- 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):
With "U3" performance rating, these cards can save bursts of photos and 4K video recordings better than a U1 card.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
- Western Digital 10TB External/Desktop USB Drive $165
Western Digital Elements 10TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Drie for $190, and apply code EMCDMGG53 to get $25 off.
"Desktop" means it sits on a desk, plugs into a computer's USB port, and the included power cord plugs into an electrical outlet.
They do sell "portable" drives which are designed to be portable, and power themselves with their included USB data cable.
The 10TB capacity is massive, capable of storing about:
160 hours of HD-quality videos,
160,000 24-megapixel raw/uncompressed camera photos, or
over 2 million jpeg photos taken by a smartphone.
If you want to put the 10TB drive inside a desktop computer, grab some guitar picks and watch this video.
Doing this may void Western Digital's 2-year warranty, but saves about $100 when buying an internal drive.