The PNY Pro Elite 1TB portable solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $149.99 at Amazon. That's a crazy low price for a drive we were happy about dropping $250 on just last week. Since then it has seen a couple of price drops; first to $216 and then to today's price.
This 1TB external SSD features quick read and write speeds of up to 900 Mbps thanks to its USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connector. It's so tiny it can fit in the palm of your hand and slip easily into your laptop bag without adding bulk. PNY includes two cables so you can connect it to either a USB-C or a standard USB-A port right out of the box.
In a perfect world, portable solid state drives would be just as inexpensive as portable hard drives (opens in new tab). After all, the main feature of SSDs is they have no moving parts, which really makes them perfect for carrying data on the move. Hard drives are much more prone to failure when getting knocked around in your backpack or trampled on the subway. Unfortunately, we're not there yet. Luckily this deal shaves some of that cost off the top and you get a really good product out of it. PNY also backs it up with a three-year warranty so you can be confident in your purchase.
If 1TB is more space than you need, both the 250GB (opens in new tab) and 500GB (opens in new tab) models are worth a look at new low prices. If you're not sold on PNY's offerings, why not check out our list of the best portable SSDs in 2019 for some alternative options?
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.
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