Maximum SD Card size for Zumo 550

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by pedalmike, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. ixab

    ixab just Aaron, really

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    Thought I'd throw this in, since this is nearly the first result of you Google the Zumo 550 SD capacity. If you're on a Mac, or have Cygwin on your Windows computers, you can easily count the number of songs you have on an SD card using terminal

    - Open Terminal.app
    - Put your SD card into your computer
    - Type this: 'ls -l /Volumes
    - look at the output and find the name you've given your SD card
    - Type "find /Volumes/YOUR_SD_CARD_NAME_HERE/music/ -name "*.mp3" | wc -l"

    The output will be the count of mp3 files in the 'music' directory of the SD card.

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    Example from my 4GB SD card has 3.6GB of songs on it, mostly 128hz bitrate, the typical bitrate for ripped or purchased songs). Doing "find /Volumes/5504GB2/music/ -name "*.mp3" | wc -l" will output "648". Given that, I think an 8mb is about the max if you're interest is just having room for music. If you're keeping your stash of Jayme Langford photos on your Zumo :evil, just keep in mind you'll max out the 1000 song limit somewhere around 6-7GB.

    For windows it would be something like 'dir /a-d /s /b music | find /c ":" from the command line (once you had used 'cd' to get to the right directory on the SD card). For you Windows users without command line experience, I think using the UI you can get the properties of a folder, and it shows a recursive file count there.

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