Which memory card for the Garmin GPSmap 60CSX

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by gmanski, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. gmanski

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    Hi Phil,

    I never thought of a SDHC card bigger than 8GB because I am almost exclusively using "open street maps" (these are maps that you can download from the internet for free) and they are max. 4GB in size, as far as I Know.
    Furthermore I have never heared of somebody using a massive 32GB SDHC card in a 60CSX...
    On this card there must be enough space to store a worldmap + a map of the moon :norton
    I have to admid that there are not too many roads on the moon but on the other hand the "Topo Australia-map" was also pretty large, although the outback does not have that many roads too ...anyway

    When I am traveling trough many countrys on one trip I just put the Openstreetmaps from each country to a 4GB or 8GB SDHC card in advance.
    When reaching a boarder, just switch to the appropriate map by changing the SDHC card inside the device.
    Thats better than dragging a laptop along on the trip.
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  2. Emmbeedee

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    There's a lot of useful information on the 60CSx on this site including which card is best in the 60/76C(S)x, and how to deal with multiple maps.
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  3. Countdown

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    +1

    Just read it is all been explained many times.

    For basics there is a set up thread on this site and I have another on DualSportWest.com
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  4. PHILinFRANCE

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    Cheers for the feed back guys

    When reaching a boarder, just switch to the appropriate map by changing the SDHC card inside the device.
    Thats better than dragging a laptop along on the trip.

    This crossed my mind "gmanski" and it seem the best way to go, thanks

    Phil
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  5. gmanski

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    Yes I think this is the best way to do it, at least it works good for me.
    It is possible to place the SDHC-cards with different map-material between the two batteries inside the GPS-device.
    Just drag the two batteries slightly away from each other, there is plenty of space for 3 SDHC-cards.
    [​IMG]
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  6. mcnut

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    When building map sets of regions be sure to somewhat overlap the coverage otherwise if traveling near the boundary you will be constantly switching cards.

    Bruce
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  7. PHILinFRANCE

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    The simple things are always the best , storing the cards between the batteries , great idea :clap
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  8. PHILinFRANCE

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    Sorted !!!! took our of fucking about !!!

    Thing is Garmin say something like 2500 maps !!! no way !!!

    Started with 254 maps , nearly all of city nav !!!! after 4hrs down loading "ERROR unsuccessful" :dog

    Down to 196 maps same thing :dog

    Down to 154 maps and wooohooo :clap success :freaky

    Must add these are on a 2GB cards , but nowhere does it tell you how much info is on each tile so no way of knowing how many tiles you can put on !!!!
    All trial and error but got there in the end :ear


    All that said just put the whole of Morocco on a 2GB in 5mins

    Thanks again to all that helped

    Phil
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  9. NorthernTraveler

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    In Mapsource at the bottom of the 'Maps' tab it tells you how many map segments you have selected, and the total size of the map segments selected.

    With up-to-date firmware a 60/76 can have up to 2025 map segments and a combined map file up to 4gb.

    You can even name the map set load at the bottom of the map tab. Make it something descriptive because when you turn the GPS on and it loads the map set it gives you the name of the map set on the startup screen.
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  10. PHILinFRANCE

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    Cheers mate but my 60 is an old girl but happy with what i've managed to sort
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  11. 5hortbus

    5hortbus Been here awhile

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    Seeing as you are all fans. I have an opportunity to buy a 60csx for $150.
    It seems like it is the original ADV GPS standard.
    It's going to be my first real GPS. Does it make sense to go wither this tried and true performer, or look at newer "cooler" options.

    I'll really just use it to keep myself from becoming hopelessly lost riding in new areas. And for following tracks of guys who have "been there and done that" in cool places.

    What are your thoughts? Sorry for minor hijack. I'll get a HUGE card for it. (For the sake of keepin with the thread)
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  12. Emmbeedee

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    If you do buy it, don't bother getting anything larger than an 8 gig card.
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  13. SnowMule

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    Go for it. I bought my 76Cx for $150 new off ebay. They're still great receivers (and better than the newer stuff IMO).

    +1. 8GB is MORE than enough for anything you'll throw on it, and the GPS may not work with higher-capacity cards.
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  14. 5hortbus

    5hortbus Been here awhile

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    Thanks folks! Got the new GPS in hand. I have NO idea what to do with it, other than buy a new SD card.

    Gonna start reading and searching to figure out what maps to get, how to get them, etc.

    Thanks for the advice.
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  15. SnowMule

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    This might come in handy:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907105
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  16. Paulie

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    My 76cx suddenly started doing this weird thing. Power on, looks normal for a few seconds, screen fades out, byebye. Did a master reset, changed power source, you name it, same ole shit. WTF? Thot I hadta spend a bunch of time on the fone with Garmin support. Ah geez. :huh

    But before I called em, I took the 2gb microsd card out, put it on the puter & ran a format on it. Success! :D
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    Hard to believe that data on card would power it down. I would toss the $7 card, sounds more like a short in the card that is somehow address sensitive.
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  18. SnowMule

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    Happened to me before. I can usually get away with a file system check on the computer, and a master reset on the device though. :dunno
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