Is there a max size SD card the Nuvi will accept? Before I go out and buy a card, I want to make sure I dont get too big of one. I know some electronics, like cameras will only support up to a certain size. I cant find any info posted on this from Garmin.
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My Nuvi 350 and 360 can hold 4GB and some poster can get 8GB. I think 4GB is best since Garmin said Nuvi can support 4GB.
I'm using a SanDisk 2.0GB SD memory card in my Nuvi 750 and its working just fine.
Garmin says 4GB is the largest acceptable SD card. I, too, use a Sandisk 2.0GB SD card in my Nuvi 650. There seems to be plenty of internal memory for a reasonable number of custom POI's. I reserve use of the SD card for audio books and music files.
Garmin says the 650 will handle up to 4 Gig, But I have noticed lots of problems with the 4 gig card,but none with the 1 or 2 gig. If possible you are better off with multiple 2 gig.
I have a nuvi 660 with a Sandisk 4gig sd card. No problems at all.
Is there a max size SD card the Nuvi will accept?
From Garmin's FAQ:
2xx Series 2GB Max
350 2GB Max
360 and 370 4GB Max
6xx Series 4GB Max
I like the 2 GB cards..they were 14 bucks at Staples so I bought a few..I have learned with my cameras that when you go much above 2 gig it takes forever to load on my computer.. I have read here than some people have even got the 8gig SDHC cards to work...But I would rather have 3 2 gig cards and switch them for music or More Pictures..
I have just bought 4GB SD card for my Nuvi 660. It works great. I use it as a flash drive to store my files as well as Memory card for my Nuvi to play music.
there is no such thing as an SD card >2GB.
Any card over 2GB is either an out-of-spec hack, or it is actually SDHC. Probably the former, so there are no guarantees they will work.
See what the keepers of the spec have to say about it.
See what the keepers of the spec have to say about it.
I really don't care what they call it. My 4gb SD card with the Scan Disk logo holds 4gb's of music. I know it isn't SDHC because I used them in my PDA (Axim x51v) which can't read SDHC cards. So if Scan Disk hacks their own SD cards or not, it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that I use two 4gb cards to hold the 1,000+ mp3's and switch them back and forth in my 660 and it works.v
Would you or anyone by any chance know that if the Nuvi 6xx series support SDHC card?
Can you be more specific as to "lots of problems" with the 4 gig card?
I have 3 4gb cards and have never had any problems whatsoever.
It should because my Nuvi 350 and 360 are using SDHC 4GB card now.
I own 3 SDHC 4gb cards I use with my Nüvi 670 and they work beautifully.
Thank you both (dtran1 and tailspin) for answering my question!
I just bought a 4GB SDHC card and it works in my Nuvi 660 no problems.
I thought I read somewhere that a 4GB card will cause the GPS to respond slower than a 2GB card would. Is that true?
I did some experimenting awhile back...documented here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6706
Just picked up a Sandisk 4GB SDHC card from Office Depot. It worked beautifully with my Nüvi 350.
The card even came with a bonus Sandisk MicroMate SD/SDHC reader.
The Nüvi 350 is at SW V5.10 and GPS SW V2.90.
Have anyone try a 8GB SDHC card on their Nuvi 650? Does it work?
I use a 4 gb card on my nuvi, so i dont know what the problem would be.
I just got the 8GB SDHC Card on my Nuvi 660 and it works like a Charm. Using it for MP3 and other POIs.
I have a 4GB SDHC card loaded with 3.? GB of mp3's. It does slow the intitial start up of my 760 as it looks through the card to see what is on there. i.e. it takes a bit longer for the maps to appear at startup but after that there is no difference in performance with or without the card.
I installed a 4GB in my Nuvi 770 just a few days after I got, the unit stopped working and I needed to send back for an exchange. A 2GB works really well (no delays) in this new replacement.
My question is similar to dellecmaa's. I have a Nuvi 360 with an SD card capacity of 4gb. Will a 4gb SDHC card work? I can't locate a regular 4gb card anywhere; they are all SDHC.
By the way, Radio Shack has 4gb SDHC Sandisk cards on sale this month for $29.95.
I am using a 4GB SDHC card in my 680...Works like a charm..although the HC is wasted since you really don't need 'high capacity' transfer of data like you would if you are using it in photography..
