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Are ‘High Endurance’ MicroSD Cards Worth The Extra Cost?

Just like deciding on a laptop, you choose a microSD card based on what you plan to use it for. You could be using it just to save games on your Nintendo Switch, but you could just as easily be using one to store footage from a constantly running security camera. If you are someone in the latter category who plans to use these cards on an incredibly frequent basis, then perhaps the “High Endurance” variety is right for you.

For that 512GB SanDisk model, it boasts the ability to record up to 40,000 hours. The amount of space on the card doesn’t allow for that, so that means it holds up extremely well with constant writing and re-writing, which many cards don’t do. Taking it up a step further is the Max Endurance model, which can record up to 120,000 hours on its 256GB edition. Samsung even ups that number to 140,000 on its 256GB Pro Endurance card.

For those only using them on an occasional basis, you probably can save a couple of bucks and go with the base options. But if you need long-lasting cards for lots of recording, these “High Endurance” cards will stand up far better than your standard offerings.

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