These portable HDDs are getting deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day

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It's not just external hard drives for PS4 that are getting nice Prime Day discounts. Amazon is also giving desktop and portable HDDs for PCs excellent price cuts during this year's Prime Day deals event so you can expand your computer's storage space for much less. 

Such popular brands as LaCie, WD and Seagate are getting up to 43% off, with products like the LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive now setting you back $104.99 and the WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive only costing $174.99 with 30% discounts. 

Whether you're a content creator with large capacity needs for your large media files, or a gamer who needs more space to store your AAA games, external HDDs are the terrific and cost-effective solution for you. And, thanks to these deals, they're even cheaper now.

Not in the US? Scroll down for all the best portable HDD deals in your area. 

LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD:$144.99$104.99 at Amazon
Save 30%.

LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD: $144.99 $104.99 at Amazon
Save 30%.
Shock, drop, dust and water-resistant, LaCie's portable external hard drives are just the ticket if you want to increase your storage space and have your files with you wherever you go. This USB 3.0/2.0-compatible rugged, travel-friendly drive is perfect for creators who are constantly on-the-go.

WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive: $249.99 $174.99 at Amazon

WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive: $249.99 $174.99 at Amazon
Expect fast data transfers, plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity and lots of additional storage – a whopping 12TB to be exact – with this external storage drive from WD. For Amazon Prime Day, this HDD is 30% cheaper.

Seagate Expansion Desktop 10TB External Hard Drive HDD: $199.97$169.99 at Amazon

Seagate Expansion Desktop 10TB External Hard Drive HDD: $199.97 $169.99 at Amazon
Photographers, videographer and designers could always use that extra 10TB of space. With Seagate's Expansion Desktop hard drive, you're getting exactly that without paying a lot. This isn't portable, but it's great for storing all those files you want to keep safe at home or in your office.

Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Portable External Hard Drive: $69.99$55.99 at Amazon

Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Portable External Hard Drive: $69.99 $55.99 at Amazon
Keep your files portable and with you while you're on-the-go with this 2TB portable HDD in Black (though the Blue one is also discounted). Use it as your backup or as your main storage when traveling.

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD: $159.99$94.99 at Amazon

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD: $159.99 $94.99 at Amazon
Get more bang for your buck. Not only are you getting 5TB of additional space in a portable form factor, but this HDD also comes with a 2-month Adobe CC Photography subscription and a two-year Rescue Service.

Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0: $99.99$79.99 at Amazon

Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0: $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Keep your files portable and with you while you're on-the-go with this 4TB portable HDD in Black (though the Blue one is also discounted 10%). Use it as your backup or as your main storage when traveling.

Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive: $69.99$55.99 at Amazon

Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive: $69.99 $55.99 at Amazon
Have lots of extra storage space while traveling light with the ultra slim & lightweight Toshiba Canvio Slim. It's an incredibly affordable portable hard drive as well. At under $75, it's an excellent option for budget-minded consumers.

Seagate Expansion Desktop 6TB External Hard Drive HDD: $124.99$94.99 at Amazon

Seagate Expansion Desktop 6TB External Hard Drive HDD: $124.99 $94.99 at Amazon
Photographers, videographer and designers could always use that extra 6TB of space. With Seagate's Expansion Desktop hard drive, you're getting exactly that without paying a lot. This isn't portable, but it's great for storing all those files you want to keep safe at home or in your office.

If nothing here takes your fancy then it's worth keeping an eye on Black Friday deals, when we're expecting even more discounts on external hard drives and even their more robust SSD counterparts.

More portable HDD deals

If you're visiting from outside the US, check out today's best portable HDD deals in your area below. 

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Michelle Rae Uy
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