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HA90 MP3/WMA player

When I try to transfer MP3 files from my computer to the SD disk I get about half a gig on my one gig card and them I get a pop-up box tha says "can not create file or folder" It always happens around the same number of files or memory used (150 files or 1/2 gig). I'm using XP OS and itunes for ripping files from CD to folder on my desk top and then attempt to copy them to card. Help please!

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When I was looking at this product, I contacted the manufacturer and they made it clear the unit worked best with a 512 mb or smaller card. The problem is not with Sandisk or the SD manufacturer, it is with the HA90.

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

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The problem is that the formatting of the memory card. Most cards are formatted in the 'FAT' format, which has a limit of I believe 133 files on the root drive. I took my 1 GB memory card, and reformatted it in the 'FAT32' format. I am now able to fill my memory card to capacity, and yes, then HA90 does read the entire card.

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2007

    The solution listed by ramblin5 as the best solution is wrong. Read the posting from ironhead3fan, that should work for you.

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Well I totally dissagree. I think the fault is with the card manufacturer for having a restricted root directory. When you buy a 1GB SD Card you would expect to be able to fill it. I have had the same problems.

Posted on May 18, 2007

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Ramblin5, Thanks, I figured it was something to do with windows, I wonder if MACs would have same problem? I guess I will only spend money on 512 SD's then and just carry extras with me on the road

Posted on Mar 15, 2007

  • intewedm6056 Mar 20, 2011

    All the baloney by computer illiterates. I buy 1GB cards on eBay right from China for about $3 and I get almost 1 GB of songs on them...about 400 songs. No reformatting or problems. You just have to remember not to put songs in folders on the cards.

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I have the same problem on my 2 Gig SD disk. I called SanDisk and they said the Fat32 windows restriction will only allow so many files in the root directory. The rest have to go into folders. But this HA90 won't read files in folders - so I'm stuck with a 2 gig card and can only use 1/2 a gig of the space

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

  • intewedm6056 Mar 20, 2011

    If you would have bothered to read the instructions you would have seen that 1GB is the largest card you may use! So you're stuck because you don't read!

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