GoPro HERO8 BLACK and MAX Cameras: Best MicroSD Cards

I created this memory guide based on information provided by GoPro.

First, we will go over all the options in memory and in the next section I will cover read/write rates for each card.

HERO8 Black Tech Specs

  • 4K60 1080p240 (Video)
  • 12MP (Stills)
  • 8x Slo-Mo
  • TimeWarp 2.0
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 + Boost
  • 1080p Live Streaming

MAX Tech Specs

  • 6K30 Source / 5.6K30 Stitched (Video)
  • 18MP Source / 16.6MP Stitched (Stills)
  • 2x Slo-Mo
  • Max TimeWarp
  • Max HyperSmooth
  • 1080p Live Streaming

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HERO8 Black / MAX
Size: 32GB | 64GB | 128GB | 256GB

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32GB

HERO8 Black / MAX
NameSizeRead SpeedWrite Speed
SanDisk Extreme32GB90MB/s60MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PLUS32GB95MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO32GB100MB/swrite speed lower
SanDisk Pixtor32GB95MB/s90MB/s
PNY Elite-X32GB90MB/s60MB/s

SanDisk Extreme Amazon
(up to 90MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

SanDisk Extreme PLUS Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

SanDisk Extreme PRO Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

SanDisk Pixtor Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

PNY Elite-X Amazon
(up to 90MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

64GB

HERO8 Black / MAX
NameSizeRead SpeedWrite Speed
SanDisk Extreme64GB90MB/s60MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PLUS64GB95MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO64GB160MB/swrite speed lower
SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch64GB100MB/s60MB/s
SanDisk Pixtor64GB100MB/s60MB/s
Lexar 1000x64GB150MB/swrite speed lower
Lexar 667xVIDEO64GB100MB/swrite speeds lower
PNY Elite-X64GB100MB/swrite speeds lower
PNY PRO Elite64GB95MB/s90MB/s
Sony SR-UZA series64GB95MB/s90MB/s

SanDisk Extreme Amazon
(up to 90MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

SanDisk Extreme PLUS Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

SanDisk Extreme PRO Amazon
(up to 160MB/s read, write speeds lower )

SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

SanDisk Pixtor Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 60MB/s write)

Lexar 1000x Amazon
(up to 150MB/s read, write speeds lower)

Lexar 667xVIDEO Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY Elite-X
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY PRO Elite Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Sony SR-UZA series Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

128GB

HERO8 Black / MAX
NameSizeRead SpeedWrite Speed
SanDisk Extreme128GB104MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme with Card Reader Bundle128GB160MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PLUS128GB170MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO128GB100MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch128GB100MB/s90MB/s
Lexar 1000x128GB150MB/swrite speeds lower
Lexar 667xVIDEO128GB100MB/swrite speeds lower
PNY Elite-X128GB100MB/swrite speeds lower
PNY PRO Elite128GB95MB/s90MB/s
Samsung Evo Select128GB100MB/s90MB/s
Samsung Evo Plus128GB100MB/s90MB/s
Sony SR-UZA series128GB95MB/s90MB/s

SanDisk Extreme Amazon
(up to 104MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

SanDisk Extreme with Card Reader Bundle Amazon
(up to 160MB/s read, 90MB/s write) FULL Read/Write speed possible with this Card Reader!

SanDisk Extreme PLUS Amazon
(up to 170MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
SDSQXBZ-128G-GN6MA
SDSQXBZ-128G-ANCMA

SanDisk Extreme PRO Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Lexar 1000x Amazon
(up to 150MB/s read, write speeds lower)

Lexar 667xVIDEO Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY Elite-X Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY PRO Elite Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Samsung Evo Select Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Samsung Evo Plus Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Sony SR-UZA series Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

256GB

HERO8 Black / MAX
NameSizeRead SpeedWrite Speed
SanDisk Extreme256GB104MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme with Card Reader Bundle256GB160MB/s90MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PLUS256GB170MB/s90MB/s
Lexar 1000x256GB150MB/swrite speed lower
PNY Elite-X256GB100MB/swrite speed lower
PNY PRO Elite256GB95MB/s90MB/s
Samsung Evo Select256GB100MB/s90MB/s
Samsung Evo Plus256GB100MB/s90MB/s

SanDisk Extreme Amazon
(up to 104MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
SDSQXA1-256-GN6MA
SDSQXA1-256G-GN6MA

SanDisk Extreme with Card Reader Bundle Amazon
(up to 160MB/s read, 90MB/s write) FULL Read/Write speed possible with this Card Reader!

SanDisk Extreme PLUS Amazon
(up to 170MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Lexar 1000x Amazon
(up to 150MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY Elite-X Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, write speeds lower)

PNY PRO Elite Amazon
(up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Samsung Evo Select Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

Samsung Evo Plus Amazon
(up to 100MB/s read, 90MB/s write)

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