Memory Card Must Be Formatted To Work With This Device

Memory Card Must Be Formatted To Work With This Device

Garmin released a new automotive GPS early in 2016. We have done some preliminary testing on a DriveSmart 60. On the model tested, we received a message saying “Memory Card Must Be Formatted.” It appears the DriveSmart units will not work with memory cards less than 1GB in size and they have to be formatted a specific way.

There are two options:
1) The first option is to please put your product in a bubble mailer, and send it to us at: Kirsch’s Outdoor Products, 7915 Aquarius Drive, Fargo, ND 58104. Indicate you have a Drive series GPS from Garmin and we will get you a different card size with a different format and send it right back to.

2) If you have a memory card reader and the card is 1GB or larger, you can try the following. Make a folder called drivesmart on your Windows PC. Copy all the contents of the microSD card into that folder. Put the microSD card back in the DriveSmart GPS, and say Yes to format the card. Remove the card after formatting and place it back into your memory card reader. Copy the contents from the drivesmart folder back on the card. This is not a recommended option but can work in certain circumstances.

 

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