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Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals on external storage

Amazon's Prime Day is the perfect time to buy a new external hard drive, flash drive, or memory card, and these deals are some of the best you'll find.

It may be late this year, but Amazon Prime Day has arrived, and there are countless deals on everything from electronics to clothes. This is one of the best sales of the year to pick up much-needed PC hardware, like a new external storage drive. It can be hard to sift through all the deals to find the ones that really stand out, so we've done that work for you. Check out these Amazon Prime Day deals on external storage products before they're gone.

Disclaimer: The pricing and product availability information was accurate at the time of publication.

Western Digital Elements Desktop Hard Drive, 12TB

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Western Digital Elements Desktop Hard Drive, 12TB
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This 12TB external drive supports USB 3.0 and is rated an overall 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon. The discounted price means you're only paying around a cent and a half per gigabyte of storage, which is a pretty good deal.

$175 at Amazon

Seagate Expansion Desktop, 6TB

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Seagate Expansion Desktop, 6TB
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This 6TB drive will only cost you $94.99, which also equates to roughly a penny and a half per gig. It also supports USB 3.0 for faster transfer speeds and is rated an overall 4.4 stars on Amazon.

$95 at Amazon

LaCie Rugged Mini External Hard Drive, 5TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini External Hard Drive, 5TB
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LaCie calls this drive "the smallest rugged around," and while the added protection will cost you a bit more per gigabyte, this 5TB portable drive is still a deal. LaCie said the drive is drop, crush, and water resistant, making it great for those who want external storage but also don't want to worry about abusing it.

Editor's note: This item is sold out at this price.

$115 at Amazon

WD_Black Game Drive, 12TB

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WD_Black Game Drive, 12TB
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This 12 TB drive from Western Digital is marketed toward gamers who need to expand the storage capacity of their consoles, but it still works as an external drive for regular use. It's also a 7200 RPM drive, so it can move files at 250Mb/s for faster access. It's not cheap, even on sale, though: This drive will cost you $220 on Prime Day.

Editor's note: This item is sold out at this price.

$220 at Amazon

Toshiba Canvio Slim, 2TB

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Toshiba Canvio Slim, 2TB
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This drive is light on storage capacity at only 2TB, but it's also slim, light, ultra portable, and cheap for Amazon Prime Day.

$56 at Amazon

Seagate Game Drive Hub, 8TB

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Seagate Game Drive Hub, 8TB
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Another gamer-focused drive, this 8TB model features two front-facing USB ports so it can charge and act as a pass-through for USB devices while connected to a computer. 

$145 at Amazon

SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC, 1TB

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SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC, 1TB
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It's hard to believe storage has become so compact, but with smaller sizes comes higher prices, as is the case with this 1TB microSD card. It normally costs $391.24, but on Amazon Prime Day you can get it for 59% off the regular asking price.

$182 at Amazon

SanDisk Ultra Drive Dual Go USB Type-C, 512GB

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This isn't a hard drive--it's a thumb drive that can hold a whopping 512 GB while still having room to squeeze both USB-C and USB-A ports into it for only 62.99. Perfect for offloading files from a smartphone or transferring essential files between computers that lack either an older or newer style USB port.

Editor's note: This item is sold out at this price.

$63 at Amazon

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, 2TB

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External solid state drives are still pretty expensive, which is why 65% off on this SanDisk ruggedized 2TB one is such a good deal. It'll still run you $235.99, but it's IP55 rated, shock resistant, and supports USB-C and USB-A. 

$236 at Amazon