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[Best Buy] Seagate 32GB 80MB/s MicroSDHC Memory Card - $14.99

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[Best Buy] Seagate 32GB 80MB/s MicroSDHC Memory Card - $14.99

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Would this be any good for a dash cam (assuming it's compatible)?
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This is likely rebadged card from another manufacturer. It's also 1 year warranty which is very, very limited. Many are lifetime warranty. Price also isn't great
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foz240 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:19 pm
Would this be any good for a dash cam (assuming it's compatible)?
I wouldn't recommend it - dash cam use is extraordinarily hard on memory cards.

Don't cheap out on a Dash Cam memory card because a dash cam is mission critical. If it fails, it'll put you in a bad situation and potentially cost you thousands of dollars.

If you absolutely need to use a cheap card, go minimum 64GB. The Samsung Evo Select 64GB are on Amazon.com for $22.99 USD, I have had good luck with them but YMMV. They ship to Canada for an extra $5.00 or so including tax/duty. Do not, under any circumstance, use a Sandisk Ultra or Sandisk Extreme card in a dash cam. They have a historically high failure rate.
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Decent price. I wonder who makes this card.
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By the way, the write speeds are up to 20megs/sec and read speed around 80megs. This is the same speed as my adata 32 gig, which failed at 3 year mark. I think it might be adata that makes this.
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badOne wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:28 pm
Price also isn't great
Prices aren't the same as they were two years ago, when it was $10 for 32GB.
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With 4k video becoming the norm, anything less than 64gb is kind of pointless. They are fine for just photos I guess.
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drekitech wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:37 pm
I wouldn't recommend it - dash cam use is extraordinarily hard on memory cards.

Don't cheap out on a Dash Cam memory card because a dash cam is mission critical. If it fails, it'll put you in a bad situation and potentially cost you thousands of dollars.

If you absolutely need to use a cheap card, go minimum 64GB. The Samsung Evo Select 64GB are on Amazon.com for $22.99 USD, I have had good luck with them but YMMV. They ship to Canada for an extra $5.00 or so including tax/duty. Do not, under any circumstance, use a Sandisk Ultra or Sandisk Extreme card in a dash cam. They have a historically high failure rate.
There are now "high endurance" SD cards that are made for video surveillance such as security and dash cams. They are supposedly tuned for constant writes and extreme temps (like the inside of car on a summer day). They are of course, more expensive... eg. the Sandisk 64GB High Endurance is $45 @ Amazon.ca (link).

Other brands I've seen with high endurance cards are Lexar, Silicon Power & Transcend ...

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