256Mb Sandisk SD Card - How to Test?

Posted on 2005-05-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-26

I have an iPAQ 3950 which I run TOMTOM 3 GPS in-car navigation on, it is a wired system - not bluetooth.

Since I have upgraded from version 2 to 3 the system is prone to crashing/freezing while navigating - to get it working again I have to do a soft reset and reload the program.

I have contacted TOMTOM who said it could be the SD card causing the fault, the softwares on PDA are all up to date - it runs PPC2002.

My question is, how can I test the SD card?

data transfers fine when I slide the card in to my laptop, sometimes to get the TOMTOM program to run, I first have to unclick the card from the PDA and then click it back in again - otherwise I get a "could not mind maps data" message

Hope you can help,

many thanks in advance.
Question by:JackHodson
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello there! :-)

    There is an *awesome* program to test your memory card. It's not free, but there is a trial version you can download.

    Program Info:
    Download Link:

    Hope that works out for you.
    Take care! :D
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    Oh! I almost forgot...I would recommend you download the latest firmware version for your PDA.

    You can get the latest version here:

    It's v1.11, but I would reload it either way...

    Let me know if that works out for you! :D
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    do u have a memory card reader which normally plugs in USB port of a computer and acts as removable mass storage...???

    if yes, then u can insert the card into the reader and format it using Windows XP.. or try to copy big files like movies/audio etc and then read from it. if everything is fine... insert the card back in ur ipaq and format it there. Everything shud be fine.


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