SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable External SSD (USB-C), Seagate, Etc

World BackUP Day on 3/31/22 started at B&H, then jumped on at Amazon, now it moves to the Adorama daily deals as well, good until Friday at 10am ET:

+ 14TB Seagate 3.5″ Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $230
+ under $20 per TB

+ Seagate IronWolf 8TB 3.5″ Hard Drive, SATA for $180

+ 2TB SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD V2 for $270

+ 4TB SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable USB 3.2 Type-C External SSD V2 for $500

FREE LEARNINGS
And now to something that doesn’t have anything to do with World Backup Day 🙂

If you like to learn new things without paying, Amazon is offering a number of FREE AWS courses. There’s a variety of courses. You “buy” them for $0, similar to how you get free Kindle e-books or free videos or mp3s at the Amazon website.

As of the time of writing these only work on desktops and laptops per the Amazon page (including Chromebooks). The course “runs” on Amazon’s website. I haven’t tried running it on a tablet with the browser in desktop mode to see if it works in such a configuration. Chromebooks are the new tablets, at least in the non-iOS world 🙂

AWS is Amazon Web Services. A good starting point might be their Cloud Essentials course…

Tue: WD/Sandisk sale including 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I for $46

It’s an Apple consumer electronics day at the Amazon USA Gold Box with Beats and Airpods on sale, but of more photo-related interest, there is a WD and Sandisk sale running until 1/25/22 at 11:59pm pacific time that includes:

+ 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC (UHS-I, V30, U3, C10, up to 170MB/s) for $46

+ two Sandisk microSD cards (512GB Ultra, 256GB Extreme)

+ WD and G-Drive and Sandisk external HDDs and SSDs

+ Sandisk flash drives

+ a total of 18 options are on sale

+ up to five of each item per customer

Sunday: WD and Sandisk sale (28 options)

Not sure if this is a price-match or a manufacturer-initiated sale, but the headliner of the Sunday 12/26/21 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour is a WD and Sandisk sale featuring 28 different products including sDXC, microSDXC, SSD, flash drives, G-Drives, portable HDDs, etc. Too many to list here individually…

For example, there’s this 512GB Sandisk dual flash drive (USB Type A one side, Type C the other) going for $48, or $99 for the 1TB version.

PRO TIP: pay attention to details when looking at dual drives, because some older models are Type A and microUSB, while a few are of the Apple/Lightning kind…

4TB Sandisk Extreme PRO portable USB-C external SSD for $590AC

A new quartet of Adorama daily deals is upon us, running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 4TB SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable USB 3.2 Type-C External SSD V2 for $590 after coupon

+ 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SATA III 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive for $80 after coupon

+ 256GB SanDisk Ultra UHS-I Class 10 A1 microSDXC for $25 after coupon

+ 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card, 80MB/s, with SD Adapter for $16 after coupon

500GB Sandisk Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD for $80

Just as portable hard drive prices started falling, there came portable SSDs ~ because the price points must be defended at all costs 😉

Silliness aside, running until 12/19/21 or earlier if sold out, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 500GB Sandisk Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD for $80 with free US shipping. Up to five per customer…

I think the time is right to demand USB-C from everything. Although if you are like me and you have a mix of USB-C and micro-USB (and even a couple of leftover mini-USB) devices and your Charging Points are already configured for both USB-C and micro-USB, you have more flexibility. Unless you want to go full USB-C.

Samsung SSD sale (16 options)

For a limited time, B&H Photo is having a sale on 16 Samsung SSDs, mostly of the Internal kind, but there are also a few of the Portable kind…

Wedn: Sandisk and WD sale (CF, SD, microSD, USB Flash, SSD, HDD, etc)

It’s that time of the month again, the headliner of the Amazon USA Gold Bawx running until Wednesday 9/29/21 at 11:59pm pacifica time [or earlier if sold out] is a Sandisk x WD sale featuring a total of 30 products including of the storage and flash memory kind including:

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC for $37

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $88

+ 1TB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $215

+ microSDs of the Ultra and Extreme kind from 400GB to 1TB, from $39 to $110

+ 64GB Extreme CompactFlash (UDMA 7, up to 160MB/s) for $52

+ 128GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B for $150

+ also internal and external HDDs and SSDs of various kinds of G-Tech, WD and Sandisk ArmorATD kind, including a couple of encrypted

