Nuvi 760 SD / SDHC 16GB & 32GB card tests

 

Tested a whole bunch of cards with the nuvi 760.

A-Data SDHCCL616GB Turbo 16Gb Class 6 SDHC - Not working, 0/7 from batch tested. Does not read. Cannot format.

Patriot PSF16GSDHC6 16GB Signature Class 6 SDHC - Works perfectly. 5/5 from batch tested. Formatting, File Copy/Delete.

Transcend TS16GSDHC6-S5W 16 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card - 2/3 worked, 1/3 had data corruption issues on file copy.

SanDisk Ultra II 32GB SDHC Plus - Only 1 available. Did not format. Files (MP3) seemed to be visible and played after external format and file copy. Garmin indicated it might work, but only 16GB was tested by Garmin internally. No further testing conducted.

IMHO, Patriot as a company sucks but seems to be the only card to work well, which is annoying. I ended up getting the 16GB patriot. Hope this helps ya.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

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Interesting.

Might I ask what you plan to do with all that space on the card in your GPS unit? Just curious.

SD Card Tests

Thanks for the tests, zurk!

Now I'm worried about buying a card for my 765. That's not a very good record that 3 out of the 4 groups tested didn't work well if at all.

It would be a pain to order a memory card over the web and then have the hassle of returning it. Maybe I'll just buy one at Wallymart.

I'm surprised about the AData card. I've had pretty good luck with their stuff.

keep in mind that this is

keep in mind that this is the ADATA TurboSD series. The ADATA Class 6 (non turbo) was not tested or available.

MM: 12GB MP3s planned and 4GB Maps.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

What nuvi software version?

What nuvi software version does your 760 have? The Garmin FAQ says:

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If your nüvi has the latest version of operating software, there is no limit to the size of data card that it can accept. The nüvi units are compatible with both normal Secure Digital (SD) data cards and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) data cards.

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nuvi 750, eTrex Legend HCx, Mobile 10/Palm TX, GPS 45

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zurk wrote:

keep in mind that this is the ADATA TurboSD series. The ADATA Class 6 (non turbo) was not tested or available.

MM: 12GB MP3s planned and 4GB Maps.

Interesting.

Well, the GPS unit typically will only read 1000 songs, which for typical songs, is around 4GB so maybe you are planning to combine a bunch of songs to get around this limit.

And typically, the units can only read map files up to 2GB so you might have an issue there as well.

Good luck and please do report back with your results.

updated yesterday before the

updated yesterday before the tests with webupdater. i called garmin today and got transferred to the nuvi software development team - they are going to change that webpage.
garmin confirmed they have not tested any brands above 4GB except the sandisk ultra ii (which is their baseline test card models) and they "hoped it would work since it was theoretically written for any sdhc card model". which was amusing. they also recommended smaller cards since bigger cards would exponentially increase the boot up time (upto 10 minutes according to the garmin rep).

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

What about the speed?

Thanks for the testing!

I was thinking about going over my 8gb.

How was the speed for over 8gb? I've noticed that as I go up in size there's a longer and longer delay in the startup of my 760.

Anyone else noticing this?

Maybe I'll just get a couple more 8gb cards smile

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Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2019.30) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

I just got my kingston 16GB

I just got my kingston 16GB SD card and loaded a few CDs on to it and gave it go in my Nuvi 750 with the newest firmware and it worked very well with NO lag in any of the other functions.

Mike

zurk wrote: Tested a whole

zurk wrote:

Tested a whole bunch of cards with the nuvi 760.

A-Data SDHCCL616GB Turbo 16Gb Class 6 SDHC - Not working, 0/7 from batch tested. Does not read. Cannot format.

Patriot PSF16GSDHC6 16GB Signature Class 6 SDHC - Works perfectly. 5/5 from batch tested. Formatting, File Copy/Delete.

Transcend TS16GSDHC6-S5W 16 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card - 2/3 worked, 1/3 had data corruption issues on file copy.

SanDisk Ultra II 32GB SDHC Plus - Only 1 available. Did not format. Files (MP3) seemed to be visible and played after external format and file copy. Garmin indicated it might work, but only 16GB was tested by Garmin internally. No further testing conducted.

IMHO, Patriot as a company sucks but seems to be the only card to work well, which is annoying. I ended up getting the 16GB patriot. Hope this helps ya.

I have the 8GB version of that card and it worked perfectly fine.
Don't see any reason why the 16GB version shouldn't.

Nuvi 760 with 16gb class 6 SD card

Motorcycle Mama wrote:
zurk wrote:

keep in mind that this is the ADATA TurboSD series. The ADATA Class 6 (non turbo) was not tested or available.

MM: 12GB MP3s planned and 4GB Maps.

Interesting.

Well, the GPS unit typically will only read 1000 songs, which for typical songs, is around 4GB so maybe you are planning to combine a bunch of songs to get around this limit.

And typically, the units can only read map files up to 2GB so you might have an issue there as well.

Good luck and please do report back with your results.

I copied the vast majority of my mp3 collection (3357 files, 15.4gb) onto a 16gb PNY Class 6 SD card which I use with my Nuvi 760. This works just fine, no problems with number of files with the current Garmin firmware.

However, startup time is a bit of an issue with this large amount of data. The unit appears to rebuild its ID3 tag database every time it starts. This has the net effect of preventing the map from drawing, preventing any route calculations from being done and disabling the "browse" button on the media player for about 4 or 5 minutes after power on. If you left music playing at shutdown, however, the music resumes playing about 20 seconds after startup, so this is bearable for me since I mostly use the unit as an MP3 player and bluetooth speakerphone.

