HarryBeanbag wrote:Is there a limitation on memory size on the micro SD card that this can handle?
Here is the scoop, and hopefully you'll all pay attention, because this question will undoubtedly get asked repeatedly:
There are two versions of this player, version 1 (v1) and version 2 (v2). The two version are the same on the outside, but have different electronics and firmware.
v1: CANNOT use memory cards > 2Gb natively. HOWEVER, you can change the firmware to something called "Rockbox" (downloadable for free on the web). If you do that, then, running Rockbox, you can use high capacity memory cards > 2Gb (up to at least 8Gb).
v2: You CAN use memory cards > 2Gb natively (up to at least 8Gb). However, it will not run the Rockbox firmware. So if for some reason you wanted to run Rockbox, you'd be out of luck.
There is no guarantee which version (v1 or v2) you will get. Woot/Buy.com sends out both versions randomly.
Personally, I prefer the v2 players, because they work a bit better. The v2 players are basically identical internally to the newer model Fuze players.
To determine which version player you have, you can look on the back for the model number (in nearly microscopic font). The version 2 models have a wee small "v2" at the end of the model number. However, there have been reports of Sansas where the revision on the back doesn't match the firmware. The only way to be sure is to look at the version of the firmware, which you can do once the player boots up. If it's 1.xxxx, then it's a v1 player. Otherwise, it's a v2 player.