident to capture, store and transfer videos, photos, music and oher larfe files effortlessly. Backed by 4-proof protection, so you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card. Available at MyMemory.



SanDisk 64GB Ultra Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I A1 + Adapter - 100MB/s

Best Mid-Range

SanDisk 64GB Ultra Micro SD – 100MB/s

With a capacity of ups to 64GB, plus Class 10 speed rating, you can shoot and store even more hours of Full HD video, high quality photos and other files without worrying about running out of room. With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, the SanDisk Ultra lets you move content at rapid speeds to provide ultimate performance. Available at MyMemory.



SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter - 170MB/s

Ultimate Performance

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro V30 Micro SD – 170MB/s

The SanDisk Extreme Pro line of memory cards offers super-fast speeds for the ultimate performance. If you are looking for a top of the line card for your high-spec action camera, then this is it. These cards are durability-tested to protect your memories from life’s mishaps and perfect for the tough conditions a GoPro is put through. Available at MyMemory.

 

Name Read Speed MB/sWrite Speed MB/s Class
SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U31709010
MyMemory 64GB V30 PRO Micro SD Card (SDXC) A1 UHS-1 U31005010
SanDisk 128GB Extreme A2 V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U31609010
Samsung 32GB EVO Micro SD Card (SDHC) UHS-I U1952010
SanDisk 64GB Ultra Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I A1 + Adapter100Unspecified 10
SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U31709010

Our top recommendations: 

All of MyMemory’s top recommendations will give you the speed and space you need to capture more adventure on the go. It is very important to choose a reasonably fast microSD card in order for your GoPro to be able to cope with the data that needs to be written to the card when recording video or capturing images.

Still looking for a card? Head to our website now to view our full range of compatible microSD cards for GoPro Hero 4
Christian Keenan
When not blogging for MyMemory Christian Keenan is a professional photographer.

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3 Comments

  1. Ultimate share!!

    They are very compact size cameras so they work well on helmets, helicopters, and other areas where a larger camera can’t fit well.

  2. i bought the samsung EVO sdx 64gb for my gopro4 black, after giving me endless sd errors and re formating the card varios times i looked into it further, this card has a memroy rate of 48mb/s apparently you need a lot faster memory rate for the high quality settings, like the sandisk ultra pro (90mb/s). look carefully at which card you buy, as not all class 10 micro sd will work correctly with the gopro hero 4 black!!

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