Amazon Prime Day external SSD deals

Prime Day Portable SSD deals

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It's time to hurry! Amazon Prime Day October 2023 is only on for the next few hours. 

Amazon's Big Deals Day ends at midnight tonight - so you don't have much time to get yourself a new external SSD before it's too late. Prices for portable SSDs have fallen significantly since the last APD but have stabilized so much so that we wouldn't recommend buying an external HDD for capacities smaller than 1TB (yep, that advice still holds).

External SSD are are a much better buy for small capacities regardless of whether you will use it with a PC, smartphone or laptop. Because there are so many products to choose, we’ve rounded up the best portable SSD deals for Amazon October Prime Day 2023. 

If there's one feature where hard drives still win, it's capacity. If you need even more storage space, head over to our Prime Day external HDD deal page.

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Editor's Picks: The absolute best deals

Adata SE880 1TB: Now $59.99
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Adata SE880 1TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $59.99
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That is the cheapest fast portable USB drive out there. It delivers speeds of up to 2000MB/s with compatible devices, which is faster than most big names out there plus it is rugged, IP68-rated and comes with three year warranty.

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB: $429.99, Now $99.99

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Was $429.99, Now $99.99
This version of the T7 has that Shield suffix, which means that it’s got IP65 rating to guarantee protection from water and dust alongside protection for 9.8-foot drops – and at $199.99 for 4TB, it’s priced very competitively. If you regularly work outdoors and need fast, reliable storage, a drive like the Shield is the perfect upgrade. Note that this is only valid for the black version.

Buffalo External SSD 2TB: Now $91.99
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Buffalo External SSD 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $91.99
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2TB inside a tiny USB stick is always impressive, and Buffalo pairs that with 600MB/s file speeds and drop-resistant, rugged design. You’ll get faster speeds from larger SSDs that cost more, but Buffalo has you covered if you want an unbeatable combination of space-saving and value.

Silicon Power 4TB external SSD: Now $157.97 at Amazon

Silicon Power 4TB external SSD: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $157.97 at Amazon
There’s no cheaper external SSD right now per storage capacity and this one that ticks all the right boxes. I’ve tested it, It’s solidly built from a well known brand and if you don’t want something very portable or very fast, it is as good as it gets. A 5/5 from me for value for money.

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Amazon Prime Day Portable SSD deals

Kingston XS2000 2TB:$214.99Now $139.99Save $75

Kingston XS2000 2TB: Was $214.99 <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $139.99
Save $75 This is the cheapest 2TB portable SSD in our roundup with the super fast USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 protocol. If you’re a gamer, creative or worker who wants maximum space and speedy data transfers, this is the drive to buy – and a three-year warranty and aluminum chassis keeps your files safe.

Also available in 4TB and 1TB capacities

Silicon Power PC60 2TB:&nbsp;Now $83.97
The Silicon Power PC60 is bland, unassuming and average in everything except its price. It is an entry-level, affordable and capable device that is built for outdoor action, with a solid three-year warranty and a carabiner hole. Our review is here

Silicon Power PC60 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $83.97
The Silicon Power PC60 is bland, unassuming and average in everything except its price. It is an entry-level, affordable and capable device that is built for outdoor action, with a solid three-year warranty and a carabiner hole. <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Our review is here.

Crucial X8 4TB: $480, Now $159.99
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Crucial X8 4TB: Was $480, <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $159.99
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Portable SSDs sometimes have huge discounts on Prime Day, and that’s true here – the $320 discount means that 4TB of high-quality storage for far less than you'd expect. It’s drop-proof, good-looking, works with PCs, laptops and games consoles, and very fast. It’s still not the cheapest, but it’s available with a huge discount and it’s very stylish and capacious.

Timetec 2TB external SSD: Now $89.99 at Amazon

Timetec 2TB external SSD: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $89.99 at Amazon
Not as cheap as the two Silicon Power SSDs  (but not by much), the Timetec TP1 is more elegant with a smaller form factor - with an aluminum casing - and a slightly faster speed. It comes with a 3-year warranty for peace of mind.

