Transcend Premium 400X 32GB - With ECC (Recommended for DASHCAM in reviews) Class 10 (U1) MicroSDHC Memory Card £10.80 / £14.79 non prime @ amazon
740°

Transcend Premium 400X 32GB - With ECC (Recommended for DASHCAM in reviews) Class 10 (U1) MicroSDHC Memory Card £10.80 / £14.79 non prime @ amazon

£10.80£11.9910%Amazon Deals
42
Found 2nd Apr
Transcend Premium 400X 32GB Class 10 (U1) MicroSDHC with ECC
(Budget alternative to the Transcend High Endurance Micro sd card)

Sold and Dispatched by Amazon

(this has been Recommended for DashCam's in many reviews if you are on a budget)
£10.80 @amazon
(free delivery for Prime members)
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
teng10 m ago

https://www.carcamcentral.com/guide/recommended-sd-cards-avoid-sandisk-ultra-cards



As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 2nd Apr
These cards are fine for use in dashcams, unless you really need it to last for more than 10 years of average driving (you don't).

You'll only need to consider the high endurance cards if you're recording 24 hours a day, and even then you can only realistically expect the card to last twice as long as this one.

I've been using the older 300x Transcend card in one of my 1080P dashcams for the past 5 years. I might think about changing it soon, but no problems yet (as expected!)

And who really cares about the warranty in this use case? What good is a warranty when you discover after an accident that the card was not working? Yup, that's right, I don't care about my no claims bonus as long as I get a free replacement card
42 Comments
Might be recommended in many reviews for dashcams but Transcend themselves don't, it's the "High Endurance" model for dash cams.

Transcend Premium 400X
Transend High Endurance.
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 2nd Apr
Original Poster
cecilmcroberts1 m ago

Might be recommended in many reviews for dashcams but Transcend themselves …Might be recommended in many reviews for dashcams but Transcend themselves don't, it's the "High Endurance" model for dash cams.Transcend Premium 400XTransend High Endurance.


I know this is the one but this will do the job if "on a budget"
Original Poster
cecilmcroberts3 m ago

Might be recommended in many reviews for dashcams but Transcend themselves …Might be recommended in many reviews for dashcams but Transcend themselves don't, it's the "High Endurance" model for dash cams.Transcend Premium 400XTransend High Endurance.

carcamcentral.com/gui…rds
Cheeky colour scheme transcend
teng10 m ago

https://www.carcamcentral.com/guide/recommended-sd-cards-avoid-sandisk-ultra-cards



As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 2nd Apr
Original Poster
cecilmcroberts19 m ago

As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not …As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.


I get you .. This one has MLC and Error code correction, that is why it is recommended if you are on a budget. A lot of people who use dashcams will not even be aware of warranties on micro sd cards used in dashcams and will use any brand/type .. this is at least recommended .. better than "avoid"
Picard12310 m ago

Where does it say dash cam usage is excluded from the …Where does it say dash cam usage is excluded from the warranty?https://www.transcend-info.com/Products/No-423



They use the wording along the lines of use in incompatibile equipment and "intended use", on the page at the bottom they list Compatibility and supported devices. If you look at the link on one of my comments for the "High Endurance" card you can see they then list Dashcam under the header. Unlike other manufactuers who actually do state the word "excludes use in dashcams" on the warranty page, Transcend are abit more sneaky around it.
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 2nd Apr
cecilmcroberts4 m ago

They use the wording along the lines of use in incompatibile equipment and …They use the wording along the lines of use in incompatibile equipment and "intended use", on the page at the bottom they list Compatibility and supported devices. If you look at the link on one of my comments for the "High Endurance" card you can see they then list Dashcam under the header. Unlike other manufactuers who actually do state the word "excludes use in dashcams" on the warranty page, Transcend are abit more sneaky around it.


Correct me if I wrong but you haven't been able to identify where dash cams are excluded from the warranty, despite claiming in your post above that dash cams are excluded.

