Memory Cards for Music and MP3 Players

Portable personal MP3 music players either use built-in memory or a removable media, predominantly SD or MicroSD flash memory cards. The smallest are SD Micro cards. They come in memory capacities from 2GB up to 16GB. MP3 music players incorporated in to other devices, such as in car sound systems, are normally designed to use SDHC flash memory cards.

 

Memory Cards for Music and MP3 Players: What is Backward Compatibility?
As products such as Music and MP3 Players improve their specifications from one generation to the next, there are compatibility issues to consider. Devices that only accept the original SD (Secure Digital) card format will not be compatible with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) or SDXC (Secure Digital ‘Xtra Capacity’) memory cards. However, both SDHC and SDXC memory cards are backwards compatible, enabling them to read previous format cards. A device like a Music and MP3 Players is backwards compatible if products designed for the new standard can receive, read, view or play older or less powerful standards and formats.

  • SD devices can only use SD memory cards - SD capacities range from 128MB to 2GB
  • SDHC devices can use both SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards - SDHC capacities range from 4GB to 32GB
  • SDXC devices can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards - SDXC capacities range from 64GB to 2TB

Memory Cards for Music and MP3 Players - Which type of Memory Card is right for your Music and MP3 Players?
Which type of Memory Card is right for your Music and MP3 Player? Before buying a memory card make sure it is compatible with your Music and MP3 Player. All you really need to consider are 3 questions before you buy. How much storage capacity do you need? What speed do you need? What kind of memory card does your Music and MP3 Player use? To find out what memory card you need check information from the manufacturer, your user manual or for a logo on the device. Or have a glance at our Music and MP3 Players compatibility list.

Memory Cards for Music and MP3 Players - Compatibility List
Check our Music and MP3 Players compatibility list for details of your device.

Memory Cards for Music and MP3 Players - Compatibility List

 
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