My first post, and I just purchased a new Garmin Nuvi 660, along with a 2 GB SD card&Reader .
My question is, would this same SD card be interchangeable between my Nuvi 660 , and my son's Nintendo WII without corruption of data on my garmin. Basically use them both at the same time. I have no idea if a Wii formats a card to its own standard or not. I know I could use trial and error and see, but if the moons and planets didn't align right in the universe, my garmin nuvi could come corrupted or worse.
Definitely, keep separate cards. SD cards are so inexpensive now, it'd really be wise to keep them separate. You can always experiment if you wish.
But, if it ain't broke...don't fix it.
Thanks for the info. I am not really sure if and how or when the garmin unit would even write to the SD card. My SD card has a lock on it, so I am sure it would have problems doing so when locked.
I read a bit more, and it seems to store customs that it makes itself, on its on internal memory/HD, which isn't much on the Garmin's at all. ( VERY suprised about this... Like 700 mb on my Nuvi, compared to say the TomTom 910's 20 gig (although I don't know how much of either is used by system files either).
All in all you are right though. 2 GB cards can be found dirt cheap, it was just the notion of being able to use the same card as a jpg photo viewer.
I'm sure if you just have jpeg files on the SD card, it will work on both. I believe your GPSr has the ability to read and display jpeg files.
We have had a WII for quite some time..and I agree buy a seperate card...but we have not even used the space on the Wii hard drive yet..I bought a 1GB card for it when we got it..and I have yet to open the package..I not sure how the Wii 'looks' at the files on the SD card?
bf says that SD cards are designed to be portable between devices. Just never allow a device to "format" the card. The devices are supposed to ask before the perfom a format. Aside from that, the file system is designed to be read by all compatible devices and Garmin uses it's own folder for maps, audio, pictures, etc. Live it up and enjoy your investment.
I agree with Jen, your Garmin will only look at its own folders,
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