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Shopping.com Tip: A common memory capacity found when purchasing flash-based MP3 players is 512MB.
Although the song carrying capacity can vary, as every song has a different length, a general rule of thumb is that a 512MB MP3 player can hold roughly 120 songs or approximately eight hours of music. If the format is changed to WMA - it can hold 16 hours of music.
This size is perfect for an entry level MP3 player for a teen, or middle aged person who just wants to use it during workouts at the gym.