I looked for 4gb SD cards on Amazon lately and I remember seeing some. Funny thing though, two 2gb cards were cheaper than one 4gb, $11 apiece, so I got those.
I think I finally got it figured out (for the Nuvi 360, anyway). I bought a 4gb SDHC card yesterday and it works. However, if I tranferred music to the card directly from my computer, the 360 didn't see it. But if I put the card in the Nuvi, then I could transfer it (albeit much more slowly) and the Nuvi would see it and play it. Go figure!
Me too use a 4 GB SDHC card with my Nuvi 660. MP3's are recognized by my unit either loaded to the card using a card reader or using the unit itself.
In your case, Do you wait enough time to get the mp3's recognized by the unit? Using this type of card, it might take 2-3 mins to get the songs ready to play in the unit.
Can you give me some information on the type of sandisk sd memory card to buy for my Nuvi 750, need info such as the part number and such. I know I have a mini one in my cell phone and a different one in my digital camera. I just am not sure what type to put in the gps without going to buy from Garmin
You should be safe buying any standard sized SD card of any brand, but not a mini SD or micro SD (unless you have the adapter to bring them up to standard size slot). Many report the 4 GB (4GB SDHC) work well, but these, along with the smaller capacity 2 GB, 1GB, 512MB, etc. should work well for you. eBay, Amazon, and others may offer the best prices for you.
I just installed a Lexar Platinum II SDHC 4gb card in my Nuvi 760. Works great, no problems at all.
Can anyone provide good prices to look for 2gb and 4gb SD Cards? Also, is standard SD cards ok to use or should the ultra or higher version be used on a Nuvi GPSR?
I bought 3 Kingston 2gb SD cards at Amazon last month for $11 each. Less than half the price of 4gb. Work fine.
Believed Standard SD card was limited to 2GB; now just saw 16GB SDHC(High Cap) card for a reasonable price: 70-80 with reader (older reader won't read any SDHC, even it is only 4GB). Some firmware updates would let the device go beyond 2GB limits, which means it would take SDHC, just tried on 16GB SDHC on both nuvi 760 and nuvi 680, working fine with both. Tried 8GB with C580 last year, didn't read; don't know about the new firmware updates will take care of this or not. But 16GB is really awesome, Ipod/iphone flash memory max is only 16GB!!!!
Is there any noticeable difference in how long it takes to load the card on the Gpsr, whether it is a 2gb or 16gb card?
Seems like it would be a lot of card and memory to go through to operate and run fast.
Mine works just fine with 4GB microSD using adpated. BTW you may luck out on EBAY and pick one of these up for <$15 after shipping.
Garmin has stated to me that it will only read upto a 4 gig. sd card,!
Most cards on Ebay are fakes. I know, I bought one, but was able to get most of my money back. See links below:
Good question. Perhaps not. It wasn't until later that I realized it would take a while for it to read the card. Oh, well.
I bought 2 on sale at office Depot and thought they were bad when I tried to use them on my desttop. I had to get a SDHC reader to use them. They work great in the 660 and if I use the usb cord then I can read and write to them from the desttop.
I just installed a 16GB A-Data SDHC card in my nuvi 780. I bought it on ebay and frankly just hadn't had time to return it because my Dell laptop couldn't recognize it.
I stuck it in the nuvi 780 and bada-bing works like a charm. I've transfered mp3s to it and connected the nuvi headphone out to the aux in jack of my car stereo. Now I have music and can actually hear the nuvi directions load and clear through the car stereo.
I just got 4Gb Kingston SDHC for $17.50 plus $1.85 for shipping and handling at Amazon. Very good price and working very good on my Nuvi 660.
Sandisk has promotion going on and you can get 3 Extremes 3 4 GB SDHC with micro reader and get back $110 rebate. It runs about $6 each for the class 6 fast cards.
Can you provide the link where it can be purchased?
I just picked up an 8gb card at Micro Center for $30. Works great so far in my 750.
Saving my pennies for a 4 gig.
With the SD adapter, I can play my mp3's on both the Nuvi 360 and my Blackberry.
Microcenter has a 4gb SDHC card on sale. It's a Classic 6, it comes with a pocket USB reader.
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