Amazon Prime Day portable hard drive deals

Prime Day Portable Hard Drive deals

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It's here, the October 2023 edition of Amazon Prime Day has arrived and with it the SSDs may gather more headlines (check our Prime day external SSD deal for more). 

There’s still no better option than a portable hard drive if you need loads of storage space on the move without spending huge amounts of cash. And as Amazon Prime Day 2023 (October edition) gathers, there’s no better time to grab a bargain.

Portable hard drives come in all kinds of different designs. You’ll find large desktop drives that offer huge capacities inside relatively bulky and heavy enclosures alongside compact, rugged units ready to be slung into a backpack.

We’ve explained exactly how to find the best portable hard drive for you, and you should check out our guide to the best external hard drives of 2023 if you’d like more in-depth information.

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Editor's Picks: The absolute best deals

WD Black P10 5TB: $150 Now $116.99 at Amazon
Checked 12:16 on 10/10/23

WD Black P10 5TB: Was $150 <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FWD_Black-Drive-External-Compatible-WDBA3A0050BBK-WESN%2Fdp%2FB07VNTFHD5%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $116.99 at Amazon
Checked 12:16 on 10/10/23
The P10’s impressive combination of speed and space means you can install a vast game library here without being bothered by laborious loading times – and the sleek metal chassis is robust and compact, so you can take your game collection with you. The P10 is compatible with every major console and PCs and comes with a three-year warranty.

WD Elements 16TB:&nbsp;Now $223.99 at Amazon
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23

WD Elements 16TB: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FElements-Desktop-Drive-Compatible-WDBWLG0160HBK-NESN%2Fdp%2FB08KTRKB6S%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $223.99 at Amazon
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There’s no better way to get a ridiculous amount of storage at a stunning price thanks to a huge price drop on the WD 16TB drive. A sleek, subtle enclosure adds professional sheen, there’s enough pace here to handle transfers for creative work and every streaming and there are ten different capacities available, some with similarly impressive price drops.

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Amazon Prime Day Portable Hard Drive deals

WD My Passport For Mac 5TB: $160Now $129.99
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23

WD My Passport For Mac 5TB: Was $160 <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FPassport-Portable-External-Drive-WDBA2F0050BBL-WESN%2Fdp%2FB07VX8HHFK%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $129.99
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23
Own a Mac, then check out this superb 5TB external HDD for MacOS (you can format it to use with Windows by the way). It comes with a 3-year warranty and is the cheapest portable hard drive with this capacity. A stunning bargain especially as it comes with backup software and password protection.

Seagate Desktop 8TB external HDD: $159.99 at Amazon
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23

Seagate Desktop 8TB external HDD: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Desktop-External-Hard-Drive%2Fdp%2FB07CQJBSQL%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$159.99 at Amazon
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23
Great for the home and the office, the Seagate Desktop Drive offers 8TB of enormous desktop storage capacity for all your files: photos, movies, music, and more. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and comes with a 1-year subscription to Seagate's Rescue Service.

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Seagate Expansion 5TB Portable HDD: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive%2Fdp%2FB07VS8QCXC%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$109.99 from Amazon
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23 Expand your computer's storage with this 5TB external HDD from Seagate. It features an old school USB connector as well as a one-year warranty and Seagate’s unique Data Recovery Services. I have reviewed a <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/seagate-backup-plus-portable-5tb-hard-drive" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">5TB portable Seagate HDD here.

Seagate Portable External Hard Drive 4TB: Now $129.99
Checked 12:21 on 10/10/23

Seagate Portable External Hard Drive 4TB: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive%2Fdp%2FB07CRGSR16%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $129.99
Checked 12:21 on 10/10/23
Versatility is the name of the game here – the Seagate comes in capacities ranging from 1TB to 20TB and in both portable and desktop designs, and you’re always going to get a competitive price. The included USB cable means you can start work immediately, and explore the Plus range if you want backup software and different color options.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB: Now $46.46
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FToshiba-Canvio-Basics-Portable-External%2Fdp%2FB0BQX6DVWY%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $46.46
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This is the most affordable product in our roundup, and you can choose between classic and contemporary looks if you want to mix up the style. The Canvio uses USB connectivity with no external power supply, no software is required to use the drive, and the sleek, lightweight chassis makes slipping the drive into a pocket easy.

