I have recenlty bought the clip+ 8 gb model with the intention of holding ~24 GB of music on it (~64kbps Vorbis Ogg). Having filled both the internal 8GB and the 16GB card I have noticed that the clip + can only seem to see about 4GB worth of data on the SD card. When connected into my computer I can see the full file system without problem - through both a USB card reader and the Clip + player itself.
When the card was inserted it took the usual long time to traverse the file system and build the inernal database etc.
Is there some firmeware related known problems that restrict the Clip + to only addressing 4GB of an SD card or is it likely to be a limimtation to the number of files it can handle. I have arranged music in Letter/ Artist / Album / Song format so I don’t think the problem is the player stating the directories.
The clip itself in “info” view shows the correct size of the SD card and reports, correctly, the remaining space.
I have made sure there is enough room to store the internal tag database but this problem is at the file system levelm as well as library level. The “folder” view (filesystem) doesn’t show any of my folders past around the 4GB mark nor do the Tags of such files get read when the player is updating it’s media library.
I have had a look on the SanDisk site and cannot see anything to suggest a 16GB card would be no good. If this is the case then I’ll be very dissapointed indeed as it was my intention to get a 32GB Sandisk Micro SD card when they become available to raise the players capacity to 40GB.
I can’t see if being a fault with the card as I have used it in a phone which could address all the files, the files are all there via card reader and player when connected to the computer, the card is SanDisk branded etc.
Any help appreciated.