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PS5 or Xbox space running low? Be quick, time is running out for Prime Day on external storage

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Amazon's Prime Day deals are now live, and there's a great selection of external hard drives that can give you more room to store your favorite games.

With Sony's PlayStation Plus and Play at Home initiatives, there's been plenty of opportunity to download a plethora of games for your PS5 console for free. This eventually all adds up on the internal SSD, which still can't be expanded at the moment. 

Let's not also forget the huge library that Xbox Game Pass offers, alongside the upcoming games of Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite arriving, there's going to be a need for a bigger hard drive to store all of these at once.

But do remember that while you can store PS5 games on an external drive, you can't play them. You'll need to transfer them back onto the console's external drive if you want to boot them up.

Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for deals in your region.

Today's best Prime Day next-gen external drive deals (UK)

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WD Black P50 1TB NVMe SSD Game Drive: £227.99 £164.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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With 1TB of storage and USB-C connection, the WD Black is a perfect external drive to store additional games for your PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or PC. It features speeds of up to 2,000MB/s, which can help reduce long load times, and its plug-and-play nature also make it ideal for PC if you're storing your Steam library on the drive.

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Crucial X6 2TB Portable SSD: £220.79 £119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This cracking little drive from Crucial gives you 2TB of super-fast storage for just £119.99. You can store a healthy amount of Xbox games on this external drive, and its space-saving design means you can easily take it with you on the go.

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WD My Passport | 5TB | £124 £89 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save £35 - If you just need a ton of space to back up some games, the WD My Passport is the perfect choice. On Amazon Prime Day you can get 5TB of external storage for just £89, and the best part is that it can easily fit into your purse or your pocket. 

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Samsung T7 Touch | 500 GB | £112 £72 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save 35% - If you're looking for an external SSD that won't just give you fast speeds, but will protect your games, the Samsung T7 Touch is exactly what you're looking for. It has a built-in fingerprint reader for security and on Amazon Prime Day it's just £72.

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Samsung T7 Portable 2TB SSD: £304.99 £268.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 One of the most commonly-used external SSD drives, mainly down to its portability and high transfer speeds of up to 1,050MB/s. This drive by Samsung can easily store multiple PS4 and PS5 games, though you'll need to transfer any PS5 games to the internal drive if you want to play them.

Today's best Prime Day next-gen external drive deals (US)

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WD Black 4TB P50 Game Drive: $749.99 $549.99 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save 27% - If you're anything like us, you have a ton of games that you want constant access to. But the paltry storage on the PS5 just can't keep up. Luckily, with this 4TB WD Black external SSD, you can likely load your entire PS4 library without losing too much on loading times. And, it's a whopping $200 off for Amazon Prime Day. 

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Armor 4TB External Drive: $169.99 $104.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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A perfect companion to your PS5, you can easily manage your games and have them playable within moments. Because of its rugged design, its rain and dust resistant if you're planning on taking it outside, alongside it being shock resistant if it gets dropped.

More external hard drive deals

The main factor to consider when looking at an external drive for your PS5 or Xbox Series X is how much storage you think you will need for the coming months. With Halo Infinite, Horizon Forbidden West and more coming throughout the year, it may be best to look at a drive that has at least 2TB of storage.

No matter where you live, though, you'll find all the lowest prices for external hard drives from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

Daryl Baxter
Software & Downloads Writer

Daryl had been freelancing for 3 years before joining TechRadar, now reporting on everything software-related. In his spare time he's written a book, 'The Making of Tomb Raider', alongside podcasting and usually found playing games old and new on his PC and MacBook Pro. If you have a story about an updated app, one that's about to launch, or just anything Software-related, drop him a line.