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Subject: Re: Help with Sansa e280 and 8gb card

Re: Help with Sansa e280 and 8gb card

From: Donald Perley <>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 13:43:40 -0400

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Georg Kellerer
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> i tried to use an 8 gb Card in my Sansa e280 1st generation. I know that the
> sansa itself does not support 8 gb cards but i read in Rockbox faq that the
> player will be able to use it with Rockbox software. know when i plug in the
> player and put in the card Windows shows me the card slot as a drive but
> when i double click it tells me to insert a new media. isn't the player
> unable to write to the card?

Depends on what version of rockbox you are using. If you are using a
"real" release, then the player uses the original Sansa firmware for
USB connections and the 8GB card won't work. You can load music on
the card with a separate microSDHC reader then stick the card in your

If you are using a recent daily build, then the USB connection is done
in Rockbox (screen shows a big USB logo) and you should be able to
access the card-slot drive.
Received on 2009-05-17

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