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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-25-2014

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware

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.

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-01-2014

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware

So true, but if the work-around minimizes revenues, it will never get worked-around! They can always sell you the next model up.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware


@bhutchin wrote:

So true, but if the work-around minimizes revenues, it will never get worked-around! They can always sell you the next model up.


Unfortunately, the next model "up" here is back, to the Clip Zip or Clip+ . . . .

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware


@billparker82 wrote:

be truncated to 12 characters when there are 8 BILLION bytes of memory?  Not buying that story.  There's ALWAYS a work-around.


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. 

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-25-2014

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware

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.

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-17-2018

Re: My issues with SanDisk Clip Sport firmware

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.

 

Any suggestions?