I just noticed this morning that the SD Card in one of my five cam v3’s was no longer recording historical data to the SD Card for some reason. The other four cams seem to be o.k. for now. I have had these five cameras since early September, so about a 2-month body of work with them now. This happened once before a couple weeks after installation (to a different cam than the one that’s acting up this time) and the only way I could get it to resume recording again was to do a re-format, and then it was fine and working again. The only drawback was that I lost all the historical data since the camera was installed.
Same thing happened again this morning (at least that’s when it was noticed, who knows how long it wasn’t actually recording) and when I went into the cam settings, the SD Card page looked like this:
When you go to look at the historical data for that camera’s SD Card, nothing is there for past recordings, just says no video available every day and time for the past 3 weeks plus.
I had no option except to do a re-format of the card, which I did and it successfully completed and it’s recording fine again to the card:
I have seen some prior topics on this issue but they looked like they were all at least over a year ago and weren’t the exact same situation.
Was just wondering if this is just something that happens occasionally that you have to live with or not.
Should I make a habit of maybe once a week (or more or less frequently) going into the SD Card recordings of each camera just to make sure they are all working well?
I don’t want to run into a problem one day where for some reason I really need the recorded historical data and it’s then that I find out that nothing’s been recording on that cam for days/weeks/months.
I only have the cam-lite zero cost plan so this is my only way to look back.
All five cams are updated to the latest firmware and they all contain this SD Card:
SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - Up to 190MB/s, C10, U3, V30, 4K, 5K, A2, Micro SD Card - SDSQXAV-256G-GN6MA
I believe these cards to be one of the most robust and durable on the market so I don’t think it’s an issue with the cards not being able to perform in varying conditions. I have the 512GB version of this exact same card in two dashcams that have withstood extreme temps of below 0°F and well above 100°F and have performed flawlessly so I felt confident getting the same type again for these cams.
This is only the second time I’ve noticed that this happened among five cams over two months, so it hasn’t been a chronic recurring problem to an epidemic level (at least so far), it’s just an annoyance when you find out that it hasn’t been recording and the only remedy to resolve the issue is a re-format so then you lose all your historical data which hopefully you don’t end up needing later for an important reason.
Has anyone else had these issues keep occurring occasionally or with regularity?
Other than making sure you have a good quality SD Card in there (which I think I’ve already done) is there anything that can be done to as a preventative measure to reduce the likelihood of it re-occurring?