Everyone making Lightning/iOS MFI-blessed accessories has to pay the “Apple tax” for doing so, which is of course passed along to the consumers, so it is nice to find Lightning-compatible items on sale. To cut a long story short…
… the 64GB PNY Duo-Link USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Apple iPhone & iPad, model P-FDI64GOTGAMG3-GE, is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. This is not a lightning deal (no pun intended).
One side is a Lightning connector, the other side is a full size USB connector (Type A, aka Taipei).
The 64GB PNY Elite Performance C10 UHS-I U3 SDXC, model P-SDX64U395-GE (with the (up to) “95MB/sec” written on the card), is on sale for $27 each at Quill.com. Free shipping with an order of $45 or more (eg two of these cards).
If you don’t need high speed copying/reading, the 128GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive (model P-FD128ATT03-GE) is on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer.
Ride the P(o)NY! The 256GB PNY Elite Performance High Speed SDXC Class 10 UHS-I (U1 Up to 90MB/sec Flash Card, model P-SDX256U1H-GE) is now on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
The price for PoNY rides increased three fold as of a 12/12/16 recheck. In other words, this deal is dead as a doornail…
Continue reading “(ENDED) 256GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $45 w/FS”
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It turns out the PNY card that was teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box is actually a day-long deal, running until Friday 3am ET (or earlier if sold out), for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer, this post is written in reverse, the 256GB PNY Elite SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U1 Up to 90MB/sec Flash Card (model P-SDX256U1H-GE; price before sale $124.50).
If you like to transfer/backup files between phones/tablets and computers and other full-size USB devices, the 64GB PNY DUO-LINK USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive is on sale for $15 with a limit of up to ten per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. On the same listing you will also find the 128GB version for $30, with the same limit of up to ten per customer.
This has two connectors, a full-size USB 3.0, along with a micro-USB on the other end. It supports USB OTG, so as long as your phone/tablet supports this in both hardware and software/firmware, you should be able to connect to it from either device. As far as I know, you can’t use as a “land bridge”, eg use both connections at the same time (although I haven’t tried it with this particular model).
The usual free shipping terms apply, Prime or $25+/$49+.
Meanwhile according to the lightning deals schedule, the Lightning connector version of this is scheduled to go live on Tuesday at 3am ET. It is not currently on sale.
Speaking of USB flash drives, the USB 2.0 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 goes for $5.50 but it is an Add-On item, so you need a $25+ order in order to buy it. Storage has dropped enough in price now that the material and product overhead becomes a bigger cost factor. In other words, you can get better bang for the buck with higher storage options.
On the storage front, the 4TB Seagate Backup Plus External USB 3.0 hard disk drive is on sale for $110 with free shipping, in new condition, at Amazon by Amazon itself. Four different colors are available at this price, with a limit five per color per customer. If you like to color code your storage (eg tiers of backups, or importance of data, or color-code quarters or years), the four different colors give you that option. You also get 200GB of cloud storage.
PS: if you buy multiple of the above, I don’t know if there’s a limit of how many 200GB “clouds” you can add to your cloud storage account. Often times, in situations like this, they have limits of one promotional bonus per account, but I have no way of testing this.
Speaking of storage, if you don’t need quick access, the 64GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive (model P-FD64GATT03-GE) goes for $10 (limit ten per customer), while the 128GB version of that goes for $18 (also limit ten per customer).
Speaking of storage, if you want to use memory cards as extra storage for your laptops, this brand new 128GB PNY Ultra Thin Notebook Memory Storage, model P-ULTRA128U1-233W-HT, goes for $35 with a limit of ten per customer.
On the SSD front, the 480GB PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SSD7CS1311-480-RB, is on sale for $105 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer, in new condition, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal.
On the storage front, the 960GB PNY 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SSD7CS1311-960-RB, is on sale for $210 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It currently “defeats” the lower storage PNY options in its own sub-line-up in terms of GB/$.
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On the storage front, the official Best Buy store is offering the new condition 256GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $48 with free shipping (or free store pickup) with a limit of 10 units per customer.
Storage prices continue to trend downwards, as it is often the case, barring any foreseen and unforeseen circumstances, and among today’s daily deals, the 128GB PNY Turbo Attaché 4 USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive is on sale for $26 at Best Buy with free store pickup or free shipping with $35+ order.
