Memory for a nuvi 750

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  1. Leigh

    Leigh Guest

    Greetings,

    How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.

    Thanks in advance for you help and support.

    Leigh
     
    Leigh, Jan 3, 2010
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  2. On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:10:51 -0600, Leigh wrote:
    > Greetings,
    >
    > How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    > updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    > unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for you help and support.


    I *think* you're asking "how big a memory card should I buy for my
    Nüvi?"

    For most Nüvi models, Garmin supports cards up to 4GB. (That's specific
    wording that means if 8GB doesn't work, they won't help you make it
    work, not that it necessarily WON'T work.) Since 4 GB cards don't cost
    a whole lot more than 2GB cards or 1GB cards, you might want to start
    with a 4GB one. You can always fill up extra space with MP3s...

    --
    It is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally
    vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead
    --E.W Dijkstra, 1930-2002
     
    Peter H. Coffin, Jan 3, 2010
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  3. Leigh

    ps56k Guest

    "Peter H. Coffin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:10:51 -0600, Leigh wrote:
    >> Greetings,
    >>
    >> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    >> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for you help and support.

    >
    > I *think* you're asking "how big a memory card should I buy for my
    > Nüvi?"
    >
    > For most Nüvi models, Garmin supports cards up to 4GB. (That's specific
    > wording that means if 8GB doesn't work, they won't help you make it
    > work, not that it necessarily WON'T work.) Since 4 GB cards don't cost
    > a whole lot more than 2GB cards or 1GB cards, you might want to start
    > with a 4GB one. You can always fill up extra space with MP3s...
    >
    > --

    Not sure where you are getting your "4G" info -

    I think the entire subject of SDcards has been discussed in previous
    threads.
    First - anything about 2GB must be SDHC....
    Then... you should be ok up to 16GB as per the Garmin FAQ.

    Here's a FAQ from the Garmin website support area -
    ---
    Question: What is the largest Secure Digital (SD) card recommended for my
    nuvi or zumo?
    Answer:
    As long as your nuvi or zumo has the latest version of software, it will be
    compatible with all SD and SDHC datacards. While SDHC datacards are
    available in a variety of storage sizes and speeds, we only recommend using
    a maximum of 16GB SDHC cards.

    To download the latest unit software visit our website:
    www.garmin.com/webupdater

    Note: Depending on the model of your nuvi or zumo it may use either a full
    size SD card or a microSD card. If you are not sure which your nuvi
    requires, please refer to its documentation.

    Last modified on: 12/23/2009
     
    ps56k, Jan 3, 2010
    #3
  4. On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:03:57 -0600, ps56k wrote:
    >
    > "Peter H. Coffin" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:10:51 -0600, Leigh wrote:
    >>> Greetings,
    >>>
    >>> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    >>> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >>> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for you help and support.

    >>
    >> I *think* you're asking "how big a memory card should I buy for my
    >> Nüvi?"
    >>
    >> For most Nüvi models, Garmin supports cards up to 4GB. (That's specific
    >> wording that means if 8GB doesn't work, they won't help you make it
    >> work, not that it necessarily WON'T work.) Since 4 GB cards don't cost
    >> a whole lot more than 2GB cards or 1GB cards, you might want to start
    >> with a 4GB one. You can always fill up extra space with MP3s...
    >>
    >> --

    > Not sure where you are getting your "4G" info -
    >
    > I think the entire subject of SDcards has been discussed in previous
    > threads.
    > First - anything about 2GB must be SDHC....
    > Then... you should be ok up to 16GB as per the Garmin FAQ.
    >
    > Here's a FAQ from the Garmin website support area -
    > ---
    > Question: What is the largest Secure Digital (SD) card recommended for my
    > nuvi or zumo?
    > Answer:
    > As long as your nuvi or zumo has the latest version of software, it will be
    > compatible with all SD and SDHC datacards. While SDHC datacards are
    > available in a variety of storage sizes and speeds, we only recommend using
    > a maximum of 16GB SDHC cards.
    >
    > To download the latest unit software visit our website:
    > www.garmin.com/webupdater
    >
    > Note: Depending on the model of your nuvi or zumo it may use either a full
    > size SD card or a microSD card. If you are not sure which your nuvi
    > requires, please refer to its documentation.
    >
    > Last modified on: 12/23/2009


    Congratulations. Your looking stuff up is more current than my memory.

    --
    I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a
    knob called "brightness", but it doesn't work.
    -- Gallagher
     
    Peter H. Coffin, Jan 4, 2010
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  5. On 1/03/10, ps56k posted:
    > "Peter H. Coffin" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:10:51 -0600, Leigh wrote:
    >>> Greetings,
    >>>
    >>> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    >>> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >>> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for you help and support.

