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How to Choose the Best MicroSD Card for Your GoPro Hero 11 Black

Jordan Hetrick's MicroSd Card Blog Post

The GoPro Hero 11 Black is an amazing camera that can capture stunning footage in a variety of environments. But to ensure you get the best performance from your camera and prevent freezing, it's important to choose the right MicroSD card. In this blog post, we'll explore the key factors you need to consider when selecting the best MicroSD card for your GoPro Hero 11 Black and provide you with GoPro's recommended microSD cards.

  1. Speed Class The speed class of a MicroSD card refers to its minimum write speed, and is indicated by a number with a "UHS" symbol. The GoPro Hero 11 Black requires a MicroSD card with a UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) or V30 rating, which ensures it can handle the camera's high-speed data transfer requirements. Avoid using cards with lower speed class ratings, as they may not be able to keep up with the camera's demands.

  2. Capacity The capacity of your MicroSD card will determine how much footage you can store on it. The GoPro Hero 11 Black supports cards with capacities up to 512GB, but for most users, a 64GB to 256GB card should be sufficient. If you're going on a long trip and don't want to run out of space, consider opting for a larger capacity card.

  3. Brand When it comes to choosing a MicroSD card, it's best to stick with well-established, reputable brands such as SanDisk and Samsung. These brands have a proven track record for producing high-quality, reliable MicroSD cards that are compatible with the GoPro Hero 11 Black.

  4. Read/Write Speeds The read and write speeds of a MicroSD card can have a significant impact on the performance of your GoPro Hero 11 Black. The camera requires a MicroSD card with a minimum read speed of 40 MB/s and a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s. Cards with higher read and write speeds will provide better performance and faster data transfer speeds.

  5. Price The price of a MicroSD card can vary widely, depending on the brand, capacity, and speed class. While it can be tempting to choose a lower-priced option, it's important to keep in mind that the cheapest cards may not be the best for your GoPro Hero 11 Black. Consider investing in a high-quality, high-speed MicroSD card to ensure you get the best performance from your camera.

If you haven't purchased a microSD card yet, or are looking to upgrade, here are links to cards that are recommended by GoPro:

SanDisk MicroSD Cards (recommended for the Hero 11):

Full list of cards recommended by GoPro here

By following these guidelines, you can select a card that will provide the best performance and ensure you capture stunning footage with your GoPro Hero 11 Black.

Have Fun GoPro'ing!

Jordan Hetrick is a renowned GoPro expert and educator with a passion for helping others capture their adventures. With years of experience using and teaching about GoPro cameras, Jordan has become a respected authority in the industry.

Jordan is the author of numerous bestselling GoPro books written specifically for each camera model. These books provide comprehensive instruction and advice on all aspects of using and maintaining the cameras.

In addition to his bestselling books, Jordan also offers GoPro classes. These online GoPro courses are designed for both beginner and advanced users, covering everything from the basics of using a GoPro to advanced techniques for capturing professional-quality footage. With detailed instruction, Jordan's classes are the perfect way for GoPro enthusiasts to hone their skills and take their photography to the next level.


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