How Many Songs Can 2TB Hold?

How Many Songs does 2TB hold?When 2 terabyte is brought up, it is a crazy amount of storage space. If you are looking to figure out how much music 1 TB can hold, then you are in the right place. Below, I am going to present a table that will show you exactly how much music you can expect this storage capacity to store.

I must let it be known that all the information that is presented below is based off real-world estimates and that storage capacity could hold way more/less depending on our host of factors. This is just here to give insight.

How Many Songs Can Fit on 2TB?

To find out how much music will hold, we just have to do some basic math to get the answers.

Songs

  • MP3 sizes vary and this can be because of the songs length, the bitrate it was encoded at, as well as a host of other factors.
  • For this guide, we are just going to say that the average MP3 size is around 4 to 5 MB.
  • To make the calculations easier, 2,000,000 MB is more or less equal to 2 TB (more or less)
  • 2 TB = 2,000,000 MB
  • 2,000,000 MB divided by 4 MB =500,000 mp3 songs
  • 2,000,000 MB divided by 5 MB = 400,000 mp3 songs.

Below is a little chart showing you how much songs the storage space should hold, dependent on the MP3 average file size.

MP3 Size # of MP3’s
4MB 500,000
5MB 400,000
6MB 334,000
7MB 284,000

So as you can see, 2 TB of memory should be able to hold around 284,000 – 5000,000 songs.

Once again, the figures presented above are really just estimates and 2 TB could really hold a lot more or less data, the numbers above are just ballpark figures.

Albums

OK, so know that we have the musical to the way, some of you might want to know how much albums can be stored on 2 TB. Since we have the information already, it is just more math that needs to be done.

  • An album is about 12-16 songs on average
  • We will then say that an average album will have 14 tracks
  • Using the MP3 size of 4 MB, 500,000/14 = 35,714 albums
  • Using the MP3 size of 5 MB, 400,000/14 = 28,571 albums
MP3 Size # of Albums
4MB 35,714
5MB 28,571
6MB 23,856
7MB 20,284

So this should give you some good insight into the storage capacity of 1 TB, as it relates to music and albums.

If you want to look at other storage sizes, I have guides on 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB, & 1 TB.

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