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Subject: Re: Problems with the Sansa e280

Re: Problems with the Sansa e280

From: R.L. Horn <lists_at_eastcheap.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:07:03 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 25 Apr 2009, Antony Stone wrote:

> On Saturday 25 April 2009 13:30, Donald Perley wrote:

>> the rockbox USB stack has been enabled for PortalPlayer devices for a
>> while now. It works fine for most people, but some people are having
>> problems.

Some Sansas are likely to be unstable with any firmware. In particular,
there seems to have been an especially bad run of C200s at some point.
Frankly, the only thing to recommend them is that they run rockbox and
Woot refurbs are cheap (which is why I've got a pile o' Sansas).

> The decision at the end of the discussion thread was to leave USB
> disabled to avoid the risk of file loss / data corruption. A fix was
> being worked on and therefore may be part of the next release.

I've used full-speed USB for some time (slow, but less obnoxious than the
execrable OF), and the current, faster implementation since it was enabled
by default with excellent results. Naturally, YMMV.

Bottom line is that it's likely that the OPs problem was with Sansa
firmware, so probably nothing the rockbox developers can do about it
except get a reliable USB stack in release.
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