+ various USB flash drives of different kinds

+ up to three of each item per customer

Speaking of Amazon, also inside their Gauld Bawx, there’s the new condition 11.6″ Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11 Chromebook going for $170 with up to two per customer. It has 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board, Celery N4020, Intel UHD Graphics 600, 1366 x 768 non-touch display, two of each USB Type A and Type C ports [one of each on each side for extra flexibility; what a luxury for an 11.6″ budget Chromebook!], microSD slot, BUT the older Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2… As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 220+ ratings…

Thursday: Lexar SDXC cards (up to 2000x), microSDXC

It’s LEXAR DAY at the Amazon USA Gold Box, running until 8/19/21 at 11:59pm pacifica time is a sale on LEXAR storage products. A total of 17 options are available including:

+ 2pk 64GB SDXC (1667x, V60, UHS-II, U3, C10, up to 180MB/s) for $41.50
+ 2pk of 128GB of above for $61
+ 128GB wins decidedly

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (2000x, V90, UHS-II, C10, U3, up to 300MB/s) for $116
+ 64GB of above for $70
+ 128GB wins once again

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (1066X) for $45.60

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (633x, up to 95MB/s) for $16

+ microSDXC red cards from $24.80 (256GB) to $55 (512GB) to $128 (TB)
+ in this case, the 256GB wins

+ 128GB gray-black microSDXC (1066x) for $20

+ 2.5″ SATA Lexar internal SSDs, 128GB for $20~, 240GB for $27~, 256GB for $31~

+ 512GB Lexar SL200 portable SSD for $56

+ 1TB Lexar PCIe M.2 internal SSD for $96

+ find them all in the LEXAR storage sale until 8/19/21 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out)

Thursday: Big Storage Sale, WD, Sandisk, Seagate, PNY, LaCie, Synology, Etc

It’s a big storage sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box until Thursday 11/26/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [Happy Thanksgiving Day!]. So many sales that they are broken in two groups!

The WD/Sandisk group
A total of 24 options are participating in the WD and Sandisk sale with memory cards and internal and externals SSDs and HDDs! Up to three per item per customer at the sale price. Among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $120, TB for $270

+ 400GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $60, 512GB for $80, 1TB for $183
+ 400GBGB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $40, 512GB for $64
+ 256GB Sandisk High Endurance microSDXC for $37.50

+ WD internal and external SSDs

+ WD external HDDs including Elements, MyPassport and MyPassport Ultra options

+ 8TB WD MyCloud EX2 NAS for $288
+ because all your clouds are belong to you!

+ ibi – The Smart Photo Manager (US version) for $80

+ too many to list individually, see them all HERE

The Other Storage Sale
28 storage options are participating in this The Other Storage sale including:

+ Synology NAS DiskStations

+ Seagate OneTouch, Backup Plus, and Expansion HDDs

+ various LaCie rugged external HDDs

+ Toshiba Canvio HDDs

+ Seagate IronWolf and Barracudas

+ Crucial and Kingston RAM

+ PNY, Lexar and Kingston microSDXCs

+ 512GB PNY Elite-X Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $70

+ too many items to list here individually, see them all HERE

Chromebook and Amazon Hardware time too!
Also on sale are four Chromebooks from $210 to $480, from Samsung, Acer and Lenova…

And then there’s the Fire Stick Lite (with Alexa) going for $18 with up to three per customer. You can get more than three with an Amazon Business account…

Lots of other Amazon Devices on sale as well including the latest Kindle Paperwhite (8GB storage, Wifi only, With Ads) for $85 or $110 with 32GB storage. The options without ads are $20 more [or you can remove the ads later after you use it if you find them annoying while in use – I personally don’t find the ereader ads annoying because they don’t play audio or video or animations, so they can’t irritate you the way internet ads can; plus I found a few good deals through them as well)…

Thursday: WD / Sandisk storage sale (40 options)

It’s a big storage sale among the Best Buy deals du jour for Thursday 5/14/20, a total of 40 options of the WD and Sandisk kind. Page #2 has the Sandisk SD and microSD and flash drives, while page #1 mostly has the WD hard drives of the internal and external kind. Too many to list here individually… Too many to list here individually…

UPDATE: meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint 13″ Vlogger light AC Powered 50W 5500K Fluorescent Ring Light With Bag going for $39 with free US shippings…

Wedn: 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC for $30, Samsung SSD sale