Are you guessing?
Picard1238 m ago

Correct me if I wrong but you haven't been able to identify where dash …Correct me if I wrong but you haven't been able to identify where dash cams are excluded from the warranty, despite claiming in your post above that dash cams are excluded.Are you guessing?



Well the website the OP linked to also stated it, as do several posts around the net. One example below. It's pretty simple if a manfactuer doesn't recommend something to be used for a certain purpose they will exclude in warranty.

reddit.com/r/D…ty/

Edit:Found the exact wording on Transend page.
https://www.transcend-info.com/Leg…=17
33563051-0UFcN.jpg
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 2nd Apr
cecilmcroberts9 m ago

Well the website the OP linked to also stated it, as do several posts …Well the website the OP linked to also stated it, as do several posts around the net. One example below. It's pretty simple if a manfactuer doesn't recommend something to be used for a certain purpose they will exclude in warranty. https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/comments/77jsr4/transcend_lifetime_warranty/Edit:Found the exact wording on Transend page. https://www.transcend-info.com/Legal/?no=17[Image]


Well, first you've linked to a different card (the 300x), then you've pasted some wording from the Limited Lifetime Warranty and Exclusions, but this card doesn't come with the Limited Lifetime Warranty, this comes with the fixed period 5 year warranty.
Wonder what dash cams were using for years before these 'high endurance' sd cards came out.
These cards are fine for use in dashcams, unless you really need it to last for more than 10 years of average driving (you don't).

You'll only need to consider the high endurance cards if you're recording 24 hours a day, and even then you can only realistically expect the card to last twice as long as this one.

I've been using the older 300x Transcend card in one of my 1080P dashcams for the past 5 years. I might think about changing it soon, but no problems yet (as expected!)

And who really cares about the warranty in this use case? What good is a warranty when you discover after an accident that the card was not working? Yup, that's right, I don't care about my no claims bonus as long as I get a free replacement card
paul_merton43 m ago

These cards are fine for use in dashcams, unless you really need it to …These cards are fine for use in dashcams, unless you really need it to last for more than 10 years of average driving (you don't).You'll only need to consider the high endurance cards if you're recording 24 hours a day, and even then you can only realistically expect the card to last twice as long as this one.I've been using the older 300x Transcend card in one of my 1080P dashcams for the past 5 years. I might think about changing it soon, but no problems yet (as expected!)And who really cares about the warranty in this use case? What good is a warranty when you discover after an accident that the card was not working? Yup, that's right, I don't care about my no claims bonus as long as I get a free replacement card


The thing with sd cards and dash cams is that you just have to do your research and then take a view.

The ideal situation would be a specific endurance card. The 64GB Transcend Endurance is rated up to 12,000 hours, so 2 hours of driving every single day of the year and that's usage over 16 years worth of driving which should be more than enough for most people! 32GB for 6,000 hours, 16GB for 3,000 hours etc.

Sandisk Ultra I wouldn't touch with a bargepole as dash cam usage is specifically excluded and they're known to have have poor write durability (3 out of 3 of mine failed with video usage in a smart phone).

The other non-durability cards are somewhere in the middle. Higher capacity cards seem to resist write failure more than smaller capacity cards, so those along with MLC, error correction etc would be the ones I would go for if I didn't want to splash out on a high endurance cards. Retiring/replacing them after say 2 years of use would be another option to safeguard against failure prior to the MTF. All depends on what sort of (write) stresses they're being subjected to.

If people have already gone to the time and trouble to install dash cam, and evidence of an accident is important to them, and they have high usage, it just seems daft to me that they're not willing to buy an endurance card for the sake another £20-£30.
Edited by: "Picard123" 2nd Apr
teng3 h, 29 m ago

https://www.carcamcentral.com/guide/recommended-sd-cards-avoid-sandisk-ultra-cards


Go and get a web cam and you can do your own recommendations.
cecilmcroberts3 h, 23 m ago

As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not …As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.


