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Lots of Storage, Little Prices: 2 Editors' Choice SDHC Cards, Flash Drives, more

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By Tobias Buckell, dealnews contributor

You can never have too much flash storage on hand, and the editors at dealnews have seen some pretty amazing deals on drives and cards recently. But — while the handful of deals below includes two Editors' Choice offerings — the best storage bargains tend to sell out in a flash, so consider setting up an email alert to catch future rock-bottom listings.

  1. Patriot 8GB micro SDHC Class 10 Card
    Price: $6.99 via $5 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: In need of both standard and micro SDHC options? This Patriot micro SD card comes with a standard adapter, and at just $6.99 via this $5 mail-in rebate, you'll snag a hefty 8GB of storage for just $0.87/GB. This Editors' Choice deal is the least expensive 8GB Class 10 microSDHC we've ever seen.

  2. Patriot 16GB SDHC Class 10 Card
    Price: $13.99 via $10 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $9
    Expires: October 24

    Is It Worth It?: You'll never regret having too much capacity on a storage card while taking photos and videos, so why not double the GBs? As another Editors' Choice, this 16GB SDHC card offers storage for $0.87/GB. While that's the same per-gig rate as the above deal, it's like buying a garage-size card worth of storage to your arsenal, instead of a mere shelf. (And at $13.99 after this $10 mail-in rebate, it's far less expensive than building an extension on your home.)

  3. A-DATA Classic C008 32GB Retractable USB 2.0 Flash Drive
    Price: $33.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: While it's true that higher-capacity flash drives increase in price but remain the same easy-to-misplace size, a good deal on a "big" flash drive does wonders to quell your fears about loosing one — like this 32GB option from ADATA. At this price, it comes to $1.06/GB.

  4. Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Flash Drive
    Price: $7.99 via $10 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $12
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: If you don't mind rebates, this deal provides a better price per gig rate than the above offer, checking in at just $0.50/GB. Note that this deal only allows for one rebate per person, so you can't buy two in the hopes of scoring as much storage as the 32GB option.

  5. PQI 32GB Class 10 SDHC Secure Digital High-Capacity Card
    Price: $31.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: For the rebate averse, here's a deal that's among the best non-rebate prices we've seen for a 32GB Class 10 SDHC card. Not surprisingly, a 32GB card for $31.99 comes to roughly $1/GB. Go ahead, take high-res photographs with abandon.

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Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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spamtrap
The thing I rarely see mentioned about Flash Drives is that not all are created equal. There are big differences in speed and power draw. Know your specs. If you want to boot from or transfer big files with a Flash Drive then pick a faster one, some are more than 3 times as fast as others. Rule of thumb: if the product description doesn't include transfer speeds, it's probably not very fast. As to power draw, I'm a Mac user and like to plug into the (low power USB 1) ports on my keyboard for small files. Most drives work fine, but many require more power. Though this is far from a comprehensive list, I've had power issues with some Kingston and Sony drives, even relatively small ones. YMMV.
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