Monday: Sandisk sale (SD, CF, microSD, USB Flash)

Sandisk is one of the themes of the day at the Monday 7/26/21 Amazon USA Gold Box. As of the time of writing, their Sandisk storage sale includes the following items, all Sandisk brand:

+ 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC (U3, V30, C10, 4K) for $54
+ Amazon’s product page informs me I bought one of these variants in 2018; I totally forgot about it; maybe I forgot the card unopened in some drawer too πŸ™‚

+ 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC (U3, V90, C10, 8K) for $165
+ V90 and 8K vs V30 and 4K of the one above

+ 256GB Extreme PRO CompactFlash (UDMA7, up to 160MB/sec, 65) for $180

+ 1TB Extreme PLUS microSDXC (U3, C10, V30, 4K, A2) for $200

+ 512GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for $50
+ tiny little things, they don’t protrude from laptops, desktops and media players and USB hubs

+ 1TB Ultra Dual Drive USB flash drive for $110
+ one side is USB Type A, the other is USB Type C

EU Prime Day Camera Gear: Canon, Sony, Pentax, Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Panasonic S5, Storage, Etc

It’s already Prime Day in Europe and at the Amazon Germany website there’s among others a Canon gear sale that includes the 90D, the G3X, and lenses of different kinds (EF, EF-S, EF-M, RF)… A total of nine options is available as of the time of writing…

But that’s not all! There’s also a big (two page) Sony-priority camera gear sale that includes various Sony lenses, the RX100 III, the 7R II body only, lenses from Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Pentax (eg 50/1.8 SMC DA for 100 euro), and Tamron, Panasonic S5, Steiner binos, and more!

There’s also a sale of action cameras and drones

Next up we have the Storage Sale that includes Sandisk SD and microSD, Samsung, Lexar, Axe and more, three pages of them! There’s even some CompactFlash UDMA7 of the Lexar kind!

The interesting thing with Prime, even if you live in a country that does not get Prime delivery (eg within the scope of Amazon Germany), you can still sign up for the 30-day Prime free trial and get the sale price. But you won’t get the free shipping benefits or any of the other DRM-restricted benefits (video, ebooks, etc)…

Wedn: 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $28 w/FS

And at the NewEgg Gold Box there’s the Ryzen 5 2600 for $186 thanks to a very generous 500 cents off ($5 off) promo code πŸ˜‰

Of more related interest, there’s the new condition 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC card for $28 with free US shipping. Sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. No promo code needed. Up to five per customer. This is UHS-I, U3, orange-cream color scheme, flash adapter included, four-proof protection, 10-year warranty, etc…

On microSDs, I’m currently using a mix of Samsung and Sandisk…

UPDATE: I just now noticed, also part of the Wednesday 6/2/21 daily deals is the refurbished Sony HDR-CX-240-L Handycam camcorder going for $70, sold and shipped by 3rd-party seller “VIP Outlet” with a not-so-VIP 76% positive rating πŸ™‚

Wedn: 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $28AC w/FS

If you are looking for a 256GB microSDXC card for your cameras, smartphones, action cams, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, etc, good until Wednesday 5/5/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, among the NewEgg deals du jour you can get the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (A1, U1, UHS-I, C10) for $28 with free US shipping after using promo code 93XQY46. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg herself. Up to five per customer…

Saturday: 512GB microSDXC cards, Pixel 3, Etc

If 512GB microSDXC cards are your thing, there’s a Woot peripherals sale with two of them:

+ 512GB Kingston microSDXC for $54

+ 512GB PNY Elite microSDXC for $88

Among the other Woot daily deals for Saturday 4/10/21 there’s the new condition Google Pixel 3 (64GB, Not Pink) going for $170, fully-unlocked, with a 1-year manufacturer warranty, up to three per customer.

