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Can I change the hard drive in my Garmin 2620 to flash memory? My 2620 does not have a flap on the side like the 2610.

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I believe bot of the answers from Romesz and Shaun_ST are incorrect. The 2GB Cornice brand microdrive uses a 20-pin custom ZIF and isn't ATA. There doesn't appear to be any converters readily available for purchase and the drives are less than readily available in April of 2010 than they were in 2008. However, without some kind of converter to connect to your PC you will not be able to format the Cornice drive so that the Garmin can use it. The Garmin 2620 without the CF card was a big product manager error. On a side note, to use a new emerging, proprietary product like a Cornice 2GB hard drive over an established and widely used CF card medium is a huge lapse of judgment from a product management perspective. Cornice has since gone out of business and are not making any drives that will provide a service option for you and Garmin has discontinued out of warranty service as well.

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I am working on changing out the cornice drive, the problem is, in one part that the hard drive is permanently installed, but could be removed because it is only connected with a ZIF cable. But the to connect a CF card you need a cable adapter that is available on eBay. Of course the CF card could not be that easy to remove because there is still no card slot on the unit. I don't know if this would work with the other electronic components. But not in possible to do it.

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No, it seems like its soldered in there. I took mine appart to check it out hoping i could take it out, connect it to a computer with a special cable, and Copy it to a bigger drive using (Ghost) or somthing, then putting it back in.
I wish Garmin would make it easier for you back up the hard drive and made it easier to swap the drive out if you wanted to.

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