Amazon Prime Day 2021: The best deals on SSDs, microSD cards more storage
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Most people look to Amazon Prime Day for deals on big-ticket items — think laptops, fancy headphones the like. But the shopping event also brings a ton of sales on tech that you might not think about too often, like the portable drive you use to store family photos SD cards for your camera or smartphone. These are gadgets that you’ll want to get on sale if you can, because they can be expensive on a normal day — plus, if you wait until you’re in dire need of a new one, you may get stuck paying full price. Prime Day this year brought a number of good deals on SSDs, portable drives, microSD cards other storage devices, some of them represent rock-bottom prices. Here are the best storage deals we found for Prime Day.
Samsung 980 Pro internal SSD (500GB) – $100
Samsung’s 980 Pro internal SSD in 500GB is down to $100 — $50 off its regular price. If you’ve been looking for extra storage for your laptop or desktop, this is a fantastic deal as the 980 Pro is one of the best consumer SSDs available right now with read speeds up to 7,000MB/s. Those who want a larger capacity can get the 2TB version for $330 right now, too.
Buy Samsung 980 Pro (500GB) at Amazon – $100 Buy Samsung 980 Pro (2TB) at Amazon – $330
Samsung T5 portable SSD (2TB) – $190
Samsung’s popular T5 portable SSD in 2TB hit a new low of $190 for Prime Day, which is $80 off its normal price $10 cheaper than it’s previous low. The 1TB version is also on sale for $110. We like this drive’s palm-sized, all-metal design, optional password protection AES 256-bit hardware encryption.
Buy Samsung T5 SSD (2TB) at Amazon – $190 Buy Samsung T5 SSD (1TB) at Amazon – $110
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC card (256GB) – $26
This 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC card is $2 cheaper than it was during last Prime Day, bringing it down to only $26. That’s just about half off its normal price, making this a great deal for anyone that needs a fast, reliable microSD card (plus adapter) for their smartphone, camera or Nintendo Switch.
Buy Samsung EVO microSD card (256GB) – $26
Crucial MX500 internal SSD (2TB) – $171
Crucial’s MX500 internal SSD in 2TB has returned to an all-time low of $171, so you’re getting nearly $60 off its normal price. This drive has a standard design, making it good for laptops desktops alike, it has sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s sequential write speeds of up to 510 MB/s plus AES-256 bit hardware encryption.
Buy Crucial MX500 SSD (2TB) at Amazon – $171
Samsung EVO Plus SDXC card (256GB) – $25
Those who need a full-sized SD card need look no further than this 256GB Samsung EVO Plus card that’s on sale for $25. It supports 4K video as well as 100MB/s transfer speeds while also being water-, shock-, drop- temperature-proof.
Buy EVO Plus SD card (256GB) at Amazon – $25
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card (1TB) – $183
The SanDisk Extreme microSD card in 1TB is 32 percent off for Prime Day, bringing it down to $183. It supports 4K video recording, read speeds up to 160MB/s write speeds up to 90MB/s. And since it’s part of the Extreme line, it’s temperature-, water- shockproof as well.
Buy Extreme microSD card (1TB) at Amazon – $183
WD Black SN850 internal SSD (500GB) – $90
The 500GB WD Black SN850 internal SSD is a $60 off for Prime Day, bringing it down to $90. This is the best price we’ve seen by far for this drive that supports PCIe Gen 4 technology read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s write speeds up to 5,300 MB/s. You could also grab the 1TB model for $172 if you need a higher capacity.
Buy WD Black SN850 SSD (500GB) at Amazon – $90 Buy WD Black SN850 SSD (1TB) at Amazon – $90
SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD (1TB) – $162
The 1TB SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD is 48 percent off right now, bringing it down to $162. In addition to being IP55 water- dust-resistant, this pocket-sized SSD has two—meter drop protection 256‐bit AES hardware encryption. It also supports 2,000MB/s read write speeds. If you need even more storage, the 2TB SanDisk Extreme, which has a similar design to the Pro, is on sale for $228.
Buy Extreme Pro SSD (1TB) at Amazon – $162 Buy Extreme SSD (2TB) at Amazon – $228
Samsung 870 QVO SSD (4TB) – $323
The Samsung 870 QVO SSD in 4TB has dropped to $323, or 21 percent off its normal price. This massive capacity drive has a standard 2.5-inch SATA design, making it an easy upgrade for many machines, it supports 560MB/s sequential read speeds 530MB/s sequential write speeds.
Buy Samsung 870 QVO SSD (4TB) at Amazon – $323
LaCie Rugged Mini portable hard drive (1TB) – $50
The LaCie Rugged Mini portable hard drive in 1TB returns to an all-time low of $50 for Prime Day. Its recognizable orange bumper protects it from shock, dust, drops water, its Toolkit software lets you schedule automatic backups offers folder syncing across many devices.
Buy LaCie Rugged Mini HDD (1TB) at Amazon – $50
Crucial X8 portable SSD (1TB) – $95
The Crucial X8 portable SSD in 1TB is down to only $95, which is roughly 34 percent off its normal price. We like its sleek, anodized aluminum body that’s both attractive strong, its 1,050 MB/s read speeds. It works with almost any device with a USB-C 3. 1 Gen 2 or USB-A connector, making it good for laptops, desktops, tablets even some smartphones.
Buy Crucial X8 SSD (1TB) at Amazon – $95
Crucial P5 internal SSD (1TB) – $92
Crucial’s P5 internal SSD in 1TB is on sale for $92 right now, or about $83 off its regular price. It supports 3,400MB/s read speeds 3,000MB/s write speeds has features like dynamic write protection, error correction adaptive thermal protection.
Buy Crucial P5 SSD (1TB) at Amazon – $92
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