External storage becomes a lot faster and more reliable if there aren't any tiny moving parts. One of the best solid state drives is on sale today at Best Buy, making now a great time to purchase if you're in the market for storage that is both durable and affordable. Best Buy has the WD 1TB My Passport Go Portable SSD on sale for $119.99, saving you around $50 compared to the average cost for it. It's also a new record-low price. On top of all that, Best Buy is bundling a 64GB WD easystore USB flash drive at no extra cost. It usually goes for around $10 on its own, so it's a nice little freebie. Shipping is free as well.
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$189.99 $309.99 Save $120
Store up to 14TB of your important documents and files with this Western Digital external hard drive at $120 off its original cost. This early Black Friday deal may not last long, so shop soon!
$149.99 $180.00 Save $30
The 4TB capacity is plenty of space for video games, photos, videos, and more. Uses 2X DRAM cache up to 256MB that helps it read faster. Works with PC out of the box and requires reformatting to work with Mac. Comes with 5-year warranty.
$99.99 $113.01 Save $13
The My Passport drive is perfect for backups. It can also keep your data safe with 256-bit AES hardware and password encryption. WD's software helps you accomplish all this. It uses a Superspeed USB 3.0 port that's backwards compatible.
$61.29 $99.99 Save $39
$353.67 $457.63 Save $104
The WD My Passport Go SSD features a 1TB capacity which is plenty of space for photos, videos, documents, and more. It offers data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps and it connects easily via USB 3.0 (though it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, too). It works with PC or Mac and there's automatic backup software as well as optional password-protection for your data.
As well as being capacious and speedy, this WD SSD is purpose-built for on-the-go usage. It features a rugged design with an impact-resistant rubber bumper that absorbs the shock of drops, while the compact size makes it a great portable travelling companion (when, you know, you can travel again). The free 64GB flash drive is a nice added extra and is perfect for keeping in your computer bag for when you need to transfer some files in a pinch.
Your purchase is backed by plenty of positive customer reviews as well as a three-year manufacturer's warranty. If this option from WD is not for you, check out our list of the best external solid state drive roundup for some other choice picks.
Shipping on this bundle is free at Best Buy, though you might receive your order slightly quicker if you opt for curbside pickup where available.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.