With microSD cards, I currently stick to Samsung and Sandisk, but if you feel like trying out different brands, one of the Newegg deals of the day for Wednesday 5/13/20 is the new condition 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC going for $30 with free US shipping with up to three per customers at the sale price. This V30, U3, A1, UHS-1 microSDXC is sold and shipped by NewEGG or as I like to call it, Nuevo Huevo 🙂

The other daily deals include a 27″ ASUS WQHD monitor for $270, an ASUS-i5 server motherboard, an HP 360 EliteBook, 1TB XPG Gammix, two 120GB Team GX1 2.5″ SSDs for $45, and 2x8GB Corsair memory for $80…

Yesterday Amazon Germany’s Gold Box marked the return to “physical goods” as deals of the day, now this trend has moved to the Amazon USA Gold Box where the deals du jour include a red Cuisinart and a Samsung SSD sale (nine options, $95 to $650 [4TB])…

2TB Sandisk Extreme USB-C 3.1 External SSD for $300

If you prefer a USB-C connected external portable SSD, and you are fond of the way Sandisk Extreme are doing things, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 2TB USB 3.1 Type C is on sale for $300 with free US shipping until the end of day on 5/24/20 or earlier if sold out…

On the other hand, if you prefer a conventional external HDD, and you need a red color-scheme (mayhaps you are color-coding them), then you can get the 5TB Seagate Backup PLUS for $112 with free US shipping.

Tuesday (28 options): 32GB Lexar 2000x SDXC for $40, 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $160, 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $36 [also: HDDs, NAS, SSD, Computers, Kindles, Bushnells, Etc]

And they are back at the Amazon Gold Box, it’s another variant of the Computer Sale featuring 28 products, from storage to actual computers! They are too many to link here individually, here are some potentially interesting options:

+ 32GB Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC (UHS-II, up to 300MB/sec, V90, U3, C10, Z69, A340, B794, C185) for $36~
+ okay, some of those are made-up 🙂

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $40~

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card (UHS-I, U3, C10, up to 95MB/sec) for $160

+ 64GB Sandisk USB 2.0 flash drive for $9~

+ 1TB WD Elements portable (definitely not potable) external HDD USB 3.0 for $43
+ 1TB MyPassport instead for $48
+ 5TB WD MyPassport for $100
+ 8TB WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra NAS for $300

+ 2TB Seagate Expansion external USB 3.0 HDD for $50
+ 4TB Buffalo Station NAS with hard drives INCLUDED for $230~

+ 1TB Sandisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD for $160

+ Computers: HP Omen Gaming (i7-9700K), HP 24″ AiO Touchscreen, $290 Acer i3 Windoze
+ 27″ Acer curved monitor

+ also: gaming, headsets, networking, etc

Not part of the daily deals but these are limited time offers by Amazon itself on their latest Kindle e-reader models:

+ latest Kindle for $65 (limit two per customer); this is with Special Offers, Wifi-only, 167ppi, built-in front light [this feature was added to this generation of the entry-point Kindles]
+ optionally you can select the bundle with free 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription (it auto-renews monthly after the first three months, so setup an alert in your calendar/task app ~ it’s cheaper to buy Kindle Unlimited as prepaids than month-to-month)
+ remember if you are a Prime member, you also have the free Prime Reading feature which usually has over 1000 e-books to read; you don’t even have to buy ebooks

+ Kindle Paperwhite for $90 (limit two per customer); this is with Special Offers, Wifi-only, 8GB on-board storage, 300ppi, built-in front light (it had been the defining feature of the Paperwhite before the Voyage/Oasis)

BUT WAIT, there’s more! Also part of the Tuesday daily deals is a Bushnell sale featuring three groups of Bushnell products, with prices ranging from $22 to $314. Yes, $22 is a Bushnell binocular, not a bag or other accessory 🙂

UPDATE: I haven’t tested every single item, but of the ones I have tested, the limit is two per customer per item at the sale price…

UPDATE #2: there’s also a tech sale at the Amazon Germany Gold Box, lots of great prices on Logitech mice and keyboards since they are typically more expensive in Europe than the US. Note that the most of the keyboards are using the QWERTZ formation, not the “normal” QWERTY. Thankfully the mice don’t have any QWERTZ vs QWERTY confusion 🙂

Tuesday: Ride the P(o)NY at Amazon with SD, microSD, Flash

Yet another variant of the “Storage sale” is happening at the Amazon USA Gold Box, this one is a Ride the P(o)NY sale, or as normal people like to say, a sale on PNY storage products which includes:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDxC (up to 95MB/sec, 29hr HD video, UHS-I, U3, etc) for $16
+ 256GB of that for $33
+ 512GB of that for $78
+ the 128GB “wins” the bang for the buck

+ 2-pack of 16GB PNY SDHC Class 4 for $7.49
+ I suppose if you have older cameras that can’t handle higher capacities and fast cards?

