GPS running ozice - Is there a mod to increase SD card to > 2g?

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I have a chinese made (no name) 2din in-dash gps/cd/radio/dvd/tv etc. and I have just got oziexplorerCE running on it with Hema maps and it is great. My problem is the size of the SD card (2g) doesn't allow me to load all the maps. Is there a mod of some sort to allow wince5.0 to use 4g or higher cards?

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Bob
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 20:43

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 20:43
I think you will find that the only reason it came with a 2g card was simply the cheapest option

Most likely it will take a 4 and possibly in 8 without an issue. I have a handheld chinese runnning WCE that came with a 2 it now has an 8 and all running ok

that may be you limit though.....if a 4 has suficient space just try that....I would be surprised if it wont cope with it

others with more knowledge may differ...I can only speak from my experience hands on with my unit
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert R1 (SA) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 20:57

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 20:57
Thanks Bungarra. The only larger card I have is a 16g one and that wouldn't work. I might just have to buy a bigger card and try it. I can always use it with my camera if it doesn't.

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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:33

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:33
obviously 16 is pushing it............when I was purchasing mine on line it stated..comes with a 2 but will take a 4..in actual fact it handles an 8

subject to what maps you want most likely a 4 will do it if it takes it..


IGo 8 Australia is 774 MB
Ozce 6.52MB
Hema Australia 260MB
250K Australia in ozf3 format is 2.77GB

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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:10

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:10
ok people a littl lessonin storage, almost anythuing over 2 gig, will go to the NTFS file system. most of wince will run fat32. so when you stick card into computer, right click on the memory card, then format using fat32 in the menu. the said card should work.


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sorry couldn't find the first on how to identify what file system you have.

With most sd cards they are in fat32, sometimes anything over 4 gig willbe either way. over 4 gig sd cards, the fat32 may goto NTFS due to it being more effiecent and better in storing data.

right click on disk that needs to be reformatted. select either format disk or properties, then select formt into fat32. click start or run. select either full or quick. preference to full.

also sometimes it helps to format card before putting into device. have come across problem of it not working unless reformatted.
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Follow Up By: HGMonaro - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:35

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:35
Tried this with mine but it didn't work unfortunately :(
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Follow Up By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:24

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:24
Perhaps you are using too fast a card for the system you have. My Chinese made VMS has a 16gig card in it.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:27

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:27
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Possibly more of a hardware issue than SD card format issue ...i.e./e.g. use what ever card format you like ...hardware is limited to reading 2 or 4gb non HD SD cards - end of story.

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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 06:34

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 06:34
Nice quote John!!! Very nice quote.

"many fear their reputation, few fear their consciences"

i speak a small bit of latin, and i cheated. looked it up
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Follow Up By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:14

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:14
Christopher, I speak little Latin, sorry, my conscience would say, no Latin, only modern variations in language.

I liked the thought of the complexity that makes up each of us weighing conscience against what we are prepared to disclose. Secrets, me? Nooo.

Greg, I think you say it all. The system probably isn't as advanced as many others that have been researched
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Reply By: Pete Mac - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:22

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:22
Simply put, most chinese units will only accept SD cards that are of the old 'SD' standard not the new SDHC standard.

If you are lucky you might be able to track down 4gb SD (non-SDHC) cards on eBay.... Hit and miss though as the old standard is essentially retired.

I am awaiting of delivery of a 4gb SD card (non-SDHC) standard from this ebay seller;

http://stores.ebay.com.au/ClickandBuydotcom?_trksid=p4340.l2563

I am overseas and haven't received it yet so can't confirm that it does work....
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Reply By: Member - Robert R1 (SA) - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 21:06

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 21:06
I bought a 4g card today and loaded the program onto it. I noticed that the format was already fat32. The wonderful Chinese device couldn't find any files on it. I reformatted to FAT and reloaded files but still no go. I think my device cannot read anything above 2g. This is not disastrous. I will just load on whatever maps I need at the time.

Thank you all for your replies.
Bob
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