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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 553
Registered: ‎10-19-2007

Re: Questions about playing from microSD card

You become a guru after making lots and lots of posts.  I too aspire to guru-hood. 

 

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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 553
Registered: ‎10-19-2007

Re: Questions about playing from microSD card

And to answer part of your original question (not to mention furthing my ascent to guruship) -- there is no difference in playback whatsoever between the card and the unit memory.  However, when you add music, it will take longer to refresh the database, simply because there's more data for the player to sort through. 

 

I bought a Sandisk 16 gb card for about $30 on Amazon, and it works great.  However, of course, "16 gigabyes" doesn't really mean 16 gigabytes, to Sandisk or to anyone else selling storage.  Just a pet peeve of mine. 

 

 

 

 

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Questions about playing from microSD card


@ComfortablyNumb wrote:

However, of course, "16 gigabyes" doesn't really mean 16 gigabytes, to Sandisk or to anyone else selling storage.  Just a pet peeve of mine. 

 

 

 

 


Oh, it absolutely does mean 16 GB. To them. The problem (I'm sure you understand, CN, but for those who don't...) is that the storage manufacturers don't use the same definition of "gigabyte" as computers/operating systems/old-school geeks like me and you. The manufacturers use the decimal definition (giga=10^9), while we use the binary definition (giga=2^30). The end result is a "loss" of about 7%.

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 553
Registered: ‎10-19-2007

Re: Questions about playing from microSD card

A very convenient loss if you're selling, and a very incovenient loss if you're buying.  Didn't know it was seven percent -- that's a LOT!  Like I said, pet peeve. 

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