Best Prime Day SSD deals (and external hard drive deals)

We’ll be looking for the best Prime Day SSD deals for its Amazon Prime Day and the weekend leading up to the event, because it might not be the most exciting tech in the world, but SSDs and external hard drives are essential. in the arsenal of creation. .

If you want a quick recap of the difference between a solid state drive (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD), scroll down to the bottom of the page for that. But if you have an idea of ​​what you’re looking for, jump straight into the offers below.

It should be noted that the official Amazon Prime Day takes place on July 12 and 13, i.e. Tuesday and Wednesday. But we’ve covered quite a few of these events now, and we’re sure there will be plenty of pre-Prime Day SSD deals available (often not from Amazon itself). Our advice? Take a look at the deals below, and if there’s a good deal on a hard drive you’ve been looking for, grab it. If not, come back Tuesday and Wednesday and see what’s available at that time.

We’ll be covering all sorts of brilliant Prime Day deals this week, but for now the other main live page is our breakdown of what to expect from the best Apple Prime Day deals. Or if you still want more SSD and HDD options, check out our guide to the best SSD for PS5. You can also take a look at our selection of the best power banks and the best internal hard drives.

The best pre-Prime Day SSD deals: US

The following pre-Prime Day SSD deals are what we consider Prime Day quality deals, just days before the actual event. As we’ve covered several Amazon Prime Days, we know that there are often quality Prime Day SSD deals that are released before the official date, so it’s worth checking out the following bargains. There will no doubt be big savings on official days, but they tend to go by in a flash, so it’s worth seeing what’s available now.

The best pre-Prime Day external hard drive deals: USA

The best Prime Day SSD deals: UK

How do I know if this is a good Prime Day SSD deal?

We’ve been covering Prime Day SSD deals for a number of years now, but we don’t want you to take our word for it. There are free tools that can help you make sure you’re really making the best buying decision when you see an offer that’s right for you.

At the top of our list are some simple tools that will let you see the price history of the product you’re considering buying. Google Shopping (opens in a new tab) is good if you want to compare product information, and the big one for Amazon (which we use all the time), is CamelCamelCamel. You can use the site or get a browser extension, which will make it easy to check the price with a click.

What is the difference between SSD and HHD?

There are two types of external hard drives: hard drives (HDDs, also known as mechanical or traditional hard drives) and solid state drives (SSDs), such as these Samsung hard drives. All SSDs are faster, lighter and less power hungry than HDDs, which will be cheaper but also slower. Hard drives are also good for storing lots of data as they often have a large capacity.

If you want to store huge amounts of data while keeping prices low, a hard drive is the way to go, like the hugely popular WD My Passport. But if speed is your top priority, choose an SSD. Or, you can always use a smaller SSD for files you need to access or move often, then store other data you use less often on a larger capacity hard drive.

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Shirlene J. Manley