Reading the online pdf file that is the owners manual, I read a warning that removing the device or breaking the connection whlie the device is connected via the usb port to the pc and actively transferring data is enough to permanently break the Fuze.
Doesnt this sound like the kind of thing which would Mandate an immediate firmware update? Its so easy for folks on a hurry, or not having read and retained everything in the owners manual to simply disconnect the usb cable, or, upon thinking they are done , doing the same… For their to be no protection, ie, no buffer of data, or no other protection, this sounds like a really bad oversight, and not at all indicative of a quality product, or company which operates within a quality framework.
Is this kind of thing acceptable to most of you guys? I dont know how iPod does it, but Id bet almost anything that they have designed something to prevent a device seize up or total failure under such conditions.
And, there is nothing in the quick start guide which comes with the device that even hints of this problem. You have to log onto to the sandisk website and load up the pdf file in order to even read that. So considering that removing the device before the transfer is complete can make the device inoperable, at the very least, there should be a warning very clearly displayed with every new unit that this is the case.