Hi, UK user here and have been since Oct 21. Generally quite pleased with the two outdoor cameras I have. One with upgrade package one without. The former always seems to be a bit more"stable" than the other one .
My current SD card in the non- upgraded cam has basically ceased to function. Can’t get it to work, tried to reformat both in and out of the camera etc. I have decided that the issue is the card itself so I am looking to get a new one.
My actual question is this. My understanding is that the “best” card to buy would be classified as High Endurance ( from a reputable supplier). However am I correct in understanding that it can now cope with 64GB rather than the 32GB that was originally recommend at time of purchase?
Yes, go with a High Endurance card. As you obviously know, the “official” spec until recently was 32GB max. I (and many other people) have used larger cards. I have used 64GB HE cards from SanDisk for several years with great reliability. I did test a couple cameras with one of the 128GB cards I normally use in my drone - which also worked fine - this was before the firmware update that officially allowed larger than 32GB cards. I think I heard someone was using 256GB cards, but I can’t confirm that.
Thanks for that. Always good to hear it straight from someone who has tested it in the real world
Just make sure you are running current firmware.
I’ve been running 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB cards with continuous recording for years on all cam types. I’ve also tested a 512GB card, but the larger the card, the more painfully slow scrubbing becomes. I just repurposed this 256GB card out of an old dash cam yesterday:
Thanks, again for the replies all. Who knew you could go to that BIG!
I’ve got 512GB cards, and the cams seem to only want to use 40 or so GB of them!
@Seapup, dash cam, eh? Me too. Hint for you: I save an old failed Micro SD (extra) in my car, easy to reach. My dash cam helps keep me honest and a better driver. Because I don’t want to record my own stupid mistake. And to that end, I make sure I don’t make available to someone like “Jonny Law”, and incriminate myself. So, I insure that option is by my choice. If required/forced give up my recording, I am going to hand off the “extra” vice the one in the cam, even if I have to palm the good for the bad. Get me?
Who better to look after #1, but #1?
256 didnt work, it was stopping at about 100gb for some reason, probably a software bug… but 128gb is plenty.
Highly recommend going to SD Memory Card Formatter for Windows Download | SD Association and getting their SD formatter tool. Its cross-manufacturer approved formatting tool.
This appears to be known about and has been tested and discussed here:-
256 Gig cards are not fully supported at this time - Stick with 128 for now