I've just bought a new Go Pro Hero 5 Black and a couple of accessories , since I've already spent a lot , was thinking of getting a cheaper memory card.

The Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10 is cheaper compared to sandisk or samsung memory cards of the same specs.
As you can see this one is $18 compared to the sandisk one which is $32.

My question is will this card perform as well as the sandisk ones ? I coudn't find any info on the anywhere.


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Yes it should be suitable. All current GoPros say they require a minimum of class 10, which this card is.

All the recommended cards for the Hero5 Black are UHS-1, which your chosen SD card is. UHS-1 is a similar performance level to class 10 but is more strict so it is considered a step above class 10 (UHS-1 cards are also class 10, but not all class 10 cards are also UHS-1).

See also https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations

As to the the longevity/reliability of the card, I can't comment. Verbatim were a good quality brand in floppy disks, and then in recordable optical discs, but I don't have much experience with them in flash media. I do think that the hype over Sandisk reliability is overblown.

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    \$\begingroup\$ " I do think that the hype over Sandisk reliability is overblown." - Yes even I think so \$\endgroup\$
    – Nigel Fds
    Dec 14, 2017 at 0:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ FWIW I'm Australian too and I've seen the Lexar "633x" cards in places like Woolworths and Target and those are on the recommended list (not that I think you need to only choose cards from the recommended list). \$\endgroup\$ Dec 14, 2017 at 0:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Cool , ya I've seen those, just find them too expensive \$\endgroup\$
    – Nigel Fds
    Dec 14, 2017 at 0:46

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