I am curious to see what kind of improvement would be achieved with a faster card, but I don't have one.

I would hope Garmin addresses this issue in future firmwares, since this just seems like poor firmware programming on Garmin's part. I don't understand why they don't cache their ID3 tag database on the unit's internal memory (or the SD card for that matter) and use a faster test to make sure the card hasn't changed (checksum? file modification dates?). At the very least they could do the map drawing before the database creation and allow any route calculation to interrupt the database creation.

Just loaded 1600+ songs onto

Just loaded 1600+ songs onto a Transcend 16gb card.

Seems to work well.

How can I tell if all the songs loaded correctly?

Where in the Tools menu is this info available?

Thanks in advance.

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benji15301 - here's how you can test if all of the songs are recognized by your 750. Go to Tools, then Media Player, then Browse, then All, then Play All. Once the first song starts playing the music player will indicate how many songs are loaded. Let us know what it indicates.

Good job Gadget Guy!!! I

Good job Gadget Guy!!!

I loaded 1638 MP3's and it shows "playing 1/1638" so I guess they all loaded correctly.

No problem here. Seems to work very well although I wish there was a shuffle feature. Right now all the songs play in alphabetical order in "Play All".

For what it's worth, I formatted the card in my computer first, then copied and pasted the entire MP3 songbase onto the card, then put the card into the Garmen. The Garmen took a while to load and read but once it did that everything seems to work fine.

760 Track Shuffle

benji15301 wrote:

Seems to work very well although I wish there was a shuffle feature. Right now all the songs play in alphabetical order in "Play All".

There is a 'shuffle' feature in the 760. Hit the icon in the media player screen of two opposing arrows and it will shuffle all the tracks. The other icon repeats the track.

Hey thanks GPS account. I

Hey thanks GPS account.

I couldn't figure out what that button was supposed to do.

I couldn't find any info on line about that, and whatever info that comes with the unit is about useless.

RE: Shuffle Feature 750/760

gpsaccount wrote:
benji15301 wrote:

Seems to work very well although I wish there was a shuffle feature. Right now all the songs play in alphabetical order in "Play All".

There is a 'shuffle' feature in the 760. Hit the icon in the media player screen of two opposing arrows and it will shuffle all the tracks. The other icon repeats the track.

Yes you can shuffle alright but its a very poor algorithm for tune selection. It doesn't keep track of what it has played and it has favorites of it's own. My experience with about 1000 songs loaded in my 750's is that it is not uncommon to hear the same tunes 2-3 times in an hour. It also has a tendancy to choose tunes in repeated pairs. And I believe if you listen to it forever there are some songs you will probably never hear.

Although it's an enjoyable feature, it's a shame that Garmin doesn't expend the effort to implement it in a decent way. Like many other functions of the 7x0 series, it's just another feature that doesn't quite live up to expectations and will never be fixed.

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Frank, MA.

Well, I haven't really

Well, I haven't really compared it with the iPod, mostly because the iPod's got about 50GB of stuff on it and the Nuvi only about 6GB, but I haven't taken any really long trips on it yet, so it's worked OK so far. Maybe that will show up in the summer but the advantage of playing both the directions and music through the car audio system over relying on the fairly weak internal speaker should offset any occasional repetitions. It's all stuff I like anyway wink

iPod & GPS into a car's aux input at the same time

http://www.mixitproducts.com/index.html

Satisfied customer. Works awesome.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

OCZ 16GB Gold Series Class 6 READ PROBLEM

I Loaded and noticed that the startup was a little laggy also. The other day the nuvi 765t stopped reading my card. Tried reformatting the card and still no luck. Even tried it in my brothers 760 and wouldn't read. Anybody else have this problem?

Card reading issues

cslainson wrote:

I Loaded and noticed that the startup was a little laggy also. The other day the nuvi 765t stopped reading my card. Tried reformatting the card and still no luck. Even tried it in my brothers 760 and wouldn't read. Anybody else have this problem?

The only piece of advice I can give you is to make sure it is FAT-formatted, not NTFS. Other than than, my experience has been that it takes a fairly long time to build the ID3 database for a 16gb card (5+ minutes) at startup, so make sure you are waiting long enough before deciding it didn't work.

SD 32GB Kingston works on my 760

I have had no major issues with having a 32GB SD card installed in my nüvi 760, apart from the looooong time it takes for the maps (though they're in the flash memory of the nüvi) to load, about 6 min.

It reads the 3,937 tunes in my MP3 library without problems - but loading them all into one play list also takes a few minutes.

In conclusion, on short trips I don't use the SD card because it might take longer to load the map of the GPS than arriving at my destination.

On longer trips where I am also more likely to need some music to listen to while driving, I plug in the SD card and listen using my car radio and the FM transmitter of the nüvi.

Best,
Peter

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Peter - Garmin Street Pilot c330, Software ver. 5.50

The long time load up is not

The long time load up is not reading the maps, it's reading all the info on the SD card. If you take the SD card out and boot, it may have a long load time once more, but after that it will load fast.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

thank you...

FAT formatting was the key in my case. When conected to my PC the 16 GB SDHC card was shown and I could transfer files on it, but my Nuvi media player couldn't pick up the music files. I reformatted it to FAT 32 and transfer my music files, it works now great!!!! Thanks again cslainson.

thanks for the info.

thanks for the info.