home : hot deals & information involving: SanDisk Wednesday, August 20, 2014
- Sandisk Cruzer Glide 128GB USB Flash Drive for $40
SanDisk 128GB Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive with 128-bit Encryption for $40 today (31¢/GB).
It usually goes for around $50.
Beware that it does have a lot of fair to poor reviews, as well as some positive ones.
The two biggest complaints are the encryption software and the speed of the drive.
Some people report that data can be written to the drive at around 5 megabytes per second, which means filling the drive's entire 128GB capacity can take around 7 hours.
Also beware that it uses software-based encryption, which adds a layer of personal security but can add hassle.
An encrypted flash drive would need the software installed on all computers that would access this drive.
That being said, it is difficult to find such a large 128GB capacity thumb drive at this price.
- Sandisk 256GB SSD for $87 (expired: 3:30pm EDT, sold out)
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State Drive is currently on sale for $86.81 (34¢/GB).
This is a great deal, and $13 less than a previous hot deal on this drive.
Many 128GB SSDs can be found for around $85, so a 256GB for $87 is a hot deal.
- Deals on some Computer Components and Accessories
Amazon.com has put up a one-day sale on a lot of computer parts & accessories, including Corsair power supplies (our favorite brand of power supply), EVGA video cards (our favorite brand of video cards), Sandisk solid state drives, Intel CPUs, and Asus motherboards.
Also, they are offering a Kingston HyperX 1TB USB3.0 Flash Drive for $830 (about $200 off).
It is incredibly expensive for most people, but could be useful for anyone who wants a small, fast, and personal backup storage device that they can keep in their pocket (as opposed to a portable hard drive which is bigger).
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSD Memory Card for $15 (47¢/GB).
For portable devices that have a MicroSD (MicroSDHC) memory card slot.
Free shipping with a $35+ order, or free for Prime members.
The Cruzer Fit Flash Drives look good for adding storage to laptop computers, with having very little protruding out of the USB slot.
The Solid State Drives are meant to be put inside of laptop computers, desktop computers, and servers.
Seagate Hybrid 4TB Hard Drive with 8GB SSD for $180 (4.5¢/GB).
A 4TB hard drive provides lots of storage, and the 8GB of built-in SSD is used for caching the most frequently accessed data.
Theoretically, a hybrid hard drive should perform a little faster than a regular hard drive and is a very good choice for someone looking for a lot of storage space with good performance, however beware it will perform slower than a SSD, especially when doing writes.
For a comparison between hard drives, SSDs, and hybrid drives, see a PCWorld article.