By Lily / Last Updated May 29, 2020

About the Navigation SD Card in 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.

Navigation SD Card

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:

Make a backup of the original SD card so that you can restore the card in case of data corruption or data loss.
Copy the original SD card to a faster SD card, thus making the whole system faster.

To make the backup/copy process smooth, you need a reliable Navigation SD Card duplicator.

How to clone a Navigation SD Card in Windows easily?

Here I’m going to introduce two effective tools for Navigation SD Card cloning. Just keep reading to get detailed steps.

Use Mazda Toolbox for Mazda Navigation SD Card copy
Use a handy freeware to clone Navigation SD Card of all kinds

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, the best free backup software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, comes to help.

  • It offers the Disk Clone feature which enables you to copy a Navigation SD Card to another card easily. The cloned card can be used directly without the restoration process.

  • It owns the Disk Backup feature that allows you to create disk image for a Navigation SD Card. You can restore the Navigation SD Card to a normal state from the backup image when problems occur. (It is particularly useful when the navigation system only supports the original SD card.)

  • It supports a variety of Navigation SD Cards including Mazda, Nissan, and Ford, etc.

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).

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. Tick “Sector by sector clone” to make an exact copy of the original SD card. Confirm the operation and click “Start Clone”.

Start Clone

Note: The destination SD card will be completely overwritten. If there are important data on it, backup files before you start clone.

Verdict

To clone a Navigation SD Card, you can either use a specific toolkit or a universal backup tool like AOMEI Backupper. 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!