Hard Drives Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best Deals, Buying Guide, HDD, SSD, PS4, Xbox One, Next-Gen, and more

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If you're looking for amazing deals on hard drives, then Amazon Prime Day 2020 is the sale for you.

Hard drives are becoming increasingly important as game sizes are seemingly on the up! Having at least 2 TB of storage is a great way of saving some of your favourite titles from that dreaded deletion.

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Make sure to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it with all the best deals in the run-up to Amazon Prime Day 2020. And if you can't wait that long, we've got a hand-picked deal for you to enjoy right now!

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Best Deal Right Now

As promised, let's take a look at some hard drives on the market right now, that you can grab ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2020.

PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.1 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) 

This small, but impressive SSD is the fast, durable, and affordable option for anyone wanting to back up their files. It's smaller than a credit card, so it can be easily taken on the go!

The 480GB version comes in at a reasonable £52.99(down from £68.49) on Amazon.

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POCKET SIZE! But still delivers on space!

CLICK HERE TO BUY: PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.1 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) 

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Hard Drive options at Amazon Prime Day 2020

Hard drives are plentiful, and you can take your pick dependant on budget, storage size, and type at Amazon Prime Day 2020 - and save at the same time!

Here's what you can expect to get at each level!

Budget

If you're looking to save some money, and are all good with 2 TB of space, then you can get loads of HDDs for a pretty reasonable price.

Don't Miss Out: Seagate 2 TB HDD for under £70!

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If you spend a bit more, you'll have more storage and sometimes a better quality build, which will ensure your files aren't damaged if you take them on the go.

Dramatic increase to storage: WD 5 TB HDD for under £120!

Top of the line

Perfect for those who are all about maximising the performance of PCs or consoles. They're smaller and quicker than HDDs but choose wisely if buying for next-gen, as not all SDDs will be compatible (more on that later).

More storage & performance: WD 1 TB SSD for under £210!

Hard Drives and Next-Gen Explained

If you're looking for hard drives that can be used on Xbox Series X and PS5 this Amazon Prime Day 2020, understanding more about how they work with next-gen is important, to save yourself any potential headaches!

First off, HDDs are essentially 'older' hard drive tech, and SSDs are like the latest and greatest.

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HDDs store data 'mechanically', SSDs store data digitally.

What that means is that SSDs are more efficient, much faster, and needed for basically all the features you'd expect from next-gen, such as fast loading speeds and so on.

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PS5

HDDs are usable, but only for PS4 games.

SSDs can be used to expand storage, however, not all off the shelf SDDs will work with PS5.

PS5 has its own custom, super-fast SSD which has been designed specifically for playing PS5 games.

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Xbox Series X

HDDs can be used on Xbox Series X to play Xbox 360 and Xbox One games.

They can also be used to store back-ups of Xbox Series X games. These would need to be transferred to the SSD to be played.

There will be an official 'storage expansion card' SSD for the console, which will greatly increase its storage abilities.

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