Originally Posted by bozer
How do you make the songs play randomly on the hard drive? Is there a magic button?
On the 430n, make sure you're in HDD mode by pressing the MEDIA button and selecting HDD. Then press the MENU button on the right bank of buttons and you'll see the Random soft button.
I used it during a 13+ hour round trip and it was great. Only problem is that it just may reset itself every time you stop shut down. I noticed some recycled tunes were coming up when there were plenty of songs I had not even heard once. And occasionally it would play two songs in a row from the same artist. Not that this is mathematically impossible in random mode, but it happened often enough for me to think it was a minor bug.