5 Black Friday Memory / Storage DEALS!

Here at How To Kill An Hour, we understand how frustrating it can get when you run out of memory. You need all the data on the hard drive and there’s nothing you can delete. Or you are on set and you need all the rushes just in case you need them in the edit. Or your phone has run out of memory whilst on holiday and there is nothing you want to delete. It can get so frustrating! However, there are solutions! So, we have devised a list of 5 great memory products for you to get your teeth stuck into this Black Friday event on Amazon! (16-25th Nov)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD Adapter

This little device may just be the best memory deal we have seen on Amazon over Black Friday. At just £8.79 you’ll be receiving a whopping 64gb of storage! You don’t have anything that uses MicroSD? Fear not! This particular product comes with an adapter allowing you to place the memory card into a plethora of other products that take the larger SD cards.

At 100mb/s you cannot go wrong and for £8.79, what are you waiting for? It holds up to 1200 photos, 160 albums and 320mins of Full HD video. This little device is a beast and is perfect for all the content creators and hobbyists alike. (Purchase here)


SanDisk Ultra 64GB Dual USB Flash Drive USB M3.0 up to 150 MB/s

This one is for all the Android owners out there. If your particular Android phone supports USB OTG:

USB On-The-Go (OTG) is a standardized specification for USB connections that allows a device to read data from a USB connection without requiring a PC. The device is basically becoming a “USB Host”, which isn’t an ability every gadget has. (makeuseof)

With this nifty little device you can back up your phones photos, videos and even contacts to it. It’s high speed usb 3.0 and can transfer data up to 150mb/s. SanDisk’s own Memory Zone app lets you easily manage your photos and videos. The mini USB end connects to your Android OTG phone/tablet and then once it has backed up on to the device you can connect the regular USB side to your computer and transfer all the data off of it! A perfect back up solution! (Purchase here: £10.78)


SanDisk Ultra SDHC Memory Card Up to 80 MB/s

This particular SD card is not as fast as the other ones we have listed here, however, it is the price that has drawn us to this. £5.99! SIX QUID basically. SIX QUID FOR 32GB of storage! Incredible value! That’s 53p per gig!

It may only transfer at speeds of 80mb/s but, that’s a small price to pay considering the amount of money that you’re spending on this memory card. What’s a few minutes more of your life when you’re getting this much incredible value for something that’s as big as 32gb! 160mins of HD Video (720p) and 80mins of FULL HD video (1080p)  – We dare you to find a better memory card for this low priced from a massive company like SanDisk. Incredible value!

(Purchase here)

SanDisk SDCZ48-128G-U46 Ultra USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 Up to 100 MB/s

This product is designed to be carried around with you transferring data, more so than recording directly on to it with a camera. This is more for when you are going from home to the studio and you want to take your work with you but not the laptop. That’s always been a bit of a struggle with the large file sizes that everything is these days. Well with this 128gb giant of a USB Stick (the size of the memory, not the stick as it’s tiny!) you can carry so much more. Plus with SanDisks own SecureAccess software you can password protect and encrypt the data on it, so if you were to lose it you can be safe in the knowledge that the data is untouchable.  Plus with transfer speeds of 100mb/s all your files will take no time at all to be transferred from home to studio! (Purchase Here: £16.99)

SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I card for Nintendo Switch 64GB

So it’s Christmas Day and you’ve cracked open a Nintendo Switch and a gift card to download all the latest games, however, you’ve downloaded Zelda, Mario Kart, Mario Odyssey, Fifa 19 and you really want one more game to round off a great set of titles: Super Smash Bros! You’ve ran out of space, but there’s literally nothing you want to get rid of. You’ll have to go without. Not while How To Kill An Hour is here! Just extend the storage capacity!

With the Sandisk MicroSD built specifically for the Nintendo Switch! This bad boy gives you 64gb of storage, allowing for a ton more games to be installed on to your device. With a transfer rate of 100mbs a second you’ll be ready to play in no time and for £15.99 you cannot go wrong! (Purchase here)

Sandisk 400gb microSD Card

Sandisk 400gb microSD Card

Marcus has been at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week and he has seen a range of different weird and wonderful mobile technology. But one thing that has really caught his eye is the Sandisk 400gb microSD Card. Yes you read that right, a whopping 400gb microSD card! We remember floppy disks that could hold 4mb, so 400gb is very very impressive for us!

So what do you get for your £199 400gb MicroSD card? Well you get 100Mb/s a second data transfer. That’s SUPER quick! Data transfers that quick equate to a total of 1200 photos in a minute!! 400gb will also allow you to hold 960 albums approximately. Hold a total of 7200 photos and 1920 mins Full HD video.

If you have a MIL Camera and/or android smartphone or tablets take microSD cards, you’re able to load apps a lot faster due to the A1 rated performance.

Your super small and super light microSD card also comes with a SD card converter, making it less easy to lose it! At £200 and 5g it’s super easy to lose but super heavy on the bank balance!


Sandisk have made sure that their Sandisk 400gb microSD card is protected! This card is very durable it is waterproof, X-ray proof, shock-proof and temperature-proof!

This is a great buy and even at £200 it is pricey, but, it’s not even £1 a gig, if someone said to you it would cost 50p per gigabyte of storage. In this day and age you’d rip their arm off! It’s just as it’s so small of a device we think it’s expensive. But for the drone users out there and the action cam users, 400gb on such a small device is very very enticing for them. After all it’s one less thing to carry around.

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Alcohol Memory

Apparently, according to researchers, getting mildly drunk after studying appears to make you remember stuff better than if you weren’t getting tipsy.

University of Exeter carried out this amazing experiment on 88 lucky people whom identified themselves as social drinkers. They then undertook a word learning task and told to drink as much as they liked! The next day they were tested on the word test and they suprisingly were able to remember better than those who didn’t drink!

Exeter’s Professor Celia Morgan explained: “The leading explanation is that alcohol blocks the learning of new information and therefore the brain has more resources available to lay down other recently learned information into long-term memory. The theory is that the hippocampus – the brain area really important in memory – switches to ‘consolidating’ memories, transferring from short into longer-term memory.”

In simpler terms, your brain is preventing making new memories in order to store away the recent ones.

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