SD Cards - Your Questions Answered
It can be tricky to know what SD card is best to use with a new dashcam. Read our advice below.
To format an SD card for a dashcam:
- Connect the SD card to your computer.
- Open 'My Computer' and locate the drive letter assigned to your SD card.
- Right-click on the drive and select 'Format...' from the menu.
- In the Format window, make sure that the File system is set to 'FAT32'.
5. Click on the 'Start' button to begin formatting your SD card.
When it comes to finding the best microSD card for your dashcam, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Capacity - The capacity of the card will determine how long it can record before needing to be overwritten or replaced. It’s also important to make sure that the card is compatible with the dashcam that you have purchased.
For most, a 32GB card should be plenty. However, if you plan on recording long drives or want to keep your footage for an extended period of time, you may want to consider a larger capacity card.
Speed – The write speed of the card indicates how fast the card can save video footage, and it is important for ensuring smooth recordings. A higher write speed means that the files will be saved quicker and there will be less lag time between recordings.
Price – The budget that you’re willing to spend on an SD card is also important to consider. If you want a high-quality card, you often have to consider a larger price range.
The best sized SD card needed for a dashcam is ultimately a personal decision on how much you will be looking to record as well as what card is necessary for your dashcam. Typically, a 16 or 32GB card is sufficient, however, it is always best to check the specific requirements of your dashcam first.
Many models require an HD format (720p or 1080p), while others may only need a standard definition format (480p). Buying a higher capacity SD card than your dashcam needs will not result in any additional benefits.
There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on several factors such as the resolution and frame rate of your dashcam, as well as how often you use the appliance. That being said, a 64GB card should theoretically last around 4-8 hours when recording continuously at 1080p resolution.
It also depends on how frequently the card is overwritten. A dashcam that records constantly will use up the memory much faster than one that only records when it detects motion. The average 64GB card can last around a week if it's recording constantly, or up to a month if it only records when there's motion.
You can store up to 12 hours of footage on a 32GB SD card.
It depends on the brand and model of dashcam. Some dashcams require an SD card with a specific level of write protection, for example.
To be on the safe side, it's best to consult the owner's manual or online documentation for your specific Viofo dashcam model to determine which type of SD card is required.
Your dashcam is saying the SD card is full because it is out of space and can no longer store any more data.
This is usually caused by an accumulation of video footage over time. To fix this, simply delete some older videos off the SD card or replace the card with a bigger one.
It varies depending on the quality of the SD card, the dashcam and how much footage you're recording. Generally, you can record for anywhere from a few hours to a few days before having to delete footage.
However, it's always best to regularly check your dashcam and delete any older footage so that you don't run out of space on your SD card. This will help ensure that your dashcam is always recording footage.
There are a handful of ways to delete the footage from your dashcam's SD card:
- You can access the menu on the camera itself and navigate to the “Delete” or “Erase” option and select it.
- Connect the dashcam to your computer and delete the files directly from the SD card.
- Remove the SD card from the dashcam and delete the files using a separate card reader.
- Reformat the SD card which will erase all of its contents.
Keep in mind that deleting files from your dashcam's SD card will permanently remove them and they cannot be recovered.