Samsung has introduced a new generation of Pro Endurance microSD cards that offer up to 16 years of continuous recording for the 256GB version. One use of this type of card is the so-called «dash cam», that is, the cameras that are installed on the dashboard or rear window of the car, to record what happens on the road. They are also useful for continuous surveillance cameras or bodycams. Smaller capacity cards don’t last as long (the 128GB model lasts “only” 8 years), but it should still help you avoid having to replace the card from time to time. Samsung’s previous generation used to last five years, which is still longer than the 2-4 years that other memory cards usually last.
All cards can read at speeds of up to 100MB/s and write at 30MB/s or more, so you should have no problem capturing 1080p or 4K footage. Samsung also claims the cards are resistant to drops, magnets, water, extreme temperatures, and X-rays. The Pro Endurance line is available now in the US, starting at $11 for the 32GB memory card. and up to $55 for the top-end 256GB model.