I’ve reviewed the SanDisk 95mb/s Extreme Pro SDHC Memory Card (8GB version) before. It is super fast! I ran across this deal on 2x of the 16GB cards last week, and jumped on it. I tested the cards to be sure they were the super fast 95mb cards. I bought that 8GB card for $20, with today’s deal, you can get 2x 16GB cards for $34 – that’s 4x the storage for less than twice the cost. And, you get a USB SD Card reader!
I’ve mentioned many times how I think that currently, the Canon T3i is the best-bang-for-the-buck DSLR for videography. Well the bang just got better for your buck. B&H Photo has a screaming deal going on right now. The deal is on a Canon EOS T3i, with 18-55mm IS II lens, AND a 55-250mm IS II lens – yes both lenses. Not only that, but they are also including a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Inkjet Printer (including photo paper), AND a camera bag, AND a 16GB memory card.
The price for all of this? $599 after a $400 mail-in-rebate.
Again, for this price, you get:
- Canon EOS T3i Camera
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens
- Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens
- Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Inkjet Printer
- Photo Paper
- Camera Bag
- 16GB Memory Card
Even before the rebate, this is a great deal! If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger, do it soon! The deal is for a limited time.
Technology moves so fast! It wasn’t but a few months ago that moving to SSD drives in PC’s was a major luxury. Considering that a 500MB HDD would cost $50, but a 512MB SSD could cost over $1500. But now, you can get a 512MB SSD for $400 – what a change! If you go smaller, you can even better deals for SSD drives. For instance, you can get a 256GB SSD for $160, or a 128GB SSD for $95.
This got me thinking – an SSD would be much safer for portable media than an HDD-based portable drive, and much faster. Continue reading “Using SSD’s For Fast, Portable, Reliable Storage”