I bought two new 16GB Cruzer Fit flash drives to use in my MP3 player. I chose the “Fit” because it’s much smaller than other flash drives. The 16GB Cruzer (long stick) worked just fine in the player, but the Fit will not. BTW - both flash drives work just fine in the PC with WIN XP. Thinking that it might be a formating problem, I used CHKDSK to read the allocation unit size out of the Cruzer that worked, then reformated the Fit with the same allocation unit size (FAT32, 64K byte allocation unit size). However, it still does not work in the MP3 player. I tried reformating the drive with every allocation unit size from 4K to 64K - still won’t work in the player.
I’ve disabled Autorun on my PC, so there is not autorun.exe or autorun.inf on the flash drive - just MP3 files in the same directory structure as the flash drive that works.
There is something fundamentally different between the Cruzer Fit, and a standard Cruzer. What is it ? Is there something in the MBR that the player doesn’t like ?