How Many Songs Can a 16GB Memory Card Hold?

If you are a music lover like me, you must admit that mp3’s are one of the best things ever invented. You can essentially have your whole music collection with you on one device.

If you own or have plans on getting a 16 GB memory card, you might be wondering how many songs will be able to fit on it. Because I am the memory card guru, I’ll be able to answer that question, so there will be no more guessing or wondering.

It should be noted that the results we get below will all be based on an estimate, as the card could hold more or less songs, depending on the file size of the mp3’s that are used in the process.

How Many Songs Can Fit on a 16 GB Memory Card?

  • The size of a MP3 file is usually determined by the length of the song, along with the bitrate that it is encoded in. Generally, you will find that MP3 files will have an average size of 4-5 MB.
  • For easier calculations, around 16000 MB makes 16 GB
  • 16 GB = 16000 MB
  • 16000 MB divided by 4 MB =4000 mp3 songs
  • 16000 MB divided by 5 MB = 3200 mp3 songs.

Looking on the results a 16 GB memory will be able to hold between 3,200 – 4,000 MP3 files. You should be aware that this is just an estimate. The memory card will possibly be able to hold more or less, it really depends on a variety of factors. However, if you are just putting mp3’s to the card, then this is about how many songs the card will be able to hold.

So if you are thinking about purchasing an 16 GB memory card whether a SDHC or MicroSDHC, you should have a good idea that it will be able to store 3,200 – 4,000 songs.

Hopefully this will answer that burning question as it relates to memory card storage.

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