Update: Garmin FAQ 10/16/2012
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Question: What is the slot on the side of the nuvi used for?
The slot on the side of the nuvi is used for a Secure Digital (SD) card. The SD card is a commonly used memory card format. These memory cards come in various sizes and are usually sold as either a microSD or regular SD cards. Regular SD cards are larger and microSD cards are much smaller. These generally come with a regular SD adapter so you can use the microSD card in devices/card readers that only accept the regular SD card type.
Depending on the device that you own, the nuvi may use either one of these SD card sizes. SD cards can be used to store files such as MP3 audio files, JPEG picture files,2 or supplemental mapping. All nuvi models will support SD cards up to 8GB in size.
Last modified on: 11/18/2012
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Thanks for the clarification sussamb. I wasn't sure how Express handled that, so it is good to know.
In any case, if you have multiple map files installed on your device, it may be necessary and/or desirable to have a SD card larger than 4 GB.
I may be ordering another micro SD card some for one of my Garmin navigators.
My Garmin Zumo XT will accept a 256 GB card!
...but read everything as some special actions may be needed. See below
"microSD/SD memory cards 64 GB or larger cannot be formatted to FAT32 using standard Windows formatting tools. Third-party Windows software may be available which allows the memory card to be formatted in FAT32."
Free disk partitioning software from Paragon or Easeus is arguably the best option for formatting large MicroSD cards in FAT32.
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