If you don't check the footage regularly, you won't know if the dashcam's working, never mind the SD card. All cards are liable to fail, so insurers aren't likely to be all that bothered. Give them the failed card.
Is this suitable for a New Nintendo 3XL XL? I've been wanting to upgrade it for years since I've got a few eShop titles (Animal Crossing, Phoenix Wright) which I always have to delete/reinstall to make room.
This suitable for a raspberry pi?
Original Poster
qbs1 h, 23 m ago

Go and get a web cam and you can do your own recommendations.


Already done it
Picard12344 m ago

You'd have to be checking the footage regularly with that £20 Senwow Dash …You'd have to be checking the footage regularly with that £20 Senwow Dash Cam you recommended because the camera itself is so unreliable and poor quality. That camera will fail alot sooner than any SD card...


+1 on this, many dash cams will fail long before the SD card.....
who says this is mlc? transcend dont on their site and they shout about it for higher level cards
Ricky3022nd Apr

Wonder what dash cams were using for years before these 'high endurance' …Wonder what dash cams were using for years before these 'high endurance' sd cards came out.


I'd assume most would accept that Nextbase know a little bit about dash cams and what they say is "Use a good quality branded SD card between 4GB and 32GB (suggested) and format the card from with in the SETUP menu of the iN-CAR CAM." quoted from Nextbase FAQs.

Maybe somebody can produce data on failure rates of different SD cards. But I doubt it.
cecilmcroberts19 h, 19 m ago

As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not …As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.


I completely agree with you here.

You can get the SanDisk high endurance card for £16.99 with a feeling that it will better do the job.

SanDisk SDSDQQ-032G-G46A High Endurance Video Monitoring microSD Card - 32 GB amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5Q1K3O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uWYWAbTCCW8HY

I would never hinge my car insurance policy on mandatory dash cam usage. This definitely gives the insurance company massive amounts of wriggle room and it's bonkers why anybody would give them that.

I do have a dash cam though (as it makes my argument more convincing).

Also, "reviews" on items can be analysed for fakes, so just because someone says it's good, doesn't mean it's so. I.e. it could be a robot.

It happens that these reviews seem ok - fakespot.com/pro…ard, but always worth checking
Edited by: "Dealmessiah" 3rd Apr
cecilmcroberts19 h, 36 m ago

As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not …As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.


Never declare your dashcam to your insurer, in the same way most folks won't declare an alarm system to a home insurer. The reduction in the premium is nothing compared to the hassle you'll go through in proving either was functioning correctly at the time of the event.
Picard12314 h, 55 m ago

You'd have to be checking the footage regularly with that £20 Senwow Dash …You'd have to be checking the footage regularly with that £20 Senwow Dash Cam you recommended because the camera itself is so unreliable and poor quality. That camera will fail alot sooner than any SD card...



Would it work for abit then?
I had one of these last just over 2 years with 8 hours a day, 5 days a week recording in my dashcam so quite durable.
Edited by: "jon67" 3rd Apr
Cold as I'm non prime
Edited by: "jozski" 3rd Apr
hcc2744 m ago

Never declare your dashcam to your insurer, in the same way most folks …Never declare your dashcam to your insurer, in the same way most folks won't declare an alarm system to a home insurer. The reduction in the premium is nothing compared to the hassle you'll go through in proving either was functioning correctly at the time of the event.


Has that actually happened to you?
cecilmcroberts20 h, 21 m ago

As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not …As they say themselves, you void the warranty using it in a dashcam. Not many people once they place the card into the dashcam ever actually check that the footage is storing correctly, personally I wouldn't want to be in a position of when needing the footage finding out the card has been corrupted. For the sake of an extra few £'s outlay for something that could save you considerably in the long run it's not worth the risk. Even more so if you have declared a dashcam to your insurer and then been unable to provide any footage of an incident, a conversation again personally I wouldn't fancy getting into with the words of "void" being thrown around.



