Recommended SD Card For Gopro Hero 4

All around reddit, facebook groups and gopro forum, you will find people having memory card issues with their gopro Hero4 Black or Silver

Question like this come up often on this platforms

  1. Which micro sd card would you recommend for GoPro hero 4?
  2. Can I use 128gb in GoPro on my GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver editions?
  3. What is Gopro hero 4 silver maximum sd card size

If you are among there looking for guidance, then you dont need to worry as we will guide you on the best compatible sd card to help you capture Ultra-high definition footage on your gopro hero 4.

A Gopro Hero 4 or Silver uses a Fast Micro SD Card to captures footage on either 4K at 30fps or 2.7K at 60fps or1080p at 120fps while the silver edition can capture 1080p footage at 60fps or 720p footage at 120fps.

That’s an enormous write speed there, needed on the sd card so to avoid your gopro stopping prematurely, or  just shutting down completely.  

 

GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the HERO4 Black and Silver

With the release a new firmware for the gopro hero 4 which added more high-end video modes to it makes it paramount for you to get a fast memory card.

The list below show microSD cards by top brands that has gone through GoPro verification process and recommended as being fast enough and compatible with all video modes on your Hero4.

The table below shows a list of Gopro Official Recommended Micro SD cards for your Hero4 Black, based on size, brand and writing Speed

 BrandSpeedSizeWhere to Buy
SanDisk Extreme PLUS 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card - SDSQXBG-032G-GN6MA95MB/s32gb
Samsung MB-SD32D/AM PRO+ 32GB Class 10 U3 UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card90MB/s32gb
Lexar High-Performance microSDHC 633x 32GB UHS-I Card95MB/s32gb
Samsung 64GB PRO Plus Class 10 Micro SDXC95MB/s64gb
SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I card 100MB/s64gb
PNY Elite 64GB Microsdxc Card -UHS-I85MB/s64gb
Samsung 128GB PRO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card 95MB/s 128GB
Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC 128GB UHS-II/U3150MB/s 128GB

Gopro Hero4 Micro SD Card Buyer’s Consideration

There are three things you need to consider before purchasing a memory card for your gopro hero 4

  • SD Card or Micro SD card?
    A Gopro Hero4 Utilizes a Micro Sd card, Some Micro SD card comes with an adapter to convert it to an SD card, if you think you need this added feature then go for it
  • Speed Class:
    The Gopro Hero4 can only run smoothly on a Class 10 Memory card, packaged either as a UHS-I, SDXC or SDHC with a write speed of at least 80Mb/s
  • SD Card Storage Capacity:
    for efficient use, atleast a 16gb Micro Sd Card to a Maximum of 128gb should be use on the gopro to capture footage

Here is a Table to help you answer which size of Memory Card you should get for your Gopro Hero4

VIDEO MODEMINUTES / 128GBMINUTES / 64GBMINUTES / 32GBMODEL
4K 30fps26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 30fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 25fps26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 25fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 24fps26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 24fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 24fps Superview26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 24fps Superview + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
4K 15fps35217688H4 Silver only
4K 15fps + Protune35217688H4 Silver only
4K 12fps35217688H4 Silver only
4K 12 fps + Protune35217688H4 Silver only
2.7K 50fps26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 50fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 48fps26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 48fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 30fps35217688
2.7K 30fps + Protune35217688
2.7K 25fps35217688
2.7K 25fps + Protune35217688
2.7K 24fps35217688
2.7K 24fps + Protune35217688
2.7K 30fps Superview35217688H4 Black only
2.7K 30fps Superview + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 25fps Superview35217688H4 Black only
2.7K 25fps Superview + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 4:3 30fps35217688
2.7K 4:3 30fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
2.7K 4:3 25fps35217688
2.7K 4:3 25fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1440p 80fps26613366.5H4 Black only
1440p 80fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1440p 60fps35217688
1440p 60fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1440p 50fps35217688
1440p 50fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1440p 48fps524262131
1440p 48fps + Protune35217688
1440p 30fps524262131
1440p 30fps + Protune35217688
1080p 120fps26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 120fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 90fps26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 90fps + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 60fps524262131
1080p 60fps + Protune35217688
1080p 50fps524262131
1080p 50fps + Protune35217688
1080p 48fps524262131
1080p 48fps + Protune35217688
1080p 30fps524262131
1080p 30fps + Protune35217688
1080p 25fps524262131
1080p 25fps + Protune35217688
1080p 24fps524262131
1080p 24fps + Protune35217688
1080p 80fps Superview26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 80fps Superview + Protune26613366.5H4 Black only
1080p 60fps Superview524262131
1080p 60fps Superview + Protune35217688
1080p 50fps Superview524262131
1080p 50fps Superview + Protune35217688
1080p 48fps Superview524262131
1080p 48fps Superview + Protune35217688
1080p 30fps Superview524262131
1080p 30fps Superview + Protune35217688
1080p 25fps Superview524262131
1080p 25fps Superview + Protune35217688
1080p 24fps Superview524262131
1080p 24fps Superview + Protune35217688
960p 120fps524262131
960p 120fps + Protune35217688
960p 60fps524262131
960p 60fps + Protune35217688
960p 50fps524262131
960p 50fps + Protune35217688
720p 120fps524262131
720p 120fps + Protune35217688
720p 60fps524262131
720p 60fps + Protune35217688
720p 50fps524262131
720p 50fps + Protune35217688
720p 30fps706353176.5
720p 30fps + Protune35217688
720p 25fps706353176.5
720p 25fps + Protune35217688
720p 120fps Superview524262131
720p 120fps Superview + Protune35217688
720p 60fps Superview524262131
720p 60fps Superview + Protune35217688
720p 50fps Superview524262131
720p 50fps Superview + Protune35217688
WVGA 240fps524262131
WVGA 240fps + Protune524262131

