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Old 04-03-2011, 02:30 PM
keyb_gr keyb_gr is offline
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Default New 8G Clip+ has less capacity than old 8G ClipV2?!

Here's an interesting one:

For my b'day I got a new 8 gig Clip+ to replace my aging Clip of nominally same capacity. I didn't even bother to format the internal memory, which had been necessary on the old one after a firmware upgrade. Only after I had loaded it with music did I notice that the new device has about 0.3 GiB less space than the old one, 7.35 GiB vs. 7.62 GiB. Manufacturing dates for SD08G according to Rockbox are 12/2010 and 11/2008, respectively, with #blocks = 0x00EBF00 vs. 0x00F0C00.

So what's up? Did they increase the level of redundancy in general (which would be OK by me, given that I had some issues with bit rot on the old one), or does that particular chip just have more bad blocks which had to be excluded?

How big is your 8G Clip(+)?
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