[solved] This SD card fits into the GoPro MAX 360 ° camera

Since a GoPro camera is described here in the blog from time to time, corresponding questions also come in from readers. According to my hobbyhorse SD cards, I was asked which microSD memory card fits into the GoPro MAX 360 ° camera. The following little guide now revolves around the answer. Because I would recommend neither all manufacturers or brands nor all memory sizes; especially since the GoPro MAX does not support all storage capacities of SD cards.

Which microSD card to use in the GoPro MAX? Recommendations for these and other 360 ° cameras with enough memory and reading and writing speed can be found here!

Which microSD card to use in the GoPro MAX? Recommendations for these and other 360 ° cameras with enough memory and reading and writing speed can be found here!

Which SD card for the GoPro MAX?

The same microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC models can be used for the GoPro MAX as for the GoPro HERO 8 Black. A contribution to it can be found with this link. In summary, it can be said that microSD cards from 32 GB to 64 GB and 128 GB up to 256 GB are supported. Smaller capacities cannot be used for high-resolution videos anyway and models from 512 GB do not have a very good price-performance ratio. 

I would only recommend SanDisk memory cards, as they are the only manufacturer whose products I have never had problems with. This is why the following list of SD cards for the GoPro MAX results at this point:

Model name model number
SanDisk Extreme (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A1 32GB SDSQXVF-32G-AN6MA
SanDisk Extreme (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 64GB SDDQXA2-064G-AN6MA
SanDisk Extreme (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 128GB SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA
SanDisk Extreme (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 256GB SDSQXA1-256-GN6MA
SanDisk Extreme PLUS (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A1 32GB SDSQXWG-032G-ANCMA
SanDisk Extreme PLUS (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 64GB SDSQXWG-064G-ANCMA
SanDisk Extreme PLUS (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 128GB SDSQXBZ-128G-GN6MA
SanDisk Extreme PLUS (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 256GB SDSQXBZ-256G-GNGMA
SanDisk Extreme PRO (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A1 32GB SDSQXCG-032G-GN6MA
SanDisk Extreme PRO (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 64GB SDSQXPJ-064G-ANCM3
SanDisk Extreme PRO (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 128GB SDSQXCY-128G-GN6MA
SanDisk Extreme PRO (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A2 256GB SDQXCZ-256G-GN6MA
SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch UHS-1 64GB SDQXBO-64G-ANCZA
SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch UHS-1 128GB SDQXBO-128G-ANCZA
SanDisk Pixtor (UHS-1 U3) 32GB SDSQXSG-032G-ABCCA
SanDisk Pixtor (UHS-1 U3 / V30) A1 64GB SDSQXWG-064G-ABCCA

Memory cards for 360 ° cameras

I personally have Insta360 One X in usewhich is just as good as the GoPro MAX. For large and micro SD cards, I always use SanDisk, mostly with microSDXC memories of 64GB or 128GB. Usually, smaller cards with 32GB or 16GB are disproportionately expensive, but this also applies to 512GB and sometimes to 256GB memory. I wouldn't use the former anyway, as they offer far too little capacity for 360-degree videos (6K in total for the GoPro model). So with the above list you are well advised. You will also find models from Lexar, PNY and Sony in the linked article on suitable SD storage for the GoPro HERO 8.

By the way: In addition to the memory size, other values ​​such as the read and write speed of the micro-SD are also important. Therefore the terms UHS-1, U3, V30, A1, A2 and so on in the table above. You can read what all of this means in this guide: SD card designations: What are Class, SDHC, SDXC, UHS, I, A, V and Co.? There is an extra article on the A-designations here in the blog: What do the abbreviations A1 and A2 mean on SD cards? If you follow all the specifications or use the recommendations listed above, you can easily record HD video, 4K video and 360 ° video directly to the memory card;)

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6 comments

  1. Ewald says:

    Hello so the SanDisk Extreme 128GB does not work, although formatting, however, the chamber crashes during the recording, at 360 degrees with 30 images. Now I have a 64 GB in it that goes. But all in all there is only 2 hours of footage on it and I brew more so 128GB is a pity…. However, Kammera is a real Stromschluker….

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Ewald! I would recommend sending the 128 GB card back to the seller. I don't think it's capacity. Probably the card has a flaw. I also think, just as a buffer, 128 GB would be nice. : D

  2. Ewald says:

    Hello Sir Apfelot,
    Thank you for your comment. :)

    Unfortunately, your assumption is incorrect.

    I have now taken another SanDisk Extreme 128GB card, the Kammera then goes to error after about 6 minutes.
    The Gopro Max then wants to reformat the card.

    Until now I always had both memory cards in the car (front and rear) without a problem.

    Which Speierkarte do you have in the Gopro Max?

    gruß
    Ewald

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Ewald! I'm sorry. I didn't have a GoPro Max before, but use an Insta One X for the 360 ​​degree photos and videos. I also have various drones in my range, but none of the devices ever had a problem with a Sandisk SD card with 128 GB. This is inexplicable for me, as my devices are all significantly older than the GoPro Max and should therefore have problems with them - if there were any.

  3. Ewald says:

    Hello Sir Apfelot,
    have solved the problem the memory card works now. I reformatted the memory card with the program https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/ now the card is running. The formatting lasted, however, let it run the night.

    gruß
    Ewald

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Ewald! Thanks for the hint. How did you hear about this program? I didn't think that a special program would be needed for formatting an SD card. I would have expected the Mac's Disk Utility to do this just as well.

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