The importance of the Pixel 3 is that it is the oldest (aka cheapest) Pixel phone to be getting Android 12 (Developer Preview already available) per the Google Support page. The cut-off point for the Pixel 3 models is October 2021. For a quick refresher on the Pixel phones, try the Wikipedia page

And for those of you participating in the Lucky’s Rewards program, this weekend’s B&M freebie is “BodyArmor Edge”, a caffeine + electrolytes type of a drink. I haven’t tried it and from the looks of the bottle, this looks more like something you’d put in an automobile engine πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: the new NewEgg dailies have been revealed, and they have Acer monitors, an HP Chromebook and 64GB Team microSD among others…

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Saturday they have a couple of selfie-rings and a square lighting panel among the NexiGo webcam sales… Also part of the dailies is a JBL Flip 4 speaker and various AmazFit fitness trackers and smartwatches (over 25 options)…

UPDATE #2 the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Sunday 10am ET) is a 50-pack of 3-ply disposable masks for $6…

Wedn: Storage sale at B&H (17 options, WD, G-Tech, Glyph, 2TB Sandisk SSD)

There is a decidedly storage theme running at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday 3/31/21 at 11:59pm eastern or earlier if sold out:

+ Glyph hard drives, 4 options

+ WD hard drives, internal and external, 6 options

+ G-Technlogy hard drives, 6 options

+ 2TB Sandisk SSD Plus SATA III 2.5″ internal HDD

+ all these options have automatic in-cart coupons that appear when you add the offered item to your shopping cart

Monday: SDXC (6 options) and microSDXC (13 options) from major manufacturers

Memory cards and storage are the headliner Amazon USA Gold Box deal of the day featuring 28 options, including SDXC and microSDXC as follows:

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $50
+ 512GB version for $105

+ 256GB Samsung Plus SDXC for $30
+ 256GB Samsung PRO Plus SDXC for $38.39

+ 512GB PNY Elite-X SDXC for $64

+ 1TB PNY PRO Elite SDXC for $168

+ 64GB Lexar Professional 2000x for $69

+ 13 microSDXC card options from PNY, Sandisk, Samsung and Lexar, too many to list here individually
+ options range from 64GB to 1TB

+ seven USB flash drives, including a 50pk of 32GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 flash drives for $148

+ up to three of each item per customer

Meanwhile both of the previously mentioned B&H dailies and the Adorama dailies (Sigma 16/1.4, Rokinon 16/T2.2) continue…

256GB Lexar CFast 2.0 (3500x) for $280, Etc

It’s Lexar time at the Adorama daily deals, good until Friday at 10am ET, or earlier if sold out:

+ 128GB Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card for $160

+ 256GB Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card for $280
+ this wins the GB/$
+ this also defeats the 512GB which goes for $600

UPDATE #1: the headliner of the Thursday Best Buy daily deals is the 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 flash drive for $195…

Meanwhile the headliners of the Amazon USA Gold Box is a sale on SK hynix Gold P31 PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSDs, namely the 500GB for $60 or the 1TB for $108… The other headliner is more utilitarian, all kinds of Contigo insulated tumblers, going from $8 to $28. I have a couple of those models [review coming up LOL]…

Finally at the Newegg dailies they have the usual techie items along with a $50 GAP email gift card for $40… Adding insult to COVID injury is a $100 Hotels.com email gift card for $95…

Saturday: 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $37AC w/FS

NewEgg has some Sandisk action of the Extreme kind for their Saturday deals du jour, good until 11:59pm pacific on 2/20/21 or earlier if sold out… It is the new condition 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (A2, U3, UHS-I, C10, SDSQXA1-256G-GN6MA) going for $37 with free US Shipping using promo code 93XQK42 with up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

Thursday: PNY SDXC, microSDXC, flash drive sales

There’s a $40 Fire 7 tablet as one of the Thursday 2/18/21 Amazon USA deals du jour but the headliner of the day is a PNY storage sale with six options:

+ 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $32

+ 256GB Elite-X Class 10 microSDXC for $33
+ 128GB for $18 on the same listing

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO microSDXC for $70

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO USB 3 flash drive for $70

+ 128GB PNY Turbo Attache USB 3 flash drive for $13

+ 10pk of 16GB PNY Attache USB 2 flash drives for $28
+ these are USB 2.0 (two)
+ comes out to $2.80 per flash drive

+ limit two of each item per customer

Speaking of storage, at the Newegg daily deals they have the 256GB Team Group Elite microSDXC for $24, a $1299 Dell XPS Home & Entertainment desktop, and various other techie/computer-y things as usual…

Thursday: 256GB Samsung EVO Plus SDXC for $32 [limit 3]

A Samsung storage sale is one of the Thursday 1/28/21 Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day featuring two internal SSDs ($48 and $112) but of photography interest the headliner is the new condition 256GB Samsung EVO Plus SDXC going for $32 with up to three per customer… This is a new-ish line of SD cards; as of the time of writing this averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 123 global ratings….

