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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Following on from DJA's thread yesterday i'm currently downloading the latest o/s update and new west european map update.

    2 hours in and 45% downloaded....to my laptop !!!

    Then it take half as long to upload to device.

    What are TomTom up to....if they emailed me the data code i could manually upload it faster.
     
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    I updated ours yesterday 6.5 Gig! download
     
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    Same with Garmin, I guess it is their server where the bottleneck is. Huge file to download and lots of people trying to download it at the same time.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Possibly, but that doesnt explain why it can take up to an hour and half to upload FROM the computer it downloaded to.
    after all, once downloaded it becomes a locally stored file.
     
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    It is probably down to the speed it can write to the SD card. They are not very quick things.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    3 hours......79%
     
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    Hi Pappajohn

    Just to wind you up it took me less than 1 hour to download the map which is 6+gb and not very long to download the new software but then again we have Bt Infinity with a download speed of +55mb.

    Just think what it would be like to still have the old 56kbs phone system when it took hours to download new windows software such that they supplied the update as a free CD attached to computer magazines. Now I am dating mayself.

    If the maps are this big it would not matter whether it was Garman or Tomtom etc it will take as long as it takes based on your connection capability, computer ability and the speed of the internal storage facility or SD card if thats what it is writing to..

    It will be worth it when it is finished. I hope?????

    ps Scarborough? how long has the internet been available there????
     
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    I leave TomTom to download overnight - anything else winds me up too much.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Oooh, we have had internet for years now......unfortunately nobody let BT know so we still have wet string for phone lines.

    55mb......almost 20 times my best speed....3.5mb.

    Took just 4 hours to download and a further 45 mins to upload to device.

    Good job map update are quarterly....any more and i would lose the will to live.
     
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    Hi Pappajohn

    Based on 3.5 mb download that is probably why they are quarterly!!!!!!
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Need to PM you later regarding POI's after updating the software.
    cant find anything on mine.

    Going for some light refreshments :drink: in a few minutes so it will be over the next couple of days if thats ok.
     
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    Quarterly ?
    Does that mean you've only got a quarter of the map... top left, bottom right ?!?!
    :rofl:
     
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    A quarter of each quarter.....in a random order.
     
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