How much can fit on a Garmin 512M data card?

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I am close to purchasing a Garmin 276c - to be used for city and offroad driving.

One concern I have is the capacity of the Garmin data cards. Practically how much can fit on a 512m card? Will City Navigator 2008 and OzTopo V2 maps fit on the one card, or do I need multiple.

If multiple, it will get awfully expensive and I probably lean to the 60csx instead.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:30

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:30
Easy! you can fit 512m on a 512m card

CN2008 and Oz Topo piece of cake I would say. I have 56meg on my 60CS and can get almost half of Oz on it including all of Sydney, 200 at the most would pull up CN2008, that leaves all the rest for Oz Topo. Should be a doddle.

If you're worried just get a 1 gig card
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Follow Up By: rotanon - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:36

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:36
Bonz thanks for the prompt reply.

Can you get 1Gb Garmin data cards. I have only seen 512Mb?
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:11

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:11
512mb is max , I just got 64mb with mine and brought others when cheap on ebay think $120 for 512mb from US
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:38

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:38
Actually after you format a card u cant get quite the total capacity on it.
What type of cards are they as most are pretty cheap now. I got a miccro SD 2gig Sandisk for $19
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:41

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:41
There a special proprietry Garmin card.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 17:16

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 17:16
well I would have thought that you could use any old memory card that would fit, not a proprietary Garmin card (thanx Robin for ruining another thought about a new GPS hahaha)

Ahh well I will stick with the 56meg 60CS
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 18:22

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 18:22
Sorry Bonz , but stick with the 276c for a new GPS if you can - it is seriously better , and soon you probably won't be able to obtain them anymore - sort of like live axle cars.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:55

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:55
ahh well my 60CS will do the trick for me, the 276c is a little out of my price range
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:06
Good GPS , I still think they are the best serious type GPS around.

Never really use my 512 card , 128mb is enough for eastern Australia with CN8 and Shonky.

Both would fit on my 256mb card

As downloading is pretty simple i prefer to keep 2 smaller cards for redundancy.


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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 00:24

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 00:24
Hello

All of City Navigator 08 requires ~150mb
All of OztopoV2 (no contours) requires ~330mb
Total therefore is ~480mb

OztopoV2 contours require lots of space - all of Aus is 1,592mb so you will need to be a bit selective here.

60csx is possibly a better choice if you plan on just getting one gps and stepping out of the car. As "serious" as the 276 is (and it is a good choice for in car work) it becomes seriously useless out of the car.

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