Dash cams act as a silent witness to road traffic accidents, capturing how collisions happen and identifying who was at fault. Contemporary dashboard cameras use SD (Secure Digital) cards to store this information – footage which can be useful in the event of an insurance claim. So, which is the best SD card for your dash cam? Read on to find out more.
What is an SD card?
What exactly is an SD card and what does it do? The SD cards you will find in modern dash cams are similar to, and in many cases compatible with those used in other popular devices such as smart phones, digital cameras and even PCs. They are essentially removable memory cards – digital storage devices capable of reading and writing data – and come in a variety of sizes and specifications. The right card for you depends on the make of your dash cam (although many cards are compatible with multiple brands) and the extent to which you envisage using it. If capturing a high quantity of data matters to you, you’ll need an SD card with a higher storage capacity.
Are some cards better than others?
In a word, yes. If you’re looking for premium quality and a more durable option, we’d recommend an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity, or SD 2.0) card. In the age of high-definition video, quality dash cams require greater storage capacity and better data transfer speeds. SDHC cards employ a FAT32 file system designed for devices with higher capacity requirements and can store up to 32GB of data, as compared to the 2GB storage limit of older SD cards. So, if you want to capture pristine quality images on your dash cam and be sure the data won’t get lost or corrupted, an SDHC card is for you.
Micro SD cards for dash cam – what are the benefits?
Micro SD cards, which are smaller than regulation SD cards, have a storage capacity of up to 64GB. So if it’s more storage you’re after, these are a very good option. They’re often cheaper too, so for some drivers they’re a win-win. The only disadvantage of Micro SD cards is that they tend to be less compatible with other types of device, so you might not be able to transfer data from your dash cam to, say, a phone as easily as you can with an SDHC card. However, this isn’t always the case, so it’s worth dropping our experts a line if you’re unsure which card you need for your particular dash cam.
Where can I get hold of the best SD card for dash cam?
Road Angel stocks a wide range of SDHC and Micro cards from premium brands such as Verbatim, as well as our own brand SD cards. These are compatible with devices including all of the Road Angel Halo series, the Road Angel Aura HD2 and most other dash cam brands on the market. A quality dash cam is a must to give you peace of mind on the road. So, for the best possible range of products at the best prices, look no further.