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jamesyboi
26-12-2005, 03:21 PM
my 256mb mp3 player has only 245mb of memory.....damn DSE!

and how come its 20% full when nothings on it?

the format is FAT and my hd is NTFS, is that got something to do with it?

bartsdadhomer
26-12-2005, 03:38 PM
which is it 206 or 245?
you seem to be confused
too much xmas spirits maybe?

BIFF
26-12-2005, 03:55 PM
My mp3 player slowly loses space, though the symptioms are different. Mine reports the correct size but when I copy to it it reports it as full. The cure is formatting it again. I can't however just format it as FAT because this stops it working, I have to use the format tool from trancend (the manufacturer) to do it.

jamesyboi
26-12-2005, 04:57 PM
hmm sorry not 206mb duno what i was thinking. well i can fit 99 songs on so i dont mind too much but it is odd....it mentions converting to fat32 in the manual. maybe i should give that a try

maccrazy
26-12-2005, 08:45 PM
245MB is just its formated size. For example, my 250GB hard drive is 233GB when formated. :)

Eric
27-12-2005, 08:26 AM
hmm sorry not 206mb duno what i was thinking. well i can fit 99 songs on so i dont mind too much but it is odd....it mentions converting to fat32 in the manual. maybe i should give that a try


FAT 32 in a 256Mb player??

I thought FAT32 was needed for the Gb hard drives to replace FAT16 I am sure the same theory applies.

I think before I stick my foot in my mouth we need to look at "song memory size" and cluster size to see if there is a advantage.


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In fact 256/99 comes out at 2.5Mb song size