10-08-2014 03:40 PM
I ended up just throwing mine out. I keep reading the excuses, that somehow this is not actually Sandisk's fault, that it's a problem with the hardware limitations. Mmm Hmm. I'm the plant engineer at a manufacturing facility. I deal with industrial hardware, firmware, and software limitations all day long. My job is to find the work-around. There's ALWAYS a work-around. And Sandisk can't figure out how to create a database with more than 2000 entries, and artist, song, and album titles need to be truncated to 12 characters when there are 8 BILLION bytes of memory? Not buying that story. There's ALWAYS a work-around.
10-09-2014 11:55 AM
Unfortunately, the next model "up" here is back, to the Clip Zip or Clip+ . . . .
10-09-2014 12:20 PM
8 BILLION bytes is NAND storage not DRAM. the thing that is limiting this player is the very limited amount of DRAM in the controller.
10-09-2014 05:36 PM
Should make no difference. Flash memory does have a slow write time but read times are fast. Memory is still memory. Once songs are transferred the player should be in essentially a static state with the only change being current song played. The files and database don't need to change unless another transfer occurs.
11-17-2018 07:47 AM
What gives? No further discussion. I received one of these from Amazon in the post yesterday and was immediately unhappy with the fact I can only play one album at a time and finding out that there is no rockbox port.
I loved my SanDisk Clip Zip and have only stopped using it after 8 years of faithful service because the headphone jack is damaged and music cuts out randomly, moving the jack around doesn't make much difference for long.