Notwithstanding Samsung’s “best” recent efforts to destroy the old-fashioned microSD card slot (on its high-end handsets, at least) and Apple’s perennial opposition to expandable storage, nearly two-thirds of respondents to our poll last month have not yet given up on this very useful feature.
If you’re part of that surprisingly large and resilient group, you’ll no doubt be thrilled to learn about Amazon’s latest extended one-day sale of popular Western Digital and SanDisk memory solutions.
If you’re unfamiliar with the two product ranges, the Extreme essentially supports… more extreme read speeds to help you transfer things with the least amount of latency, while also allowing you to “write” content directly to the microSD card to 4K UHD quality without interruption.
All that makes the 128 and 512 GB SanDisk Extreme options currently discounted by 7 and 21 percent from $20.99 and $79.99 respectively, pretty hard to resist… unless you’re a big fan of mobile gaming. , in which case you’ll probably get the 256 gig version advertised specifically for that usage scenario and at a cool 19 percent off a regular price of $37.19.
Mentioned “regular” prices can actually be quite misleading, mind you, as they often fluctuate, so if these new temporary discounts don’t impress you, it’s good to remember that the Extreme microSD cards are sometimes significantly more expensive than 21, 37, and $80 in 128, 256, and 512 GB storage options, respectively.
Interestingly, at the time of writing, the 256 and 400 GB members of the humble SanDisk Ultra family are listed as hugely discounted at about 50 percent off the “regular” prices of $47.99 and $69.99 respectively.
These bad guys are also well worth considering if it’s important to you to save some extra cash compared to an Extreme card and you don’t mind the inferior read speeds ending up at 120 MB instead of 160 MB /s and the lack of 4K Support for UHD recording.