dealssandisk sansa clip+ 8 gb mp3 player w/ expandable…

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Question for someone who has one of these: If you put 4Gbs of music on it (a random variety) how quickly does it load "All Tracks"? I have an MP3 on my cell phone, but it takes a good 10 minutes to load my 4G card full of music. Then when I accidentally shut it off, I have to wait again. Ready to ditch it. (I suppose it'd be faster if I made playlists, but I'm not quite willing to sort 1000 songs on this very slow little gadget.) Thanks very much for any comments along this line.

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@wooowoot: I dont know about all this loading you are talking about. But the sandisk clip is a amazing little mp3 player. Get one. Worth every penny.

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These are some of the most amazing little MP3 players you can get, and this is an absolute bargain. Sound quality is brilliant, track loading is a breeze, it reads new media almost instantly, and they're durable as all heck. (mine went through the washing machine and dryer and it still works, amazingly!) Also, the battery life is excellent, and they weigh so little that you completely forget you're even wearing it. And, with 8 GB internal and the ability to add 32 GB more via micro SD, you can get a 40 GB player for a pittance!

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These are great. I load Rockbox on all my Sansa players, and then they will support a 64GB micro sdxc card (once it is formatted with FAT32.) It loads all the songs much, much faster than the original software. No lag at all.

Awesome deal for a 72GB MP3 player. Can't be beat.

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I have a 32gb card in my Clip+ and as I recall it started instantly unless I changed it while the Sansa was asleep. But I put Rockbox on it (alternative OS) and I like it much more this way. Now it can read folders directly and just play a folder rather than needing playlists or mp3 tags. SInce I mostly use Flac files on it instead of MP3, I prefer it that way.

It will take a few moments if you run the database update option but since I just play entire folders I don't do that much.

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I have the 4GB Clip+, almost full with 970 songs, and it'll boot-up and play all in about 15 seconds. Just timed it. I'd bet the 8GB version performs similarly. Great little mp3 players as other have commented.

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@wooowoot I have the 8GB model, and it's v. fast to load up all songs. I regularly play my music like that. The only time I have to wait on this player at all is after loading songs onto the player itself. It will show the "Updating your music" progress bar that takes quite a bit. But after it's done with that, there's almost no lag. The difference between this and your phone is likely that the Sansa pulls from its hard drive, and so is not dependent on "loading" from a separate card (unless, of course, you're putting in an extra card for memory expansion).

I will second/third/fourth what others have said: these are excellent little players. And cheap enough that I am tempted to buy another one, even though I already have three JUST IN CASE.

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Great little music players, in for 1

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I'm convinced. Sounds much more like I expected an MP3 player to work! Thanks again.

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Good price for a great player. They also play WMA files. Most of the downloadable books from the library are in that format.

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4GB model also available for $18.49 shipped. My 4GB Clip+ suddenly died yesterday after just over 1 year of regular use. No abuse, no warning, nearly full battery, just finished playing a song, played two notes of the next song and died. Now it's totally unresponsive. Oh, well. I've had great service from Sansa MP3 players in the past, so I will replace it and keep using them.

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I don't own this one, but one by this brand. These cheapie MP3 players are just as good if not better than Ipod mp3 players. I have never had a cheapie mp3 player fail on me without me dunking it in water or otherwise destroying the device (accidentally of course).

When I was in highschool only the rich kids could afford MP3 Players. I made a bundle selling burned cd's, lol. Now what is a kid supposed to do for milk money?

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Anyone buy from this company before?

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@todd141: Just a note to go along with this: If you want to format a partition in FAT32 beyond 32GB, you will need to use a third party tool, as Windows limits the volume size to 32GB.

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@dgk: Just FYI, the stock software on the Clip+ plays from folders too. You just scroll down past album, artist, etc. and there is a category for folder, and it lists all of your music by the folders you have it in.

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@turbinator42: I've had my Sansas freeze seemingly dead a couple times. Attach power to USB, press and hold power button for about 30 seconds and see what happens...

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I have 4 & 8GB Fuze, and 4 & 8GB Clip+. All are refurbs, and none have failed me. Can't beat these things. Only time I have an appreciable lag is when I replace the microSD and then turn on the player the first time.

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Anyone have experience syncing this with a Mac?

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I jumped on this after seeing it posted on The Cheapskate Blog. Awesome deal. I've had many refurbed Sansa players and all were pretty much perfect. This player beats the hell outta anything Apple makes, and with a 32GB microSD installed, you have a 40GB player the size of a matchbox.

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Has anyone else seen a discrepancy on their order acknowledgement email? I clicked on and purchased the + 8, but received a receipt for the + 4. What the heck?

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@davywavy: Nope, mine says +8 -- I would send them an email to be sure.

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@beautyofmachines: Thanks - sent it off as soon as I received my receipt.

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I've had a Clip+ for about three years and I love it. It's perfect for exercising since it's a lot smaller and lighter than a phone. Load a micro SD card and get even more storage. Well worth the purchase.