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Registered: ‎12-20-2009

HD card...how big???

on the HD card I can put into my SanDisk Sansa e280...what's the largest card I can put in?

I heard it will take an 8gig card.
Is that the max size it will take?
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: HD card...how big???

You mean an SD card?

 

If you have a v1 model (firmware version starts with a 01 in the INFO screen), then the largest is 2GB unless you install Rockbox, a 3rd party, open-source, alternative firmware.

 

If you have a v2 model (firmware starts with an 03 in the INFO screen), then it supports SDHC and the largest micro-size card currently available is 16GB. SanDisk should be relaeasing a 32GB card soon, though. This should also work (with the v2 units).

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Registered: ‎12-20-2009

Re: HD card...how big???

Yep, I guess it is SD card (I get terms mixed up sometimes)

OK, so I'll check out what version I have when the unit gets here.

How hard is Rockbox to install and setup?
SanDisk Guru
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Re: HD card...how big???

Installing Rockbox is not difficult at all. Use the Rockbox Utility. It'll do just about everything for you.

 

Setting it up? Now that's a different story. There are so many options and settings, that it can be a daunting task. Follow the link in my previous post and navigate to the manual for the Sansa e200 series player. It's only 207 pages long! Smiley Surprised

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Re: HD card...how big???

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Yes, I've already downloaded the PDF manual and will be studying it.

The only reason I bought a used, older version is because I just cannot
get myself to buy something like this that does not have a servicable battery.

Is there any way to back up the state of the system so it can be restored along with aall my settings if need be?

An example of what I'm talking about is Acronis True Image which is what I use on my PC.
If my PC were to get a virus, or experience hard drive failure, or other damaging event,
I can use Acronis to restore my system back to an earlier time before the event happened
within just a few moments.

Any restoration program for this devide and it's operating system?

If not, there's a business opportunity for someone to create an app
for all these brands of players out there
Message Edited by Rockrz on 12-20-2009 07:43 PM
SanDisk Guru
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Re: HD card...how big???

There's not that many personal settings in the OF (original firmware) to need anything like that. Just make sure you have back-ups on your computer of the songs you put onto your player. That way, if a format of the player's memory is needed (and it sometimes is) you can easily just re-transfer the content.

 

As far as Rockbox is concerned, yes there are a lot of configurable settings. I'm not sure if your recovery program would work or not. If not, once you're familiar with it, it wouldn't take that much time to go through and set them all up again.

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Re: HD card...how big???

Oh, Iknow the Acronis program wouldn't work on this.

I was just telling about that product to get the point
across that somebody ought to create an application
like Acronis but for these MP3 players, and even cell
phones and other devices that everyone is getting
so attached to.

When it goes down, it's a PITA to have to go back
and fix it and then reload all your music.

If there were a recovery application that could
take an image of the entire system and then be able
to restore your system based on the image it would
save alot of time.

If somebody could build something like that, it would
prolly be a big money maker eventually as it's use
caught on