[OSM-talk] Navi GPS SD card woe, any advice?
stanley12 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Sep 18 23:12:10 BST 2006
Adam Bower wrote:
> I know a fair few of the OSM'ers are Navi GPS users, and I got mine on
> the basis of the review on the wiki. I've been using my Navi GPS for
> just over a week now and I'm having loads of problems using SD cards
> for logging and wondered if anyone has any advice?
> Only 2 of the 4 SD cards that I own are recognised by the device, of
> these about 50% of the time when using either of them the GPS writes
> garbage data to the SD card although the other 50% of the time it works
> perfectly, unfortunately you don't find out about this until after
> getting your track logs and trying to pull them off the SD card.
> Now, is there any way that anyone knows of that I can tell if I have a
> faulty unit? or is this the only 2.7V supplied to the SD card slot bug?
> I'd really like to get mapping with this unit but the basic
> unreliability i'm getting is really making it a chore (so far I've lost
> over 30km worth of tracks). Also, does anyone know of an SD card that
> I can purchase that will 100% certainly be happy in a NAVI gps?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
From experience with SD cards ( sadly not the Navi GPS, but as soon as
I'm next paid :) ) the smaller the better and branded media. I'm not
sure why but out of all the various pieces of equipment that I have used
SD cards with, it has been that above 512, no matter who is on the label
it can be flaky, under that I have always had best results with the
branded media (in my case Kingston, just cheap when I bought a load of
them). This has been across various mp3 player, usb drives with
expansion slot, cameras and pda's. Hopefully things are improving in the
high price range of equipment.
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