Meanwhile at the Adorama daily deals (change Friday 10am ET) they have:

+ CLAR Illumi Max 300 High Power 5600K LED Light (132,000 lux @ 0.5m) for $329

+ LetsFit ID152 Fitness Tracker Smart Bracelet with Heart Rate and Sleep Monitor, IP68 Waterproof for $17

64GB Fuji SDXC UHS-I card for $10 {ends Fri 10am ET}

No lens today but it is a name-brand memory card at the current incarnation of the Adorama daily deals which end on Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 64GB Fuji SDXC UHS-I Class 10 for $10

+ Corsair gaming headset for $40

Thursday: Storage sale including Samsung full-size SDXC cards [and Sandisk, Lexar, PNY, WD, Crucial, Kingston, 24 options]

It is yet another incarnation at the Amazon USA Gold Box until Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any item that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time, it is Another Storage Sale featuring Sandisk, WD, Samsung, Lexar, Kingston, Crucial and PNY! A total of 24 options are available, including:

SDXC (full size) cards
+ 256GB Samsung EVO Plus SDXC for $32
+ 256GB Samsung PRO Plus SDXC for $38
+ a rare opportunity for a Samsung full size SD card on sale!

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $120

+ 128GB Lexar PRO 2000x SDXC for $111
+ gold/black, UHS-II, V90

+ 2pk of 128GB Lexar PRO 1667x SDXC for $60
+ that’s $30 per card

microSDXC cards
+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $26.59
+ 512GB for $60, 200GB for $24

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $80

+ three PNY and three Lexar options and one Kingston as well, 128GB to 512GB options, $18 to $75

Other Storage
+ 12TB WD MyBook desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $200

+ 128GB HP x900w USB 3.0 flash drive for $13.49

+ three Crucial portable external SSDs

+ also Sandisk Lightning flash drive and one WD Black game dock thunderbolt type thing

Find them all at the Thursday Amazon Storage sale good until 11:59pm pacific time on December 17 in 2020…

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deals (changes Friday 10am ET) includes the Qnap TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure (Celery dual-core, 2GB RAM) for $230, a Pictar Smart 18mm wide angle smartphone lens for $40, and a JBL EON Compact AiO rechargeable personal PA for $499…

LAST CALL: Thursday’s Storage Sale at Amazon

This is a Last Call alert! Ending at the Amazon USA Gold Box on Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time are the previously mentioned Amazon Storage sales that include WD, Sandisk, Synology, LaCie, Seagate, etc… I won’t repeat them here, check the aforelinked link with all the deets [oh yes, we’re now Instagram 2012 trendy!]

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)…

Saturday: Sandisk (SD, microSD) and WD (internal, external, RAID Desktop HDD) sale

The recurring storage sale is back …recurring at the Amazon USA Gold Box, and it is indeed yet another variant of the Sandisk and WD sale, which are of course now under the same lawyerly roof. Sale ends on 11/14/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any individual item that may sell out earlier… Limit three of each individual item per customer…

This includes among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO (up to 170MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3, C10, they are like a NASCAR car with all these labels on them) for $120
+ 1TB version of above for $270
+ without a calculator, it is obvious the 512GB win the GB/$

+ 400GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (A2, U3, V30, UHS-I) for $60
+ 1TB version of above for $183
+ again, no need of a calculator, 400GB wins GB/$

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (A1, U1, V30, UHS-I) for $40
+ 512GB version for $64
+ once again, 400GB wins GB/$, no need for calculator, you have a 30% increase in storage for a 50%+ increase in price!