    >>
    >> I *think* you're asking "how big a memory card should I buy for my
    >> Nüvi?"
    >>
    >> For most Nüvi models, Garmin supports cards up to 4GB. (That's specific
    >> wording that means if 8GB doesn't work, they won't help you make it
    >> work, not that it necessarily WON'T work.) Since 4 GB cards don't cost
    >> a whole lot more than 2GB cards or 1GB cards, you might want to start
    >> with a 4GB one. You can always fill up extra space with MP3s...
    >>
    >> --

    > Not sure where you are getting your "4G" info -


    > I think the entire subject of SDcards has been discussed in previous threads.
    > First - anything about 2GB must be SDHC....


    Actually, there are non HC cards at 4GB. This might be useful to owners
    of older gear...

    Compare these two:
    http://www.flash-memory-store.com/qmemory-sd-150x-4gb.html
    http://www.flash-memory-store.com/4gb-sdhc-qmemory-secure-digital.html

    Or read the first paragraph of this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sd_cards

    The first pair just came from my first Google hit; no endorsement or
    lack of endorsement of the store is intended.

    <SNIP>

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 4, 2010
    #5
  6. Leigh

    ps56k Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:hhts20$vav$...
    >
    > Actually, there are non HC cards at 4GB. This might be useful to owners of
    > older gear...


    yeah - there are -
    but they are incompatible with everything else in the current tech world,
    which is why I would never mention they even existed - or probably ever see
    them for sale -
     
    ps56k, Jan 4, 2010
    #6
  7. On 1/04/10, ps56k posted:
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:hhts20$vav$...
    >>
    >> Actually, there are non HC cards at 4GB. This might be useful to owners of
    >> older gear...


    > yeah - there are -
    > but they are incompatible with everything else in the current tech world,
    > which is why I would never mention they even existed - or probably ever see
    > them for sale -


    I have a couple lying around, IIRC, and they worked OK for me in
    standard devices (cameras, reader).

    OTOH, I have switched to SDHC even at 4 GB, so I guess we're really not
    far from agreement :)

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 5, 2010
    #7
  8. In article <4b40cfa4$0$5318$>,
    "Leigh" <> wrote:

    > How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    > updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    > unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.


    Leigh-

    Do they mean memory like a ScanDisk, or memory like RAM?

    Fred
     
    Fred McKenzie, Jan 5, 2010
    #8
  9. On 1/04/10, Fred McKenzie posted:
    > In article <4b40cfa4$0$5318$>,
    > "Leigh" <> wrote:


    >> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    >> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.


    > Leigh-


    > Do they mean memory like a ScanDisk, or memory like RAM?


    > Fred


    Probably memory like a SanDisk SD or SDHC card...

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 5, 2010
    #9
  10. Leigh

    Leigh Guest

    "Fred McKenzie" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <4b40cfa4$0$5318$>,
    > "Leigh" <> wrote:
    >
    >> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    >> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.

    >
    > Leigh-
    >
    > Do they mean memory like a ScanDisk, or memory like RAM?
    >
    > Fred


    Fred,

    I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    and a ScanDisk.

    Leigh
     
    Leigh, Jan 5, 2010
    #10
  11. Leigh

    ps56k Guest

    "Leigh" <> wrote in message
    news:4b4367f0$0$5316$...
    >
    > "Fred McKenzie" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In article <4b40cfa4$0$5318$>,
    >> "Leigh" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy
    >>> map
    >>> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    >>> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.

    >>
    >> Leigh-
    >>
    >> Do they mean memory like a ScanDisk, or memory like RAM?
    >>
    >> Fred

    >
    > Fred,
    >
    > I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    > and a ScanDisk.
    >


    Leigh - Since it was YOUR thread -

    I'm not sure where on the Garmin website you found the text about "enough
    memory".
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1456&pvID=30132#requirementsTab
    but they are really talking about "storage" via the internal flash drive or
    external SDcard.

    This discusssion is about the "flash memory" capacity -
    which is the virtual disk drive,
    either internal to the GPS, or by adding a SDcard....

    This is different than "ram"
    which is the real computer memory....and can't be added to.

    SO - it's basically the virtual disk drive storage on the device.... ie -
    flash memory.
    Just like with a digital camera -

    Problem with changing semantics - storage vs memory....
    Used to be easy.... memory => chips, and storage => disk
    now BOTH are on chips or external cards....
     
    ps56k, Jan 5, 2010
    #11
  12. Leigh

    ps56k Guest

    "Peter H. Coffin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:03:57 -0600, ps56k wrote:
    >>
    >> "Peter H. Coffin" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:10:51 -0600, Leigh wrote:
    >>>> Greetings,
    >>>>
    >>>> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy
    >>>> map
    >>>> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in
    >>>> the
    >>>> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance for you help and support.
    >>>
    >>> I *think* you're asking "how big a memory card should I buy for my
    >>> Nüvi?"
    >>>
    >>> For most Nüvi models, Garmin supports cards up to 4GB. (That's specific
    >>> wording that means if 8GB doesn't work, they won't help you make it
    >>> work, not that it necessarily WON'T work.) Since 4 GB cards don't cost
    >>> a whole lot more than 2GB cards or 1GB cards, you might want to start
    >>> with a 4GB one. You can always fill up extra space with MP3s...
    >>>
    >>> --

