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.


Crucial SSD Upgrade Made My Old MacBook Pro Better than New

Crucial SSD MacBook Pro Swap

I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.

After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more…]