I did load it in smaller batches, the card got real hot when I tried loading too much at a time. Also, before this experiment this same card in the player it would start in about 1 minute 15 seconds, so it might be how the initial scan db was made that is affecting the start time??? Might try ditching the system folder and doing it again for kicks to see if that helps. Oh, and another difference would be the allocation setting, I switched it to 4096 when formatting the unit.
on another note the shure volume controller definitely help get above the hiss and jibberish issue, I also can't hear any negative affects on the SQ when using it. set the studio at about 22 and control the volume with the sure controller and it sounds very nice.
Edited by bearFNF - 2/2/14 at 5:31pm