Those looking for new portable drives, SD cards and other storage gadgets have a bunch of discounted items to choose from today. Amazon has a one-day sale that knocks up to 25 percent off drives from Western Digital and up to 30 percent off microSD cards, thumb drives and more from SanDisk, Lexar and other brands. While we'll likely see discounts tomorrow during Black Friday proper as well, most of the devices in these sales have lower prices for today only. Some highlights in the drive sale are the SanDisk Extreme portable drive in 2TB, which is 60 percent off and down to $185, plus the Crucial X6 in 2TB and the SanDisk Ultra NAND SSD in 4TB, which are down to $143 and $300 respectively. The SanDisk Extreme portable drive is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and it's pretty durable thanks to its IP55-rated design with two-meter drop protection.
If you've been on the market for a new portable drive, a microSD card for your Nintendo Switch or even an SSD for your PS5, Amazon has a big, one-day sale on a bunch of storage devices from brands like PNY, Crucial and Lexar. There are quite a few notable deals in this sale, two of which can help you store more games on your preferred console. Our favorite cheap SSD for the PS5, PNY's 4TB XLR8 CS3040, is down to a record low of $520, while Lexar's 1TB Play microSD card for the Nintendo Switch is nearly half off, bringing it down to an all-time low of $128. All variations of PNY's XLR8 internal SSD have been discounted in some way -- you can pick up a 1TB version for $145 -- but you'll get the best deal if you spring for the 4TB model. Even at its normal price of $700, it was the only high-capacity SSD we could thoroughly recommend in our PS5 SSD guide due to its comparatively low price. And while Lexar's Play microSD card can be used in other devices like tablets, it's a great option to add more storage to your Nintendo Switch thanks in part to its 150MB/s read transfer speeds.
In the past, Amazon Prime Day has brought a number of good storage deals and this year is much the same. If you're a Prime member in need more digital space (that's not in the cloud) for your documents, photos, video games and other information, you'll probably be able to find a decent deal in this shopping event. But instead of sifting through all of them on your own, we've gathered the storage deals we believe to be the best of the best in the list below. This handy Samsung EVO microSDXC card (256GB) is down to $28 for Prime Day, which is the lowest we've seen it. While you can find microSD cards for less, Samsung's EVO is a reliable brand and we like you also get a full-sized adapter with this one.
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. After testing more than 20 new and updated microSD cards, we've found that the SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch (128 GB) is the best for most phones, tablets, and, yes, Nintendo Switches, but there are several other cards that work fine. The hard part is finding a real one; the online marketplaces are flooded with counterfeits. The Switch card is fast, consistent, comes from a reputable company, has a picture of a mushroom on it, and works in anything that takes a microSDXC card, not just the Switch.
If you're looking to boost storage on your smartphone, Switch or other device, Amazon is offering some steep discounts on SanDisk's highest capacity microSD cards as part of its deal of the day. You can boost your storage by a whopping terabyte for just $140 instead of $230, for a savings of $90. The best deal, though, looks like the 512GB card, priced at just $56, down from $100 -- instantly giving your device a very large and relatively cheap storage upgrade. These cards offer top-notch performance for their category (UHS-1) with speeds up to 120MB/s thanks to SanDisk's propriety tech. That's as fast as you can get without spending far, far more on a UHS-II MicroSD card.