So I’ve had a couple of clips (v1 and v2) for a couple of years, recently bought a brand new clip+ (an 8GB one on sale on Amazon) with the intention of being able to hold pretty much all the music and audiobooks I want - plan was to buy a 32GB micro sdhc card and use that.
I bought 2 32 GB class 10 micro sdhc cards (one for another device) from a reputable seller (Amazon, not Amazon marketplace). Cards work perfectly on other devices. I tried using one of the 32GB cards in my clip+ - at first it seemed to recognise it, but when the clip+ was connected to my PC, I couldn’t access the memory card. Then it started hanging on the reffreshing media thing.
I’d read plenty of threads about compatibliity, so tested the card on other devices - no problems - used the SDformatter utility to format it - still no dice when I try it in my clip+ (and yes, I’m only putting the card in when the clip+ is off, and yes, I’m making sure it’s properly clicked in place).
I was toying with the idea of installing rockbox to see if that would make any difference, but as I’m on the current firmware release (01.02.16) the Rockbox installation gui hasn’t caught up with that fw release yet.
So I thought I’d use this, current wasted, 32GB micro sdhc in my mobile phone - again, no problems using it. It currently had an genuine Sandisk 8GB class 2 micro sdhc card in. Thinking if nothing else, a genuine Sandisk memory card should work perfectly in a Sandisk mp3 player, I thought I’d cut my losses with trying to use big card, and 8GB of additional storage is better than nothing.
So I formatted it with the SDformatter tool, and put it in my clip+ - exactly the same as with the 32GB card inserted, hangs, permanently on the refreshing media thing. And it’s not like there’s loads of media to refresh - the card is blank and freshly formatted, and the main memory of my clip doesn’t have much on, just a small number of audiobooks, with the tags correctly specified and only using the correct type of tags (I read the thread, either here, or on the abi forums about how to best created / amend the tags to suit the clip / clip+ and not take ages to refresh).
So what gives - I’m not necessarily buying into faulty hardware in terms of my clip+ - otherwise, all the other people having similar problems with memory cards would surely be showing an uncanny failure rate. And the cards have been tested and work just fine in other devices. And the last damned card I used was a genuine Sandisk one.
Surely something must be very wrong and need addressing about this - what’s the point of having an mp3 player with a memory card slot in, that doesn’t work - even with the same vendors memory cards?