I remember the first time I loaded up the memory card it did take a long time to scan it, but just for the first time. However the file transfer speed is really slow. I have a Sony A15 which also transfers data extremely slow, so I guess it’s probably normal for DAP those days. You have to keep in mind that this DAP came in a time when iPod is dying and smartphones is taking the place of every portable audio device. No one would have thought that people would start buying DAPs again, and you have to give credit to Pono for bringing the idea of Hi Res music on the go to the public. I still listen to my Pono once or twice a week, not for nostalgia, but because it still sound good, especially on balanced mode with dynamic IEMs. The sound quality is not as good as my H2 or Mojo, but I feel it on par with my AK70, though not as good with BA IEMs due to the high noise floor. But the sound is musical, and engaging. I remember Tyll has said once and I agree, that it’s really engaging that you can’t use it for background music cos you can’t focus on anything else when the music is playing. Of course I don’t recommend buying it now because there’re so many better options out there with better technicality, lower noise floor and better UI; besides the dual 3.5mm balanced output is getting obsolete. But I’m keeping it for the musical sound. And if you’ve bought it brand new, it’s true that it does sound better once burnt in.