Amazon Prime Day is live right now, offering numerous deals across the website through Tuesday, June 22. If you've been holding out on bolstering your storage capacity, these Prime Day storage deals ranging from SSDs to HDDs might be fit the bill perfectly. Whether you're looking for the fastest NVMe drives on the market or just a standard HDD with loads of capacity, reliable brands like Samsung, Seagate, and more have deals available. There's additional some deals on NAS Drives, which are crucial if you need data accessible in your own "private cloud"--whether it be at home or for your business.
Some of the best deals are on familiar storage items, such as the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD, one of the fastest M.2 drives on the market currently. But speed isn't the only factor to consider when shopping for a new hard drive. The Seagate Game Drives, both in 4TB variations, offer loads of storage space for any USB 3.0 device but are specifically designed with Xbox and PlayStation consoles in mind. Check out some of the best Prime Day storage deals for gaming and more below--plus, see the very best Prime Day deals available now and our full Prime Day 2021 guide.
If you need an SSD that can make use of the blazing-fast speeds offered by PCIe Gen4, then you can't really go wrong with the latest from Samsung. The 980 Pro is the fastest M.2 SSD the company has released in the consumer market, delivering read speeds up to 6,900 MB/s. That's nearly on par with what's inside the PS5, but since Sony hasn't activated storage expansion for the console yet you might want to wait a bit if that's your intended use case. If not, then this drive will be perfect for installing your OS onto, or if you need those sorts of read speeds in your personal or professional computing. The whole range of sizes is on sale, too.
What used to be a niche offering is quickly becoming commonplace, with most SSD makers putting out new Gen4 NVMe drive with blazing fast speeds. Western Digital's popular Black range is no exception, with the latest SN850 model featuring Gen4 read and write speeds of 7000MB/s and 5300MB/s respectively. The biggest saving is on the entry 500GB model, but you can grab 1TB and 2TB at a discount too this Prime Day.
If you don't need the raw speed of a Gen4 SSD just yet (and in most cases, you really don't), you can save even more on Western Digital's slightly older SN750 NVMe SSD. Being Gen3, your read and write speeds are much lower (a maximum 3430MB/s) but you will get much more raw storage per dollar. The best deal as part of Prime Day is on the 1TB version, which comes in well below $200. That's a lot of space for games that will load much, much faster, so don't pass this up.
SK Hynix isn't a new name in storage, but it might be one you're unfamiliar with. That doesn't matter though, because the company's very reliable and fast Gold P31 NVMe SSD is on sale during Prime Day, in both 500GB and 1TB variants. Both are M.2 drives in the standard 2280 size but don't make use of newer Gen4 PCIe lanes on the latest AMD and Intel CPUs. If you're mostly just gaming, that's probably not important, and at these prices, you're still getting plenty of speed (with read and write speeds of up to 3500MB/s and 3200MB/s, respectively) and great endurance with the 128-layer NAND Flash that makes up both drives.
The Xbox Series X|S can still make good use of an external HDD, especially if you plan on making the best use of your Xbox Game Pass subscription and downloading everything you can. With the ability to store games on an external drive and transfer them over to the internal SSD when you want to play, you can cut down on download times and get to playing faster. And with this deal on a 4TB drive from Seagate, you might not need anything else for a long time.
The PS5 similarly allows you to store PS5 games on an external hard drive and transfer them over to the internal SSD when you want to play them, but if you aren't keen on a green HDD messing up your entertainment system aesthetic, this matte black 4TB Seagate external HDD might be a better option. It's got a blue PlayStation border on it too if you really want it to match your latest console choice.
SanDisk is a go to brand for MicroSD cards, especially if you're looking for great, reliable options for devices like the Nintendo Switch, camera, or your smartphone. This deal on a 1TB Ultra MicroSDXC will give you loads of space to fool around with, with read speeds of 120MB/s being suitable for pretty much any application outside of professional use. That means you can just as easily boost your Switch storage space as you can expand your photo library on your phone, for a lot less too this Prime Day.
For Nintendo Switch owners, you can't beat this deal that effectively gets you a free SanDisk 128GB microSD card when you pick up a Nintendo Switch Online family membership, which costs $35 on its own. Switch Online memberships rarely see outright discounts, so finding it in a bundle with such a useful accessory is a steal. Plus, this particular memory card is licensed from Nintendo and has a cute little Toad from Mario on it.
If you don't need the speediest MicroSD card out there, then you can save even more with Samsung's EVO MicroSDXC memory card. This reaches read speeds of up to 100MB/s, which is great for media consumption on smartphones, great for photos and videos on camera, and more. Some Amazon reviews indicate that it might not be the best match for a Nintendo Switch, so just keep that in mind.
Solid-state drives are getting cheaper and cheaper, but if you're looking for a large chunk for storage, it's still worthwhile looking for a standard hard drive. Seagate's Barracuda line has been a solid choice for years, so if you need a massive drive to dump all your games and media onto, then this $75 4TB drive is pretty much all you'll need. Pair that with a smaller but faster SSD for caching, and you'll never even know the difference.
NAS (Network Attached Storage) Drives are crucial if you need large amounts of storage that is also network-accessible, letting you create a "private cloud" of data that you can access both locally and remotely. Western Digital's Red NAS range is a perfect fit for these needs, with drives up to 6TB large letting you expand (or start) your full NAS allocation. The best deal is on the 3TB drive this Prime Day, but you can check out the full gamut of drives on Amazon.
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