PS: with “USB-C” becoming more prevalent, you may see more listings mentioning products as “USB Type A” which is the standard USB size found in desktops/laptops. Everything you want to know on the USB format at Wikipedia. As with everything done by committee, there are goofy things, like USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 First Generation 🙂
Tiny USB flash drives are all the more useful these days with USB OTG and smaller slimmer laptops, which brings us to Lexar’s answer to this genre, their 128GB Lexar JumpDrive S45 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model LJDS45-128ABNL, going for $27 at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Transcend is in the game too, their 64GB Transcend Jetflash 710 USB 3.0, model TS64GJF710S, going for $24 at Amazon by Amazon itself in silver and slightly more in gold. The 32GB goes for $12.50, and the 16GB goes for $8. The gold color schemes cost slightly more.
If you don’t need the smaller form factor and instead prefer more conventional flash drives, the 128GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD128TBOP-GE) goes for $20 at the Staples website with a limit of ten per customer. Free store pickup or free shipping if you are a Staples Rewards member (free to join).
On the other hand, if you prefer a Flash Drive that solves the Indecision 2016 problem, the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 (model SDDD2-128G-G46) goes for $30. One side is USB 3.0 full size, the other side is micro-USB, so you can access the storage from either side (but not both at the same time, it’s not a “data bridge”).
If you like USB 3.0 flash drives of the retractable kind, at the moment the 128GB PNY Elite X USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128EX-GE, is on sale for $25 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply.
If you prefer those small ones that can almost disappear into a laptop, the 128GB Samsung continues to go for $28.50.
Speaking of laptops, for a very limited time only, the brand new Dell 15.6″ Inspiron 15 7000 Series is on sale for $750 with free S&H at B&H Photo. This is a brand new model, Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU (4GB GDDR5), 1TB HDD with 8GB SSD Cache, Win10, etc.
UPDATE 6:41pm ET: there is a newer U3 “up to 95MB/sec” model that goes for $23 with a limit of 10 as well at Amazon by Amazon itself. Thanks to Scott for pointing it out in the Comments!
More PoNY action, this time it is an SDXC card. The 64GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC UHS-I U1 with up to 90MB/s (I mentioned this because it’s part of the model name and card face, so you can tell it apart from other models; I am not doing Memory Card Performance Measurements and Tests), model P-SDX64U1H-GE, is on sale for $23 with a limit of ten units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $49+ total/$25+ books).
Backups on the whole lifecycle of photography are more important than they are given credit for, because it’s not one of the sexier parts of the photography process. But it’s good to have backups and multiple options. Which brings us to USB Flash drives. The 256GB PNY Turbo Elite USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD256TBO-GE, is on sale for $55 with free shipping, with a limit of ten per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It currently “defeats” the other storage sizes in its own line (32GB, 64GB, 128GB).
B&H Photo is running a PNY SD* and microSD* sale until 5/28/16 featuring 18 different products with storage capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB. They include the “PRO Elite” (32GB for $20, 64GB for $30) and “Elite Performance” (Water / Shock / Magnet Proof) lines of PNY storage cards.
The 256GB Elite SDXC goes for $80, while the 128GB for $45, the 64GB for $23, the 32GB for $13, the 16GB for $8. So the bang for the buck is in capacity order, 256GB “wins”. Free shipping with orders of $49+ unless a particular card is participating in a free shipping promotion (eg the 1286GB Elite SDXC).
Once upon a time a 32MB Smartmedia card was a top of the line storage option. Now you can get 1000 times as much storage on a single card and pay about the price of a visit to the all you can eat salad buffet. Which brings us to the 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Flash Memory Card, model TS32GSDHC10E, 200x, up to 30MB/sec, on sale for $8 per card, with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It comes in frustration-free packaging so you don’t have to fight/deal-with the usual retail packaging annoyances.
Keep in mind this is slower compared to newer cards, so keep that in mind depending on how you plan to use it.
Speaking of storage, the 32GB PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD32GTBOP-GE, is on sale for $9 with a limit of 30 per customer.
The “New Usual” free shipping terms apply to this, like most Amazon purchases, free 2-day for Prime members, or with a $49+ order for non-members (or if the order includes $25+ in physical books). These for items shipped by Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon.