+ 128GB Elite microSDXC (black/green, V30, A1, UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/s) for $16
+ 256GB for $33
+ again, 128GB “wins”

+ 250GB PNY PRO Elite USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C SSD external/portable for $52
+ internal 250GB for $40

+ all sorts of USB flash drives, including 5-packs which can be handy if you prefer to hand off pictures to friends and clients and collaborators on flash storage instead of clouds and drop-boxes and OneDrives and TwoDrives and GoogleDrives 😉
+ 17 options total, including those tiny flash drives that you can leave in laptops and media players and such

Limit three of each item per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday 9/17/19 or earlier for any item that may sell out and before un-orderable at the sale price.

UPDATE: Best Buy is “counter-programming” this with Sandisk, they are offering the 512GB Ultra PLUS microSDXC (V10, A10, Class 10, UHS-I, I suppose I could add a few random letters and numbers here and no one would notice) for $125.

Saturday: Kodak Internal SSD sale ($28 to $120, 120GB to 960GB)

Of the Saturday daily deals at Amazon, there is a Kodak SSD sale of the internal kind, with prices ranging from $28 to $120 and storage options ranging from 120GB to 960GB in the usual denominations in-between (240GB, 480GB)… They are sold by Woot and fulfilled by Amazon with the sale ending at 11:59pm pacific on Saturday (or earlier if sold out)…

Thursday: Kodak Film and Slider Scanner, PNY memory and storage

Grab your Amazon e-wallets! There are two potentially interesting on-topic deals of the day for Thursday 6/13/19 at the Amazon USA Gold Box:

+ the KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner goes for $128, sold by 3rd-party seller “DB Roth” and fulfilled by Amazon. The shipping estimate has shifted to a few days away, a sign typically that it is starting to run out

+ Ride the P(o)NY memory card and storage sale including among others:
++ SDXC Elite Performance: 128GB for $23, 256GB for $44, 512GB for $90
++ 512GB microSDXC for $81 in Elite and $90 in Elite PRO
++ all kinds of USB 2.0 and 3.0 flash drives
++ a couple of internal SSDs

The PNY items are limit of up to three per shopping cart per customer at the sale price…

Sunday: 15% off select WD Digital Green SSDs

Good until the end of day on Sunday March 18 in 2019, the Central Computers website is offering a 15% off discount on the page on select WD Digital Green SSDs. The price you see is the price you pay. As of the time of writing, there are 120GB and 240GB options out there…

Wedn: 1T Crucial MX300 2.5″ Internal SSD for $130

It’s currently SSD time at the latest Adorama holiday deal, you can get the new condition 1TB Crucial Technology MX300 2.5″ Internal SSD with 9.5mm Adapter (SATA 6.0Gb/s Interface, 530 MB/s Read Speed, 510 MB/s Write Speed, model CT1050MX) for $130 with free shipping and handling. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Sat: PNY Storage Sale: SD, microSD, USB Flash, SSD, GeForce GFX, etc

You can ride the PoNY on Saturdays! At least this Saturday at the Amazon Gold Box where one of the deals of the day is a sale on on a variety of PNY Storage Products including SSDs (internal and external), and GeForce GFX cards and a variety of USB flash drives including a 128GB USB 3.0 for $23 (64GB version for $12, 32GB for $8), along with double-sided flash scorpion drives (full size and microSD ends), multi-pack of budget USB 2.0 flash drives, and of course memory cards:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDXC (U3, UHS-I, up to 95MB/s) for $36
+ on the same listing they have the 256GB for $80, 512GB for $150, 64GB for $20, 32GB for $11

+ 128GB Elite-X microSD (U3, V30, A1, C10, up to 100MB/s) for $40~, 256GB for $90

Limit two per individual item per customer during this sale which ends on Sunday at 3am ET (or earlier for any individual items that sells out and becomes un-orderable from Amazon itself).

