Just got a Clip 2GB a few days ago, plugged it into the USB to charge it for the first time,then clicked on My Computer where I saw an icon which is a picture of the Clip; next I right clicked on the icon and clicked on Properties, where it shows the version of firmware and the battery & how much charge it has. After it charged to 100%, I unplugged it, turned it on and was scrolling through the settings. Under the USB settings, it was on Auto Detect, so I switched it to MSC ( I think I read on the forum somewhere MSC was fine if you just wanted to drag & drop your files) When I plug it into the USB while in the MSC mode, and click on My Computer, the icon does not show the clip, but rather an icon of a drive, listed under Devices With Removable Storage. Also, while in MSC I can open the Music folder and see all the songs I have loaded on it; but switch it back to Auto Detect and open the Music folder none of the songs show up. I guess none of this is a big deal; I just like charging it in the Auto Detect mode so I can see the progress of the battery charging, and then I will switch it back to MSC when it’s done. So i guess what I was wondering is, what is actually the difference between Auto Detect and MSC and does it matter which one I use? I hope my explanation isn’t too confusing and hopefully someone knows the answer to this.
This is my very first MP3 player, so I really don’t know anything about them; but so far I love this one. It has great sound and is really easy to use.