Author Topic: Can I take a micro sd card from my gps and install it onto another sd card?  (Read 1080 times)

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Offline mootoxybb

Hello, I have a Garmin 60CSx and have the Garmin North America NT on a stock Garmin micro sd card.  I was wanting to put the NA sd card onto a bigger sd card so I can add routes from the ACA maps and be able to toggle between whatever is on the bigger sd card without changing out sd cards while on my trip.  Is this possible?  Hate to buy another version like a disc or download when I already have the N America maps on a micro sd card. 
Thanks for your help.

Offline John Nelson

Directly from Garmin:

"At this time, the 2 GB cards are the largest microSD cards that can be used for the X-series GPS units. However, the X-series GPS units are not compatible with the San Disk Ultra II cards and we do not recommend using the Ultra II micro SD cards with any of the X units."

Offline mdxix

I was wanting to put the NA sd card onto a bigger sd card so I can add routes from the ACA maps and be able to toggle between whatever is on the bigger sd card without changing out sd cards while on my trip.  Is this possible?
Yes, you should be able to. There is no hidden code on the microSD card itself. There is though hidden code in the maps that allows you to only use them with the unit that they were unlocked for. You cannot transfer these maps to another unit and use them.

On Garmin web site, under the Accessories tab, it shows 4GB microSD card with SD adapter to be compatible with the GPSMAP 60CSx.

Hate to buy another version like a disc or download when I already have the N America maps on a micro sd card.
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  • OSM has worldwide coverage for visiting any region. Details vary for each country, but most have enough.
  • OSM is not locked with the GPS unit. I can use them with any and all GPS units that you have.
  • It costs $0 for each map set of each region that I want to bicycle in.
  • OSM is constantly updated. I can always download the latest. Free.