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Sometimes, a device’s bog standard storage isn’t enough to store all of your files, photos, software and games – and cloud storage can only do so much. Fortunately, you can give your computer a new lease of life with either an internal SSD (solid state drive) or a portable hard drive. Encrypted Flash Drives
If you’re considering upgrading your PC’s hardware, then Amazon’s Prime Day Sale is the perfect time to do it. Sadly, the October 2022 Prime Day has now passed – and the next one will take place in June/July 2023. However, there are still some deals available.
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/£8.99 per month, or $139/£95 per year.
You can check out our round-up of the best 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.
If you would prefer an external hard drive, then this portable SSD offers 4TB of storage, as well as a durable design that you can take on the go with you.
If you need lots of space, this SSD comes with 8TB worth of storage and has a big saving for Prime Day.
This SSD from Western Digital delivers read speeds up to 560MB/s, and comes with 1TB storage. Right now, Amazon is offering $30 off.
This external hard disk drive is a cheap way to expand your laptop or desktop PC’s storage. You can also use it with an Xbox or PlayStation gaming console.
Save over $100 on this SSD from Samsung, which accelerates write speeds and maintains long term high performance with a larger variable buffer.
This 2TB portable SSD from SanDisk has a great saving. It can handle speeds of up to 1050MB/s and is also shock, water and dust-resistant.
This 2TB external hard drive from Seagate is going for just over £60. It comes with a portable design, USB 3.0 and a two-year data recovery service.
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.
It’s important to be careful during flash sales like Prime Day, as sometimes products aren’t necessarily as discounted as retailers may claim – something that applies to SSDs and hard drives as well.
We recommend checking the price history on an item using sites such as CamelCamelCamel or PriceSpy. You can also check out the specific product on rival retailer sites to see how generous the discount is.
Arm In Microcontroller Hannah Cowton is a Senior Staff Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld, working across entertainment, consumer technology and lifestyle. Her interests and specialities lie in streaming services, film and television reviews and rumours, gaming, wearables and smart home products. She's also the creator of The London Geek, a geek culture and lifestyle blog.