If you are a fan of the PNY SD* memory cards, B&H Photo has a PNY SD* memory card sale good until 5/14/16 with nine cards participating from the yellow (Elite Performance) and black (PRO Elite) lines and red (High Performance). Capacities range from 16GB to 256GB. In the usual price/GB march forward, now it is the 256GB Elite Performance card for $80 that “defeats” the lower capacity cards in GB/$. Likewise among the PRO Elite, the 64GB card “defeats” the 32GB as it goes for $30 vs $20. Free shipping if your order total is $49 or higher.
More memory card action now, the 64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC (up to 70MB/s model SF64UY2/TQ) is on sale for $15 with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself, while the 32GB version goes for $8 (limit 30 as well). Meanwhile the 128GB version goes for $35 (same limit).
And to think that once upon a time we thought a 32MB Smartmedia card could hold so many pictures 🙂
Speaking of storage, here’s a few other ones buzzing around:
+ 128GB PNY microSDXC for $30 (“defeats” other options in its own lineup)
+ 128GB PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $25
The usual free shipping terms apply. Free 2-day for Prime members (remember you can get some digital credits or Prime pantry credits if you select slower shipping). Non-Prime members get free shipping with an order total of $49 or more in eligible items, or if your order contains at least $25 in books (I don’t remember if used books fulfilled by Amazon count towards the limit).
Ooops, I missed this one in the PNY post, there is yet another option, breaking with the powers-of-2 tradition, you can get the 200GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD200TBOP-AZ) for $40 each at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. This has an April 9 in-stock estimate, so keep that in mind if you need these to arrive yesterday. This is close in price compared to getting a 128GB and 64GB ($25 + $13 for $192GB). The usual Amazon free shipping terms apply (Prime 2-day or $49+ for non-Prime, or $25+ in books for non-Prime).
Ride the pony! Or more accurately, the PoNY! Good until 4/9/16 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo has a sale on the PNY Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives. The 256GB version goes for $50 with free shipping. The 128GB version goes for $25 (free shipping only with a $49+ order), while the 64GB version goes for $13 (free shipping only with a $49+ order).
The same prices are available at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per option per customer. Click on the little storage thumbnails to switch between the storage options. This is either a price match or one of the ever-so-popular these days manufacturer-initiated MAP instant savings promotions.
If you have some of the newer smaller cameras that take microSD cards or use other non-camera cameras (smartphones, action cams, etc), and like the idea of element-proofness in memory cards (Water proof, Temperature Proof, X-Ray proof, Magnetic proof), the 64GB Samsung EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC Card with full size SD Adapter (up to 48/MB/s, model MB-MP64DA/AM) is on sale again for $18~ with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. A marketplace seller (fulfilled by Amazon) has it for $0.55 less for the more adventurous shoppers. This currently “defeats” all the other options in its own line-up (16GB to 128GB). Note that the prices of this change very often, probably a combination of market-driven price-changes, price-matches, and things like that.
Free shipping if you are a Prime member, or with a order of $49+. Or if your order contains $25+ in books. More details on Amazon’s new free super saver shipping terms.
UPDATE: while we are talking microSDXC cards, the 128GB PNY microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1, model P-SDUX128U160G-GE, is on sale for $35 at B&H Photo (no limits) and Amazon itself (limit 3). Neither has unconditional free shipping. B&H has free shipping with a $49+ order, Amazon with a $49+ order (or if you have $25+ in Books OR if you are a Prime member). Maybe I need to create a free shipping flowchart graphic 🙂 [actually this sounds like a good idea!]
The 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 U1, up to 90MB/sec, model P-SDX256U1H-GE, is currently on sale again going for $71 with free shipping with a limit of four per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This “defeats” the other storage options in its mini line-up (16GB to 256GB) in terms of GB/$.
Meanwhile the 256 GB High Speed SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card (P-SDX256U395-GE) is on sale for $75 with free shipping with a limit of four per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This “defeats” the other storage options in its mini line-up (16GB to 512GB) in terms of GB/$.
