I yet to encounter a faulty memory card.
I thought memory card comes with lifetime warranty, still do?
Used to be most of them did, now SanDisk dropped the cheaper tier cards like Ultra to just 5 years, Samsung Evo is 10 years and not warranted for dash cam use.
perhaps format regularly? IF yor car is in the sun often, it will surely degrade
So called temperature proof, etc.! lol.
Regular formatting pek chek but doesn't seem to stop the problem. In fact, if the issue is truly wearing out the write endurance of the card, frequent formatting would kill it faster as a format could be a total overwrite!
16gb or 32gb cost less or around s$10 per card (SanDisk)
Where got time to claim warranty?
Use n throw.
Stack up a few dead ones and go all at once...
SanDisk official distributor office near Bugis...
I think the root of the cause is the power source rather dan the memory card. Whenever there's power interruptions(firing up the engine) or power sag due to heat the recording file on the card will "corrupt" or have some kinda error.
This is possible, but the majority of dash cams today have a capacitor or internal battery to provide sufficient time to end the current recording to avoid corruption, or other anti-corruption features to ensure footage is captured. So it is unlikely to be the case.
For my Blackvue, I find the memory card runs very hot.
After using the original 16GB card for about 18 months, decided to change to a 32GB card. Keep the 16GB one as backup.
Is there a branding on the original memory card? Do you use parking mode recording?
My cam came with a 16GB ADATA which started exhibiting issues after about a year or so, and now a 32GB Transcend card is also throwing up the restart issue nonstop. My current cam doesn't explain what's happening when it restarts while recording, but a fresh memory card solves the problem.
my personal experience is that those car cams that have the Sd/MicroSD mounted directly on the camera unit itself gets the brunt of the UV/infra red light energy through the windscreen. The car camera unit is the hottest item on the dash area after a hot day in the sun. Sometimes it gets so hot that the camera's protective mechanism do not allow the camera to start up until the temperature lowers to acceptable level. That greatly reduce the lifespan of the memory cards.
Some car cams that actually have a separate box for mounting of the Sd/microSD card for recording elsewhere away from the windscreen have a longer lasting memory card. One location they like to install it is under the front glovebox. The cabin temperature will still be hot from the sun but not as hot as those surfaces that have direct sunlight exposure.
This might be one consideration people looking to purchase a car camera have to consider.
I have been using SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card 64GB for 1.5 years in my BalckVue Cam. I reformat the SD card once in every 2 months and so far so good.
Extreme Pro cards should be a MLC or SLC type of memory card, they have higher endurance than the lower grade cards. In addition, you're using a 64GB card which would take longer for a full overwrite.
It will be interesting to see if yours lasts more than 2 years. Please do keep track.
This is one of the cards recommended for dash cams nowadays, it should be similar in principle to the SanDisk High Endurance I am trying. If yours lasts more than 2 years then perhaps the theories aren't total bunkem.
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