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[Newegg] SanDisk 64GB High Endurance microSDXC $19.99 (+ Shipping)

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[Newegg] SanDisk 64GB High Endurance microSDXC $19.99 (+ Shipping)

Was looking for a MicroSD card to use with my dash cam when I came across this deal on Newegg.
It's the new 2019 version that is theoretically faster, with C10, U3, V30 rating and advertised R: 100MB/s, W: 40MB/s.
Rated for 5,000 hours of recording and has a two year warranty (the old version was rated for 10,000 hours, though).

Pricing seems to be in line with the sales from a few months ago. In stock in Canada so the shipping cost is $7.99 (instead of $19.99 if shipped from US).
More expensive than with third-party sellers on Amazon, but likely safer?
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5000 is pretty low? That's ~200 days of non-stop recording. So if you use in a home security cam that's constantly writing, it could crap out in about a year.
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Looking at the specs and disclaimer, I think 5000 is the max number of hours of 1080p recording before the card becomes full, not when it fails.
Actual hours of video saved less. Up to 20,000 hours for 256GB; 10,000 hours for 128GB; 5,000 hours for 64GB; and 2,500 hours for 32GB. Full HD video only; total hours less for 4K UHD video.
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I have two of these for our dash cams. For one, I cheapened out and used a 64 GB lying around.
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Awesome - $83.67 to ship a memory card to
Northern B.C.

What is wrong with NewEgg these days?
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If it helps, Electron City (third party seller) on Amazon is safe. I verified the SanDisk High Endurance 32GB card for my Wyze with HWTEST and SanDisk Company as well. They might be a cheaper option.
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scholar80 wrote: I think 5000 is the max number of hours of 1080p recording before the card becomes full
As you can see here, in order to write to a 64GB card continuously and have it fill up after 5000 hours, you need to write 3.5 kB/s:

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=% ... seconds%29

1080p video averages 8000 kB/s, give or take a couple thousand.

So your calculations are off by a full 3 orders of magnitude.
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soupmaster666 wrote: As you can see here, in order to write to a 64GB card continuously and have it fill up after 5000 hours, you need to write 3.5 kB/s:

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=% ... seconds%29

1080p video averages 8000 kB/s, give or take a couple thousand.

So your calculations are off by a full 3 orders of magnitude.
I think the specified rating is the number of video hours (after compression) that can fit on the card. That is, 64GB can store approximately 5000 hours of compressed 1080p video.
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soupmaster666 wrote: As you can see here, in order to write to a 64GB card continuously and have it fill up after 5000 hours, you need to write 3.5 kB/s:

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=% ... seconds%29

1080p video averages 8000 kB/s, give or take a couple thousand.

So your calculations are off by a full 3 orders of magnitude.
While I agree with you on the dubiousness of the 5000 hour figure, your math isn't correct either.

I don't think I've EVER seen a 1080p camera save at 8000kB/s. Even 8000kbps is pretty high.

Typical 1080p bitrates I've seen average between 1Mbps and 2Mbps. Taking the higher number:

2Mbps = 250kBps
64GB = 67,108,684kB/250kBps = 268,435s/3600s/h = 74 hours

So, nowhere near the 5000 hours spoken of here.

I'm leaning on the 5000 hours being an actual endurance rating, which if true, is REALLY horrible (basically useless) for a high endurance card.
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Considering how "high endurance" cards are to be used, manufacturers are hiding behind these "formulas" so you can't simply directly compare models between different manufacturers. If they wanted that, they would simply state how many times each cell can be rewritten, in addition to what kind of flash is used.

SanDisk High Endurance cards come with 2 year warranty, which is pitiful. Their new Max Endurance lineup carries 15 year warranty. Samsung High Endurance cards are warranted for 5 years. And price of each reflects that fact.
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Bigboy16 wrote: If it helps, Electron City (third party seller) on Amazon is safe. I verified the SanDisk High Endurance 32GB card for my Wyze with HWTEST and SanDisk Company as well. They might be a cheaper option.
I second this. Bought a 256GB SanDisk High Endurance MicroSD from Electron City via Amazon for a very reasonable price. Ran it through the recommended visual and read/write tests for counterfeits and it passed all of them.
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