Yesterday went to Staples to buy some.. er.. staples. They had "clearance" section with couple of MP3 players on it. I think they had Archos 700 (40Gb) for 199, Sony AP1L for 99 quid and Cowon iAudio 30Gb for 99 quid as well.
I don't like Sony, Archos is too big, so I bought X5 as it is being praised on just about every computer forum as being "the BMW of MP3 players".
Well.. I was wrong. I think I am computer literate but I can't get bl**dy thing to work. The problem is that I can't copy any files to it! According to Cowon, this thing should be seen as hard drive. Which is how my PCs see it.
But just about every file I copy to it is corrupted.
I tried to format X5, upgraded firmware, changed copying mode (basically, using command copy /v and xcopy /S /V) - nada! I even changed Windows disk access strategy - still doesn't work.
I've given up. This thing tomorrow goes back to whatever hell it came from. I don't need such BMW. I can live with Ford. :)
And I thought I got a bargain... :(