    >> Not sure where you are getting your "4G" info -
    >>
    >> I think the entire subject of SDcards has been discussed in previous
    >> threads.
    >> First - anything about 2GB must be SDHC....
    >> Then... you should be ok up to 16GB as per the Garmin FAQ.
    >>
    >> Here's a FAQ from the Garmin website support area -
    >> ---
    >> Question: What is the largest Secure Digital (SD) card recommended for
    >> my
    >> nuvi or zumo?
    >> Answer:
    >> As long as your nuvi or zumo has the latest version of software, it will
    >> be
    >> compatible with all SD and SDHC datacards. While SDHC datacards are
    >> available in a variety of storage sizes and speeds, we only recommend
    >> using
    >> a maximum of 16GB SDHC cards.
    >>
    >> To download the latest unit software visit our website:
    >> www.garmin.com/webupdater
    >>
    >> Note: Depending on the model of your nuvi or zumo it may use either a
    >> full
    >> size SD card or a microSD card. If you are not sure which your nuvi
    >> requires, please refer to its documentation.
    >>
    >> Last modified on: 12/23/2009

    >


    Here's another thread from the Garmin Support FAQ
    that I just stumbled across looking for something else.

    It would appear that the 4GB limit
    is related to how many mapping segments are used,
    along with - in this FAQ -
    maybe the capability of the Outdoor/Fitmess devices....

    SO - not sure how all the variables dictate
    what will actually happen with say a 16GB card,
    and where the 4GB mapping limit actually comes into play.
     
    ps56k, Jan 5, 2010
    #12
  13. Leigh

    H@n Zijsp@n Guest

    On 5 jan, 17:25, "Leigh" <> wrote:

    > I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    > and a ScanDisk.


    What the -something- is a ScanDisk???

    I know how to scan a disk, but there is no place for a disk in my 750!
     
    H@n Zijsp@n, Jan 5, 2010
    #13
  14. Leigh

    ps56k Guest

    "H@n Zijsp@n" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 5 jan, 17:25, "Leigh" <> wrote:
    >
    >> I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    >> and a ScanDisk.

    >
    > What the -something- is a ScanDisk???
    >
    > I know how to scan a disk, but there is no place for a disk in my 750!


    The OP meant a SDcard - like sold by "Sandisk" -
     
    ps56k, Jan 5, 2010
    #14
  15. On 1/05/10, ps56k posted:
    > "H@n Zijsp@n" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 5 jan, 17:25, "Leigh" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    >>> and a ScanDisk.

    >>
    >> What the -something- is a ScanDisk???
    >>
    >> I know how to scan a disk, but there is no place for a disk in my 750!


    > The OP meant a SDcard - like sold by "Sandisk" -


    As I already mentiononed in this subtrhead on Jan 4th, 20:22 PST.

    Message-ID: <hhueqf$omm$>

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 7, 2010
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  16. Leigh

    Joel Guest

    "Leigh" <> wrote:

    > "Fred McKenzie" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > In article <4b40cfa4$0$5318$>,
    > > "Leigh" <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> How much memory in a ScanDisk can I add to my nuvi 750. I want to buy map
    > >> updates. The Garmin site warns that if there is not enough memory in the
    > >> unit only partial maps updates will be loaded.

    > >
    > > Leigh-
    > >
    > > Do they mean memory like a ScanDisk, or memory like RAM?
    > >
    > > Fred

    >
    > Fred,
    >
    > I beleive that they are refering to the total memory in the unit both RAM
    > and a ScanDisk.
    >
    > Leigh


    The problem that you seem to ask the wrong question, or confused by
    Garmins error report.

    - I don't think you mean to ask what size of memory card your Nuvi 750 can
    handle. But I can give it to you anyway.

    - Depending on the FIRMWARE, or with some older firmaware some model has
    limited to 2GB (regular SD card).

    - With newer firmware or newer model with SDHC (High Capacity) then you
    should be able to use anything larger than 2GB. I don't have 26GB or
    32GB to check, but I have Nuvi 680 and it works great with 8GB SDHC
    card. NO, I don't have extra $$$ to pay extra for SanDisk, but a much
    cheaper brand

    - Now your problem, it sounds like you are trying to install to the Internal
    Memory (I guess it's around 2GB), and the problem that Nuvi doesn't delete
    the older MAP which's somewhere around 1.xGB (I never care to look at the
    size but I guess around 1.3-1.5GB or so).

    So, old 1.3GB and new 1.3GB would be 2.6GB which is more than the max size
    of the internal memory can hold.

    - *Unless* you won't mind to risk of detryong the old MAP, then you can
    DELETE the old map then install the newer MAP.

    If not, then buy an 8GB (it doesn't need 8GB but since the memory is so
    cheap these days you can always use for something else) and install to the
    External Memory. This way you have *both* older and *newer* MAPs to pick.
     
    Joel, Jan 17, 2010
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