+ a dozen WD items are also participating in the sale, too many to list here individually but the product categories included are:
+ MyBook Duo Desktop RAID HDDs
+ internal WD Red PRO 3.5″ NAS HDDs
+ internal SSDs
+ SSD Portable HDDs
+ and the all encompassing “etc”
+ find them all at the Sandisk and WD sale of the Amazon USA Gold Box

Among the other Saturday deals du jour they have a soccer team (11 items) of TackLife jump starters and assorted car-related gear, a $299 Sonos speaker with Alexis Carrington (okay, Alexa), various Contigo insulated and non tumblers (some of them keep it so hot you can’t even drink it hours later!), learning toys (including a cash register to teach youngsters a likely-needed career skill?), and for teens of all ages, Beats Solo 3 headphones for $120 [of particular interest to newer iPhone/iPad users because of the extra benefits of the Apple W1 chip]…

UPDATE #1: I forgot to mention this in the post-mess above, but also part of the sales is a battery-powered SONOS Move SmartSpeaker going for $299 (limit two per color)…

UPDATE #2: among the Best Buy daily deals there’s the 12″ Sunpak Bi-Color Vlog kit with a Boya microphone going for $70…

UPDATE #3: and a FREEBIE! If you are participating in the Lucky’s rewards program [regional supermarket chain], good until Sunday night they are offering for FREE a 10-pack of Lavazza K-cups. You have a choice from two flavors. This is truly a freebie, I’ve done these freebies many times before πŸ™‚

Thursday: Lexar UHS-II and UHS-I SD/SDXC memory card sale (32GB to 512GB)

The headliner of the Thursday 9/10/20 Amazonian Gold Box is a sale on Lexar storage products, which in turn is headlined by their SD cards! Different colors/sub-lines are participating as follows:

+ 32GB UHS-II 1000x silver for $12.49

+ 64GB UHS-II 1667x silver for $27

+ 64GB UHS-II 2000x yellow-gold for $64
+ 128GB of that for $120

+ 256GB UHS-I 633x brownish for $32.50
+ 512GB of that for $67

All these cards are of no use if you can’t read them, so also part of the sale is the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (model LRW400CRBNA) offered for the very specific price of $22.38. One slot is Compactflash up to UDMA7, the other slot is SD (up to 3.0, UHS-I and UHS-II).

Also part of the sale:

+ 128GB 1000x microSDXC for $46

+ 32GB USB 3.1 Type A flash drive for $9

Limit up to three of each item per customer during the sale which ends at 11:59pm pacific or earlier for anything that may mayhaps sell-out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Tuesday Ride the P(o)NY: SD, microSD, Flash Drives, RAM, Etc

It’s time to … Ride the P(o)NY at the Amazon Gold Box with a sale of PNY storage options with PNY Elite PRO microSDXC cards going from 128GB to 512GB, lower tier microSDs at 16GB, a 3-pack of 16GB Class 4 (SAD!) of either SDHC or microSD going for $9, a $17 120GB internal SSD, 3-packs and 10-packs of USB 2.0 [SAD!] flash drives for $10 and $30 respectively, RAM sticks, and a tiny 512GB USB 3.1 flash drive for $80.

But those USB 2.0 drives may be handy considering the low price if you are giving them to people for free, eg with their pictures on them πŸ™‚

Other storage action:

+ 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 for $190 at the Best Buy dailies

+ 256GB TeamGroup microSD for $26 at NewEgg dailies

+ and if you like British-style tea, whether you are burning the midnight Photoshop oil or locked up inside in Quarantine, one of the Woot Top Sellers right now is a 100-pack of Yorkshire Red Tea Bags for $3.50. That’s 3.5 cents per cup of tea!
+ this is a longer-running sale, not a daily deal; up to six 100-packs per customer
+ just so it’s clear, this is (what the western world) calls Black Tea. The Red is part of the Taylors of Harrogate branding; although it just coincides in this case with (what Chinese call) Red Tea [hong]. The term Black tea in chinese tea is reserved for Dark Teas (Heicha, Puerh, etc)

Friday: 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $40

Of the Friday 8/21/20 Best Buy daily deals, there is a memory card of the SD kind. It is the new condition 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC going for $40. This is UHS-I, U3, C10, model P-SDX256U395-GE.

