I’m wondering what are quantity limits on number of files, folders, tag types or lengths, or other ‘gotchas’ built into current (and earlier) firmware revs. for the Fuze. (I’m running the latest Version 2 firmware) And, are those limits increased or separate for the external memory, or the same? I’m running an 8 GB Fuze, rev 2 hardware, with an 8GB Kingston uSD.
I’ve got loaded J. Vernon McGee’s entire 5 year Thru the Bible study, which consists of 67 folders, 5086 files, each folder with it’s own m3u playlist, loaded onto an external 8GB uSD card. When I add my Audiotreasures audio KJV Bible into the internal memory, the “renewing database” or whatever it’s called, does complete, and the Fuze doesn’t crash, but a bunch of the playlists don’t make it through, nor any other method of accessing playback of the files. I believe it drops some of each (Bible and Thru the Bible). Incidentally, the KJV Bible consists of 66 folders of 1255 files, also with an m3u playlist in each folder.
If I run just the Thru the Bible in the external memory, and put music albums into the internal memory, if I get beyond 60-70 albums, I begin to loose the ability (and playlists) to access Thru the Bible files, although they are still on the external memory.
I had similar limitations on my previously used Sansa m250 where I couldn’t even get just the KJV Bible all loaded, but that was (eventually, after a year or two) fixed with a firmware update.
I think Sandisk shouldn’t be so stingy in their database limitations, since the space they use must be insignificant compared to the real audio space available! Hey, Sandisk, if your going to give us all that space, how about letting us use it???