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Micro SD card for Gopro

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by discv, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. discv

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    Whilst not strictly the correct place for this question-
    I have a Gopro 3+ black on the way, and am getting baffled in selecting a memory card. I keep coming across class 10 cards that claim 45MB/sec, but reading the spec closely the claim drops to 'up to 30MB/sec read/write.

    I'd appreciate a bit of help finding my way through the marketing speak.
     
  2. Hiway

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    SanDisk Extreme microSDHC UHS-1 Card 32g/45mb/s*

    The caveat that is under the asterix(*) states that this is ultimately dependent on the device it is used in. I know for my amateur use in the same camera, it has performed flawlessly and is a reasonable price. About $30 USD
     
  3. discv

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    Thanks, would this be an example of your recommendation:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331114404064? ... 1438.l2649
     
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    I can confirm that the SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC card works well in the GoPro Hero3 black in all modes of recording.

    It also downloads blazing fast with a USB3.0 card reader.
     

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  6. Hiway

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    Yes- it looks a little different but it may just be packaging for the UK versus the states.

    That card in the post above me is in another of my gopros... the silver- it has also worked flawlessly- I have not had any issues with sandisk overheating- double check that packaging though as I know my card is different on the way it looks even though the specs are identical to what you linked.
     
  7. ElGuano

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    There are indeed a ton of Sandisk counterfeits out there; many are so good even Sandisk can't tell them apart. I found that in the US, the ones from Costco appear to be reliably genuine, and definitely fast enough for the H3B.
     
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    I've been purchasing refurbed SanDisk Extreme 64Gb's (SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC SDSDQXL-064G) direct from SanDisk for roughly half of MSRP price ($45 US). I have five now that I use in various camera/video devices and have never experienced a problem.

    http://www.shop.sandisk.com
     
  9. lgeist

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    Sorry, the link is: shop.sandisk.com and then click on the "refurbished" link at the bottom of the page. They come with the same warranty as new ones.