Frankly, I don’t get why you are being such an ass.
I don’t agree with this _ass_essment (pun intended) at all and consider it quite ungrateful. BR simply has been stating facts. Maybe he’s not sugar-coating them to your satisfaction, or being as “polite” as you think he should be but they are facts nonetheless. You however, seem insistent on either not believing those facts, or arguing apples and oranges.
Case in point:
But like I stated - if a company suggests their product will do something, then it should.
The 32GB card works just fine in the Fuze. As it does in all the rest of SanDisk’s SDHC-supported players. The general consensus here is that you have an entirely different issue involving the database limitation which has nothing to do with the compatibility of the card with the player or the memory size (which you’ve also been told). Hence, apples and oranges.
You claim your 16GB card worked fine with the player. OK, you were under the database limit. Now that you’ve added a larger memory card and transferred more music to it, you’ve hit the limit and are having problems. Again, that issue is not related to the 32GB card or the Fuze’s capability to use it, but rather how many files you are putting on it, given the extra memory space.
As BR said, the Fuze is an older player. Nothing wrong with that; I have several e200 series players myself and think they’re 2-3 times the machines that Sandisk is currently putting out. And as these models evolve, SanDisk is increasing the database limitation. The e200 series had a 2,000 track limit, the Fuze has an 8,000 track limit and the Fuze+ has a 10,000 track limit.
Should there even be a database limitation, and is it really necessary? No, I don’t think so and the folks at Rockbox have proven that firmware can be written to where it’s not an issue, but in reality that’s the way it is with the SanDisk firmware. Whether the developers at Sandisk can’t figure it out, or maybe for some political reason within the company are not allowed to, for whatever reason the limitations exists. So one must live within those means.
This does not mean that a 32GB card is incompatible, or won’t work with the Fuze player. It certainly will, and does provided one does not exceed that database limitation.