Do new downloaded maps overwrite the old, or do they add to it?

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by DrivingBlind, Apr 26, 2014.

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    DrivingBlind

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    I had an old TomTom that I recently replaced with a Via 1605TM.

    I noticed that I only have a few megabytes of free space remaining on the Via.

    With the old models, the maps where overwritten or replaced when you downloaded a new one, but it's been a few years and I want to make sure this is still the case.

    So, the next time I download a free map update, will it just overwrite the old one, or do I need to run out and buy an SD card?
     
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    Normally the new map overwrites the old one. However, if the new one is so large in size (because of additional information), you would just be offered a zoned map or, a suggestion might be made to add a micro sdhc card. If I were you and the Via can take a card (think the slot is just where you plug in the cable), I would. A 8 gb card with a fast speed (class 10).

    Also, take a look at THIS
     
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    Thanks for your help dhn!
     
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