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Old 01-08-2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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Maximum SD Card size for Zumo 550

Before I bought a SD Card for my Zumo, I thought I'd ask Garmin what is the largest capacity card the Zumo can handle. The owner's manual does not address this.

Excerpt from Garmin tech email reply to me today:

"The largest SD card that this unit will hold is a 2 GB card. Currently, the only unit that holds up to a 4 GB card is the Nuvi 660.
Should you have further questions please contact Garmin Product Support by replying to this email or contact our Consumer Support Line at 800-800-1020 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST.
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Fax 913-440-5488
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by pedalmike
Before I bought a SD Card for my Zumo, I thought I'd ask Garmin what is the largest capacity card the Zumo can handle. The owner's manual does not address this.

Excerpt from Garmin tech email reply to me today:

"The largest SD card that this unit will hold is a 2 GB card. Currently, the only unit that holds up to a 4 GB card is the Nuvi 660.
Should you have further questions please contact Garmin Product Support by replying to this email or contact our Consumer Support Line at 800-800-1020 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST.
Chris Malcolm
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Garmin International
1200 E. 151st Street
Olathe, Ks 66062
Phone 800-800-1020
Fax 913-440-5488
www.garmin.com"
On http://razorbiker.com/zumo/ there are some people that have found 4gb cards that work. It does not support the SDHC cards. The HC is slightly different and most 4gb cards and all 8gb and larger cards will use it. So if the card is 4gb and not HC then it might work. Stick with the better name brands and you have a higher chance of success.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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On http://razorbiker.com/zumo/ there are some people that have found 4gb cards that work. It does not support the SDHC cards. The HC is slightly different and most 4gb cards and all 8gb and larger cards will use it. So if the card is 4gb and not HC then it might work. Stick with the better name brands and you have a higher chance of success.
I bought a generic 4 gig SD card from Fry's and have no problems with it, other than the MP3 player has a 500 song limit in Play All mode...

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Old 01-10-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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I called Garmin on this too. They first said 4gb, but then he checked again and said 2gb.

I was particularly interested in the Sandisk Ultra II, and he said that would work as well, and may be faster for maps or pictures, but no better for music.

Personally , I'd be real surprized if 4gb weren't allright as the Zumo is based on the Nuvi.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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SanDisk extreme III 4 GB working perfect on my zumo 550
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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Using a 8GB A-Data Super SDHC 2.0 card here... with ZERO problems.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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I'm using an 8GB card also, with no problems...
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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With one of the past Zumo software uploads the Zumo was able to use the SDHC cards. I currently have a 4GB SDHC that I use with no problem. The card reader on my computer does not work with a 4GB card, but since the computer sees the Zumo as another drive, I just leave the SDHC card in the Zumo and upload to it that way. It's just really slow doing it that way.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
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The larger cards seem to be working. Will the zumo access the whole capacity, or just the first 2gb?
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:48 AM   #10
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The larger cards seem to be working. Will the zumo access the whole capacity, or just the first 2gb?
The whole capacity is available.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:34 PM   #11
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Its fully SDHC compatiable so long as your firmware isn't super old (I think then went to SDHC last june or thereabouts). I have an 8gb in mine with no issues:)
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:27 AM   #12
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I just got a 8GB card and it is working just fine.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #13
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I run the 4 gig from these guys..............it is fast!

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:34 AM   #14
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So yesterday, I went out to pick up an 8GB card for my Zumo 550, and right next to it was a 16GB card, first one I've seen that large. Hmm, thinks I... and I walked out the door with the 8GB.

Anyone have/tried a 16GB card? That'd get fit all my road music, even the "why do I have this crap?" tracks.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:51 PM   #15
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Considering the Zumo is limited to 1000 songs, what's the point of using a 16 gig card? Even at a high bitrate, how much space does 1000 songs take up? I ripped my entire cd collection at 128k (I don't need the music cd quality on the bike) and it takes up all of 10 gigs.
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