The 128GB Lexar Professional 800x VPG-20 CompactFlash Card, model LCF128CRBNA800, is on sale for a limited time for $88 with free shipping at various authorized dealers. They have quantity limits, so if you need multiple units, you can buy from multiple dealers. The $88 is good at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
Speaking of storage, the 32GB PNY USB 2.0 flash drive is on sale for $8 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 4) while the 64GB version (limit 4) goes for $15 and the 128GB version (limit 4) goes for $25. The 16GB goes for $4 in black, or if you like to color-code, it goes for $5 in pink or chlorophyll-green. Keep in mind these are USB 2.0.
The 128GB version has dropped to $40 (was $38), sold and shipped by Amazon itself with a limit of four per customer. It is in the all-encompassing “Temporarily out of stock” status, so keep that in mind if you need it by a specific date… As you can see, both at the SD and microSD levels, we are seeing a wave of price slides of higher capacity cards (as it is often the case – other things equal)…
UPDATE: the 256GB sale for $75 is over as of 12/6/15 re-check…
Last week, the 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC was “defeating” the other storage options in its own line-up (32GB to 512GB; UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec), going for $75 each. Now there is pushback,
This went up too:
Meanwhile the 64GB version remains at $20, with a limit of four per customer…
A PNY memory card sale currently in progress at Amazon (not part of the daily Lightning Deals) includes the 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec, model P-SDX256U395-GE, for $75 with free shipping, with a limit of four per customer. This currently “defeats” all the other cards in its sub-lineup (32GB to 512GB) in terms of GB/$.
Storage and backups on the go, the USB flash drives can be. The 128GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128TBOP-GE, is currently on sale for $25 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. If you try to adjust the quantity in the shopping cart, the shopping cart will grab you by the ear 🙂 The usual free shipping terms apply (2-day Prime or with a $35+ non-Prime). This is standard size USB flash drive.
Speaking of PNY, a total of 11 PNY memory cards are on sale at Amazon featuring SD and microSDs. The SDs are 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
In other storage related sales, Amazon has a sale of 15 Sandisk products featuring SSDs, SD, microSD cards and flash drives (both regular and wireless). Of the Ultra SD cards, the 64GB Class 10 SDXC UHS-I goes for $25.60 (limit 5) and the 128GB Class 10 SDXC UHS-I goes for $52.39 (limit 5). These go up to 80MB/sec transfer speeds. They are elementproofs with a 10 year warranty.
There’s also the previously mentioned 128GB microSDs for $40. In an ideal world all these would have been rounded up in a single post, but we are now entering the Chaos and Disorder of Black Friday season 🙂
And now we resume our countdown to the madness, posting deals here, while in parallel updating the Black Friday Ads breakdown. We start with a few 128GB microSD memory card sales, of interest for phones, tablets, and some of the newer smaller digital cameras and action cameras that take microSD instead of full-size SD. The Samsungs come with a full-size SD adapter. Both PNY and Samsung are of the element-proof variety.
+ 128GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $40 (limit 3)
+ 128GB PNY microSDXC for $40
+ 64GB Samsung EVO Class 10 MicroSDXC for $17 (limit 3)
+ 128GB Corsair USB 3.0 Slider Flash drive for $38 (limit 5) or 64GB for $20 (limit 3)
UPDATE: oops, I forgot to add this one to the list, the 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC is on sale for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5) and also at Adorama. It comes with a full SD adapter. Interesting that they went from 128GB to 200GB instead of 256GB.
The 256GB SDXC memory cards are becoming more and more mainstream in terms of bang for the buck, especially compared to the 512GB which are early-adopter price-levels. So the 256GB PNY Elite Performance UHS-I U3 SDXC, model P-SDX256U395-GE, is on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of four per customer… It has the same price per GB as the 128GB version which goes for $40, and the 64GB which goes for $20. Use the tabs there to see the different options. This too is one of the “proof” (Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof) memory cards.
Ride the PoNY! We have another price drop on a 256GB memory card as they slowly but steadily reach lower $/GB, leaving the 512GB cards to hoard the big price premiums. So the 256GB PNY Elite Performance UHS-I/U3 SDXC Class 10, model P-SDX256U395-GE, up to 95MB/sec, is now down to $90 with free shipping, with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Speaking of Amazon, this blog’s semi-ironic meme of 2015, the tiny AmazonBasics camera bag is now down to $1.40 each, new condition, in semi-sturdy cardboard box, still part of the Add-On program, with a limit of 90 per customer. [see earlier semi-long post].
