I’ll tell you a little secret: I have never paid full price for portable SSDs. And, if there’s one advice I can give you about computer peripherals, it’s that you shouldn’t either – not when there’s a way to get them for less.
Listen, I’m not cheap. I’ll happily pay full price for things that I need. I paid full price for my iMac 24-inch all-in-one during the holidays thought there were a lot of Apple deals around because the color that I wanted (green) wasn’t discounted.
Heck, sometimes, I pay full price for things that I don’t need. Case in point, the Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro that I never really use, all because it’s one of my favorite keyboards, and Roccat released a white version. I spent $160 on a keyboard that I already have just so I also have it in white.
When it comes to expanding my storage, however, it gets a little harder to part with my money. I just don’t want to pay full price for something that gets discounted anyway whenever there’s a sale event.
That’s every single time there’s a sale event, by the way. Big or small, on Prime Day, on Black Friday, Fourth of July, Father’s Day, it doesn’t matter. Portable SSDs drop their prices as if on cue. I’m not just talking about dubious offerings from lesser-known brands. Many of the top-rated and most popular models go on sale as well, offering savings of up to 60%.
(Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region).
Today’s best portable SSD US Prime Day deals
Why are external SSDs expensive? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves in the last decade, and it’s a question we’re still asking. Even with cloud storage getting accessible and more readily available, SSDs still cost a pretty penny.
And, I honestly don’t understand why something that’s so vital to our computing experience – storage – is still so expensive. Yes, SSDs are faster, more robust, and more efficient that the older and clunkier hard drives. And, yes, you’re also paying a premium for convenience here since you’re also getting that privilege of portability.
But, it’s also been 30-something years since their introduction. Shouldn’t they be cheaper by now?
The small consolation prize is that these portable SSD deals should save us some money until that day comes. Even if you haven’t seen anything worth tossing in your shopping cart this Prime Day, at least consider one of these picks above.
Take it from me; you could always use a little more storage.
More portable SSD deals
No matter where you live, you’ll find all the lowest prices for portable SSDs from around the web right here, with offers available in your region.