Should high endurance microSD cards be used?

There have been many reports of failing μSD cards.

I can think of multiple reasons.

  1. Poor quality card
  2. Card not meant for write mostly applications, and "write cycles" used up.
  3. Power lost while writing to card, or card ejected while writing to card
The "Wyze recommended" card Sandisk Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter - 98MB/s U1 A1 - SDSQUAR-032G-GN6MA

has a response from SanDisk stating that this card should not be used for continuous writing applications.

and instead recommends High Endurance cards that are designed for use with dash cams.

In this youtube video, Car Cam Central specifically recommend avoiding the SanDisk Ultra cards for use in Dash Cams, and state that SanDisk will not honor their warranty if the card is used in a dash cam.

Dash Cam 101 - Guide to SD Cards & Our Recommendations - Avoid Sandisk Ultra!

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Interesting. That exact SD card is what I currently have in both my cameras…


#bump #necro I just purchased 2 “HIGH ENDURANCE” microSD cards after reading The Best MicroSD Cards for Dash Cams in 2020

It sounds like “high endurance” may be required, if recording 24/7.