The 512mb Sansa M230 will hold approximately 8 hours of CD-quality MP3 tracks or 16 hours of WMA tracks It's compatible with MP3, WMA, secure WMA (Microsoft WMDRM 9 and 10), and Audible audio file formats. The digital FM radio allows you to access local radio stations, as well as preset up to 20 of your favorite radio stations. With 5 equalizer types for the FM radio and music player, you can optimize your sound for your favorite style of music, for example, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Pop, and Custom (user-defined). You can also use the built-in microphone and voice recording function to capture interviews, classes, and short voice notes to yourself.
It's easy to transfer songs to the Sansa--just connect it to your PC via the included USB 2.0 connection cable, where it will appear as a Windows Portable Device on your computer. Then, just drag and drop music files from anywhere on your hard drive or use a variety of music software to move licensed music to the device. The Sansa is compatible with PCs running the Windows XP operating system.
This player is designed to be PlaysForSure-verified out of the box and works seamlessly with Windows Media Player 10, including support for Auto Sync to sync your music, photos and playlists. You can choose from a growing number of PlaysForSure download and subscription stores, such as Real Rhapsody, MSN Music, Musicmatch, MusicNow, Napster (and Napster To Go), and Wal-Mart Music Downloads.