Dash cams are only as useful as the recordings they produce, so it is important to use a suitable MicroSD card for your dash cam to store your video recordings.
Unfortunately dash cams are a rather hostile environment for MicroSD cards. The MicroSD card has to operate under the blistering heat of our Malaysian weather, and the card has to deal with continuous writing of video data to it. On top of that, the dash cam has to continuously delete older video files to write new video files, and it has to do this while storing data at a near 100% capacity.
Therefore we shouldn’t be looking for a MicroSD card focused on performance, but rather one that was designed for endurance, built with hardware and equipped with a firmware that can handle heavy deleting and writing in a reliable manner.
Here are a list of endurance-focused MicroSD cards available in Malaysia:
Sandisk High Endurance
Sandisk Max Endurance
Samsung Pro Endurance
Kingston High Endurance
The SanDisk Max Endurance cards are also quite intriguing because they have insanely long warranties – ranging from 3 years for the 32GB all the way up to 15 years for the 256GB, but they are also more expensive than the High Endurance model. Samsung’s Pro Endurance has a 3 year warranty for the 64GB and 5 years for the 128GB. The other endurance cards typically have a 2 year warranty.
Which MicroSD cards do you use for your dash cam? Drop a comment with your experience below!
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