If you don’t need the latest U3 up to 95MB/sec model, the previous 256GB PNY SDXC card (Class 10, U1, Up to 90MB/sec, P-SDX256U1H-GE) goes for $82 with free shipping by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. The newer P-SDX256U395-GE (up to 95MB/sec) goes for $95.
If you need USB 3.0 flash drives by the pound (if gigabytes were measured as weight), the 128GB PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128TBOP-GE, is currently on sale for $29.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping as usual (2-day Prime or $35+ for non-Prime).
Speaking of flash drives, if you prefer a small compact low profile one, the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 goes for $24, while the 32GB for $12. These two beat the other members of their sub-line in $/GB.
You can’t put a Pony in your camera, but you can put a PNY memory card. Which brings us to the 64GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I U3 offered for $25 at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of 30 per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order (eg two of these) for non-Prime members. This is model P-SDX64U395-GE.
Within this PNY line-up (32GB to 512GB) it is tied in terms of $/GB with the 256 GB version (model P-SDX256U395-GE) which goes for $100 with free shipping. Limit 30 as well.
And we are baaack with another burst of updates. Starting with storage, because you can never have too many backups, plus this can serve as a sneaker-net data-mule, the 128GB PNY USB 3.0 Turbo USB Flash Drive for $30 with free shipping with a limit of 30 per customer. At the moment this crashes the other storage options in its lineup (16GB to 256GB) in terms of bang for the buck.
The main Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Monday 8/10/15 is a PNY Storage Sale featuring 19 items, including their full line of Elite Performance 95MB/sec SDHC memory cards, starting at $13 (32GB), to $22 (64GB) to $44.50 (128GB) [corrected link], to $79 (256GB) and finally to $320 (512GB). Limit three of each per customer. On sheer GB/$, the 256GB SDXC wins. The sale also includes microSD and USB flash drives. Sale ends at 3am ET on Tuesday or earlier for any items that sell out (which will disappear from the aforelinked page as they are gone-gone).
The 64GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC (Class 10, UHS-1, model P-SDX64U1H-GE) is on sale for $25 with free shipping with orders over $49 at B&H Photo (buying two of them gets you free expedited shipping) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (with the usual shipping terms). Amazon’s shipping estimate is 2-4 weeks. You can buy as many as you like at each retailer.
Adorama has more sale action, now we focus on the more “computery” offers, starting with the 2TB Western Digital MyPassport USB 3.0 external hard drives, available in four different colors, going for $85 with free shipping each.
For more storage, the 6TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 external goes for $200 with free shipping.
On the memory card and flash drive storage front, there is a PNY sale featuring 22 different items.
And on the Pentium-powered all in one computer front, the 20″ Dell Inspiron 3048 Touchscreen AiO computer is on sale for $420 with free shipping (Pentium G3220T, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, tray loading DVD, card reader, USB 3, HDMI, W8.1, etc).
UPDATE: one more computery offer from Adorama, the 15.6″ Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop is $350 after a $50 mail-in rebate (rebate details PDF). This rebate is exclusive to Adorama. Laptop is AMD A10-7300, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon R6, 1366 x 768, no touchscreen, W8.1, etc. Expires 7/19/15.
If you are looking for USB 2.0 flash drive storage by the pound, the 128GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 flash drive, model P-FD128ATT03-GE, is on sale for $32 at Amazon by Amazon herself, and you can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal. The 64GB goes for $18, the 32GB for $10. They average 4.3/5 based on over 2000 reviews over there. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order for non-Prime members.
Speaking of Amazon, the latest Roku 3 with Voice Search is down to $94, while the first-gen Roku 3 goes for $84 or $73 as certified refurbished. Plenty of photography apps available for the Roku 3 and even more options with “invisible” channels and media servers like Plex and such.
The PNY Elite Performance SDXC memory cards (up to 90MB/sec) are on a sale cycle again at Amazon. The 128GB goes for $54 (limit 5), the 64GB for $28 (no limits), the 32GB for $16 (limit 5), the 256GB for $100 (no limits). They are Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof per the description.
The 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card, model P-SDX256U1H-GE, is on sale for $100 (was $90 earlier) per card at Tigerdirect itself.
As of a 3/14/15 recheck, the prices at the following places went above $90:
Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5) and by Tigerdirect on eBay (limit 5)