Not a daily deal but it’s a FREEBIE, it expires soon, TOR (the book publisher) is giving away for FREE (without DRM, choice of ePUB or MOBI format) the full ebook of “Riot Baby” by Tochi Onyebuchi. You can download either or both of the formats. MOBI is for Kindle devices, ePUB more general use. They do this about once per month. To get the freebie, you have to gie them an email address. Once you get on their email list, you will be email-notified of all the freebies…

The free e-book must be claimed by 11:59pm ET on 8/21/20.

128GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $20

If you are a fan of the Samsung microSD cards, the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC with full-size adapter (U3, UHS-I, model MB-ME128HA) is on sale for $20 with free shipping for Prime members or a $25+ order. You can buy as many as you want. This is not a lighting deal…

Speakin gof storage, for a limited time, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External HDD for 80 euro-dollars…

Monday: PNY sale: SD, microSD and USB Flash Drives of all kinds

In the Monday 6/15/20 Amazon USA Gold Box you can find a PNY storage sale featuring among others:

+ 32GB Elite Performance SD for $5.50
+ 64GB for $8.80

+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 SD cards for $15
+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 microSD cards for $15

+ 10pk of 32GB Attache USB 3.0 flash drives for $35

+ all kinds of other USB flash drives, including tiny ones (the “Fit” type) and “normal” and “scorpio” style and restractables and mo(i)re…

Thursday: Sandisk and WD Storage Sale (39 options)

One of the Best Buy deals of the sale is a big storage-related sale, a total of 39 Sandisk and WD products are on sale featuring SD, microSD, external HDD, personal clouds (no impersonal clouds sadly), SSD disks, internal HDDs, RAM, USB flash drives (including 2-in-1s), and more…

For example, the 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC goes for $20.

Saturday: 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC for $85

Among the Best Buy deals du jour for 6/6/20 is the new condition 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC card going for $85. This is a V30, UHS-I, U3, A2. Nothing pleases a marketer more than throwing a collection of random letters and numbers at a consumer πŸ™‚

1TB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC card for $260

You hate switching memory cards and want the largest available storage option in the microSD world and you are willing to pay a premium for it? Well, you’ve found the right post because B&H Photo is currently having a sale on the new condition 1TB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC card for $260 with free US shipping. This is an A2 card, with V30, U3, etc…

2pk PROGrade 64GB UHS-II SDXC cards for $45 total

Did you know Pearl Jam had a song called “Don’t Call Me Lexar”? πŸ˜‰ On a totally unrelated note, a 2-pack of 64GB ProGrade UHS-II SDXC memory cards is on sale for $45 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. This comes out to $22.50 per card…

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 πŸ™‚

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.

10TB Seagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External for $182

Good until 4/25/20 in the evening [B&H closes every Friday PM to Saturday PM – check their website for exact times], B&H Photo is offering the new condition 10TB Seagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $182 with free US shipping.

In case you are planning a big buy for your home cloud or server farm (ha!), the maximum quantity is 60 per customer πŸ™‚

Monday: Sandisk SD and microSD sale (9 options), Dell, HP, Epson

a Sandisk sale is one of the Best Buy deals du jour and it includes nine Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSD and full-size SD cards with the prices as follows:

+ full-size SD: 64GB for $15, 128GB for $25, 256GB for $45
+ $/GB winner: 256GB

+ microSDXC: 32GB for $10, 64GB for $15, 128GB for $25, 400GB for $70
+ $/GB winner: 400GB

But that’s not all, in the rest of the Best Buy daily deals they offer, among others:

+ refurb Epson Workforce ES-50 sheet-fed [memo to self: BE CAREFUL to AVOID TYPOS HERE] for $60

+ Platinum (brand name) dual USB-C 8-port hub for $50
+ these type of docking stations are all the rage these days; don’t forget you can even use them with USB-C Chromebooks too

+ DELL Inspiron Desktop for $400
+ Intel Core i3-9100, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB storage, Intel UHD 630, 6 USB ports, DVD-RW, etc
+ full model name: I3670-3438BLK-PUS
+ fear not, there’s no actual pus πŸ˜‰

+ HP 17.3″ Laptop for $480
+ Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, etc

Wedn: 14TB WD external for $250, Surface 7 PRO latest model

Ooooops, I didn’t notice the expiration date, the Tuesday B&H dailies are actually running for 72 hours, not 24, so they are good until Thursday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out].

