Updated on 3 September 2013 by

When buying any mp3 player, the first question customers will ask is about the storage capacity. The main difference between hard drive based and the flash drive based mp3 players is that flash memory devices like iPod nano, iPod shuffle, Creative Zen Nano, and SanDisk Sansa offer extra portability, are more durable, and allow storage of up to even 32GB. Not many hard drive based mp3 players are in production but the older models offer atleast 160 GB of storage.

The advantage of the internal flash drive is that it is an electronic storage device that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. Meaning data can be erased and reused again within its limitations. It saves a lot of space, increases the life span of the mp3 players. Most of the recent mp3 players such as Apple, SanDisk, Samsung etc have built in memory as storage. But with expansion slots you can use SD cards for additional storage.

Mentioned below are the best internal flash drive mp3 players which are rated by experts from around the world.


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Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation
Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation
Microsoft Zune HD 4th Gen.
Archos 5
Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation 32GB Black MP3 Player
Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player - Pink
Microsoft Zune HD 32GB MP3 Player
Archos 5 60GB Portable Black MP3 Player
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Release Date
Sep 2009
Sep 2009
Sep 2009
Aug 2008
Main Storage Type
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Storage Capacity
32.0 GB
8.0 GB
32.0 GB
60.0 GB
Expansion Slots
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Family Line
iPod touch
iPod nano
Microsoft Zune HD
Number of Songs
7000.0
2000.0
8000.0
15000.0
Use
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
Interface
78% Positive
22% Negative
67% Positive
33% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Image
60% Positive
40% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
100% Positive
Audio
85% Positive
15% Negative
89% Positive
11% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Battery
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative