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danham
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slow reading of SD card?

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I keep a lot of routes (more than 150) on my SD card and it was getting slower and slower. Today I went to add some new routes for an upcoming trip and when I hit "Routes" under "Import Data," it took about 6 minutes to populate the screen with choices and none of them were the GPX files I had just added using a card reader on my iMac.

After a bunch of reboots and other thrashing around, I decided to make a backup of all the data on the card and to use the excellent sdcard.org formatter to start fresh.

Success! It reads the files much faster and the new data was right where I put it.

Hope this helps someone.

-dan
Zumo 660, nuvi 760 and many retired units dating back to the GPS III+
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

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Re: slow reading of SD card?

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danham wrote:
20 Jan 2020 22:21
I keep a lot of routes (more than 150) on my SD card and it was getting slower and slower. Today I went to add some new routes for an upcoming trip and when I hit "Routes" under "Import Data," it took about 6 minutes to populate the screen with choices and none of them were the GPX files I had just added using a card reader on my iMac.

After a bunch of reboots and other thrashing around, I decided to make a backup of all the data on the card and to use the excellent sdcard.org formatter to start fresh.

Success! It reads the files much faster and the new data was right where I put it.

Hope this helps someone.

-dan
Do you have a reliable place to download the program?

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Re: slow reading of SD card?

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carolinarider09 wrote:
21 Jan 2020 00:58
Do you have a reliable place to download the program?
Yes, links on this page for both Mac and Windows versions...

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/index.html

-dan
Zumo 660, nuvi 760 and many retired units dating back to the GPS III+
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

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Re: slow reading of SD card?

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Thanks.

I downloaded both. I run a Windows 7 environment on my Mac so I might try both. Have not installed them yet.

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