so getting a higher class microsd card wouldnt speed up the time it takes for it to do its refresh?
That’s correct. The higher Class cards are built mainly for digital cameras, so one can snap off a series of pictures in rapid succession without having to wait for the card to catch up. They provide a minimal time savings when loading music files onto the card, but most people don’t load the card up in one session, but more commonly a few albums at a time. When doing it this way, I doubt you’re going to see any significant reduction in loading time.
hmm, then there is no advantage to getting a 8gb clip+ i might as well get teh 2gb and get a big card
There’s a BIG advantage to gettiing the 8GB over the 2GB player! 6 more GB of storage. Most people’s music library is not static; it is forever growing. With the larger size, you don’t have to be concerned with having to remove something already on there in order to fit that new CD you got for Christmas (in the future).
But if you don’t think you’d ever use that much space, think again. Even if you don’t expect to amass huge quantities of music, you can use all that space to rip your music to a higher-quality format (either higher bit-rate MP3, FLAC or OGG) so that the small amount of music you do have is of the highest sound quality. These files take up more room.
Personally, I wouldn’t bother with a player with less than 4GB of internal storage, even with a memory card expansion slot. But pick what you feel best suits your needs.