After months of testing various configurations of USB drives, MicroSD cards, and SSD hard drives for DashCam and Sentry Mode, I have determined that the configuration listed below is the most reliable, most likely to “go the distance” when you need it the most, and most affordable.
Why this combo?
The MicroSD selected is optimal for constant writing of data – they are designed for digital cameras and to have high data write speeds, perfect for multi-camera recording (like DashCam and Sentry Mode).
The USB adapter allows for you to connect to the Tesla and also connect to your computer. This package includes a USB adapter with a USB C connecter as well, expanding the types of devices to which it can connect.
— Pure Tesla (@PureTesla) October 3, 2019
What is included?
- MicroSD card (your choice of 128 GB, 256 GB)
- USB MicroSD Card Reader (convenient USB A & USB C combo)
- Pre-formatted MicroSD card in FAT32 with TeslaCam folder created. Simply plug into your Tesla and go!
How do I format the drive when I receive it from Pure Tesla?
You don't have to! The whole idea behind this package is that your drive will come pre-formatted, ready for all TeslaCam activities (DashCam and Sentry Mode). Simply plug in the drive to your Tesla and you're good to go (assuming you have a software version that supports DashCam and Sentry Mode).
Each drive is formatted and tested to ensure it is functioning properly.
**NOTE: PureTesla sells the initial Dashcam formatting service and guarantees that Dashcam will work upon arrival. Due to the various computer operating systems and Tesla software updates, we are not responsible for drives that are corrupted due to situations outside of our control. That said, we are always happy to help troubleshoot!
**Dashcam and Sentry Mode recording works with Tesla vehicles manufactured since August 2017. AP 2.0 Hardware is currently not fully supported (but stay tuned as that may change).
**International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries.
Which storage capacity should I get?
Medium use (regular DashCam, regular Sentry Mode) – 128GB
Heavy use (frequent DashCam, always-on Sentry Mode, infrequent data offloading from drive) – 256GB