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    Whine Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    So I have owned a 612gw 4K dashcam for a while now and it’s been a good little camera apart from a few niggles.

    Im on my third 128gb card now. (Tried Various brands and all genuine)
    after a while they just won’t format anymore and the unit locks up and won’t even power up with a card in.

    20% of the time I get in the car the unit won’t even power up I have to remove the card press the reset, wait for it to power up and then insert the card and reformat it.

    This seems like a right ball ache and yes it’s on the latest firmware too
    Nextbase won’t even entertain my emails and I feel ripped off.

    quality of videos is excellent but this is just a pain in the ass.
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    Default Re: Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    You need to check that the cards are capable of writing at 4K speeds. This does sound like card errors to me - and yes - even with 3 of them!

    A 128Gb size is fine to have (I have just a 64Gb in mine).

    My 4K Viofo cam has the following card and I have had no issues so far:

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    My 612GW uses this (or the replaced equivalent):

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    Paul.

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    Default Re: Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    The Sandisk you have is one of them I have but in 128gb.

    Then I have this one..
    most recent to fail
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    And this one.
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    i have also tried a 64gb card from my go pro but that did the same.
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    Default Re: Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    Can anyone talk me throught the need for a card larger than 64GB these days?

    I mean good features on most cams is you can access clips without removeing the card, and with the emergency save and store feature, you don't need to carry loads of excess footage on the cards., do you?

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    Default Re: Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrand View Post
    Can anyone talk me throught the need for a card larger than 64GB these days?

    I mean good features on most cams is you can access clips without removeing the card, and with the emergency save and store feature, you don't need to carry loads of excess footage on the cards., do you?
    Price mate
    21 for a 128gb card.
    When its not being used later i can store shit on it and leave it in a drawer or stick it in little ones tablet with movies on.
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    Default Re: Getting pissed off with my nextbase 612gw

    The advantage of larger cards is they get written to fewer times so therefore last a lot longer.

    Ideally too, all cards should be formatted in the dashcam twice a month.

    I'm told Transcend do not guarantee their cards for dashcam use.

    The EVO is the best option. But do the format every fortnight - weekly would bd even better.

    Nextbase brand cards are rated for their 4k dashcams top.

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