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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Stephen C, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Stephen C

    Stephen C Active Member

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    Got an 8V with the standard tech pack on its way! Although not sure if tech pack makes a difference to the SD slots, can anyone with a copy of the instruction manual check what the maximum class and capacity is of the SD cards the 8V can take? Also, does it take regular-sized cards, or micro ones?
     
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    It takes regular SD cards. With the standard tech pack, i think one of the SD card slots will be used for the maps, only leaving 1 slot for music. max 64gb cards
     
  3. Stephen C

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    Does the high tech pack have a different SD setup then? I was under the impression maps were stored on some sort of HDD with both tech packs.
     
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    I think only on internal hard drive with the top end tech pack. The brochure says which pack includes sd maps and which is hdd
     
  5. Stephen C

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    I ordered PNQ Technology Package:

    So I guess I can use both slots?
     
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    Yes that's right, both slots will be free, so max 128gb in theory. Because there are 3 levels of sat nav type packs, I thought tech pack was a more general term, but Audi don't refer to the basic nav as a tech pack.

    Incidentally the screen quality without either of the 2 tech packs is naff
     
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    Yep, that's the main reason I specced it. All my devices are retina display, so the standard screen looked **** to me!
     
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    Sorry to hijack, but I was all excited that I could move up to SDXC cards when my new car arrives.

    Here in Australia we have the "MMI Navigation plus w/ 7" display, 2*card readers, 20GB storage etc" with no further upgrade options. I've seen in some places it mention SDHC and other places I could swear I've seen SDXC. Does anyone know for certain?
     
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    I'm using a 128GB SD card with no problems (non tech pack though). I thought I read some where capacity was 2TB (not that these cards exist!).
     
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    It's on page 60 of the brochure, says PNQ tech pack (£1,495 one) leaves 2 x SDXC slots free for up to 2TB of storage.
     
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  11. Stephen C

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    Also, can MMI play Apple Lossless (.m4a format) files from the SD cards?
     
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    It won't play lossless but will play AAC okay
     
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    Wont play The Beatles though.
     

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