SanDisk Extreme 2TB:&nbsp;$460, Now $99.99

SanDisk Extreme 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Was $460, Now $99.99
An extreme name means the ability to survive extreme conditions, like water and dust ingress, and it’s got a carabiner loop for easy attachment to outdoor gear – and 256-bit encryption. Note that this price is only valid for the black color.

Samsung T7 2TB: Now $139.99 at Amazon

Samsung T7 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $139.99 at Amazon
Samsung’s status as a storage leader means you’ll always get a high-quality bit of kit. You can enjoy 2TB of super-fast SSD space for a surprisingly low price – and the small, aluminum body is compact and robust, too, so it’ll handle frequent trips.

Crucial X6 2TB: Now $89.99
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Crucial X6 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $89.99
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Don’t look past this portable SSD because it’s not an X8. The X6 is far cheaper than its bigger brother – indeed, it’s one of the best ways to get your hands on 2TB of flash storage. It’s one of the smallest drives around, too with a weight of just 42g and an 11mm-thick body, so it’s perfect if you want a compact option.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB: $192.02 Now $159.99
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SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB: Was $192.02 <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $159.99
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SanDisk’s Extreme Pro drive packs every rugged feature of the range into one SSD and adds a five-year warranty, forged aluminum chassis and two meters of drop protection. And it's fast thanks to its USB 3.2 Gen 2x2.

SanDisk Portable SSD 2TB: Now $91.99

SanDisk Portable SSD 2TB: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $91.99
Two-meter drop testing and a handy belt loop mean this drive can survive life on commutes and vacations and SanDisk’s low price for 2TB of capacity makes it excellent value. It’s a great all-rounder that’ll easily cope with the storage needs of most home, work and gaming users.

Buffalo External SSD 2TB:$110Now $79.99

Buffalo External SSD 2TB: Was $110 <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Now $79.99<a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">
Less than $80 for 2TB of SSD speed is a steal even among other Prime Day deals, and the Buffalo also includes a shock-resistant design, a three-year warranty and fast USB transfers that are compatible with PCs, laptops and consoles. Other portable SSDs look a bit more stylish, but who cares at this price?

Amazon Prime Day Portable SSD deals: what to expect

Amazon Prime Day Portable SSD deals: FAQs

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

Short answer: yes, you will. But don’t worry if you think that means you’ll need to spend more. If you’ve not been a Prime customer for twelve months, you can sign up for a thirty-day free trial of Amazon Prime – perfect for claiming those Prime Day deals without spending any extra.

Is it still Prime Day?

Yes - but not for long. Amazon's celebrated Big Deal Days ends at midnight on October 11th. So, if you hurry, you can still bag big discounts on selected products across the site. We’ll keep updating this page with all the top Prime Day external SSD deals, but there’s not much time left to grab a bargain if you see an unmissable discount. 

When does Prime Big Deals Day end?

Amazon's Big Deal Day ends at midnight on October 11th 2023. So, if you see a Prime Day external SSD deal you like the look of, you'll need to act fast. 

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 SSDs will be discounted on Prime Day 2023?

Portable SSDs and hard drives tend to be at the more affordable end of the scale, which means huge competition between brands to win customers over – so when a sale like Prime Day comes around, that means big savings. Expect discounts on virtually every kind of portable SSD from every big brand, including Samsung, WD, Corsair, Kingston and PNY. Combine that with the ever-decreasing price of flash storage and it’s a good picture for buyers, who will likely find good discounts no matter what kind of portable SSD you need.

When is Prime Day 2024?

Amazon hasn’t officially confirmed the dates for Prime Day 2024, but based on our experience hunting down deals, look out for the summer shopping event coming in mid-July. In 2023, we saw the summer Prime Day run between July 11th - 12th. Expect similar timings for Prime Day 2024.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.