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Memory card for Nuvi260w

by ksteil / September 7, 2008 11:13 AM PDT

A few months ago I ordered a GPS for my daughter's car. When I placed the order, the salesman informed that she would need a high powered memory card for the system to operate well. This memory card was quite costly.
My daughter tells me that it is not necessary and runs it on a regular card. She also went to Best Buy and was told that a regular memory card for digicams is sufficient.
The store I purchased the GPS from will not take back the memory card. They feel that it will make the GPS work better. Somehow I feel that I have been had.
Can I use this card in my digital camera, a canon 6 mp?
What does it do that a 'regular' memory card doesn't?

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(NT) "had"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 11:54 PM PDT
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GPS memory card
by ksteil / September 8, 2008 12:25 AM PDT
In reply to: "had"

NO! I didn't want you to agree!
Bob, I thought as much. Since it was a Birthday Gift I wanted by a specific date, I let myself be pressured into the additional purchase.

You usually have all the great links handy - have one for me to read up on the different types of memory? Want to learn all about this 'treasure' that I now own.

The card I was sold was described as follows:
1GB Professional ULTRA-HIGH SPEED Error Free Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card With Low Power Consumption. $179.00

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Hi speed memory
by ksteil / September 8, 2008 12:52 AM PDT

Ouch! is right.
I vaguely felt like a fool then, certainly do so now.

Thanks for your time and interest.

BTW, do you know if this card would perform magic in my Canon?

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(NT) You have to try it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2008 12:55 AM PDT
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re: Hi speed memory
by wcunning Roadshow staff / September 9, 2008 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi speed memory

Sorry to say, but you probably won't see much benefit from the card you bought over a cheaper one, except that it will be less likely to fail. Professional photographers will opt for cards like the one you bought because the failure rate is lower, and they can't afford to lose pictures. For personal use, the cheap-o cards generally work fine, as they don't get as much use. And if they do fail, well, it may suck to lose those vacation photos, but it won't cost you a client.

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So SanDisk is the cheapo?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2008 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: re: Hi speed memory

What should I look for next time?

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