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Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« on: April 06, 2020, 03:37:58 pm »
I'm playing with an old Etrex 30. It feels slow - is using a faster micro-SD card of any benefit when scrolling/updating maps?

TIA,
Rich (going out twice today)

Kim

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Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 05:19:36 pm »
Nahh, it's the power-optimised CPU that makes scrolling slow.  I vaguely recall that the USB interface is limited to USB 1 speeds, too; if you're transferring map data to/from the card it will go a lot quicker if you remove the card and put it in a reader.

Even with a really slow one, the card isn't really the bottleneck.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 09:39:15 pm »
Thanks Kim

Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 09:45:38 pm »

Currently struggling with putting .gpx files on the device or SD card. Surely I should be able to simply copy them to the GPX folder (on either drive) and have them show up under Tracks on the GPS?!

Rich (been out twice today)

Pingu

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Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 10:15:53 pm »
Yes, that should work.

Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 10:33:47 am »
Found the problem - the latest .gpx files from dwgwalking for the Brecons have waypoints only but no track points. I have an older copy of their files from 2016 which do have a full set of trackpoint elements.

Pingu

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Re: Etrex 30 - faster SD card worth it?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 11:49:57 am »
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