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post #6946 of 17125
Had my first experience with X3 freezing. Earlier I had around 10 gb free space on my 64gb sandisk sdxc, loaded more music and had 443mb free space and then the freeze occurred. I am not sure if it's co related but thought to put it out there if it helps/makes sense resolving this issue.
post #6947 of 17125
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Originally Posted by ramaka View Post

Had my first experience with X3 freezing. Earlier I had around 10 gb free space on my 64gb sandisk sdxc, loaded more music and had 443mb free space and then the freeze occurred. I am not sure if it's co related but thought to put it out there if it helps/makes sense resolving this issue.

I have 3 x 64GB microSD cards (Patriot Memory) for my X3. All 3 were formatted on the X3 and then had music copied to them using a SD adaptor by plugging directly into my MacBook Pro:

1 - 230MB free space
2 - 2.1GB free space
3 - 4 bytes free space (! - optimized the selection of music on this one to almost completely fill it)

I'm not sure if I'm just really lucky, but my X3 hasn't crashed/frozen once since all 3 cards were reformatted on the X3. I'm using firmware 2.1. Most of my music is Flac, with a small amount of MP3 and AAC encoded material. Most of it is not properly tagged, but I'm one of those rare people who just turn the X3 on, start shuffle playback and put the X3 in my pocket - cover art and song name display isn't important to me. Perhaps the Patriot microSD cards are just a really good match for the X3?

Dale
post #6948 of 17125
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Originally Posted by pennylane View Post
 

undersys, vic2vic, and tjw321,

 

I've experienced the same issues with gapless set to on.  What format was the music in?  Were you playing using "browse files" mode or "category" mode?

 

My settings were: gapless ON, AAC (M4A, TVBR encoded with  QAAC), and playing under "browse files" mode.

 

My settings are: gapeless ON, MP3 (CBR 320Kbps, mostly from Bandcamp) and playing with "browse", as "Category" is almost unusable due to (yet) missing Artist/Album navigation feature .

post #6949 of 17125

Does the micro SD card HAVE to be empty when you update firmware? Or can there be music files?

And which firmware should I update to, 2.05 or 2.1? Which one is more stable?

 

Thanks guys

post #6950 of 17125
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Originally Posted by sewoo55 View Post
 

Does the micro SD card HAVE to be empty when you update firmware? Or can there be music files?

And which firmware should I update to, 2.05 or 2.1? Which one is more stable?

 

Thanks guys

 

According to Fiio, you should update the firmware using only empty, formatted sd-cards. In practice, I have had zero issues with updating the firmware from my sd-card that I keep my music on. The firmware must be in the root directory of that card. Be aware that doing what I have suggested is not the advised method from Fiio, and you do so at your own risk.

 

Unless you have some compelling reason not to, you should update to the latest firmware (2.1) which fixes a number of bugs. You can go straight from whatever version of firmware you are on now, to 2.1

post #6951 of 17125
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post
 

 

According to Fiio, you should update the firmware using only empty, formatted sd-cards. In practice, I have had zero issues with updating the firmware from my sd-card that I keep my music on. The firmware must be in the root directory of that card. Be aware that doing what I have suggested is not the advised method from Fiio, and you do so at your own risk.

 

Unless you have some compelling reason not to, you should update to the latest firmware (2.1) which fixes a number of bugs. You can go straight from whatever version of firmware you are on now, to 2.1


Thanks for the reply!

post #6952 of 17125
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post


I have 3 x 64GB microSD cards (Patriot Memory) for my X3. All 3 were formatted on the X3 and then had music copied to them using a SD adaptor by plugging directly into my MacBook Pro:

1 - 230MB free space
2 - 2.1GB free space
3 - 4 bytes free space (! - optimized the selection of music on this one to almost completely fill it)

I'm not sure if I'm just really lucky, but my X3 hasn't crashed/frozen once since all 3 cards were reformatted on the X3. I'm using firmware 2.1. Most of my music is Flac, with a small amount of MP3 and AAC encoded material. Most of it is not properly tagged, but I'm one of those rare people who just turn the X3 on, start shuffle playback and put the X3 in my pocket - cover art and song name display isn't important to me. Perhaps the Patriot microSD cards are just a really good match for the X3?

Dale

Thank you!

post #6953 of 17125

Today I successfully added the SDHC adapter with a 128GB card to my X3. I put a piece of wire under the flat cable that comes out of the adapter and just taped the whole mess to the back of the X3. It all fits inside the rubber case nicely. I am using a Lexmark "Professional 400X' SDXC card that I formatted to FAT32. It seems to be working nicely. So $40 for the adapter and $130 for the SDXC card and it's done. It was easy and fun and now I have twice the tunes to carry with. Thanks to Buruma for the help in getting this going!

Back view, not slight bump

Not clear but it says 119. GB.

Still slim.

post #6954 of 17125
What adapter did you use?
post #6955 of 17125

This one:

 

http://www.bplus.com.tw/ExtenderBoard/KZ-B19.html

post #6956 of 17125

I personally have used this adapter in the past:

 

http://dx.com/p/sd-to-microsd-transflash-card-converter-module-27001

 

It's a bit cheaper than that other one. ;) 

post #6957 of 17125
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post

Today I successfully added the SDHC adapter with a 128GB card to my X3. I put a piece of wire under the flat cable that comes out of the adapter and just taped the whole mess to the back of the X3. It all fits inside the rubber case nicely. I am using a Lexmark "Professional 400X' SDXC card that I formatted to FAT32. It seems to be working nicely. So $40 for the adapter and $130 for the SDXC card and it's done. It was easy and fun and now I have twice the tunes to carry with. Thanks to Buruma for the help in getting this going!


Back view, not slight bump


Not clear but it says 119. GB.


Still slim.

Good job!
post #6958 of 17125
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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post
 

I personally have used this adapter in the past:

 

http://dx.com/p/sd-to-microsd-transflash-card-converter-module-27001

 

It's a bit cheaper than that other one. ;) 

Been looking at that one myself. How's the cable on it? Some of the comments on that site say the cable seems fraglie. I figure between this adapter and a 128gb Patriot card, I could be set for only ~$100.

post #6959 of 17125
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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post
 

I personally have used this adapter in the past:

 

http://dx.com/p/sd-to-microsd-transflash-card-converter-module-27001

 

It's a bit cheaper than that other one. ;) 


Kewl! At $6.20 with free shipping I'm going to try it too. I like how short the distance is between the connector and the SDXC card holder.

post #6960 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Mr Trev View Post

Been looking at that one myself. How's the cable on it? Some of the comments on that site say the cable seems fraglie. I figure between this adapter and a 128gb Patriot card, I could be set for only ~$100.

I'm using 128GB SD too.

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