The final countdown clock is finally ticking on the Adorama Passover deal, the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42mm R for $299 in either color scheme expires on Thursday 4/16/20 at 10am ET. So it’s decision time if you are 50-50 on it…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies for Tax Day [which is getting outshined this year by COVID Day Every Day] they offer:

+ 14TB WD External USB 3.0 hard drive for $250
+ that’s $17.86 per TB, assuming we buy data like we buy generic groceries πŸ™‚

+ Microsoft Surface 7 PRO tablet (latest model) for $900
+ 12.3″, 10th gen i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, etc
+ NOT INCLUDED: Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard Cover Type thing

UPDATE: storage is also the theme in the NewEgg daily deals where they offer:

+ 3pk of 32GB Team USB 3.0 Type A tiny flash drives for $20 total
+ comes out to $6.67 per 32GB flash drive
+ up to five sets per customer

+ 5TB WD Elements external USB 3.0 hard drive for $110 after promo code 93XPH89

Saturday: 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $40 [limit 3]

On the microSD cards front, I’m on the Samsung bandwagon, and if you are too, or you want to give them a try, one of the NewEgg deals of the day for Saturday 4/4/2020 is the new condition 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC (UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/sec, with full-size adapter) going for $40 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG itself, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

No promo code, no mail-in rebate nonsense πŸ™‚

6TB Seagate IronWolf NAS Internal HDD for $130 [ends Wedn 10am ET]

In progress is the previously mentioned B&H Photo National Backup/Storage Day sale for Tuesday 3/31/20 and now the Adorama daily deal (ends Wedn 10am ET) is also of the storage kind, the 6TB Seagate IronWolf NAS 6TB 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive (7200rpm, SATA 6Gbps, 256MB Cache, 210Mbps Data Transfer Rate) going for $130 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile the at the main Woot website there is a sale on refurbished 2017 model year 13-inch MacBook PROs ranging from $680 to $790 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tue Big Storage Sale: WD, Seagate, G-Tech, Glyph, Promise Tech, Etc

Today, Tuesday March 31 in 2020 is National Backup Day and to sale-a-brate that, the B&H daily deals have a storage theme, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Seagate hard drives, 7 options, $46 (1TB) to $480

+ WD hard drives, 11 options, starting at $70 (2TB USB-C external)
+ these have automatically applied in-cart coupons to arrive at the sale price

+ G-Tech G-Drive hard drives, 5 options, discounts applied automatically in the shopping cart

+ Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure for $150

+ Promise Technlogy Pegasus32 Thunderbolt 3 RAID, 4 options, all in the four figures

+ Intel 1TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD for $115, 2TB for $220
+ Glyph Technology Docking Stations, 4 options, $240 to $400

+ flash deal: Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $379
+ coming later: 500GB LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD USB-C (price before sale $160)

National BackUp Day Storage Sale Begins! (230+ options)

March 31st is National Backup Day (although anyone who lost or was unable to recover data will attest that Every Single Day is National Backup Day) and to sale-a-brate that, B&H Photo is having sales on:

+ External Hard Drives (110+ options)

+ Hard Drive Arrays (10+ options)

+ USB Flash Drives (110+ options)

Enjoy your Backups and may you never need to *gasp* RESTORE πŸ™‚

USED 128GB Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 for $129

The new condition 128GB Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card is currently on sale for $226 at various retailers (eg B&H Photo) but if you are comfortable with USED memory cards, Adorama has a few USED units in “Excellent Minus condition” going for $129 plus shipping. A price difference of almost $100 is certainly no small change πŸ™‚

As usual, used supplies are limited, so it may be gone by the time you are reading this…

Monday: 2pk 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for $11 after coupon

If you need 32GB microSD cards, or you have older devices that don’t work with higher capacities, good until Monday 3/23/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) Woot is offering a new condition 2pk of 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards (A1, U1, Class 10, up to 98MB/sec transfer read) for $11 after using coupon code SANDISK in their shopping cart. It comes out to $5.50 per 32GB card after the coupon. The price before the coupon is $16. They come with the Sandisk Limited Warranty. Limit one offer per customer.

