The best hard drive and SSD deals in August 2016

DealsRadar tracks down the best SSD, HDD, internal, external, laptop and desktop drives for sale.

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There has never been more content available to fill your hard drive space on your laptop or desktop PC. Movies, music, and those many Steam games you bought in the sale that you absolutely will play one day all need a home. On the plus side, storage manufacturers are constantly striving to make bigger and faster drives.

Directly below you'll find our latest highlights for cheap hard drives and SSD deals. Today's tasty deals include multiple sizes of 3.5-inch drives going up to 6TB. If you're wanting to give your laptop a boost, you'll want to check our latest SSD deals. There are some cheap external drive options too. We can also point you in the right direction for the best deals on USB flash drives.

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This week's best SSD and hard drive deals

2.5-inch hard drives

Integral 120GB P Series 4 2.5-inch SSD Drive | Now £35 | My Memory

This has gone up by £10 this week, despite being seemingly locked at £25 for ages. Given the increase, we'd consider spending a bit extra on the double-sized 240GB SSD deal below instead.

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SanDisk Plus 240GB SSD | Now £54 | eBay

If you know you're going to need some extra space for games or movies, we'd recommend this deal over the smaller SSD above.

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Toshiba Q300 480GB 2.5 inch SSD | Now £95 | Amazon

This is the cheapest option for a 480GB SSD, beating the next best deal by at least £10. Prices have been going up on most drives in recent weeks, so this one may sell out fast. £95 for a 480GB SSD is not to be missed. Or you can double up with the 960GB offer below.

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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive | Now £130 | Amazon

If you really need that extra 20GB to bump up your SSD to a nice round 500GB, then this is your cheapest option. Amazon's latest deal comfortably the cheapest price around.

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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5-inch SSD | Now £180 | Amazon

A fiver cheaper this week and with other drives of this size going for over £200, this is the one to go for if you need something sooner rather than later.

3.5-inch hard drives

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5-inch Hard Drive | Now £61 | Novatech

With most retailers charging over £70, this cheap internal drive is well worth a look if you're wanting to upgrade the capacity on an older PC.

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Toshiba P300 3TB 7200RPM 3.5-inch Hard Drive | Now £70 | Amazon

The price for this 3TB drive is impressive enough, but the increased 7200RPM speed is another big selling point too.

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Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB 3.5-inch Hard Drive | Now £115 | Novatech

This is one of the cheapest 4TB PC hard drives we've seen for a while and should provide enough space for most users. Most other drives of this size start at about £135.

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Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5-inch Extreme-Performance Hard Drive | Now £139 | ebuyer

This speedy 7200RPM hard drive is excellent value if you're looking for a large 5TB capacity. If you need something that big though, maybe we can tempt you with the 6TB drive below for an extra £28?

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Toshiba X300 6TB 3.5-inch Extreme Performance Hard Drive | Now £167 | ebuyer

This is a great 6TB deal, and £30 cheaper than the best price we could find last week. 6TB seems to mark the line in the sand, with any larger drives costing disproportionately more than we feel is reasonable. If you need more than 6TB, we'd advise waiting for prices to drop.

External hard drives

1TB Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive | Now £48.50 | ebuyer

This is even cheaper than last week, and still one of the cheapest 1TB external drives around. Take your pick between this and the Amazon deal below.

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Maxtor M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline portable hard drive | Now £45 | Amazon

A great price for a portable drive with 1TB of space. We'd be tempted to spend an extra £5 to get an extra TB with the deal below. But if 1TB is enough, you may as well save the money.

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Transcend 1TB Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable Hard Drive | Now £53 | Amazon

This 1TB USB 3.0 external drive is a bit pricier than the offers posted above, but it's able to withstand clumsy drops or getting bashed about a bit. If you need something that's going to travel with you a lot, this is certainly one to consider.

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Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive | Now £50 | Argos

Stock is low at some Argos stores, but if you're lucky, you may be able to get this super cheap 2TB option for just £49.99, making it the cheapest new drive of this size by £8.

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My Cloud 3TB (Recertified) | Now £70 | WD Store

This recertified hard drive offers a tempting saving over a brand new one. At just £20 more than the cheapest 2TB option, this is a great price for a 3TB external hard drive.

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Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive | Now £67 | Groupon

If you set up a new Groupon account and use the voucher code SUMMER, you can get a great hard drive deal price on this 3TB Seagate external hard drive.

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Toshiba 4TB StorE Canvio Desktop Hard Drive | Now £90 | ebuyer

This 4TB drive is a tenner cheaper than Amazon's cheapest 4TB external hard drive and features a more stylish design (well, as external hard drive chassis go at least).

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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive | Now £100 | Amazon

This Seagate offer from Amazon is your next best option for a 4TB external hard drive. This really should be plenty of space unless you're storing a lot of media files.

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Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop Hard Drive | Now £105 | ebuyer

So you need a lot of space, huh? Toshiba make reliable drives and keep them cheap while they're at it, making them a regular in these parts. We;re especially fond of the whopping £30 discount today too!

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Samsung 6TB D3 Station External Hard Drive | Now £160 | ebuyer

This USB 3.0 drive is one of the largest external drives out there and is nearly £25 cheaper this week.

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Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive | Now £200 | Amazon

The 8TB drives seem to be the cutoff point before the ridiculously expensive 10TB drives, and this is the best deal we can find. £200 might sound pricey, but considering the best price for a 10TB external drive is nearly £500, we think this is pretty good.

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Cheap hard drive deals:

If you prefer to browse through a larger collection, we've rounded up a selection of relevant retailer links for you below.

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Cheap flash drive deals

Looking for the most portable forms of memory storage? You'll be wanting a cheap flash drive, USB pen or USB memory stick. What's the difference? Nothing, but you try finding three people that all call them the same thing. Check out the links below to head to the biggest retailers flash drive pages.

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