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 Amazon, making now a great time to purchase if you're in the market for storage that is both durable and affordable. Amazon has the WD 1TB My Passport External SSD on sale for $149.99, saving you $20 compared to the usual cost. Shipping is free as well. We've never seen this particular drive drop lower than it did today, and there's no telling how long the deal will stick around. If you'd rather have a different capacity, the discount extends to the other models too. Just click through for all your options before the sale ends.

This hard drive is the new generation of WD My Passport drives. There's an aesthetic difference compared to the previous generation. These feature metallic enclosures and matte finishes. They're also slightly thinner, taller, and overall sleeker. On the inside, a few changes were made as well. There's automatic backup software as well as built-in encryption to protect your data. Transfer speeds are slightly faster as well.

The WD My Passport features read speeds up to 540MB/s, and it's compatible with both USB-C and USB-A, including USB 3.1 Gen 2. Your purchase is backed by plenty of positive customer reviews as well as a three-year manufacturer's warranty.

We actually listed this drive in our best external solid state drive roundup, giving it an award for the best aesthetics. Keep all that sleek metal protected with this carrying case.

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