Since few days I’m own Sansa Express. Together with it I have also purchased 8GB microSD card (also from SandDisk) and immediately upgraded to newest firmware (1.01.05F) and now I’m little frustrated with flaws of this firmware. It could be great player if SandDisk could just fix some points (not to mention of adding some new functionality).
So, I have already noticed following (very annoying bugs):
While coping mp3 files to card inserted into player it often stop responding (message saying “Devices top responding …” or something similar) and after that _whole_ card becomes unusuable and need to be reformated (often it requires to be formated in card reader, not in a player)
Refreshing internal database with contents of 8GB mp3 files is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slow. This process must finish _before_ “Auto power off” setting expire (must press select key from time to time) or device will go off! Additionally, in following sequence of events: refreshing contents of SD card, turning player off, removing SD card from player, inserting it into card reader, adding or removing some files, putting it back in player and turning it on, player will again refresh _WHOLE_ SD card (over ten minutes!). In contrast, if files are added to card while it’s placed in player, refreshing SD card goes muuuuch quicker (but copying files to card sitting in a reader has a risk you encounter issue from point 1 and therefore it will be necessary to copy ALL files from beginning and of course to refresh whole SD contents).
National characters (i.e letters with various accents) are not displaced correctly – instead there are displaced … Chinese characters!
Many small quirks, like reseting device without clear reason, not showing copied files in an album (with next try they are showed), freezing display, erratically working keys Next and Prev, etc.
Despite of mentioned bugs, it would be great if SanDisk could also make following modification:
Allow to remove song from “Go List”
It is possible to create additional Play list using computer. So, it would be nice if there would be also possible to add and remove files to/from those playlists on device itself.
I hope this forum is also read by a people from SanDisk and we all soon receive new, corrected firmware or in other case … I will never again buy anything from SanDisk!
Message Edited by elk84 on 12-30-2007 03:42 PM
Message Edited by elk84 on 12-30-2007 03:46 PM