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SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

And it gets even better:  Fry's Electronics has a sale today on a 64 GB flash drive for only $30, with no rebate required.  Again, take the memory from 2 of those as the storage basis for a player and you have a 128 GB jukebox player with only $60 for the storage cost.  Absolutely do-able.    

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

And it gets even better:  Fry's Electronics has a sale today on a 64 GB flash drive for only $30, with no rebate required.  Again, take the memory from 2 of those as the storage basis for a player and you have a 128 GB jukebox player with only $60 for the storage cost.  Absolutely do-able.    


Then you're assuming the developers can figure out how to handle a database for a player with that much capacity......a task they failed at with the Fuze+ with a theoretical maximum of 48GB.Smiley Wink

 

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SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

I have faith that the SanDisk developers can figure it out.  The Rockbox devs have, and it ain't rocket science.  

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

I have faith that the SanDisk developers can figure it out.  The Rockbox devs have, and it ain't rocket science.  



Hmmph! The same could be said for gapless playback (among others). Smiley Frustrated

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


Tapeworm wrote:

Miikerman wrote:

I have faith that the SanDisk developers can figure it out.  The Rockbox devs have, and it ain't rocket science.  



Hmmph! The same could be said for gapless playback (among others). Smiley Frustrated

I believe Tapeworm's post is 


 

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SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Oh, you funny guys  . . . 

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

Oh, you funny guys  . . . 


Just trying to

 

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Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

I could be wrong, but it seems to me the problem is that Sandisk keeps reusing the same code, possibly to the extent that the latest model (the Clip Zip) is running on what amounts to a beefed-up c200 firmware, with some of the same 10(?)-year old limitations. If they do introduce a new model, it's probably time to start from scratch on the software.

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@gwk1967 wrote:

I could be wrong, but it seems to me the problem is that Sandisk keeps reusing the same code, possibly to the extent that the latest model (the Clip Zip) is running on what amounts to a beefed-up c200 firmware, with some of the same 10(?)-year old limitations. If they do introduce a new model, it's probably time to start from scratch on the software.


You are absolutely right.  It especially has needed a "refresh" since memory capacities and capabilities have grown..    

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@gwk1967 wrote:

I could be wrong, but it seems to me the problem is that Sandisk keeps reusing the same code, possibly to the extent that the latest model (the Clip Zip) is running on what amounts to a beefed-up c200 firmware, with some of the same 10(?)-year old limitations. If they do introduce a new model, it's probably time to start from scratch on the software.



Apparently a while back they were asking on their Facebook page if people would be interested in an Android-powered Sansa player. I didn't see it myself, because I am anti-Facebook, but several people reported seeing it. So we'll see what happens, if anything.

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520