If you're searching for a deal on flash storage, today may be the day to act: Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day for February 4th includes a sizeable selection of SanDisk cards and flash drives.


While the list includes full-sized SDXD, CF cards, and USB flash drives, of particular interest to the Android crowd will be the microSDXC cards, which are becoming absurdly cheap of late. For just $24, you can get a 32GB mSDXC card, or for $47, a 64GB card. Not bad at all. While it isn't the cheapest we've seen the 64GB version, it's close enough that it's definitely worth mentioning. Can you imagine telling someone 10 years ago that you would one day be able to buy 64GB of flash storage for $47 - on something the size of a fingernail? Me neither.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Chris Webster

    Damn you Google for not allowing me to save all this money to get a micro-SD card for my Nexus 4!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      i know right, all android phones should have 1 partition for internal and a micro sd slot!

  • CJ Walker

    Amazon must have heard my mantrum when my 32gb microSD card went corrupt this weekend. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Ridersfan

    I bought a 64GB 10X microSD on ebay for $31 shipped just this morning

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Brand is not irrelevant when it comes to flash memory - not all cards are created equal.

      • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

        One eBay, you can't trust the branding. They take 1GB SanDisk flash, hack it to show up as 32GB, and even adjust the printing on the card to make it look just like 32GB SanDisk cards. So on eBay, I even consider the brand irrelevant. I just assume it's something committing fraud and avoid it completely.

    • Eric Jones

      Good luck with that, hope you get it, and that it's real. After three different times with ordering flash memory on ebay, I don't buy there anymore. One never showed, and two of them were supposedly 32GB, showed up as 32GB in a computer, but when tested with h2testw turned out to only be 1GB.

      • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

        I NEVER buy flash storage on eBay for this exact reason! If it's priced cheaper than these great Amazon sales, then it's usually fraud just like you mentioned. If it's not priced cheaper than these Amazon sales, then I'd say there's still a 75% chance that the seller is trying to scam you. I'd venture to say that the majority of flash storage on eBay is this fake crap.

      • http://twitter.com/nklenchik Nick Klenchik

        Bought an off-brand 64 GB on ebay for about $30 a couple of months ago for my tf201 and it was complete shit. I formatted the hell out of and it still couldn't write past 4GB of my music

  • TheOtherJames

    That 32GB card is the same one that died on me in just over 5 months. No thanks.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep, it can happen to any card, but SanDisk has a better reputation than most when it comes to failure rate.

      • TheOtherJames

        As the reviews show, a vast majority have no problems, but losing the card was pretty painful considering what we lost.

        Once bitten, twice shy, as they say. One thing is for sure, I'm setting up an automatic backup for the next SD card.

    • http://www.swehes.com/ Hans-Erik

      Mine died as well this past week. Man I was upset. Had a lot of pictures of my kids.

      • ChumbleSpuzz

        I use FolderSync for this very reason to upload pictures from my phone to Dropbox automatically. Works flawlessly.

    • http://twitter.com/fariflux Farid Martínez Yd

      I had a 64gb one that died last week, luckily I didn't have anything there that I didn't have on my computer.

    • Kat

      Wasn't it in Galaxy SIII? Mine fried brand new Sandisk 32gb after less than a week. Didn't even have time to actually use it.

      • TheOtherJames

        As a matter of fact it was. Is there something wrong with the S3?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614282502 Ethan Goldberg

    I have had 3 San Disk SD Micro Cards go bad in my GIIIS. From what I can tell for no reason what so ever, one minute the card is fine, the next it is wasted. I cant reformat it on the PC it ios just toast. San disk replaces but I'm getting wary of putting any data on the card. All my photos upload automatically to Dropbox and I try to back up or a regular basis.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614282502 Ethan Goldberg

      All my cards were purchased at either Costco in a retail package or on Amazon retail packaging only.

  • spunker88

    Are you guys buying counterfeit Sandisk cards on ebay or just trying to justify the purchase of a Nexus without a microSD? Sandisk branded sd cards are some of the most reliable sd cards out there.

  • Darren Henderson

    As of the time of this comment, the 64 GB is sitting at $42.99.

  • Vuktronik

    Has anyone tried this with non rooted galaxy nexus?!
    Would take one if it works.