- Samsung T7 Portable 1TB SSD for $92
$115, and code SSBR2325 applies 20% off.
Backs up data at least twice the speed of a hard drive, when plugged in to a computer's USB-C (USB Type-C) port.
- Samsung T7 Portable 1TB SSD for $90
Samsung T5 Portable SSD for $100, and code SSBQ2329 applies $10 off.
Normally sells for $100.
A portable SSD is more durable and accesses data faster than a portable hard drive, however a hard drive has a cheaper cost per TB, 5TB for $90, for example.
Portable drives provide convenient storage and backups when cloud storage is not an option.
- Western Digital 18TB External/Desktop Hard Drive $300
Western Digital EasyStore 18TB External/Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $300.
At a price of $16.67 per TB, it's one of the cheapest large-capacity hard drive deals we have seen in a while.
Seagate 5TB Portable Hard Drive is back on sale.
The price is $90 for Costco members, or $94.50 after a 5% non-member surcharge.
This is a "portable" external hard drive, about the size of a stack of 3x5" index cards.
The included USB cable is used for both data and power, unlike larger desktop/external drives which require separate cables for data and power.
We used this Seagate drive since last May, and found it performed better than other portable drives we used.
When plugged-in to a laptop's USB 3 port, it would backup 50 GB of files in about 8-9 minutes, about 92-99 megabytes per second.
5 TB is enough to store about 1 million photos taken from a phone, about 70,000 uncompressed photos taken from a SLR/mirrorless camera, or about 70 hours of HD-quality video.
- Crucial 2TB NVMe Gen 4 SSD for $208
Crucial P5 Plus 2TB NVMe Gen4 SSD for $260, and code AFFSSDMAR applies $52 off.
Warrantied for 5 years or 1200 TB written (TBW).
Normally, a Gen4 NVMe with 2TB storage capacity sells for about $280.
Newer laptops and desktops that are compatible with Gen4 NVMe will see about a 2x performance improvement over regular NVMe drives.
Older systems with NVMe minus Gen4 can max their performance for half the price per byte of a Gen4, such as a Samsung 980 500GB for $55.