Ok, so I don’t mean to be melodramatic here, but I’ve completely had it with trying to get my Sansa Express to operate as it should. The feature list is great, the price is fantastic, but the firmware is so completely buggy that I’ve lost all faith in SanDisk’s ability to fix it. I’ve suffered through having the thing lose all of my settings and radio stations about once every three times I plug it into a PC. I’ve had times where I had to power-cycle and soft-reset it three or four times before it would deign to play any of the mp3’s I just put into it. I’ve been aghast to discover that not only would it not read a (Kingston) SD card, it somehow corrupted the card so that none of my other devices could read or format it. And now it’s bricked itself again, and the only known procedure to get it back is to download a driver for a different mp3 player and install that on my PC.
Forget this. Forget you, SanDisk, I’ve wasted too many hours of my life already trying to work around your buggy software. I once owned an e140 and the firmware was almost as bad as this. You can’t even write a shuffle routine correctly! You don’t even bother to include a README or changelog in your firmware updates! I’m done wasting my time and I’ll never buy another SanDisk product again, even if you suddenly decide that Quality Assurance is something it would be worthwhile to invest in.