PS: another use, if you have higher capacity memory cards in devices that end up not using them, you can swap out the higher capacity cards and put the 32GB cards in them. You may think you’re gonna fill up the tablet’s 128GB microSD card but when you look six months later, it uses up just 12GB πŸ™‚ Not that I’ve done this, this is purely an example for example purposes. Really! πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Sandisk and WD sale (32 options)

The headliner of the Best Buy daily deals for Tuesday 3/17/20 is a sale on the Sandisk and WD storage with 32 options that include Extreme and Ultra SD and microSD cards, external HDD and SSD hard drives, along with internal drives, and various USB flash drives…

Monday: 400GB Sandisk microSDXC for $53, Galaxy Note 9 for $600

Two potentially interesting deals in the Amazon USA Gold Bawx for Monday 3/16/2020 until 11:59pm pacifica time (or earlier for any that gets sold out):

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $53

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $600 (128GB) or $750 (512GB)
+ factory unlocked, USA warranty, sold and shipped by Amazon herself

Mon: Sirui, Pelican Storm Trek, 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $60 [512GB for $150]

Monday is here and just like that March Madness is upon us [because “Championship Week” (TM ESPN?) has more games than the actual NCAA tournament]. And with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card (up to 170MB/sec, V30, U3, C10) for $60 after 40% off in-cart automatic coupon

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card (up to 170MB/sec, V30, U3, C10) for $150 after $50 off in-cart automatic coupon

+ optional combined purchase discount with a 2pk of 16GB Sandisk CompactFlash cards

+ Sirui P-326SR Photo/Video Monopod with VH-10X Head for $199 after $30 mail-in rebate

+ Pelican Storm Trak cases, four options, $200 to $269

+ Lumens VC-A51 20x DVI-I/3G-SDI HD PTZ Camera (Black) for $1290

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies they have a 2pk of 32GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 flash drives for $8 total [it is USB 2.0 after all], a sale on Logitech mice, while their headliner is the 24-inch DELL LED QHD G-sync monitor (HDMI, DisplayPort) for $250…

UPDATE #2: meanwhile at the Amazon Germany AngeBote [which is today’s word(s) of the day, GoldBox] has a sale on printers (Epson Expression Photo, HP Tango and Sprocket) along with Anker power-n-charging accessories (along with a 7-port USB-C hub for 25~ euro [4.6 out of 5 on 150+ customer reviews), and there’s also a Lenovo laptops, tablets and monitors sale…

Friday: 14TB WD Easystor USB 3.0 External HDD for $230

The headliner of the Friday 3/6/20 Best Buy dailies is of the storage kind [did you remember to do your backups? did you remember to test your recovery process?], it is the new condition 14TB WD EasyStor external USB 3.0 hard drive going for $230 with free US shipping or free store pickup. This comes out to $16.42 per terabyte [or if you are a giant planet-eating alien, there’s also the term “terrabite”]. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 51 customer reviews.

Me, personally, I save all my photos on my trusty 32MB SmartMedia memory card πŸ™‚

Sunday: 3pk of 64GB Samsung EVO Select cards for $24 total after coupon

Samsung microSD card fans, unite and take over! If you need 64GB Samsung EVO Select in multiples of three, you are in luck! As one of the Sunday 2/23/20 deals of the day at Woot (ends 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out) you can get 3-packs of 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC cards for $24 total after using coupon code SAVEFIVE ($5 off), coming down to $8 per card. Limit up to three 3-packs per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for the calendar day for non-members. Note that the listing says these come with a 90-day Woot warranty… The current price at Amazon is $12 per card… These days the Samsung microSD cards are my go-to, I never had any problems with them, in phones or tablet/laptops…

Elsewhere, at the B&H daily deals they have:

+ GenAray Escort Daylight LED Spot Light for $150

+ JBL speakers, auray headphone stand and ChargeWorx Qi wireless charging pad

It’s all utilitarian at the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily), it’s the H&A Universal Tablet Stand Adapter for $13

5TB Seagate BackUp Plus External USB 3.0 HDD for $110

Good until 1/30/20 (or earlier if sold out), if red is your favorite color scheme, you can get the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 external HDD for $110 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. You can buy as many as you like. The other colors are not on sale…

