WOW! 32gig SD Card ( ZUMO ? )

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by onesaintsfan, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. onesaintsfan

    onesaintsfan BigJohnHart

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    Just was at Wal-Mart and saw a 32gig SD card ( $51.99). That would hold alot of music in my ZUMO. I currently run a 8gig SD card and have about 850 songs on it. I have found that I had to create 10 folders on the card and divide the music among them in order for the music to load in the ZUMO. If I just dumped all that music on the SD card without dividing it up it just stalls trying to load it.

    I am tempted to try the 32gig SD card and this time create some 40 folders and to spread music evenly between. That would hold almost all of my music collection. WOW ! !

    WONDER IF THE ZUMO COULD HANDLE IT ? ? ?
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  2. Foofighter

    Foofighter Broken Sportbike Rider

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  3. ACDNate

    ACDNate Been here awhile

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    Wow my computer's hard drive isn't that big...
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  4. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Don't the Zumos only recognize something like 1000 songs, regardless of the size of the card?
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  5. jstcrashnthru

    jstcrashnthru Livin' the dream

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  6. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    ......and you can only put 2 supplemental maps on it at a time as well, no matter how big the card is.
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  7. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Well, that would be handy if all your songs were Ana Goda Devita, Telegraph Road & Cashmir.

    Otherwise, that's a stupid limitation.

    IIRC, my TomTom will handle any card size and number of songs, but will only write system & map files to the first 8gig...which really isn't a problem.
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  8. GB

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    Moved to the GPS forum..
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  9. jwd98056

    jwd98056 Been here awhile

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    I do believe that is "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" but I agree it's a stupid limitation and even more stupid than a 1000 mp3 file limitation. In my experience if you load a lot of map files (Garmin Topo in my case) it also reduces the number of song files you can load. For that reason I think the total number of user files of any kind is limited to 1000 or maybe slightly more. Any more files will cause the Zumo to hang on boot up. I ran into this when I tried to use 8 GB SDHC cards to load topo maps for a 6000 mile trip along with 1000 mp3 files. Because of this limitation it is unlikely a card larger than 4 GB would ever be needed unless the size of the files being stored were exceptionally large.
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  10. tbirdsp

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    :huh

    Kashmir
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  11. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Hmm, buy a GPS and expect great audio playback from it.... :huh

    I'd rather have a device that does one thing and does it right than something that does everything but doesn't do anything well at all. The GPS is a good GPS, no? That's what it was built to be.... the fact that it plays music at all is just icing on the cake.
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