Lexar and Crucial Memory Deals are Amazon’s Goldbox Deal of the Day

Lexar CF and SD USB 3 Card Reader

Amazon has select Crucial and Lexar memory products for up to 65% off as its Gold Box Deal of the Day for today only. Notable deals include:

  • Crucial 250GB SSD for $63.99
  • Crucial 500GB SSD for $139.99
  • Crucial 1TB SSD for $269.99
  • Lexar 64GB microSDXC U3 card for $31.99
  • Lexar 128GB microSDXC U1 card for $71.99
  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Card Reader for $19.49

Check them all out here on Amazon.com.


SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Card Delivers on Speed

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC Card

SanDisk has announced a new 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card to complement the existing line of 8GB to 32GB UHS-I cards announced earlier this year.  With a max write speed of 90MB/s and 95MB/s read speed, the new 64GB UHS-I card blows away the Extreme Pro UHS-I cards that were announced in January, which clocked in at 45MB/s. [Read more…]

Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

Kingston Media Reader USB 3.0

Kingston has joined the ranks of USRobotics and Lexar with its launch of a new USB 3.0 memory card reader that transfers data among CF, SD, microSD, and Memory Stick formats.  The new card reader should be available soon at an initial retail price of $45.00. Check availability on Amazon.com.

For those unfamiliar with USB 3.0, it’s much faster than USB 2.0 and even FireWire. [Read more…]

PhotoFast G-Monster X Drive USB 3.0 Review

The PhotoFast G-Monster X Drive is a USB 3.0 enclosure for CF cards and 1.8″ hard drives.  Essentially, the G-Monster X Drive turns a CF card or micro-sized hard drives into an ultra-compact, high speed hard drive.

Recently, I added a USB 3.0 PCIe adapter and an external USB 3.0 hard drive to my desktop PC as a media drive for video editing.  So far, it has worked very well – with no discernable difference in performance from my internal hard drives.  I have since become a big fan of USB 3.0 tech and was glad to hear about the G-Monster X Drive from Photofast. [Read more…]