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Considering that Amazon owns Woot.com, the go-to place for single-day sales, it's amazing how often incredibly steep deals can be found on the Gold Box portal. Today it's another round of dramatic discounts on SanDisk's line of flash storage cards and drives. For Android users, the MicroSD cards are the most interesting: you can grab a Sandisk Ultra 32GB card for $19.99 (71% off the regular price of $69.99) or the 64GB version for $41.99 (58% off the regular price of $99.99).

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These would be good deals even on standard MicroSDHC/SDXC cards in these capacities, but remember that the "Ultra" series is made for intensive read and write speeds. Both are given Class 10 speed ratings, which means a minimum write speed of 10MB per second (though SanDisk claims up to 30MBps). They're usually intended for HD video recording or ultra-fast still photo shooting, but it also makes them great for storing apps on the external card, assuming your hardware (or rooted software) supports it.

As always with Gold Box deals, Amazon Prime members can get free two-day shipping and reduced shipping costs on even faster options. The 16GB version of the SanDisk Ultra card isn't on the Gold Box page, but it's also on sale: $13.59, 32% off the $20 retail price. There are good deals on Extreme SDHC/SDXC cards and various high-capacity flash drives as well, if they strike your fancy.

Amazon's Gold Box deals are good for one day only, and the low prices mean that the stock of sale items often runs out quickly. 

SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC card for $19.99 (71% off)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC card for $41.99 (58% off)

Source: Amazon Gold Box

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • lordmerovingian

    No experience with the 64GB version but I've been burned by the 32GB version and so have numerous other folks. Moved on to Samsung branded microSD cards and no issues since.

    • jOn Garrett [5,000+]

      same here, I bought 2 of them and they were useless. I did read a while back that Sandisk issued statement bout these cards having a manufacturing defect.

      I didn't even bother to send mine back because I didn't trust that they would send me newer versions that work.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I've used the 32GB and 64GB versions and had no problems on the other hand.

  • PamelaLibrarian

    I love the "frustration free packaging" option.

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      You and me both!

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      if retail is the same price i go with retail...don't want a returned item ^^ Plus the boxes just look so cool ^^

  • EH101

    I've had a 32gb since last December or January, still working fine. Actually, it's half full right now... Probably should go through and delete crap. Lol.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    So glad I waited until today, I was tempted to get one for my Shield but was thinking surely there will be a Gold Box deal eventually...

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      thats the spirit! I did the same thing :) I could wait for the gold ones but that is just too long even for me ^^

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        I don't even know what's the difference between the gold and gray ones are. I see they are both UHS-1 and SDXC but I have no clue what the difference is between them.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          they are a lot faster. Check AP review of it and compare it to the benchmarks on amazon of this one...though they are unholy over priced. like 200 bucks for 64 gb -_-

          • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

            Thanks for info! Probably just insane read/write speeds from the sounds of it. But it doesn't make sense to both label them UHS-1 (ultra high speed, right?). I mean shouldn't it be UHS-2 or something? But yeah, $200 is way too much for a 64 GB card. At least for me.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            the labeling is a standard like 3G, 4G, class 10, USB 3.0, light peak, and so on. They all meet the standard but at differing proportions.

            Some peoples time is worth a lot and some people their money is not worth much to them. So to each their own.

  • Chavo559

    I bought mine 64gb micro SD card since they first came out last year I believe. I bought it for $15 @ Amazon I think all I remember it was stupid cheap but I give it a 5/5. Works great never have had a problem with it.

  • ProductFRED

    Paid like $35 on Newegg when they were running the "WALLET" Google Wallet promotion a few weeks ago. But this is still a great deal, especially if you have Prime.

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

    FYI, in terms of speeds:

    Extreme Pro > Extreme > Ultra > Boring Normal SanDisk With No Special Fancy Marketing Name™

  • Guirae

    had phone and sd card stolen. i KNEW AP would have a deal coming around so i waited. the patience paid off. good looking as usual folks. #myfavoriteundergroundandroid/techsite #amiallowedtodohashtagshere?

    • Matthew Fry

      I'm sorry. I can't take him anywhere.

  • googlre10

    the same sandisk 64gigs class 10 card in b&H photo with no sales tax. i just ordered one for 41.95$
    here is the link
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=886007&is=REG&A=details&Q=