Running out of internal storage space on your computer? Then you need some external storage at a great price.
Running out of hard drive space can be a real pain. If you can’t free up any space, then how are you supposed to save more data?
Easy; you just need to get an external storage device. Here’s some of the best available during Amazon Prime Day 2021.
If you’re a Mac user, then Western Digital has you covered with 5 TB of storage. It’s My Passport Ultra for Mac offers the perfect solution to ensure you can easily store and access all of your data and files from one portable device.
It comes with the latest in USB-C technology, but you also get an adaptor so you can easily connect the My Passport to older Apple devices with USB 3.0.
WD crafts the HDD from anodized metal, making it robust and hard-wearing. With this in mind, it should cope well with knocks and bumps (but be careful, it is an HDD so still contains a disc).
If you would rather have something a little more on the robust side, then SanDisk’s 1 TB Extreme PRO portable SSD should do the job. A solid state drive should last a lot longer than an external HDD as it contains no moveable parts.
You get 1 TB of storage space, which should be more than enough to keep you going for some time. It is also USB-C and USB 3.2 compatible, so you can benefit from the 2000 MB/s transfer speeds no matter what device you’re rocking.
The forged aluminum casing not only protects your SSD; it also acts as a heatsink, keeping the drive cool while it is working hard transferring files.
If you’re an outdoor photographer or videographer, then you’ll understand the need for a rugged storage device. G-Technology’s ArmorATD External HD has all the hallmarks of an outdoor storage medium. It wouldn’t be rugged otherwise!
You get 4 TB of storage space, and the drive is good for both Windows and Mac machines. With an IP54-rated enclosure, dust, dirt and water should stay out of the drives enclosure, ensuring your data stays safe at all times.
This drive is also USB-C, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt 3 compatible.
Crucial’s X6 portable SSD stores up to 4 GB of data; plenty for pretty much any everyday need. It is USB-C compatible, so will work alongside a wide range of modern devices.
With transfer speeds of up to 800 MB/s, it doesn’t quite match the SanDisk above for data pulling power, but this isn’t a shabby figure by any stretch of the imagination. However, it is a tiny SSD so is one of the most portable we’ve listed here.
Take Your Data Everywhere With a Portable External Drive
Now you can easily grab and go with your data in one hand and your laptop in the other. Shifting data has never been easier, especially with the transfer speeds offered by some of these options.
SSDs have several advantages over HDDs, making them the optimal storage device.
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