WD Elements 5TB: $130Now $119.99
Checked 12:22 on 10/10/23

WD Elements 5TB: Was $130 <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FElements-Portable-External-Drive-WDBU6Y0050BBK-WESN%2Fdp%2FB07X41PWTY%2Fref%3Dzg_bs_1292110011_sccl_12%2F137-8024886-1611165%3Fpsc%3D1%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $119.99
Checked 12:22 on 10/10/23
A small discount means there aren’t many ways to get your hands on 5TB of external storage at a lower price than this, and the Elements provides easy, plug-and-play usage alongside solid everyday file transfer speeds and a two-year warranty. We’ll be frank: buy a different drive if you want longer warranties or record-breaking speed. But if you want space on a budget, this should be at the top of your list.

LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB: $160 Now $99.99
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23

LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB: Was $160 <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLaCie-Rugged-External-Portable-LAC9000298%2Fdp%2FB01789QMUW%2F%3Fth%3D1%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $99.99
Checked 12:18 on 10/10/23
The LaCie is rated to withstand shocks, drops, rain, dust, temperature changes and the weight of a 1-ton car, so it’s perfect for professionals who need reliable storage in tough environments – or just working on the road. It’s compact and light, transfer speeds are fast, and in-built password protection keeps your files safe no matter where you’re working. Available in 2TB and 1TB sizes.

Seagate Expansion 16TB:Now $229.99
Checked 12:22 on 10/10/23

Seagate Expansion 16TB: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Expansion-16TB-External-Drive%2Fdp%2FB091J9WYYG%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $229.99
Checked 12:22 on 10/10/23
A huge capacity and reliably rapid transfer speeds mean you can deploy this drive alongside your PC, laptop or games console without worrying about sluggish loading times. A two-year warranty adds protection, and this is one of the cheapest cost-per-gigabyte external hard drives we’ve ever seen. Bear in mind, though, that this drive is mains-powered, so you’ll need to plug in.


Amazon Prime Day portable hard drive deals: what to expect

Amazon Prime Day Portable Hard Drive deals: FAQs

When does Amazon Prime Day 2023 end?

You only have until midnight, so don't wait too late to take advantage of a number of great deals on external HDDs.  Amazon Prime Day 2023 ends at midnight on October 14th, so you only have a few hours left to expand your storage capacity and find that deal you’ve been looking for.

Will I need an Amazon Prime Day subscription to get Prime Day portable hard drive deals?

Always! And it’s never been so easy to get your hands on a subscription, either, because you don’t have to spend money – if you haven’t been a member for a year, just sign up for a free thirty-day trial to take advantage of the price drops. And if you’re already a member, you’re golden.

How do I become an Amazon Prime member?

You need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to get access to Prime Day deals, which costs $14.99 per month or $139 for a year. It used to be $12.99 per month or $119 per year but there was a price hike last year.

However, new subscribers can take advantage of the 30-day Amazon Prime free trial to buy the deals. You can only use this if you've never been a member before, so it won't be available if you've used it already or if you've signed up for Amazon Prime in the past.

While on the free trial, you get all the other membership benefits including free shipping, access to Prime Video and much more. Do read our Amazon Prime review for full coverage of what you get as part of a membership. That can help you decide if you want to cancel Amazon Prime once your free trial has ended to avoid being charged the monthly fee.

Which portable hard drives will be discounted on Prime Day?

Hard drives are commoditized these days thanks to the popularity of SSDs and relatively cheap prices, so companies like WD, LaCie and Seagate are always keen to offer deals to help differentiate their products. That bodes well for customers on Prime Day, where almost everything will be available with a discount.

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Seagate 8TB external HDD: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Desktop-External-Hard-Drive%2Fdp%2FB07CQJBSQL%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$149.99 $134.99 from Amazon
Save 10% Expand your computer's storage with this 5TB external HDD from Seagate. It features an old school USB connector as well as a one-year warranty and Seagate’s unique Data Recovery Services. I have reviewed this <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/seagate-backup-plus-portable-5tb-hard-drivehttps://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/disk-drives-hdd-ssd/seagate-backup-plus-8tb-desktop-drive-1290901/review" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Seagate external HDD here.

Desire Athow
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