Question about SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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My Sansa e280 is supposed to have 8GB memory. Since the day I bought it I could not download to it more than 1.5 GB music (I don't use photo, recordings or video). When I try to copy to it one more album after it is 1.4 GB full, I get a message "No more space" or something similar. When I look at it through my computer it shows 7.6 GB total memory and 159 MB free space. When I look at "Music" folder it shows 1.4 GB, all other folders are empty. I downloaded the firmware update today but it did not help. How can I use all memory in this device?

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  • praben2002 Oct 09, 2010

    I did what you suggested - formatted the device, and it started showing the real volume (over 7 GB). Now I am copying music from my computer to Sansa, and so far it copies everything. I have certainly exceeded 1.5 Gb already.
    Thank you, it looks like your solution was correct.

    Peter

  • praben2002 Oct 09, 2010

    Thank you, walesarumi. Your solution was good - after I formatted the device it allows to copy to it over 7 GB of music.

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Hello,

first, note that not all sizes on mp3 players and flash drives are true/real. Some are compressed to get a large space but the real space might not be up to that, so when a file is loaded and it gets to the real capacity, it gets full even if there are still visible space on the drive or device. This is a business strategy that is used to deceive people.

Therefore, it might be that the real space on your player is 1.4GB, so it was compressed to show 8GB which is false. I have been through a lot of cases like this on Flash drives, Memory cards, Mp3 player, etc.

To confirm this; Insert your player into your computer, go to "My computer" on your computer, Right click on the drive that represents your player (Drive E: F: or G:), scroll to format and format your player.

After your player has been formatted, load songs afresh on it and observe or check if it will collect songs more than 1.5GB, If it doesn't, then know of a truth that I am correct.

So, if your player's space is compressed, you cannot used the remaining space on the player because they are not real.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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    Walesarumi Oct 09, 2010

    You are welcome. I'm happy it worked for you. Thank you for using Fixya.

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