[OSM-talk] Navi GPS SD card woe, any advice?
80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 00:00:10 BST 2006
Up to now I have been using a 256Mb SD card that I bought at an airport
somewhere. It appears to be some kind of generic brand - I can't find
anything that looks like it for sale on the web. Anyway this has been
working perfectly for me.
Now I have just bought a SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb card (£18 from Amazon). So
far it has been working fine but I've only been using it for 4 days so it is
too early to tell.
One other card I tried (can't remember what) just didn't work at all.
I got the following note from Michael Shih at Scytex a while back: "Regarding
the SD card issue, we regret that that NAVi GPS doesn't support all the SD
cards from different vendors. In general, it supports the SD card with
2.85VDC. Please check the voltage of SD card you were using. If not,
please try another SD card that supports 2.85VDC. W are drafting a note for
the user to select proper SD cards, we will release it when complete. We
apologize for the inconvenience may have caused."
Hope this helps.
On 9/18/06, Rhys Powell <stanley12 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Adam Bower wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> > Adam
> 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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