home : hot deals & information involving: SanDisk Friday, July 24, 2020
- SanDisk Ultra 1TB M.2 SSD for $130
Sandisk Ultra 1TB M.2 SSD for $130.
That is about the same price as other 1TB M.2 SSDs, but Sandisk is usually known for good quality, and this "Ultra" series comes with a 5-year warranty.
The specs are unclear, but it likely has TLC or QLC-based chips, more than adequate to satisfy most people's computer upgrade needs.
If your computer is critical to your work, our go-to SSD is the Samsung EVO-series for their track record of consistent reliability and performance.
Definitely not a deal at 35% higher cost than other SSDs, but gave us the piece of mind believing our chance of losing data and productivity may be lower.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
- One-Day Sale on Sandisk and Western Digital Storage
About three or four times per year, Amazon runs a one-day sale on SanDisk and Western Digital storage products.
These two brands sell some of the best quality products for adding storage to computers and smart devices.
Western Digital 12TB Elements External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $175.50.
Normally about $225.
One of the best quality large-capacity external hard drives on the market today.
The 12TB capacity can store about 190 hours of HD-quality videos, or about 190,000 24-megapixel raw/uncompressed camera photos, or over 4 million photos taken from an iPhone.
Plugs into a computer's USB port, and provides backup storage for your photos, videos, and important documents.
If you want to save money on a 12TB internal hard drive, you could buy some
and remove the hard drive from its enclosure.
This can save you over $100, but will void the product's warranty.
USB Flash Drives:
SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB3.1 Flash Drive for $14.40
Each of these cards normally sell for about 20% or 30% more.
A higher "A" number represents the IOPS performance class (A3 is faster than A2 and A1), and the "U" number shows the read/write speed performance (U1 means 10MB/sec, U3 means 30MB/sec, etc).
So, the higher these numbers, the better they will perform when backing-up files and saving videos.
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards (typically for SLR, Mirrorless, and digital cameras):
Extreme Pro 64GB Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card for $16.
Normally about $21.
The "Extreme Pro" is our favorite SD card for SLR and Mirrorless cameras, because its blazing fast write speed frees up the camera to take more photos instead of waiting.