The best Amazon Prime Day storage deals: hard drives, SSDs and flash memory cards

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Whether you own a PC or laptop, PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, smartphone, or just about any other computing electronic device, you’re sure to benefit from extra storage. Amazon Prime Day offers a wide selection of high-capacity hard drives (internal and external), super-fast SSDs, and tiny flash memory cards at incredibly low prices. Many of these prices are the best we have ever seen. These deals are valid until July 13 at midnight PST, unless they sell out sooner, so don’t hesitate.

Amazon Prime Day hard drive deals

Even with the advent of SSDs, traditional disk-based HDDs are still widely used, mainly because the price is so much more attractive. An 18TB HDD still costs less than a 4TB SSD. There are many cases where storage capacity and reliability are far more important than raw speed. NAS-optimized drives can store terabytes of data for years, even when running 24/7 in a server-like environment. Performance-tuned hard drives offer a nice boost in speed thanks to the faster RPM and larger cache and still offer good value per terabyte of storage. Portable hard drives are similar to SSDs in that they’re smaller, more portable, and don’t require additional power beyond the USB cable.

WD My Book 18TB Desktop External Hard Drive Conduct

WD Elements 16TB Desktop External Hard Drive

WD Elements 16TB Desktop External Hard Drive Conduct

WD Red Plus 8TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive

WD Red Plus 8TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive Conduct

WD Red Plus 6TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive

WD Red Plus 6TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive Conduct

WD Red Plus 4TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive

WD Red Plus 4TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive Conduct

WD Red Pro 12TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive

WD Red Pro 12TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive Conduct

WD Red Pro 16TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive

WD Red Pro 16TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive Conduct

WD Black 10TB 3.5" High-performance 7200 rpm SATA internal hard drive

WD Black 10TB 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal SATA Hard Drive Conduct

WD My Passport 5TB USB-C Portable Hard Drive

WD My Passport 5TB USB-C Portable Hard Drive Conduct

Amazon Prime Day SSD Deals

SSDs offer several advantages over traditional hard drives. They’re much faster to the point where loading screens, boot times, and file transfers are measured in seconds instead of minutes. They have no moving parts for increased durability and they consume less energy. Their ideal use is as a startup drive or a drive that contains your regularly accessed apps. It’s not a good drive for low-use long-term storage.

For those of you looking to upgrade your PS5 internal storage without compromising speed, be sure to select one of the “PS5 compatible” SSDs. You’ll want to get a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD with a minimum read speed of 5500MB/s. A heatsink is also highly recommended. You can either get one without a heatsink and add it yourself, which is very easy to do and only costs around $10 on Amazonor you can buy one with one pre-installed.

WD Black SN850 1TB (7100MB/s) PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD with Heatsink

WD Black SN850 1TB (7100MB/s) PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD with Heat sink

WD Black SN850 1TB PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD (7100MB/s)

2TB for $180.49

WD Black SN850 1TB PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD (7100 MB/s)

Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2 SSD compatible with PS5 (7100 MB/s)

2TB for $194.99

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD (7100 MB/s)

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD (7100MB/s) with Heatsink

2TB for $237.49

Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2 SSD compatible with PS5 (7100 MB/s) with Heat sink

SK Hynix P41 1TB (7000MB/s) PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD

Fastest M.2 SSD on the market

SK Hynix P41 1TB PS5 Compatible M.2 SSD (7000 MB/s)

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PS5-Compatible M.2 SSD (6600MB/s)

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB M.2 SSD PS5 Compatible (6600 MB/s)

Adata Premium 2 TB M.2 Solid State Drive (PS5 compatible) (6100 MB/s)

M.2 SSD compatible PS5 Adata Premium 2TB (6100 MB/s)

Amazon Prime Day flashcard deals

Micro SDXC cards are used in most smartphones, cameras (including the GoPro), and portable game consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck. Even if your device requires a larger SDXC card, it’s not hard to find a Micro SDXC to SDXC card adapter (sometimes they’re even included in the package). A “U1” card has a minimum sustained write speed of 10 MB/s and a “U3” card has a minimum sustained write speed of 30 MB/s. An “A1” card has a minimum of 1500 IOPS in random read, 500 random write IOPS. “A2” requires a minimum of 4000 read and 2000 write IOPS.

SanDisk Ultra 1TB U1 A1 Micro SDXC Card

SanDisk Ultra 1TB U1 A1 Micro SDXC Map

SanDisk Ultra 512GB U1 A1 Micro SDXC Card

SanDisk Ultra 512GB U1 A1 Micro SDXC Map

Samsung EVO Select 128GB U3 A2 Micro SDXC Card
Nintendo Switch (SanDisk) 512GB Micro SDXC Card

Nintendo Switch (SanDisk) 512 GB Micro SDXC Map

Amazon Prime Day game drive deals

Note that functionally, game drives are basically fancy enclosures with sleek aesthetics and fancy RGB LED lights that house a performance-oriented hard drive (like the WD Black) instead of a slower hard drive you might find in a standard external hard drive. That usually means there’s a slight price hike, but today’s deals say otherwise.

Seagate Horizon Forbidden West Limited Edition 2TB Portable Hard Drive for PS5

Seagate Horizon Forbidden West Limited Edition 2TB Game Drive Portable Hard Drive for PS5

WD Black P10 5TB Game Drive Portable Hard Drive

WD Black P10 5TB Portable Hard Drive Conduct

Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub 16TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub 16TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Conduct

Seagate Game Drive 4TB Portable Hard Drive with LED for Xbox

Seagate Game Drive 4TB portable hard drive with LED for Xbox

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