Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

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Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

Post by Pilot55 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 am

In today's world of computerized PFD and MFD avionics they are all using data cards for the ever changing nav data, approach plates etc.
The problem with all these data cards is they will fail from time to time. You then have to call aspen or who ever your panel manufacture is and order a new card, or do you? There is a quick and easy way to make a back up of your paid subscription data cards. If you call your manufacture or jeppesen you will be paying from $150-$300 per sd card with no data. It is the same card you can purchase from say Walmart,best buy, Amazon etc. for $20.
If anyone is interested in how to make a exact backup of your cards, message me. It will save you quit a bit of money. It can be done on Mac or Windows PC.
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Re: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

Post by BRS » Fri May 31, 2019 1:07 pm

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Re: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

Post by CFIDave » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:20 pm

Rather than trying to copy from your original copy-protected SDcards to make a backup, a much easier solution (assuming you have a current bundled PilotPak or OnePak G1000 subscription) is simply to download all the files you've already paid for (from flygarmin.com) onto a 2nd set of SDCards (for legacy G1000s) or single SDCard (for NXi).
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