Summary: I'm looking for something to take over from my iPod classic, a media player that's small but has a lot of storage space (240gb or more), and more importantly, can handle having 40,000 songs on it. I have a big media collection (over 500GB of music) and I am one of those wackos who wants all his music with him all the time. I'm willing to downsample to 160-192k AAC for my iPod. First I tried using SimplifyMedia with my iPhone, but I ran into bandwidth problems with my ISP, so for now that solution is out. Then I went back to my iPod classics and put in a 240gb hard drive in my 5th gen classic, and tried it both with the native firmware and rockbox. The problem I have run into is that once I got all my songs on the iPod, the sheer volume of songs prevents me from playing in shuffle mode. I can drill down on a particular artist, etc., but what I want to do is shuffle the entire library, and my library is just too big for the iPod to handle. In rockbox it reboots and in the default firmware it times out. So, can anybody suggest a media player with the following attributes: Tons of storage (240+ GB). Ideally I'd like to have my media in its original lossless format but I'm willing to downsample. Can handle huge libraries without a problem. Shuffling the entire library is a must. Sized on the order of an iPod classic. It can be bigger but I'd prefer something smaller than a portable CD player. Bonus if it can play ALAC or FLAC. Bonus if it can handle 24-bit and >48Hz Archos 5? 500gb version looks good but has a 35,000 song limit.