newjerseymax wrote:Any SD Card over 8GB will cause it to freeze...
This is the first I've heard of such a thing.
The only similar issues I'm aware of involve the playing of video content with the following conditions all being met:
1. Player must be a Fuze V1 build.
2. Video must be played via the original firmware
3. Video must be played from the MicroSD card
4. MicroSD card must be one of the make/model cards that are not friendly for video playback under the above three conditions.
Unfortunately, it seems that MOST make/model cards are not friendly toward the above conditions, and to my knowledge there is no comprehensive list of those cards that DO work with it, and, even if there were, there's no guarantee that it would remain accurate for any time, since it's not uncommon for a product (such as a flash memory card) to change internally while retaining the same make/model designation.
With the V2 models of the Fuze, video will apparently play via the card regardless of make/model of the card, and, with Rockbox, video will play regardless of card make/model and Fuze V1/V2 -- so, if you are having this problem with video, on a Fuze V1, your best bet would probably be to install Rockbox, which, in addition to being much more tolerant of the vagaries of the card market, is also endowed with a video player MUCH more powerful and flexible than the one built into the stock firmware -- and, it uses a standard video codec, so no esoteric software is needed to create video content for it.
If you're having this problem with something OTHER than video on a V1 Fuze running native firmware, then my suspicions would lie in two directions -- either defective hardware (player or card), or -- more likely, given the insanity that passes for "online commerce" in certain venues -- a counterfeit card, LABELED as being high-capacity (and, "stamped" so that it APPEARS to be of high capacity if you pop it into your computer to check how much space it has), but, in reality, is a LOW-capacity card, which, of course, WILL give you errors if you try to store more on it than it actually can hold.
The bogus card problem is more widespread than anyone would like to believe.