I am trying to like this thing, I really am.
Compared to my other MP3 players, this Fuze+ takes much too long to strtup. I am on the latest 1.30.01A firmware.
Archos 2 Vision, 16G, with 8G SD = 10 seconds
Archos 2 Vision, 16G, without SD = 6 seconds
Fuze, 8G, with 8G SD = 4 seconds (shoulda stayed with this one guys)!
Fuze, 8G, without SD = 4 seconds
Fuze+, 16G, with 8G SD = 59 seconds
Fuze+, 16G , without SD = 12 seconds
Note that these are not timings for a recently re-loaded SD card, where the Music d/b needs to be refreshed - these are constant start times for an unchanged card.
I can see that 16G takes longer to refresh than 8G, but in other ways this Fuze+ is faster than the previous Fuze - it takes much less time for Winamp to Autofill 16G on the Plus, than to Autofill 8G on the older Fuze.
Is the Fuze+ trying to do a complete refresh everytime, even though no Music files have changed (I have just music loaded on main, and SD)? Surely a simple date/time stamp for “last changed” could resolve this?
Thanks in advance if any Sandiskers are reading