Before you all get too excited, I want to say that this “solution” is not for everyone, but if you are planning on expanding your memory, it might be helpful.
My Fuze + used to be fairly loaded with a 16GB card and 8GB internal memory. The UI was very sluggish when moving between submenus under the music heading with as much as a 13 to 15 second delay when moving between the “albums” sub menu and the “songs” sub menu.
When I got my new 32GB card, I moved everything off of the internal memory and onto the card. And the UI was pretty much completely lag free between sub menus.
According to Sandisk, the issue occurs when the Fuze+ has to integrate internal memory and external memory, it does so on the fly, so the more evenly loaded the two memory subsystems are, the more it has to compile between the two.
The more you move to one side or the other, the less the Fuze+ seems to have to work and the UI becomes more responsive. If you can afford it, get a new card that allows you to move everything to the card. Initial startup will be a bear the first time around as it builds it’s index files, but after that you will notice a large improvement.
Moving forward, all my music will go on the card until I run out of space. Only Rhapsody stuff will I put on main memory due to the faster transfer rate.
If you currently have an 8 GB card, move to a 16GB card, if 16GB move to 32. It is definitely worth it.
Yes, Sandisk should correct this and it is on their radar to improve performance, but if you are in the market anyway, buy the highest capacity you can afford and put all the content on the card. It definitely helps.