BMW Download Manager – Map Update Errors USB

If you purchase the latest version of GPS navigation maps from BMW you don’t receive a disc/DVD or over the air updates, you have to download a whopping 32GB of data to put onto a USB drive to carry out the update.

That’s all ok as BMW offer a nifty BMW Download Manager that handles the download to make sure such a large file download doesn’t get interrupted. However, they cap the download speed, so what should have taken <1 hour on my 100mbps leased line took 18 hours. I left if going and when it was all done and downloaded it presented me with the following:

So I put in a 32GB thumb drive and it says there’s not enough free space because 32GB is actually only 31.25GB (1024bits in a byte and all that fun stuff) which meant the 31.38GB it said it needed is actually too much to fit on a 32GB USB drive so you need a 64GB drive. No problem, I have 64GB drives around too…

This is where the fun happens, you cannot format a 64GB USB drive as FAT32 you can only format it as exFAT or NTFS but the BMW Download manager rejects exFAT and NTFS file formats and requests FAT32 but you simply can’t have a FAT32 formatted drive larger than 32GB!

I even tried Fat32Formater 3rd party app to try and force the format of 64GB to FAT32 but the BMW Download App still rejected it.

I tried forcing a format to FAT32 using Command Prompt but that returns an error “The Volume is too big for FAT32”

So I’m currently out of ideas. I’ve managed to buy a BMW Navigation Map update but it has to have a FAT32 formatted USB drive larger than 32GB which appears to be impossible.

I will contact BMW support and see what their solution is and update here to help anybody else stuck in the same situation.

STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK

DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 was stolen from a vehicle in Chester, Cheshire on 10th January 2018.

The serial number of this Mavic Pro was S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 (or O8QCE8HO122TW6 depending if they are zeros or the letter O.)

If you see this drone for sale on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook, etc or have been offered it for sale in person please DO NOT BUY IT, it is stolen property and you risk losing the item if the police find it. Please report it to me (@scoopz on twitter), leave an anonymous comment below or call Cheshire Police on 01244 350000 quoting crime reference 212-2018-01-10. Please do not alert the seller that the item may be stolen as it may suddenly disappear before the police can track it down.

If you have already bought this Mavic Pro and are concerned you have bought stolen goods please contact me directly or leave a comment below. I’m willing to buy it back or offer a reward for its return without involving the authorities.

This is not my usual post but I’m hoping somebody looking to buy a cheap Mavic Pro in the North West, Cheshire, UK area might be wise enough to search Google for the serial number 08QCE8H0122TW6  and end up reading this post.

All items shown above stolen including additional 8331 props, DJI sunshade and red joystick cover lock.

STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK
STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK

SanDisk microSD XC card overheated and melted SD card adapter


The pictures tell the story. 64GB SanDisk microSD XC I Class 10 card bought from Amazon and was being used in the Sandisk microSD to SD card adapter when it got super hot and melted the adapter. SanDisk support were worryingly blasé about it when I spoke with them, they didn’t seem to see the problem with a microSD card getting hot enough to melt plastic and just asked for it to be returned for a replacement.

Melted - SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Melted - SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC