By Lily / Last Updated October 12, 2019

About the Navigation SD Card on your car

Navigation SD Cards are used in navigation systems that support SD cards. They are placed in the GPS device to store navigational data such as maps, points of interest and saved routes. The stored data can be read by the system to aid the driver. The cards can either be pre-loaded with navigational data or be loaded manually. You can find Navigation SD Cards in car navigation systems of Ford, Nissan, Mazda, Mercedes, Toyota, Nissan, etc.

The necessity of cloning Navigation SD Card

If there is a Navigation SD Card in your car navigation system, you may realize it is necessary to clone Navigation SD Card in following circumstances:

◈ Clone the original card to another SD card so that you can replace the original one with the cloned one if there is something wrong someday.
◈ Image the original card in other places in order that you can restore the original card with the backup image in case of data corruption or data loss. It is particularly useful when the navigation system only supports the original SD card.

To make the clone process smooth, you need a reliable Navigation SD Card duplicator.

How to clone Navigation SD Card in Windows easily?

Here I’m going to introduce two effective tools for Navigation SD Card cloning:

Use Mazda Toolbox for Mazda Navigation SD Card copy

Mazda offers its users an application to backup and restore their Navigation SD Cards. Follow the guidance below to use Mazda Toolbox:

1. Connect the SD card to your computer and login Mazda Toolbox with your user account.

2. On the Home screen, click on the Settings button.

3. In the Settings menu, click on the Manage button.

4. In the Manage menu, click on the Backup your device button.

Backup Your Device

5. Enter a name for your backup, so that you can identify it later. Wait for the backup task to be finished.

It seems easy to backup Navigation SD Cards with Mazda Toolbox. However, it only applies to Mazda users and it only supports Windows 10/8/7. What’s more, it requires a minimum display resolution of 1024*768 and 10 GB free space on your hard drive. Is there a superior tool to Mazda Toolbox?

Use a handy freeware to clone Navigation SD Card of all kinds

AOMEI Backupper Standard, a handy freeware embedded with backup, sync, recovery and clone features, can help you clone a variety of Navigation SD Cards including Mazda. It supports all Windows PC operating systems. Learn how to copy a Navigation SD Card to another SD card via AOMEI Backupper below:

Preparations:

▶ Two SD card readers (If your computer has one SD card slot, one reader is enough).
▶ A Windows PC.
▶ Navigation SD Card cloning software (free download and install).

Detailed steps:

Step 1. Connect the Navigation SD Card and the target SD card to your computer and make sure they are detected properly. Run AOMEI Backupper, click “Clone” and select “Disk Clone”.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the Navigation SD Card as the source disk and click “Next”.

Select Source Disk

Step 3. Select the target SD card you have connected to your computer and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. (Optional) In the Operation Summary page, click “Edit Partitions” and then choose “Add unused space to all partitions” option if the target SD card is larger than the source.

Edit Partitions

Step 5. Confirm the operation and click “Start Clone”.

Start Clone

Notes:

• The destination SD card will be completely overwritten. Backup the SD card before you start clone if there are important data on it.
• If you tick “Sector by sector clone” in Step 5, AOMEI Backupper will clone every sector on the Navigation SD Card no matter it is used or not, which will take more time and occupy more storage space.
• To manually adjust partition size on the destination SD card, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

If you have no spare SD card to clone the Navigation SD card to or your navigation system only supports the original SD card, you can go Backup and then Disk Backup to create a disk image in another place. You can restore your Navigation SD card with the image any time you need it.

Verdict

As you see, you can clone Navigation SD Card with AOMEI Backupper in a few steps. Apart from SD cards cloning, you can use AOMEI Backupper as bit copy software and CompactFlash card copier. Don’t hesitate to get this tool!