10TB G-Technology G-DRIVE G1 External USB 3.0 HDD for $230

The latest Adorama daily deal is of the storage kind, it is the new condition 10TB G-Technology G-DRIVE G1 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive offered for $230 with free US shipping. Maximum of two units per customer at the sale price. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked deal page with the expiration…

256GB Samsung Fit Plus USB 3.1 small flash drive for $40

Sandisk is not the only one making short “thumb-size” USB flash drives. Samsung is making them too and for a limited time their 256GB FIT Plus (model MUF-256AB/AM) is on sale for $40 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself. Samsung says this is a *proof device (water, shock, magnet, temperature, x-ray) and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Great use for laptops so they don’t stick out or hooked to a smartphone/tablet using a short OTG cable [assuming your device is compatible] or used on the front USB ports of desktop computers or used as storage in smart TVs or digital TV PVR boxes [I did this with one of those cheap $30 OTA “DVRs”) or to play music in cars, and so on…

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (Sony E) for $719

Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! That’s what the world famous rapper “Vanilla Zeiss” sang and for a limited time, the Adorama Daily Deals are singing that song too, the new condition Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for the Sony E-system is on sale for $719 with free US shipping. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked daily deals page showing how much time is left on the deal. No coupon/rebate needed ~ just add to cart and proceed to Zeiss Checkout while Zeiss offer is running πŸ™‚

Sunday: Memory Card Sale: Sandisk and Lexar (SD and microSD, 32GB to 400GB)

Memory cards abound in the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box as part of yet another variation of the Computer Accessories sale, this time around the theme being items priced individually under $100. The memory cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, SD-whatever
+ yellow Sandisk Extreme SDXC (up to 250MB/sec, UHS-II, V60, C10, U3) for $28 (128GB) or $15 (64GB)
+ the 128GB “Wins” the bang for the buck obviously

+ gray-black Sandisk Ultra SDXC (up to 100MB/s, UHS-I, C10, U1) for $33.49 (256GB) or $17~ (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 1667X gray-black SDXC cards (up to 150MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 667X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 100MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 633X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 95MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $14 (128GB), 32GB for $5

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD-whatever
+ 256GB gold-red Sandisk Extreme (V30, A2, U3, UHS-I) for $40

+ Sandisk Ultra (A1, C10, UHS-I, U1) for $47 (400GB) or $30 (256GB) or $25 (200GB) or $15.49 (128GB) or $9 (64GB)
+ bang for the buck is very close between the three largest capacities (calculator is needed to figure out the winner)

Other Things
+ various USB flash drives
+ gaming accessories
+ metal network switch
+ and… cat ears of sorts ???

Find them all at the PC accessories under $100 at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until 11:59pm pacific on Sunday 12/8/19 (or earlier for any item that may sell out)…

Limit three of each item per customer. Not sure what happens to the limit if there are multiple options under the same root listing, eg different storage options of the same memory card…

64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II for $85

The latest Adorama daily deal is the new condition 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II memory card (up to 300MB/sec, U3, C10) going for $85 with free US shipping while this promotion is running. There is a countdown clock on the page. Unlike most daily deals, the Adorama daily deals are transcend calendar days ~ if my head-math is correct, they start at 10am eastern every day…

128GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $20

If you have phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, action cameras and other gear that use microSD cards (or don’t object to using them in full-size SD slots with the included adapted), the 128GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (C10, UHS-I, V30, U3, A2, etc) is on sale for $20 at various dealers including Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo and Best Buy. With so many retailers offering it, even if they have individual per-customer limits, you can scoop them up from multiple retailers…

EU: 128GB Lexar Professional (633x) SDXC for 18 euro [limit 2]

And now we fly over to the other side of the pond, where Amazon Germany is offering as part of the Cyber Monday festivities the new condition 128GB Lexar Professional (633x) SDXC memory card (UHS-I, V30, U3, C10, up to 95MB/sec) for 18 euro with up to two units per customer. Free shipping in Germany-Austria with Prime or 29+ euro orders… According to Google Translate, this is in retail packaging (if they translated “Einzelhandelsverpackung” correctly)…