SSDs always tend to be more expensive than regular hard drives, and portable ones are often even more expensive as well. You really want to save when you can, and Prime Day is a perfect time. Get this WD My Passport 2TB portable solid-state drive (SSD) on sale for just $171 through Amazon. This is its lowest price ever, compared to the average street price of $230 or more. After this sales event, you're not going to see it go this low again any time soon.
Portable space at a pleasing price
The key to this drive is the NVMe technology built into it. This is technology normally reserved for those M.2 form factor SSDs you have attached to your motherboard. With the way the My Passport is designed, you get read and write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. That's crazy fast compared to any portable hard drive, and it's up to you whether the speed is worth the price. At least you're saving quite a chunk here, and you'll be able to transfer your media (whether that's photos or songs or movies) so much faster.
You'll also get 256-bit AES hardware encryption with the drive. If you accidentally leave it somewhere or you're just messing with information that you consider sensitive, you can password protect the drive to keep prying eyes away.
In addition to all that, the drive is both shock and vibration resistant. You can drop it from up to 6.5 feet and it won't get damaged. That can be a big deal if you use this drive while you're coffee shop hopping or just moving from class to class. The drive works with USB 3.2 Gen-2 and USB-C, so you can connect via USB-A on older systems.
Check out our live blog as we continue to drop the best deals from all around Prime Day that we can find. You're not alone in the search for savings! If you're looking for more PC parts and accessories, we'd recommend checking out our PC Prime Day hub instead.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.