Right now you can get the Seagate One Touch 2TB portable solid state drive on sale for $239.99 through Best Buy (opens in new tab). The portable SSD normally goes for around $310, which means you're saving $70 today. It won't last long though because this sale is part of Best Buy's deals of the day.
Portable SSDs are usually priced at a premium just because they offer a significant upgrade over portable hard drives in terms of durability and speed, but if you don't want to pay that price and still need some portable storage, we've got you covered. For example, the portable hard drive version of the One Touch with a huge 5TB capacity can be yours for just $119.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) because it's on sale for $15 off right now, too. If space matters far more than speed, this is probably the direction you want to go.
In a perfect world, portable solid state drives would be just as inexpensive as portable hard drives. 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.
The One Touch is a mini SSD. It's super compact, very lightweight, and it can fit in the palm of your hand. It also has a nice textile design. Thanks to its USB-C connectivity, you can get transfer speeds up to 1,030 MB/s, which is more than twice the speed of even other One Touch drives.
You can use this drive seamlessly with Windows or Mac, and you don't need to reformat it. You can even use it with an Android mobile device that uses USB-C, and there's an Android app that helps you backup your photos and videos. This could be a great way to keep your smartphone clear of clutter.
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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.
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