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What points should be noted when using a microSD card? (For Walkman models that support microSD cards)

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  • What points should be noted when inserting/removing a microSD card?
  • What points should be noted when transferring content to a microSD card in the Walkman?

Refer to the following items.

NOTE: The operating procedures and confirmation methods described in each item vary depending on your Walkman. For details on operations, refer to the manual supplied with the product.

Common notes on using microSD cards

  • You cannot transfer data between the system storage and a microSD card on your Walkman.
  • Be sure to format microSD cards on the Walkman only.

    NOTE:

    • microSD card operations are not guaranteed if you format the microSD card on a device other than the Walkman (such as a computer).
    • Formatting procedures differ depending on the Walkman you are using. For details, refer to the manual supplied with the product.

Notes when inserting/removing a microSD card

WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. When inserting/removing a microSD card, note the following.

  • When inserting a microSD card into your Walkman, be sure to change the status of the Walkman to Insert/Remove SD Card.

    NOTE:

    • If your Walkman does not have an [Insert/Remove SD Card] status, insert a microSD card without changing the status.
    • When you insert a microSD card, the following information will be reset.
      • The current song and the elapsed time
      • The elapsed time of each video
  • When removing a microSD card from your Walkman, be sure to change the status of the Walkman to Insert/Remove SD Card.

    NOTE: When you remove a microSD card, the following information will be reset.

    • Bookmarks
    • Alarm settings
    • The results of analysis by SensMe Channels
    • The current song and the elapsed time
    • The elapsed time of each video

Notes when transferring content to a microSD card

When transferring content to a microSD card, note the following.

  • Copyright-protected content cannot be transferred to a microSD card.
  • To transfer music content to a microSD card, you need to select SD Card as the memory (storage memory) to be used. For details on selecting a memory, refer to the manual supplied with the product.

    NOTE:

    • The memory is set to the system storage on the Walkman at the time of purchase.
    • Depending on your Walkman model or the software version of your Walkman, you can switch the memory to be used while the Walkman is connected to a computer.
    • After you switch the memory (storage memory) to SD Card, you can confirm the size of the microSD card on a computer during data transfer using the following software.
      • Windows: Media Go or Windows Explorer
      • Mac: Content Transfer for Mac or Mac Finder
  • If you transfer the same content to both the system storage and the microSD card, the content will appear duplicated on your Walkman when all tracks/songs are displayed.
  • When you transfer a playlist to your Walkman, transfer the playlist to the same memory (storage memory) as the one where the tracks/songs in the playlist are stored.
    NOTE: The Walkman recognizes the system storage and the microSD card as different memories. If a playlist is transferred to a different memory than the one where the tracks/songs in the playlist are stored, the tracks/songs will be duplicated on the Walkman.