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Everything You Need To Know About Dash Cam Storage

Everything You Need To Know About Dash Cam Storage

Intro

When buying a dash cam system for your vehicle, many people tend to forget one hugely important item: the micro SD card. MicroSD card usage in a dash cam is so vital because some cards fail very quickly if you don’t purchase the right one and you may lose crucial footage in case of an accident. In our experience the best micro SD card for dash cams are high capacity cards that are Class 10 with MLC technology, so that they take advantage of the added durability. This is important because for those running parking mode, your camera may be running almost 24/7.

Speed Rating

When we talk about Class 10 and MLC rating, we’re referring to the speed rating of the SD card. Class 10 is a class of rank on the write speed of the SD card; the 10 means 10 megabytes per second. Generally, what we see with the more “affordable” cards are slower read and write speeds. This leads to recording issues or skips in the recording. Having a reliable, fast, and durable SD card can help ensure that you’re always protected. That being said, “faster SD cards” won’t necessarily improve video quality. Remember dash cams don’t require the highest quality - rather, a more durable card is something to look for.

What Size To Buy?

The amount of space is important for your everyday dash cam use. However, the size of SD cards may vary depending on your use of the dash cam. A 32GB card is great for value for those who use their dash cams for driving recording. Typically this translates to about 3-4 hours of 1080P recording, which is more than enough for most drivers. Any less and you pay more money per gigabyte and save only a few dollars. If you’re using a parking mode dash cam, a 64GB size and higher improves durability and gives you extended parking recording. Rideshare drivers may want to use the larger 128 GB card so as to keep the most amount of video storage in case of any issues with previous customers. These cards are significantly more expensive per gigabyte but most find them to be of value. Our most popular cards are the 64GB and 128GB options, since most customers prefer the peace of mind that footage won’t be overwritten so easily.

Get a Backup Card

We recommend all of our customers to purchase a smaller 16 or 32GB card, to be kept in your vehicle at all times, in case you get into an accident. You’ll be able to swap your cards out instantly and keep recording without worrying that you’ll overwrite important footage. You’ll also be protected in case your current card has any problems. A spare micro SD card is very useful for when you’re out on a road trip with no easy access to a computer.

Which Card To Buy?

BlackboxMyCar is proud to say that all of our micro SD cards have been rigorously tested to ensure compatibility and to offer the longest lifespan as well. We also carry manufacturer’s own micro SD cards, such as BlackVue and Thinkware. We even carry our own branded micro SD cards, which perform flawlessly as well.

Happy Holidays & New Years From All of Us at BlackboxMyCar!

Happy Holidays & New Years From All of Us at BlackboxMyCar!

We want to extend our utmost appreciation to everyone who has supported BlackboxMyCar in our journey since 2012! We have gone through countless positive changes and learned from mistakes in order to provide the best experience for our customers. Without the support of you guys, we really would not be here today!

During this holiday season, even our staff needs a break, but not to worry, some of us will still be on standby to help you with your dash cam needs. Here are our office hours this holiday:

From the bottom of hearts, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have an amazing 2019!

Holiday Bundles Guide

Holiday Bundles Guide

With a CPL Filter, Cloud Technology, Full HD, and built in GPS the Thinkware F800 Pro D+ 2 channel BlackboxMyCar Exclusive dash camera system is built specifically to order by us to meet the needs of every customer. With the holidays finally upon us we have built the dream bundle for this premium flagship dash cam! Adding another 16gb Micro SD card and an extra mount to really take this amazing system to the next level.

Check out our review of the dash cam here


Considering or currently working in the ridesharing industry or know someone who is? Then the Thinkware FA200 IRC BlackboxMyCar Edition is a must have! With forward facing HD and cabin facing Infrared means there is great protection inside and outside of the car. Working with Thinkware gives BlackboxMyCar the opportunity to bring all the features people have been asking for since we opened our doors. The holidays means we can get away with offering even more for a very limited time and in this case two additional mounts plus an addition 16gb Micro SD card!

Check out our review of the dash cam here


Frame rate is everything when it comes to objects moving at speed like automobiles and that's where the BlackVue DR750S-2CH comes in. At 60FPS (frames per second) the ability to capture every little detail is truly paramount for gathering the information you need to either secure your insurance claim or take your place in YouTube dash cam fame. So the question comes up, how do you make this already great technology even better for the holidays? We know that more is always better so we added extended warranty, a hardwire kit to enable the Parking Mode features, and an extra 16gb Micro SD card.

Check out our review of the dash cam here


When it comes to getting into the world of dash cameras it can be hard to know what the best options are, the BlackVue DR750S-1CH is one of those great mid level “foot in the door” systems. With a 1 Channel, or one camera, dash cam makes for a quick and simple install with easy cable management both of which can be the most intimidating parts of a first time installation. BlackboxMyCar has made this even better by adding a hardwire kit to grant access to all the Parking Mode features, extended the warranty for added peace of mind, and we are even throwing in an additional 16GB Micro SD card.

Check out our review of the dash cam here


Entry level 2 channel, or two camera, dash camera systems is a massive and confusing marketplace, thankfully as an industry leader we have spent the time weeding through the mess and we can confidently say the BlackVue DR590W-2CH is one of the best on the market. One of the best parts of the holidays is that we get to bundle goodies that we normally can’t so now is the best time to get an extra 16gb Micro SD card, additional extended warranty, and a hardwire kit.

Check out our review of the dash cam here


Thanks to the BlackVue DR900S flagship tech, 4K dash cams are finally here for the masses! This 2 channel, or two camera, system brings the very best of the technology from Cloud based remote access and Geo Fencing that really changes everything we thought we knew about the limits of dash cameras. The only way BlackboxMyCar could make this better for the holidays was by pairing it all with 3 extra months of warranty, 16gb Micro SD card, and a parking Mode enabling hardwire installation kit.

Check out our review of the dash cam here


The entry level dash cam market is packed with bare bones systems but that’s where the VIOFO A119S V2 comes in. With 2 channels, a full color display, 60FPS (frames per second), GPS, and a 135 degree field of view make the value for money unquestionable. So how do we build a holiday bundle to make this better? Adding 3 additional months of warranty, a 16bg Micro SD card, and a hard wire installation kit are all great ways to make what’s good great!

Check out our review of the dash cam here


One of the world's most well known dash cam brands has come to North America thanks to a union with BlackboxMyCar. The iROAD X9 is a premium flagship dash camera that doesn’t carry the flagship cost means that a holiday bundle takes things over the top. We added a few goodies that really improve the offer hardwire kit, an extended warranty, and an extra 16gb Micro SD card!

Check out our review of the dash cam here