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Arlo Ultra SD Card

Hey

Is there a Size limit for the inserted SD Card?

 

Can i put a 128GB card?

What is the reccomended size ?

 

THanks

Daniel

Model: VMS5140 | Arlo Ultra 1 Camera Kit
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My friend was able to use a 128GB card after formatting it on a PC first as a FAT partition.

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit, VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra Base Station
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I seem to recall seeing that a 256GB card is the max. Any card must be in FAT32 format which is most easily done in the interface after inserting the card.

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brh Master
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I am using a 256gb microSD card in mine.

 

Brian

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DanielJo20,

 

For more information on using a micro SD card with your Arlo Ultra, take a look here: How do I record 4K videos to a microSD card?

 

JamesC

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James 

that dosn't answer my question

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I bought the 1 camera kit as an extra camera to go with my 4 camera set. The SD card goes in the smart hub. I think I've read that the 32GB is the highest recommended. I used the 64GB and formatted the card using the Arlo app on my phone. Go to the Settings, then to My Devices, then tap your hub name. Scroll down and go to Storage Settings. Go ahead and insert the card into your hub, but do it slowly and the Format SD Card in red will pop up as the card is detected in the hub before it is completely inserted. Tap on it, and make sure it's a fresh/clean/new SD card because it will erase it once it has been formatted. Once the card has been formatted, the SD Card Status will read/say GOOD, and you're done. 

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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I know 128GB cards have been successfully used and maybe 256GB ones. There's frequently little need for such large cards unless you're doing a lot of recording and/or want very long time periods to be locally recorded.

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Confirmed working with a 256 GB card.  nothing special to be done, just insert and format in app as normal.  Specific model for reference.  SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB, UHS-1,V10 (SDSQUSI-256G-ANCMA)

Model: VMS5240 | Arlo Ultra 2 Camera Kit
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Hi

 

Whouuuu whouuuu Whoummmm .... grrrrrrr

 

You would have to be precise in your answers and not to make jokes ... Please, do not answer without knowing and do the sorcerer's apprentice! re-grrrrrrr ! A little professionalime, good heavens!


What is the maximum number of GB accepted by the hub, 1TB, 5TB, 200TB, 1500TB? (Lol)

 

Then, and so, an SD card class10, U3, V90, that's it? OKAY?


So what would be the brands of manufacturers that have this type of SD card with these features?
If so, which brand and which reference? thanks in advance ...

 

Regards

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brh Master
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@Lagneaux.,

This is what I am using:

 

SanDisk 256GB Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter

 

Click on the link to view wher I purchased it and for how much.

 

Brian

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@jguerdat wrote:

I know 128GB cards have been successfully used and maybe 256GB ones. There's frequently little need for such large cards unless you're doing a lot of recording and/or want very long time periods to be locally recorded.


What are you talking about? My 32GB card is maxed out every 2 or 3 days. I really cant stand having to change the card so often. Even if it lasted 4 days on 32 that would only be 2 weeks on a 258 GB card. That's seriously not nearly enough coverage. These cameras are capable of capturing 4K video. That chews up a massive amount of storage for each 4K camera. I have 4 ultra cameras but the hub will only allow 2 of them to recod in 4K but even thouse 2 cameras are capturing 16 times as much data as the 1080P cameras so that's kind of like recording 34 cameras simultaneously. How can you possibly think 256GB is of little need for a 4K camera system? I don't think 1 TB is enoug space for a 4K camera system.

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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@jguerdat wrote:

There's frequently little need for such large cards unless you're doing a lot of recording and/or want very long time periods to be locally recorded.


As I stated before.

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@jguerdat wrote:

@jguerdat wrote:

There's frequently little need for such large cards unless you're doing a lot of recording and/or want very long time periods to be locally recorded.


As I stated before.


Obviously, If you don't need to record terrabytes of video then you don't need, or even want a 4k camera system. Get a 1080p system. The only purpose of a 4K security camera system is to capture high quality 4K video which requires massive amounts of storage.

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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I have 2 Ultra cams plus various others recording on my Ultra hub using a 128GB card. A 1 minute 4K recording I just checked on is 23-ish MB. At that rate, my card would stor >5500 videos. Of course, longer or shorter ones would change that. How many recordings are you getting per day? How long are they? How fast is your card filling? Mine's been in place nearly 2 months and I've used about 19GB so far.

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I am guessing you are trusting your cameras to give you peace of mind that if anyone did break in or steal something you would be able to identify them. My yards are invaded on a weekly basis and all my footage has bee rejected by the police for the obvious reasons. Before Ultra it was becuas the quality was too poor but since Ultra it's because the Ultra doesn't start capturing until after the perp has left the premasis. So, to get around that, I've set up numerous triggers around my yard to trigger the Ultra to begin recording early and at the sligtest indication of an invader. That requires a lot of storage. You would do the same if you had any invaders. I promise you the first time someone robs your place under Ultra survalience you will understand why it's all marketing and nothing is as you hope it will be. It's a false sense of security. The only hope of benefitting from the 4K cameras is non stop recording 24/7. At least until Arlo fixes their system at actually capture the perps while entering the property as well as while leaving with your goods in hand. They need to do 2 things: 1) put the microSD on the camera itself so the camera can store locally in real time, and syc with the hub when not recording. 2) allow backups to a local NAS because microSD is not sufficient for this type of work. 

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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