Isn't it about time?- Mydrive connect — TomTom Community

Isn't it about time?- Mydrive connect

SteveDukSteveDuk Posts: 21 [Apprentice Traveler]
edited January 23 in MyDrive Connect
TomTom created a 'fit for purpose' way to update.

If you have multiple units why do you have to download GBs of data multiple times? Surely one download could then update all the units.

Why are the download servers so slow?

Why no Linux solution? The units run on Linux.

Why don't the wifi versions batteries have the capacity to download over wifi?

Why can't the download be done without the unit connected?

Just a few ideas that would drag TomTom , kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,976 Superusers
    Hi
    @SteveDuk

    With all honesty I can say that 99% of the time the updates to my 8 various Tomtom devices are fast reliable and go without a hitch...

    My Broadband Virgin Media 100Mbps
    Home Wi-Fi to PC 30 Mbps... to iPhone 76 Mbps... I have no Idea of the Wi-Fi connection speed to the NAV5 devices

    NAV4 Full Europe Map update... Around 50 to 55 Mins
    I hardly ever bother with Wi-Fi its much quicker over USB
    NAV5 Full Europe Map update... Around 25 Minutes, Updates on the fly... (No download --> Decompress --> Transfer over USB --> Install on device)

    ATB YFM
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  • SteveDukSteveDuk Posts: 21 [Apprentice Traveler]
    But wouldn't it be easier if you only had to download each update once? And if MyDrive Connect would download the update ready for you to plug the devices in?

    That's the way most software works. Even Windoze can do that.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,976 Superusers
    Hi
    @SteveDuk
    SteveDuk wrote:
    But wouldn't it be easier if you only had to download each update once?
    I have 3 NAV4 Devices.... The full Europe Map for the GO 5000 and the Rider 400
    are different in size so a different Map, the GB&ROI Map for the Start 60 is obviously a different size
    So it will require three downloads to update the individual devices
    I don't have to re-download Maps... 99% of the time the updates to my 8 various Tomtom devices are fast reliable and go without a hitch...
    SteveDuk wrote:
    If MyDrive Connect would download the update ready for you to plug the devices in?
    If you Right click on the MyDrive Connect Icon on the PC Task-bar --> Setting --> Downloads
    There is an option to download updates to your PC at a predetermined time slot
    I hadn't yet updated my Rider 400 to map v1010, I cleared the MDC cache and set the time slot this Morning to 9:45AM to 11:00AM
    When I looked at 11:05AM there was 6.78GB of data in the cache
    Connected my Rider 400 the device immediately started to update (No pre-download) and completed the update without a hitch

    As far as I recall when using MyDrive Connect with NAV4 devices, MDC only monitors the active Map on the device, If you have multiple Maps on a NAV4 device its probably best to update the none active maps manually with MDC

    NAV5 Maps... Update on the fly... (No download --> Decompress --> Transfer over USB --> Install on device)
    SteveDuk wrote:
    That's the way most software works. Even Windoze can do that.
    So does MyDrive Connect... If you Right click on the MyDrive Connect Icon on the PC Task-bar --> Setting --> Downloads
    The is an option to download updates to your PC at a predetermined time slot

    ATB YFM
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  • SteveDukSteveDuk Posts: 21 [Apprentice Traveler]
    YamFazMan wrote:
    SteveDuk wrote:
    That's the way most software works. Even Windoze can do that.
    So does MyDrive Connect... If you Right click on the MyDrive Connect Icon on the PC Task-bar --> Setting --> Downloads
    The is an option to download updates to your PC at a predetermined time slot

    ATB YFM
    Strange that. Mine is set to download updates between 02:00 and 04:00 and has been since your reply. Yestrerday I plugged the device in and tried to update. The result was it was going to take 18 hours and the PC started downloading data straight away.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,976 Superusers
    Hi
    @SteveDuk

    The Auto download menu is on a 24hour Clock....
    Is your PC tuned on between 02:00 and 04:00 AM in the morning

    Is MyDrive Connect running all the time your PC is running (I only run MDC as required)

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  • SteveDukSteveDuk Posts: 21 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Yes I made sure that MDC was running
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