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Old 09-06-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default Price of Clip Zip 8gb vs. expanded Clip Zip 4gb

I'm interested in getting a Clip Zip.

Results from Google Shopping:

Clip Zip 4gb -- $49.99
Clip Zip 8gb -- $69.99

SanDisk 8gb microSDHC -- $4
SanDisk 16gb microSDHC -- $17
SanDisk 32gb microSDHC -- $43

Why would I buy an 8gb Zip, when I can get a 4gb Zip with a 8gb card for $16 less, or with a 16gb card for $3 less?

(There's also the fact that a 16gb card costs more than two 8gb cards, and a 32gb costs more than two 16gb cards, but I guess there are people out there who won't be bothered to split their stuff on multiple cards. :-P)

Am I missing something here? Am I just too cheap?
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:09 PM
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You buy the player with more internal memory if you're after the most capacity possible.....simple as that. Microsdhc cards top out at 32GB. And as far as multiple cards, it's easy to lose the little suckers.

Edit: forgot, voice recording and FM recording go onto the internal memory only, so if you do those things, more internal memory would be handy.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:12 PM
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I bought the 8gb zip , i say get the most memory you can and no matter what size msdhc card you get, i will always have more than if i bought the 4gb clip


also what Marvin said ^
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:20 PM
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Each person has their own point of view on that. Since I rotate cards regularly the internal memory is less important to me. All I need there is enough for a few absolute favorites. What I saved in not getting more internal memory I invested in cards and I can move them among multiple devices. It took a bit more to make sure each card has what I want but once that was done I was good to go.

That pattern fits me best. Getting the larger internal memory fits Marv best. The thing to do is decide how you plan on dealing with your music and buying to your needs.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for the responses!

Is there any disadvantage in how the Clip accesses music on the card as opposed to internal memory, in terms of menus, performance, etc?
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:45 PM
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The Clip+ doesn't take any performance hits from using the external card. Moving through the menus is seamless except you see a icon to indicate which files are on the external card in some screens. The library integration is also as good as it gets. I can't speak 100% for the Clip Zip but I'd believe that with Marv's experience with the Clip+ if that changed on the Zip he would have said something.

The one issue some have is that you can't make playlists that include files from the internal and external memories easily, if at all. Marv isn't a playlist person so I'd seriously doubt it would do any good to ask him to check on that.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:50 PM
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Skip knows me well....he is correct in his assumptions.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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On my Clip and Clip+ (don't have a Zip), I make playlists for the songs on the card and the playlists are stored on the card. So if I move it to my Fuze, everything works. Presumably moving it to a Zip would also work.

Just a reminder, every time you change an sd card in these players (when using the original firmware) the database refreshes. Larger cards (especially with messy tags) will take a long time to refresh.

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:40 PM
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"You buy the player with more internal memory if you're after the most capacity possible.....simple as that. Microsdhc cards top out at 32GB."

Yes, but one can always carry more than one player. It is so easy to do with the Clip+. Now that the Clip+ 4GB is just $30 at Radio Shack, one can get two 4GB Clip+ players and an 8GB card for the price of one 8GB Clip Zip.

The card prices he wrote were a bit exaggerated. with shipping, a decent 8GB card is around $10, and a decent 16GB card is around $22.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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Now that the Clip+ 4GB is just $30 at Radio Shack
I do believe that is a limited time sale price.
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