Deal Alert: Amazon’s Western Digital Sale Will Increase Your Storage for Less

Several SD cards, flash drives, and internal hard drives.

Amazon’s deal of the day features a host of Western Digital and SanDisk products, and as is often the case, most the sales won’t save you much money. But, if you need a new SD card, or you want to add more storage to your computer or console, there may be something for you today.

First up, there’s a SanDisk 64GB Extreme card. Usually, you can expect to pay around $20 for this card, but today you can grab it for $15. It’s a UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and video Speed Class 30 (V30) card, which is to say you can record 4K video and take high-resolution photos with this SD card.

A fast SD card

SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card - C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card - SDSDXXY-064G-GN4IN

At 64 GB's, this SD card should hold plenty of high-resolution photos and lots of HD video. It's fast enough to shoot in 4K if that's you need.

If you need more SD card storage, the SanDisk 256GB Ultra SDXC is just the ticket. 256 GB should be more than enough to cover any photo and video needs. You do lose out on speed; however, SanDisk rates this card at UHS Speed Class 1 (U1)(5) and Class 10 rating for video. Good enough for HD video, but probably not great for 4K.

For lots of Storage

SanDisk 256GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Memory Card - 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, SD Card - SDSDUNR-256G-GN6IN

At 256 GBs, you can hold all the things. But what you gain in storage you lose in speed. This card is best for 1080p video, not 4K. You won't have to worry about running out of space, though.

If your computer could use more space for all your files, adding another hard drive is an easy solution. But if you have to choose between a traditional spinning hard drive and a solid-state drive (SSD), go for the SSD. And with today’s deal on WD Red internal SSD, you get a massive 2 TBs of space for $230. That’s expensive compared to traditional drives, but the speed is worth the price. And at least you’ll save over $50 along the way.

A Huge SSD

Western Digital 2TB WD Red SA500 NAS 3D NAND Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to 560 MB/s - WDS200T1R0A

If you want speed, get an SSD drive. But typically you lose out on space. That is unless you buy this massive 2 TB SSD. Then space will not be a problem at all.

If your primary concern is speed, and your motherboard supports it, you may want to consider this NVMe internal SSD drive. Compared to a standard SSD, you’ll gain read and write speeds four times as fast. That’s great if you work with lots of data like video and photo editing. You’ll lose some space in the process, though, as this drive is only 500 GBs. But you can’t expect much more for $55, a $35 savings over the usual price.

Super fast speeds

Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C

Nothing beats NVMe internal drives for fast speeds (at least for consumer tech). And this 500 GB drive will deliver all the speed, if your motherboard supports it.

If you’re a console player, the big problem is the size of your games. You’ll quickly fill up your hard drive unless you add something more substantial to the mix. This 5 TB portable drive is just the ticket. Just plug it into your Xbox One or Playstation 4, format it if prompted, and enjoy never deleting a game again. At $92, this is the lowest price we’ve seen for the hard drive, and a $50 savings off the full cost.

More storage for your console

WD_Black 5TB P10-Game Drive, Portable External Hard Drive Compatible with -Playstation, Xbox, PC, & Mac - WDBA3A0050BBK-WESN

This portable drive is compatible with Xbox One and PS4 and will add a whopping 5 TBs of space to your console. That's enough to hold a hundred games.

If none of that tickles your fancy, take a look at the full list of deals going on. Just be sure to check the pricing against camelcamelcamel, as more than “sale” here isn’t a sale at all.

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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