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Old 10-05-2014, 05:29 PM
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Uconnect 730n HD Storage Limited to 20GB

This system has a 40GB hard drive yet only 20GB is available for storage. Does anyone know why? Hard to believe the system needs 20GB for it's own software.

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What's hard to believe about it? Most of the sales documentation states it up front.

As to technical reason, I am sure there is some reason and could be anything from the actual navigation data, operating system and dedicated partitions used for backup/recovery and buffering taking a large chunk of the space.

I highly doubt they have just unused dead space to never make available to the end user.

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What's hard to believe about it? Most of the sales documentation states it up front.
I know what it says. I'm questioning why the system needs 20GB for itself, that's a huge amount of storage. JEEP should have just advertised it as a 20GB hard drive, since that's all we can use. lol
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Likely it's 40gb unformatted. Probably has a lot of space taken for maps, location details, etc. Then the operating system and likely a backup so it can be reset without a disk. Probably not the most efficient file sizes either. Lame advertising gimmick, but seems standard.
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The 730N also has FPGA's (programmable logic). The code to program those FGPA's is stored on the drive too, to handle cold startups.
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As siggy said there is probably a backup that takes up a bunch of space, plus the os and map data. When have you ever seen ANY electronic device with storage advertise the amount available to the user as opposed to total capacity?
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I agree with the OP. Why tell us it's a 40GB drive, but you can only use 20. Is that some sort of "truth in advertising" that they're required to give unnecessary details?
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All JEEP had to stay was "20GB of storage space" and then in fine print say it's a 40GB Hard Drive.
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All JEEP had to stay was "20GB of storage space" and then in fine print say it's a 40GB Hard Drive.
I do not know about past years but it was on my window sticker of my 2014 how much usable space was available in addition to the the full drive capacity.

I really do not see what the big deal is? They are not hiding the fact that full drive capacity is not available to the end user.
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I'm still not seeing the issue here. Apple doesn't sell iphones listed as 55GB - they sell them as 64GB. A Dell computer with a 500GB HD isn't advertised as a 430GB. Jeep is actually doing one better than the industry standard and telling you exactly how much space you can use.
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The point remains w/ the OP that Jeep should've just stated that owners are provided a 20 GB storage space.

What else is there to debate?

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