[gps-talkusers] Re: SD card vs. CF card

  • From: "Kevin Chao" <g.unit89@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:29:50 -0700


Glad to report that your question is not the  impossible dream and here is
what to do.

To tell the system that you are getting the maps from the SD card instead of
the CompactFlash card, do the following:
Within the GPS program
Press O for GPS options
Press M for Map and POI folder
Select the drive, in this case the SD card
Then select the folder, for examples maps.
Press enter to confirm the directory
You will get a message stating the amount of maps loaded, commercial POI
loaded, and User POIs loaded.

You can have your maps stored on including but not limited to: CompactFlash
card, SD card, thumb drive and Hard Drive.

To answer your question about the requirement of the CompactFlash card that
came with the system. It isn't required to have this card inserted in the
system at all. It is just another storage media that contains your home
state, documentation and GPS V4 installer. Just be sure that you have some
storage media that contains maps on it and the system knows to look there
for maps.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Phillips" <
To: <
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:40 PM
Subject: [gps-talkusers] SD card vs CF card

>A couple of days ago I loaded the Western US on a 2 gig SD chip for my
> wife's mPower.  The CF card, my wife received the other day with the
> program
> on it, had the State of Washington already loaded I then loaded Oregon on
> that chip as well, works wonderful.  The question is, how do you tell the
> program to get its map information from the SD chip, not the CF chip or
> can
> you?  We both read through the manual and can't seam to find what we're
> looking for.  I'm sure we have read over it, but could someone enlighten
> us.
> Maybe it's the impossible dream....   The reason she wants to use the SD
> chip is that she has books loaded on another CF card and would like
> eventually to put that into the PCI slot.  I'm assuming here you don't
> have
> to have the CF card that came with the program, in that slot whenever you
> using the GPS.
> I also want to commend Sendero on a fantastic job they have done with
> their
> instruction for loading the program and getting it up and running.  It
> took
> 2 weeks to get the same spot with the Trekker vs 30 minuets time with the
> Sendero.  You have saved another marriage.   Well worth the wait of 3.5
> months to receive the system.   I'm as excited about her new GPS as she
> is.
> We love our toys!
> Craig Phillips

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