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  • GPSmap 62st and microSD

    I have the 62st unit and need to buy a microSD card.
    How many Gb's does the unit support? Can I use a 16 Gb card?

    Thanks, J├Ârgen

  • #2
    I am trying to find out the same answer! If anyone here knows the max size micro sd card that the 62st will accept, please post here. Thanks!

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    • #3
      I use a 16 GB micro sd with no problems in my 78s.

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      • #4
        limitations to the size of SD/microSD card

        I found this info:
        Question: What is the largest SD/microSD card supported by an expandable memory device?
        Answer:

        There are several products within the Outdoor and Fitness families that can accept expandable memory cards in SD or microSD format. These cards, for some devices, can be used to store active track-log data, however, all expandable memory devices can utilize the additional memory to store MapSource products.

        There are limitations to the size of SD/microSD card used and to the number of detailed mapping segments that can be recognized by a device.

        If at the most recent unit software version, these limitations are:

        * There is no limitation to the size of SD/microSD card used but the device will only recognize 4GB of detailed mapping
        * Each expandable memory device will be able to recognize up to 2,025 detailed mapping segments

        If 2,025 detailed mapping segments are loaded to an SD/microSD card but does not reach 4GB worth of data, the unit will not show any more detailed mapping than what is provided by the mapping segments.
        Last modified on: 10/12/2009

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        • #5
          I have a new 62s and just got a 16gb Sandisk microSD card. It does not work with the unit.

          Plug the card direct into the computer and it works, formatted it FAT32, and transfer files to/from it no problem.

          But plug it into the 62s, then plug the 62s into the computer via USB, the microSD shows up as a separate drive, and can view the file structure, but try to copy a file to or from and it gives an error "There is no disk in the drive. "Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk3\DR101." "The device is not ready."

          Transferred a map image file, and birdseye data to the card via computer (into folder = "Garmin", two separate attempts), and put it into the 62s and the unit does not register anything on the card. UGH

          Maybe defective unit? I'll try with a new 4gb card first.

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          • #6
            The 16GB card is probably too big for the unit. The 4GB card will work fine if your unit is not defective.

            ...ken...

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            • #7
              The SanDisk 4GB and 8GB cards both work... mystery solved. 16GB SanDisk does not work. It is very disappointing the user has to figure this out.

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              • #8
                Any size card should work. There is also no limit on the size of maps put in.

                The limits are:
                - Total number of map tiles cannot be higher than around ~4000.
                - Each map file cannot be larger than 4 GB (It is a limit of the FAT32 file system). You can have multiple IMG files.

                Make sure that you have up to date firmware!!!

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                • #9
                  I've seen that statement... that any size of any brand SHOULD work... yet who has actually tried it and confirmed? I just updated the firmware today and confirmed the SanDisk 16gb still does not work. There is an improvement that now a map will load to the card installed in 62s (it would give an error before the firmware update)... but still the unit doesn't show the map or the birdseye on the card. The same img file and birdseye put onto the 4gb and 8gb SanDisk cards works just fine. Unless Garmin or some other users confirm they have actually tried SanDisk 16gb card and had no issue, we have to assume SanDisk 16gb is incompatible with the current fimware.

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                  • #10
                    I've been using a 16 GB card in my Colorado for a long time and know people with them in Oregons. It is all the same software and hardware, so unless there is a weird bug, it should work.

                    https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=11364
                    http://blog.hendricksen.eu/2010/08/2...60csx-and-62s/

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                    • #11
                      Hi Red90,

                      What brand and model of 16GB card are you using that works?

                      ...ken...

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                      • #12
                        I am using a 16GB Kingston class 10 card on my 62s and it works fine

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KGANSHIRT View Post
                          Hi Red90,

                          What brand and model of 16GB card are you using that works?

                          ...ken...
                          Kingston class 4.

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                          • #14
                            Hi!

                            I tried the SanDisk microSDHC 16GB FAT32 and it didn't work on my 62s...
                            4GB microSDHC Sandisk was fine!

                            Now I'm thinking about getting the 16gb Kingston but I'm afraid that it won't work as well...

                            I'm a bit confused because someone confirmed the SanDisk Class 2 microSDHC working on the 62s...

                            Greetings from Germany!

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                            • #15
                              32 GB Sans Disk Class 2 w/ Two 4gb Map Sets Works

                              Have two 4gb image files (used filenames gmapsupp24k-wa,or,ca,nv and gmapsupp-canada) and confirm first time the chip boots with a new image file its slow but after first bootup about 16 seconds to load all mapsets on chip in 62s.
                              Last edited by LEN.FRANCIES; 01-02-2011, 02:52 AM. Reason: detailed image filenames as hint that gmapsupp can be modified

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