My Dash cam will not record if the SD card is not working.... I would expect other Dash cams to show an error too?
So is this any good then for my new dashcam or not??
Original Poster
Like @Ricky302 said... what Micro sd cards was people using before all this high endurance business came about.. probably any old sd with no problems .. a lot of the time it will be down to a cheap budget dashcam itself, i myself have a hp dashcam with a not so great sd micro sd card that has never failed and had over 3 years
Edited by: "teng" 3rd Apr
Picard1234 h, 21 m ago

Is the Senwow SD card a 'good quality branded SD card'?


What are you on about? Where is there any reference to a Senwow card? Does such a thing exist?
Thanks
Picard12327 m ago

The Senwow card on your £20 Senwow Dash Cam.


1. I don't have, never have had, and in all likelihood never will have a Senwow camera.
2. As far as I'm aware, there's no such thing as a Senwow card, but as you're such an expert on everything, perhaps you'll be able to provide a link.
Dealmessiah4 h, 18 m ago

I completely agree with you here.You can get the SanDisk high endurance …I completely agree with you here.You can get the SanDisk high endurance card for £16.99 with a feeling that it will better do the job.SanDisk SDSDQQ-032G-G46A High Endurance Video Monitoring microSD Card - 32 GB amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5Q1K3O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uWYWAbTCCW8HYI would never hinge my car insurance policy on mandatory dash cam usage. This definitely gives the insurance company massive amounts of wriggle room and it's bonkers why anybody would give them that.I do have a dash cam though (as it makes my argument more convincing).Also, "reviews" on items can be analysed for fakes, so just because someone says it's good, doesn't mean it's so. I.e. it could be a robot.It happens that these reviews seem ok - https://www.fakespot.com/product/transcend-32gb-class-10-microsdhc-memory-card, but always worth checking


Even the review reviewers are suspect. If you run the same item through reviewmeta.com/ and fakespot.com/ you'll often get totally different results.
It's just a pity that Amazon doesn't take more care in how it allows reviews to be posted.
Why don't they restrict reviews to verified purchasers only as well as making sure that reviews posted are for the specific item and seller?
qbs55 m ago

Even the review reviewers are suspect. If you run the same item through …Even the review reviewers are suspect. If you run the same item through https://reviewmeta.com/ and https://www.fakespot.com/ you'll often get totally different results. It's just a pity that Amazon doesn't take more care in how it allows reviews to be posted. Why don't they restrict reviews to verified purchasers only as well as making sure that reviews posted are for the specific item and seller?


Either way, it's dodgy to rely on the user reviews
Mikiex4 h, 17 m ago

My Dash cam will not record if the SD card is not working.... I would …My Dash cam will not record if the SD card is not working.... I would expect other Dash cams to show an error too?


Depends on the dash cam. Some have indication on the body, some on screen. If it's on screen, does it go to screensaver, in which case, you'll see nothing.
Dealmessiah20 m ago

Either way, it's dodgy to rely on the user reviews


Couldn't agree more. And some "expert" opinion posted on here by some are questionable.

I've not come across any insurer I've had quotes from mentioning dash cams, but I'm not sure you'd have too much trouble with an insurer if you had a failed dash cam or card. Failure's happen. If you went off the road due to brake failure caused by a failed hydraulic seal, I'd imagine they'd pay up, subject to the usual vehicle maintenance conditions.

Something that hasn't reared it's head is the subject of fake cards, and I've yet to see a reliable means of checking.
Edited by: "qbs" 3rd Apr
qbs21 h, 19 m ago

Couldn't agree more. And some "expert" opinion posted on here by some are …Couldn't agree more. And some "expert" opinion posted on here by some are questionable. I've not come across any insurer I've had quotes from mentioning dash cams, but I'm not sure you'd have too much trouble with an insurer if you had a failed dash cam or card. Failure's happen. If you went off the road due to brake failure caused by a failed hydraulic seal, I'd imagine they'd pay up, subject to the usual vehicle maintenance conditions.Something that hasn't reared it's head is the subject of fake cards, and I've yet to see a reliable means of checking.


h2wtest?
zaheer20039 m ago

h2wtest?


Doesn't tell you all that much apart from confirming capacity and read/writes. Nothing to tell you whether it's genuine or fake.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text