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Initial USB Drive for Sentry and Dashcam

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by PianoAl, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. PianoAl

    PianoAl Member

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  2. turns2stone

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    Should be good. I did mine for the first time today, using the steps you're describing. Worked as expected.
     
  3. Knightshade

    Knightshade Well-Known Member

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    Both will work- but 32GB is too small for any long term use... the dashcam system writes 7.2GB an hour- meaning it'll eat through a full write cycle on a 32GB drive in less than 4.5 hours... so you're eating 2 cycles per day even if you only are using it for say an hour of driving and 8 hours parked at work.

    That's gonna kill a cheap no-name drive in not much more than a year.

    More like 6 months if you run it 24/7.

    (and less if you save any significant amount of video for long)

    The 256GB drive on the other hand, even if it was cheap quality stuff, would be good roughly 8 times longer
     

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