Best SD Card for GoPro 4 Black/Silver Based on Size

This list is based on our in house benchmark Speed test and Gopro Official recommendation, it categorized based on size

Best  16GB Micro SD Card for GoPro HERO4 Black/Silver

  1. SanDisk Extreme PLUS UHS-I 16GB (SDSDQX-016G-A46A – 16GB) or (SDSQXSG-016G-ANCMA)

Top 4 32GB Micro SD Cards for GoPro HERO4 Black/Silver

  1. SanDisk Extreme PLUS UHS-I 32GB (SDSDQX-032G-A46A – 32GB) or (SDSQXSG-032G-ANCMA)
  2. Samsung Pro UHS-I 32GB (MB-MG32DA/AM)
  3. Lexar 633x UHS-I 32GB (LSDMI32GBBNL633R)
  4. SanDisk Pixtor Advanced 32GB (SDSDQX-032G-AB46A)

 

6 Best 64GB Micro SD Cards for GoPro HERO4 Black/Silver

  1. Samsung MB-MD64DA/AM Pro Plus 64GB MicroSDXC Memory Card – 95MB/s Read, 90MB/s
  2. SanDisk Ultra 64GB micro SDXC
  3. Lexar 64GB High-Performance Micro SDXC
  4. PNY Elite 64GB Micro SDHC Card
  5. Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC
  6. Silicon Power 64GB Micro SDHC

Best 128GB Micro SD Cards for GoPro HERO4 Black/Silver

  1. Samsung Pro Plus microSDXC 128GB (MB-MD128DA/AM)
    Its a class 10 and U3 compatibility micro sdcard with Up to 95MB/s Read and 90MB/s Write speed. Perfect ideal for 4K and Full HD Video recording and high resolution pictures on your gopro hero4
  2. Lexar 1000x microSDXC UHS-3 128GB (LSDMI128CBNL1000R)
    This card is design for high-speed capturing of 4k and 1080p full-High definition videos. It is Highly recommended for your gopro hero4.

 

 

 

FAQ

  1. Are more expensive micro SD memory cards better than cheap ones for GoPro hero 4 ?
    This is not always the case, cause  a 64GB card is double the price of a 32GB card retailed by the same manufacturer. So in terms of cost-per-gigabyte, they’re pretty similar. You can only get it wrong if you buy a costly non-compatible sd card for your Gopro Hero 4
  2. What Size Memory Card is Best for a GoPro HERO4?
    The Gopro can take a compatible memory card from 16GB to 128GB remember you need a larger card to enable you capture enough photos and record for a longer period of time. This show that a suitable micro sd card for gopro hero 4 needs be a minimum of Class 10 and a maximum memory size of 128GB
  3. What is Gopro hero 4 silver maximum sd card size?
    The maximum sd card size for a Gopro Hero4 Black or Silver is 128GB

 

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