The Sandisk updater will put 01.01.01A on your player.
Sandisk was extremely professional when I called about replacing
the player. But that was all. They did what a responsible company
would do. Replace a defective product with a new copy. But no sense
“we are working on improving the product”.
You can drag and drop in both MTP mode and in USB MSC modes.
I have to wonder if this is a good plan with any player. It seemed
in USB MSC mode, the player would fail when rebuilding its database
after a big transfer, and MTP …
In some ways my Rio Riot worked better and had its own driver. In theory
MTP is “common Microsoft driver” for portable music/video/picture
devices but … it does a lot. It is just not moving files around.
Creative supplies an Windows File Explorer like program that seems very
stable. Playing with the Zen, dragging and dropping folders has not work
all that well. MTP is not really a file system, it is a system built on top
at a higher level of commands and iteraction. It is the Zen V Express
Media Explorer and it is nice and simple. Really great if you have a huge
30G of MP3 and you want to pick and choose and not let WMP mess
up our physical data. Does not build any sort of internal “library” that
simply gets out of sync with the physical data. Just stuff things on to the
A 2G Zen V Plus or a 4G Zen V Plus seems like a much better “deal”.
And it is ranked by cnet.com just behind the iriver clix (but the clix does not
look like it could ever be operated one handed.)
Express is a nice idea, execution is lacking. A big pain. Zen V Plus has a calendar,
clock, syncs with outlook, video, picture, mp3, bookmarks, on the fly playlists,
many modes to shuffle/repeat, play all, etc etc.) Does require a cable, standard
USB micro/mini (?) connector. Different form factors, but about the same size.