Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11
    Garmin/GPS Systems GMod.

    Neil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oz.
    Posts
    7,400
    Rep Power
    1434

    Default

    Pointless buying big cards imo when your 3797 has 8GiB on board anyway. All NA CNNT and ancillary files will fit on the unit. If you want to use other maps just put them on the smallest card required to take them and ancillary files. All AUNZ CNNT map and extras will fit on a 2GiB card for instance, only about 1.2GiB in total. Not so long ago ['back in the good ol' days'] i remember that a 1 GiB card could handle all the AU bits 'n' bobs for a 3790.

    Any good branded microSD is ok. Garmin still only recommend Sandisk & Kingston i think. Most of mine are Sandisk but I've also used Kingston, Samsung, RiData, Lexar, Team, Transcend, Kingston and other lesser know ones like KingMax and even Corsair [which i've heard bad things from my photographer mate about] and 'no-name' cards from China & Hong Kong. None of them have caused me any problems. Best avoid the unknown sellers on eBay though. I just buy what's on special to be honest, and don't worry too much about the speed class. All SDHC cards speeds 4 to 10 will read much the same, the 'class' is it's minimum write speed and anyway Garmin units don't write to the card in normal operation, they only read from it. If you copy maps to the card while it's in the unit or a slow card reader/writer there's a speed bottleneck anyway there.
    'Thanking Posts' are banned. To thank someone, and/or to see hidden links and content, use the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] button below left of the helpful post then refresh your browser [F5 key]. 'Thanking Posts' are banned.
    Please don't spam. Posts serving no purpose other than to thank or to ask about hidden links are trashed or deleted, it's GPSPower's policy. Please don't spam.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] should make their first post as a new Intro Thread in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

  2.    Advertissements


  3. #12
    Member +
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    nowhere
    Posts
    32
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Pointless buying big cards imo when your 3797 has 8GiB on board anyway. All NA CNNT and ancillary files will fit on the unit. If you want to use other maps just put them on the smallest card required to take them and ancillary files. All AUNZ CNNT map and extras will fit on a 2GiB card for instance, only about 1.2GiB in total. Not so long ago ['back in the good ol' days'] i remember that a 1 GiB card could handle all the AU bits 'n' bobs for a 3790.

    Any good branded microSD is ok. Garmin still only recommend Sandisk & Kingston i think. Most of mine are Sandisk but I've also used Kingston, Samsung, RiData, Lexar, Team, Transcend, Kingston and other lesser know ones like KingMax and even Corsair [which i've heard bad things from my photographer mate about] and 'no-name' cards from China & Hong Kong. None of them have caused me any problems. Best avoid the unknown sellers on eBay though. I just buy what's on special to be honest, and don't worry too much about the speed class. All SDHC cards speeds 4 to 10 will read much the same, the 'class' is it's minimum write speed and anyway Garmin units don't write to the card in normal operation, they only read from it. If you copy maps to the card while it's in the unit or a slow card reader/writer there's a speed bottleneck anyway there.
    I checked on amazon and there was a discount on a 16gb microsdhc by sandisk (16€ with shipping) and i bought it. Thanks again for your help!!

  4. #13
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    130
    Rep Power
    71

    Default

    Europe 3597 come with factory preinstalled 4gb card .

  5. #14
    Garmin/GPS Systems GMod.

    Neil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oz.
    Posts
    7,400
    Rep Power
    1434

    Default

    LOL! That's right, he has an EU. I forgot that, and thought he had a US version when i made the post above.
    'Thanking Posts' are banned. To thank someone, and/or to see hidden links and content, use the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] button below left of the helpful post then refresh your browser [F5 key]. 'Thanking Posts' are banned.
    Please don't spam. Posts serving no purpose other than to thank or to ask about hidden links are trashed or deleted, it's GPSPower's policy. Please don't spam.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] should make their first post as a new Intro Thread in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

 

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.