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 (opens in new tab) on sale for $139.99, saving you $30 compared to the regular cost for it.
The deal is matching a one-day offer at Best Buy (opens in new tab) so we expect the price will rise tonight at Amazon, too. We haven't seen a price this good on it in over six months so today's discount is one you want to make the most of.
WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)
There are plenty of portable hard drives out there, but SSDs don't have moving parts which means they're more durable. That also means they can get pricey. Today's deal gets you the best of both worlds with this 1TB model at its best price in months.
This solid state drive is from the new generation of WD My Passport drives and is one of the best USB-C SSDs available right now. There's an aesthetic difference compared to the previous generation with new 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 improved 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 (opens in new tab) as well as a three-year manufacturer's warranty.
Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, though you could receive your order even faster with an Amazon Prime membership. If you've never been a member before, you can start a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) to score free two-day shipping with no order minimum, access to the Prime Video streaming service, exclusive members-only discounts (opens in new tab), and more.
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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