Cyber Monday isn’t always about the expensive stuff. You know what I mean: it 65-inch 4K TV, $499which King size mattress for $870 (Opens in a new tab)or that Air fryer for $54.99. Sometimes, it’s about the little things. I mean really small things, like a 1TB SD card that can fit on one fingertip.
Currently, I am very excited about a Cyber Monday deal On one of those cards: just $99 for the storage that once populated four heavy 256GB hard drives that, when stacked, were as long as half a loaf of bread.
This Cyber Monday deal (really a Cyber Weekend deal, amirite?) I’m talking about $99 1 TB SanDisk Ultra microSD Card (Opens in a new tab) (Originally $136.99). This is not SansDisk’s fastest solid state storage option. In another great Cyber Monday deal, I could have shelled out $117 for the “Extreme” version. That’s nice, but I don’t need that level of read and write times (190MB/s vs. 150MB/s), and I’m really into the 1TB idea for under $100.
To understand why I’m so excited about this deal, you have to know a little about me:
- Firstly, I have been doing this business for a long time and have seen almost the entire history of modern computer storage.
- Second, I save everything, which means I don’t have enough storage space.
- Third, I have a habit of misplacing microSD cards and am always looking for new ones.
Let’s dive into the first thing. Back in the mid-80s, our storage options were limited to giant hard disk drives (8 and then 5 inches) that held, if we were lucky, 360K. In 1986, IBM blessed us with 1.44MB, 3.5-inch floppy disks (not floppy because they were all in protective hard casings), which were the standard through most of the ’90s. Spinning hard drives were also small. We weren’t really talking gigabytes until the mid 90’s.
At the same time that hard drives swelled in storage space, portable storage continued to shrink and grow in capacity. Flash drives initially offered no more space than a typical floppy disk, but soon they were offering megabytes and then gigabytes of storage.
I still distinctly remember the first time I held a 16GB microSD card in my hand during the early aughts. At the time, it was a prototype, and I wondered when, if I was going to use these cards, and that much portable storage. I couldn’t imagine 4K video and 24MP photos.
I now have 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB microSD cards lying around my desk.
There is not enough space
On my second point, why I always need more storage, I blame it on my love of photography and drones. I take a lot of pictures of birds and the moon, and although I do take pictures sony alpha a6000 It takes standard SD cards, and I have a set of micro-SD card adapters the size of an SD card: just insert the small card into the large one and use it like any other standard SD card. very easy. My deals card includes a memory adapter – for free.
Most of my drones use microSD cards which usually fly when I press to release small manipulations from the drone.
This brings me to the reason I lose these cards so often. As much as I love them, microSD cards are nearly weightless, and when they slip through your hands it’s easy to lose them under your feet, along with all your precious photos and videos.
Why this card? why now?
I would say the $99 1TB microSD card is a threshold product. This means that we can now expect prices of $99 (or cheaper) on 1TB (or more) from now on. You pay a lot of money for 1 terabyte for example iPhone 14 Pro or 1 terabyte macbook pro. Obviously, you also get screens, chassis, CPU, and cameras, but storage is part of the cost.
My only warning about microSD cards is that while I’m sure you can find cheaper CyberMonday microSD deals, be warned. I buy SanDisk for a reason. It’s a trusted name, and if you get off-brand storage, you might not be happy with the card’s performance. What I’ve found is that the cheaper cards don’t stand up to writing, deleting, and rewriting. Errors appear, and soon the card is damaged and unusable.
However, if you buy a card like this, you will most likely be happy. And just think about it, you can have 5TB of portable storage for $495. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
Check out these Cyber Monday microSD card deals below.
More early Cyber Monday deals
- Amazon devices: 50% off Echo Dot, Fire TV, and tablets (Opens in a new tab)
- Apple devices: AirPods, iPads, and Apple Watch (Opens in a new tab)
- beauty: 60% off makeup and skin (Opens in a new tab)
- cheap gifts: Gifts under $25 (Opens in a new tab)
- Christmas pajamas: Family pajamas from $14.99 (Opens in a new tab)
- Coffee makers: Keurig, Ninja, Cuisinart and more (Opens in a new tab)
- fashion: Tops, coats and shoes from $4.50 (Opens in a new tab)
- Gift ideas: 40% off holiday gifts for the family (Opens in a new tab)
- headphones: 40% off Apple, Samsung and Bose (Opens in a new tab)
- residence: Up to 70% off wireless screens (Opens in a new tab)
- kitchen: 25% off coffee makers, fryers, and more (Opens in a new tab)
- smart home: 59% off speakers, vacuum cleaners and TVs (Opens in a new tab)
- Kids Games: Best selling games from $12.99 (Opens in a new tab)
- televisions: Smart TVs from $99.9 (Opens in a new tab)