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it’s scheduled for next week June 21-22, but the good news is, you don’t have to wait if you want an early Prime Day deal on an external hard drive to back up your files, an internal drive to expand your laptop or desktop storage or a new SD or microSD card to capture lots of photos and videos with your camera or phone. Even those with the you’ll still want a good external drive with many gigabytes to store your files, music, movies, photos, and games.
Retailers have started announcing their rival sales to Prime Day, which includefrom June 20 to 22 and taking place June 20-23, so they’re also a great place to look for a big discount on storage and more deals.
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This little drive, available only at Best Buy, puts 5TB of storage in your bag. It will work with Windows or Mac (you will need to reformat for macOS, which is very easy to do) and it consumes power from your computer so you don’t have to worry about an additional power adapter. Just use a USB 3.0 cable for power and data transfers. WD also includes backup software and utilities to configure, manage, and diagnose the drive.
A great option to reliably accelerate the performance of your desktop or laptop or you can put it in a cabinet and use it as an external drive. Samsung includes software to transfer your files from an old drive to this fast new SSD in an instant, as well as utilities to help manage the drive.
SanDisk upgraded their pocket-sized rugged external drive with an NVMe solid state drive faster than roughly twice the speed of the next-gen version. The enclosure provides protection against dropping the unit, as well as resistance to dust, water and shock. This is the lowest price we’ve seen it at.
PC games aren’t getting any smaller, so you might as well buy an additional terabyte or four when prices are good. Insert this 3.5-inch SATA III hard drive into your desktop and you’re done. It’s not as fast as an SSD, but it is a 7200 rpm drive, which is fast enough for gaming and other tasks like video editing that are better with faster drive speeds.
SK Hynix’s Gold P31 500GB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSDs are the world’s first 128-layer NAND flash-based consumer SSDs, making them fast enough for gaming, video editing, and other demanding applications. Approximately $ 64 after applying a 15% discount coupon on the product page, it is only $ 4 more than its all-time low of $ 60. If you need a 2.5-inch SSD, the company’s 1TB Gold S31 SATA III SSD It also has a 15% discount coupon, bringing the price down from $ 105 to $ 89.
This is one of the fastest NVMe SSDs from Western Digital. Insert this into an open M.2 slot on your desktop, load up your games, and you’re done. The current price of $ 148 is good, but unless you absolutely need it today, you may want to wait for Prime Day. Back on Black Friday, Amazon had this 1TB SSD for $ 116, which is the lowest it has ever had and there is always a chance it will fall back to that.
Here is another SSD option to install on your PC. It’s a SATA III drive and supports transfer speeds similar to the Samsung 870. And with 2TB of storage, it’s likely to increase its capacity and performance.
SD and microSD cards are generally heavily discounted for Prime Day. This high-speed card currently has the lowest price we’ve seen.
Samsung designed this little flash drive to plug into a USB-A port on your laptop, tablet, TV, or game console and stay there. It has a read speed of up to 400 MB per second, so access and data transfers are done quickly. The unit is even waterproof and is backed by a five-year warranty.