240GB Kingston Internal SSD for $65 after coupon

If you want to strategically give your computer a boost in OS and/or image post-processing operations, a $5 clip-on coupon drops the price of the new condition 240GB Kingston A400 Internal SSD (SATA 3, 2.5”, model SA400S37/240G) from $70 to $65 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The coupon typically works on only one unit but if you want more, you can get additional units for $70 each.

Speaking of storage, promo code EMCPSRX27 gets you the new condition 8TB Seagate Expansion external USB 3.0 HDD for $140 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG itself…

Speaking of NewEGG, they are running a 24 Hour PC Sale with 109 participating options. Some are straight up sales, some have promo codes, some have mail-in rebate cards, some have both…

Drobo 5D3 5-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure for $599

Thunderbolt and Drobo! The new condition Drobo 5D3 5-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure is on sale for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as part of their latest WPPI festivities. Speaking of computer-y things:

+ WD My Passport Wireless SSDs on sale: 500GB for $300, 1TB for $500, 2TB for $800

+ Acer 17.3″ Aspire AZ3 Multi-Touch Portable All-in-One Desktop for $349 (ends Wednesday 11:59pm ET)
+ Pentium J3710 Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 17.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS Touchscreen, with internal battery (5 hour runtime), Win 10H, etc
+ yes, an AiO desktop with a battery 🙂

240GB SanDisk SSD Plus for $69.50 w/free S&H

If you need a compromise between going all SSD or no SSD at all, and instead prefer to judiciously use SSDs as the performance vanguard, the new condition 240GB SanDisk SSD Plus, model SDSSDA-240G-G26, is on sale for a limited time for $69.50 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama

(ENDED) Sandisk Sale: SSD, Ultra Fit Flash Drives, Etc

These daily deals expired, but Sandisk offers are recurring every few days/weeks…

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Sandisk SSD Plus: 120GB for $55, 240GB for $75, 480GB for $138, 960GB for $270

Speaking of storage, there is some Sandisk SSD action at Amazon. The 240GB SSD PLUS (SDSSDA-240G-G26) [Newest Version] is on sale for $75 with free shipping with up to three per customer, while the 120GB goes for $55, the 480GB for $138, and the 960GB for $270. Limit three of each size per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

4TB WD MyPassport Wireless Pro USB 3.0 External HDD for $198

If you like the idea of external hard drives but hate the cables getting in the way, prices of the wireless models have been coming down. For example, the new condition 4TB WD MyPassport Wireless Pro USB 3.0 External HDD, model WDBSMT0040BBK-NESN, is now under $200, going for $198 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and at B&H Photo.

Speaking of B&H, their Photo Plus specials expire Monday night.

On the other hand, if you value speed over wireless, the new condition 240GB SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD, model SDSSDEXT-240G-G25, is going for $100 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer).

(ENDED) Tuesday: PC Accessories Daily Deals include 960GB Sandisk Extreme PRO 900 Portable SSD for $368

Tuesday is over and so are its daily deals…

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Samsung PRO 850 Series 2.5″ Internal SATA III SSD sale: 256GB for $120, 512GB for $212, Etc

SSD time once again because the data must flow, and flow, and faster and faster it must flow 😉 The new condition Samsung 850 PRO series of Internal SATA III 2.5-inch SSDs is on sale in the various storage denominations at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per storage option per customer. The 256GB goes for $120, the 512GB for $212, the 1TB for $421, and the 2TB for $898. Each one also has an option to come bundled with a Mount Bundle for +$7.

UPDATE: corrected link!

240GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 2.5″ SATA III MLC Internal for $70

A storage doorbuster is currently in progress at NewEgg Business, the new condition 240GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 2.5″ SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SDSSDA-240G-G26, is on sale for $70 with free shipping. NewEgg is the seller of record. Limit one unit per customer at the sale price.

240GB SanDisk Extreme 500 USB 3.0 Portable SSD for $90

While at eBay Deals, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 240GB SanDisk Extreme 500 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive for $90 with free shipping. You have to do the “see price in cart” song and dance to see the price. Limit five per customer. As usual, these are limited time offers but the exact expiration time is unknown.

(ENDED) Wedn: Storage Sale: 128GB Small Flash Drive for $25, HDD and SSD combos, NAS, etc

These daily deals expired…

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