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The 10 best Amazon Prime Day SSD deals we recommend for upgrading your storage

Some of our favorite storage options for your PS5, PC and more are down to record-low prices for Prime Big Deal Days.

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We're nearing the end of Amazon's October Prime Day event, but if you need a new microSD card for your camera or Nintendo Switch, a PS5 storage boost or an external drive for your travels, there are still numerous deals on offer. Yes, Black Friday is right around the corner, but Amazon has been using its October sales event to kick off the holiday shopping season since last year. The prices we're seeing on storage gear may come back around for everyone in a month's time — but if you're a Prime member who wants to ensure they're getting a good deal today, now's a good time to shop. We've combed through the plethora of storage deals available for Amazon's October Prime Day sale and highlighted the best we could find below, including discounts on some of the best SSDs and microSD cards we've tested.

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Samsung Evo Select microSD

The Samsung Evo Select microSD card is on sale for $10 for October Prime Day. It's not quite as good as our top pick in our microSD card guide, mostly due to its slower sequential write speeds, but it's arguably the best value microSD card you can get right now. If you need more space, the 512GB model is down to an all-time low of $28 as well.

Lexar Professional 1066x microSD

The 256GB Lexar Professional 1066x microSD card has dropped to $18 for Prime Day. It's a good alternative to our top pick in our microSD card guide, even if its overall speeds are a bit slower.

Samsung T7 Shield

The 2TB Samsung T7 Shield has stayed at a low price of $100 for October Prime Day. Samsung makes some of our favorite SSDs available right now, and the T7 Shield is the most durable of the company's offerings. This portable drive has an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, and it can withstand drops from up to 10 feet high. On top of that, its 1,050/1,000 MB/s read/write speeds should be enough for most people's needs.

Crucial P3 Plus

The Crucial P3 Plus SSD with 4TB of storage is down to $180 — but only for Prime members. If you do subscribe to Amazon's service, you'll pay 20 percent less than the $225 starting price. It claims sequential read speeds of up to 5000MB/s and Crucial says it performs up to 43% faster than Gen3 NVMe SSDs.

Crucial X8

Crucial X8 portable drive is on sale for $48 right now. It supports read speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and drop protection from up to 7.5 feet. It also comes with a USB-A adapter for its included USB-C cable, so you can use it with a variety of devices.

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX

The jumbo-sized, 4TB version of the pick in our best PS5 SSDs guide, Corsair's MP600 Pro LPX drive, is now on sale for $280. It checks all the boxes you'd want in a good drive for your console: it's fast, with read speeds of up to 7,100MB/s, it comes with a pre-installed heatsink and it's protected by a five-year warranty. Plus, it's not the most expensive drive to begin with, which makes it a great value — especially when on sale like this.

Crucial MX500

  • Crucial MX500 NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD 1TB

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The Crucial MX500 internal drive is on sale for $46 right now. It's been a longtime favorite of ours for its sequential read speeds of 560MB/s and standard 2.5-inch design that should make it easy to swamp in for your desktop's or laptop's used-up drive. If you want something more spacious, the 4TB model is also on sale for $165.

Crucial P5 Plus

The Crucial P5 Plus SSD has stayed low at $54 for October Prime Day. It's already our favorite affordable SSD for the PS5, so it's an even better buy when you can get it at a discount. It has read speeds rated up to 6,600MB/s and the main downside to it is that you'd need to provide and install your own heatsink with this model to get it to work with Sony's console. However, Crucial also makes a version with a heatsink integrated, and the 2TB version of that drive is down to $98 for Amazon's sale.

Samsung 980 Pro

The Samsung 980 Pro SSD has been discounted to $50 for Prime Day. It's a good option for the PS5, but keep in mind that it doesn't come with a heatsink by default — but you can buy a version of it with an included one, or spring for your own. The 980 Pro has read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and reliable thermal controls.

WD Black SN850X

WD Black's 1TB SN850X is on sale for $60 right now. It has the right read/write speeds to be a good option for the PS5, plus you can get it (or it's slightly slower counterpart, the SN850) with a heatsink included.

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