If you keep lots of software, photos and games on your PC, then your device’s bog-standard storage may not be cutting it – and cloud storage can only go so far. Fortunately, you can give your computer a new lease of life with either an internal SSD (solid state drive) or a portable hard drive.
If you’re considering upgrading your PC’s hardware, then Amazon Prime Day is a perfect time to do it. Amazon will be slashing prices across a number of tech products, and internal SSDs and external hard drives will likely be among that list.
If you want to get in on this flash sale, then you will need an Amazon Prime account. If you have never signed up before, you can get 30 days free. After the trial has ended, you will pay either $14.99/£7.99 per month, or $139/£79 per year.
Prime Day takes place on 12 and 13 July, but Amazon UK and Amazon US already have some deals available right now if you do not want to wait. You can also check out our round-up of the best early Prime Day deals on monitors, and our picks of the best Prime Day deals overall.
We also have charts for the best portable hard drives and internal SSDs as well.
Best Prime Day SSD and portable hard drive deals in the US
Western Digital Red 4TB SSD
If you are in need of a serious big upgrade with your storage, then this 4TB SSD from Western Digital should do the job. Amazon is offering a big saving on it ahead of Prime Day.
SanDisk Extreme Portable 1TB SSD
If you would prefer an external hard drive, then this portable SSD offers 1TB of storage, as well as a durable design that you can take on the go with you. Plus, this saving from Amazon is a hefty one.
SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB
This SSD comes with read/write speeds of up to 535MB/s/350MB/s and is built to resist shock and vibration. This saving from Amazon is one of the most generous on the site – and it could potentially drop further on Prime Day.
Western Digital My Passport 4TB external hard drive
This passport-sized external hard drive comes with a huge 4TB of storage and can be plugged in via USB. It also has a three-year warranty for your piece of mind.
Teamgroup T-Force Vulcan Z 1TB SSD
Whilst this isn’t the biggest early Prime Day saving, the price is pretty good for a 1TB SSD. This particular model is perfect for those who want to improve their gaming experience.
Best Prime Day SSD and portable hard drive deals in the UK
SanDisk Extreme Portable 2TB SSD
This 2TB portable SSD from SanDisk is almost the same price as the 1TB one, and we expect we may see even bigger savings this Prime Day. It can handle speeds of up to 550MB/s and is also shock, water and dust-resistant.
Seagate portable 2TB external hard drive
This 2TB external hard drive from Seagate is going for just over £50. It comes with a portable design, USB 3.0 and a two-year data recovery service.
Seagate IronWolf 4TB
Whilst this is not an Amazon deal, many other retailers are offering hard drive discounts ahead of Prime Day. eBuyer currently has this whopping 4TB disk made specially for NAS drives at under £90.
Samsung T5 500GB portable SSD hard drive
This ‘ocean blue’ 500GB SSD from Samsung connects via USB 3.1 and comes with a USB Type-C cable and works with both Mac and Windows. You can also get the 1TB model for 22% off.
Crucial BX500 1TB SSD
This internal SSD comes with read/write speeds of up to 510 MB/540 MB per second, and allegedly will help improve battery life by being more energy efficient.