NUVI 255W SD Card

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by Tim S., Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Tim S.

    Tim S. Guest

    Any Recommendations for brand and size of SD Card for this unit?

    Tim S., Nov 26, 2009
  2. Tim S.

    DaveG Guest

    My personal experience with a number of SD cards in various devices is
    simply to buy the cheapest.
    DaveG, Nov 27, 2009
  3. Tim S.

    Joel Guest

    I would say go for the cheapest brand.
    Joel, Nov 27, 2009
  4. The Garmin tech told me 2GB maximum.
    I'm actually using a 4GB card.

    During a discussion on this subject on a forum I'm in,
    there were also 8GB and 16GB cards being used in a
    255W, by different people, without any problems.

    I usually go for SanDisk but I've had a faulty one of
    those in the past. No problem getting it changed,
    which may be the advantage of a well known brand.

    You pays your money and takes your chance !
    Josiah Jenkins, Nov 28, 2009
  5. Tim S.

    ps56k Guest

    basic choice - under 2GB vs over 2GB which is SDHC
    and should be ok with 2,4,8, etc - but that is a LOT of space.

    Next is the speed, or class - basic cards are Class 2 -

    IF I might use the card in a camera, then I tend to get larger capacity +
    faster class.
    If not - like with a microSD - then I just grab whatever,
    and get one with the micro-adapter.

    Lastly - depending upon what you might be loading on the card,
    I tend to use an external USB card reader as they are usually much faster
    than the native USB interface on the GPS or any of my cameras...
    ps56k, Nov 28, 2009
  6. The full European mapping takes up 1.72 GB,
    which was too much for my 6-week old 255W.

    I presume that NA mapping would require similar space.
    I've got an SD card reader built into this laptop.
    Josiah Jenkins, Nov 28, 2009
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    maceda Guest

    The full European mapping takes up 1.72 GB,
    Was that trying to put it into the 255W memory?

    Have a new 205W. Just put the full CNEU plus Spain Topo, about 3.5GB,
    on to a 4GB SD card, and the original local region is still in the

    Loads up OK
    maceda, Nov 29, 2009
  8. Tim S.

    Tim S. Guest

    Thanks for the info everyone. I think I'm going to get a 8 Gig card and go
    from there.

    Tim S., Nov 29, 2009
  9. Tim S.

    Bob Martin Guest

    You might like to check that it will work with 8GB. Garmin used to recommend
    a maximum of 2GB, though that might have changed.
    Bob Martin, Nov 30, 2009
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