Sansa Clip+ microSD & microSDHC Cards (Max Size)

That link clearly says 32 GB in first couple of lines!  I have trouble filling an 8gb card, you guys must have a lot of music!!

@dave61430 wrote:

That link clearly says 32 GB in first couple of lines!  I have trouble filling an 8gb card, you guys must have a lot of music!!

You could say that…:wink:

From my Mediamonkey screen, the status of my library (the lossy files) 

Some people have reported that a 64GB microSDXC will work in the Clip+ if the card is formatted as FAR32. I haven’t tried it myself. Keep in mind though that the player has a song limit of around 8,000 songs unless you are using Rockbox.

Just to be absolutly sure what we need is a Class 4 SDHC card like this http://tinyurl.com/cd7cczr

@dave61430 wrote:

That link clearly says 32 GB in first couple of lines!  I have trouble filling an 8gb card, you guys must have a lot of music!!

While you may not think music can fill a 32GB card, audiobooks ripped from audiobook CD’s can suck up a lot of space. I’m currently ripping audiobooks at 64k to MP3 to help cut down on the file size. Ripped a 22 disc audiobook recently and it’s over 700MB’s. Ripped Atlas Shrugged (45 disc’s - 635 files) last week and its 1.5GB in size. Currently have about 20GB’s of audiobooks on a 32GB class 4 Sandisk microSD card.

For audiobooks and podcasts without music, I suggest using 32kbps mono for the mp3 files. At 32kbps wma files sound a bit better than mp3 ones, however battery life is much less for wma files than for mp3 files on Sandisk players, so I suggest using mp3 files. Even 16kbps mp3 files are usable, although the sound is much worse using 16kbps instead of 32kbps, while for spoken word files there is very little difference in sound quality between 64kbps and 32kbps mono.

I  just purchased a 8 GB micro SD card.  Can somene point me to direcions on how to use this in the clip?  Do you just load the music on the card and play from the card instead of the internmal memory?

You could load the card first before putting it in the player, or you could load it while the card is in the player. Us If you plan to load the card while it is in the player, I suggest that you make sure the usb mode mode of the player is set to MSC. The card will appear as a separate drive when you connect the player to your pc.

And for playing purposes, the Clip+ integrates the card’s contents into the player’s database listings (the Artist, Album, Title, and Genre listings).  However, if you navigate by Folders (under the Music listing, at the bottom), the card’s contents show up separately–just like on your computer.  

How do I set the USB mode? When I connect my microSDHC card, the player freezes up and none of the controls work. But then fine when I remove the card.

@marcmauer wrote:

How do I set the USB mode?

Settings > System Settings > USB Mode

I suspect it also depends on the type of file as well…FLAC files can fill up both an 8GB player and 32 GB card quickly. (my player holds both FLAC and MP3 files and holds 4000+ files…my whole library is 6000+ files [according to Sony’s Media Go software])

For Clip+ should I buy the Ultra version, or just Class 4 is enough?

@minemax wrote:

For Clip+ should I buy the Ultra version, or just Class 4 is enough?

Class 4 is fine. The faster (higher class) cards are designed for HD and video (in cameras, etc.) which the Clip series doesn’t do anyway.

Hello,

It’s about 5 years since the question was first asked. There are now 64GB microSD cards, and even bigger ones.

Question 1: What is the biggest size that a Sansa Clip Plus can work with?

Question 2: And what’s the fastest speed that the Sansa Clip Plus can work with?


Question 3: What is the biggest size that a Sansa Clip Plus can work with, with Rockbox installed?

Question 4: And what’s the fastest speed that the Sansa Clip Plus can work with, with Rockbox installed?

Question 1-4: any card up to 2048GB. 

In the Sandisk firmware you’ll still be limited to whatever the maximum number of tracks is for each player (so large cards won’t be useful unless you do 1 track per album or FLAC).   People used to say that slower cards were more likely to work well, but I don’t know if thats still true for modern cards.  

Thanks. My niece is about to buy a new card next week. I guess I can test this myself and see how it goes.

Saratoga,

Thank you so much for your response. Your reply, however,  answered Q1 and Q3 only, not Q2 and Q4.:smiley_cat:

No, I answered those too.

Fastest speed with Rockbox, no issue.  Fastest speed with the OF, some people have found above Class 4 to be problematic, others not (more recent versions may have helped solved this).