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    GARMIN ZUMO 660 SD CARD Question.

    I have a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS. I have always used the internal GPS memory for routes and music. I got a 4GB SD card and loading music on it for the 660.
    With the card in the GPS and music also on the units memory, will I get an option to use either the SD card or units memory music?
    If so where do I select that option?
    Mike

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    660 doesn't use a typical SD card..but a micro SD card..

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    Yes I know that. Looking for the question to be answered.
    Thanks

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    Check out the big manual:
    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/zumo660_OwnersManual.pdf

    Page 27

    For what it is worth, go to Newegg.com and pick up a class 10, 8gig MicroSD - should cost about $10 with free shipping. That will be big enough and plenty fast to handle lots and lots of music. Note in the manual you can save to either the unit or the card, save to the card to keep the internal memory free.

    Here is a nice one for $8 shipped:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211540

    When it comes to buying flash memory online is the only way to go, the brick and mortar stores are usually WAY overpriced.
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    Mike,

    I just upgraded to the 660 last week after my 550 crapped out. I spent a good amount of time on the phone with tech support trying to get the 550 going again before we started talking more about the 660.

    From what I was told, it is best to store all of your music on the micro SD card by creating a folder for GARMIN, then a subfolder for MUSIC, then putting your music into seperate sub folders from there. I'm still not clear on why the need for several sub folders but they say it works best and I have to admit it does after trying without.

    Also, I've learned that the 660 cannot take more than a 16 GB card without problems.

    Here is a link to the Zumo forum. You have to register to use it and that is a process in itself taking up to 24 hours but I've found the info quite helpful. Zumo Forum

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    And to answer your original question, to the best of my knowledge, you cannot choose between the unit vs. the card.

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