This is kind of a hard subject to search for, so I’m sorry if this has been addressed before.
Here’s my deal: I currently have about 11 GB of music that I want on my MP3 player. I toyed with the idea of getting a 160 GB ipod ($220), but that’s just so overkill with the space. I don’t have any interest in playing video on my MP3 player. I’ve had a 4 GB Fuze and (currently have) an 8 GB Fuze, and both have served me very well. I’ve always been very pleasantly surprised at how well these little guys work for being so cheap (I spent about $60 on both of them).
Like I said – 11 GB of music, but only an 8 GB Fuze. I see two options for myself:
Route #1: Get a 16 GB View
Cost on Amazon is $90. That’s very reasonable. The downside to going this route is the price… although it’s “only” $90, I just bought this Fuze like two months ago…
Pro’s of this route:
- all internal memory
Con’s of this route:
- more expensive
Route #2: Get a 8 GB SDHC Card for my Fuze
I’ve browsed through the forums, and it seems like staying away from a Kingston cards is something that’s strongly recommended. A 8 GB SanDisk card (class 4) would cost me $25. I’m partial to this idea…
Pro’s of this route:
a Fuze over a View (it seems like the Fuze’s are generally rated better, but maybe they’re basically the same thing?)
cheaper (I’d save $60-70)
Con’s of this route (this two are really important):
with my Fuze, it seemed like the library refreshing took a serious hit when I was loading music off the SD Card. This is a huge concern for me. However, I think I went with the cheapest card I could find, so this very well could have been a nissue.
Maintaining a library. I use MediaMonkey for management of my MP3 player; as it stands, it doesn’t play very well with the Fuze to begin with. For some reason, I sincerely doubt it’s giong to view my Fuze’s internal memory and my Fuze’s SD memory has one collective library, and that I’ll instead be forced to try and micro-manage two “mini” libraries. Anyone have any experience with a situation like this?
These forums seem pretty active, and really helpful. I’m really interested in what people think about my situation, and am genuinely interested in what possible feedback you guys have. Thanks for the help! By the way, I’m also open to other routes as well, if someone has a better idea…
Message Edited by winniethepujols on 08-09-2010 01:29 PM