To speed up the write time to your Clip, you can set it to be optimized for performance instead of quick removal. The only trade-off, as far as I know, is that you need to manually eject it ( right-click on USB icon in task bar and select “safely remove hardware” ) every time you disconnect it from your USB port.
I’ve only tested this in MSC mode; I’m not sure whether it would work in MTP mode. I tested it by copying a 160MB file from my hard disk to my Clip. Optimizing for performance reduced the copy time from about 50 seconds to about 30 seconds.
Standard disclaimer, do the following at your own risk:
Set the Clip’s USB Mode to MSC, connect it to your computer. It should show up in My Computer as a Removable Disk.
Right-click on the Clip in My Computer and select Properties.
Click on the Hardware tab, find the Clip in the disk drive list ( should say something like “SanDisk Sansa Clip 2GB USB Device” ), and click on the Properties button.
Click on the Policies tab, and click on “Optimize for performance”.
Click on the OK buttons on all previous dialog boxes.
The Clip should temporarily disappear and reappear on My Computer, and then Bob’s your uncle.
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 01-03-2008 04:05 PM