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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: What size memory card for I3 Reply with quote

I have an i3 with the transflash memory card what size card can i go up to ? without any problems will 1gb be ok . Is it just the maps stored on the card ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maximum is 1Gb i believe.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just beware if your device was supplied with the maps installed to the memory card then they are locked to that specific card, you cannot simply copy the cards contents to another card and expect it to work - it won't.
If you are loading new maps fair enough, if all you need is to install some POI to the card there should be sufficient space on the existing card, for later units supplied with the maps installed to internal memory you can buy a card for installing POI to but don't waste your cash on anything as large as 1GB, POI files are very small - your device is limited to 85 custom POI categories so I would think even a 32MB card (if such a size exists would suffice) - Mike
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to say i have had the free map upgrade disk and want to load more onto my i3 so can i just buy a bigger card and load them on Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case yes as you will have the codes to activate the new map, I only mentioned the issues surrounding larger cards as we often get people trying to transfer the old card to a new card and then they find it won't work - Mike
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What size memory card for I3 Reply with quote

VEGG wrote:
I have an i3 with the transflash memory card what size card can i go up to ?


1GB according to Kingston. See here...

http://www.smcdirect.com/kingston.asp
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin told me to get a 2gb transflash card to update maps to V9. Thats what I got anyhow and just updating the maps as we speak
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poppycat wrote:
Garmin told me to get a 2gb transflash card to update maps to V9. Thats what I got anyhow and just updating the maps as we speak


Was that for an i3 though? I understood that 1 gb was the maximum supported, and that the bigger the card the slower the device worked.

Maybe this is myth - anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to be okay with 2gb card, I just installed the V9 maps and it took about 45 mins to do the whole lot. When I ran garmin I noticed in maps it has v8 and V9 so I disabled the v8 by unchecking the checkbox.

It was Garmin that told me to get a 2gb card.

I do have the garmin i3 that didnt come with a transcard, maps were built in.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if its different between the 2 types of unit? I guess its worth £17 to find out. Is that enough for the whole of Europe then?
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An email I received from Garmin about updating to v9 maps said:

". . . the i3 can hold on its internal memory/micro sd card an update for the UK and Ireland maps, if more is required for example, some European mapping you may need a larger card and the i3 is compatible with up to a 1GB micro sd card."

I was able to fit nearly all of Western Europe on a 1GB card, which is more than I shall ever need.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I selected the whole map that came on the dvd, and exported to the i3, I think it took about 1.2gb in all.

I got the card from Play.com think it was £14.99 with postage

http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/3251313/Sandisk_2GB_Micro_SD_Card/Product.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: i3 Memory Reply with quote

I3 will take a 2GB card, £18 on Net. Loaded the full V9 mapping, everything runs ok and camera sites.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered a 2gb card from play.com for £15 delivered
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