Which GPS devices go into mass storage mode when connected to the computer?

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09/11/2014

Most newer Garmin GPS devices go into mass storage to communicate with Garmin software applications.

USB mass storage is the default setting for the following devices:

  • nuvi series1
  • LIVE series
  • zumo series1
  • dezl series1
  • Camper/RV 7601
  • StreetPilot c500 series
  • All Edge models, except 205 and 305
  • Forerunner 10, 15, 110, 210, 220, and 620
  • Colorado series
  • Oregon series
  • Dakota series
  • GPSMAP 62 series
  • GPSMAP 78 series
  • Approach series
  • Montana series
  • Foretrex 301 and 401
  • eTrex 10, 20 and 30
  • Rino 610, 650 and 655t
  • Astro 320
  • Alpha 100
  • fenix series
  • tactix

Devices with removable storage (x-series outdoor devices) are able to go into mass storage by selecting the option on the Setup-Interface page.

1Some nuvi, zumo, RV, Camper, and dezl models, when connected to a computer running Windows, will go into MTP mode instead of mass storage mode. For more information about MTP mode (including which models use this mode), visit the following FAQ page:  https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={2c197420-8419-11e1-6a4c-000000000000}

When connected to a computer, the following devices will provide you a choice of either Garmin mode or USB mass storage mode:

  • StreetPilot 2730
  • StreetPilot 2820
  • StreetPilot 7000 series
  • nuvifone

For more information about the difference between Garmin mode and USB mass storage mode for the above devices, visit the following FAQ page:  https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={21880870-43e1-11df-e655-000000000000}

Referenced Links:

MTP Mode FAQ - https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={2c197420-8419-11e1-6a4c-000000000000}

Garmin Mode/USB Mass Storage Mode Differences FAQ - https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={21880870-43e1-11df-e655-000000000000}


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