My old Clip+ (black, 8 GB) was getting very long in the tooth, so I ordered a replacement off Amazon. As far as I know, it is identical to the old one, but one very unpleasant difference has presented itself - it isn’t working with the MicroSD card that was such a huge part of why I had a Sansa at all. It recognizes it, but after a media refresh I’m lucky if more than a single album shows up. And that’s what’s so crazy! It’ll just blow through the refresh in seconds, and when I navigate to the card, there’s either nothing or the tiniest handful of random, orphaned albums. What happened? I updated the new Clip+ to the current firmware (as I had done with the previous one); I made sure to replicate all the settings I’d set up before - I can’t imagine what would be causing this!
Quick closing tidbits:
The card is formatted in FAT32 with the same sector size as the player’s onboard storage (32,768 bytes).
A 64-GB card formatted the same way works with no problems.
I have tried refreshing the media in both MTP and MSC modes; the problem is the same in both.
There is ample space for MTABLE.SYS - I haven’t loaded any music on the Clip+ itself yet.
Rockbox plays from the card without issue, but its sound quality is horrible (at least on this player; I’m sure that other versions sound better), and its interface is a headache. No thanks.