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These huge Prime Day gaming SSD deals are not only for gamers!

Prime Day external Hard drive deals
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If you're looking for a fantastic  SSD (solid state drives) for your PS5 (or any other console) this Prime Day, we've got you covered - especially with deals like this Samsung 2TB SSD down from $279.99 to just $189.99 at Amazon. We think this deal may be the best of the bunch, and perfect for when you get your PS5 console.

And there are more SSD deals on the go over at Amazon, in both the US and UK. We've put the very best deals that are live right now down below. They are all, bar one, SSD external hard drives, and therefore ideal for extending the storage of your games console, be that a PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S|X, or for if you just want massive storage capability for your digital creative work. These are handy and versatile! 

If you're still looking for more Amazon Prime Day deals, we've got you covered. 

The best gaming hard drive SSD: US

Samsung T5 2TB (SSD): $279.99

Samsung T5 2TB (SSD): $279.99 $189.99 at Amazon
Save $90:
This is a cracking deal on a cracking external hard drive. This Samsung T5 has a fast 540MB/s read and write speed, and USB 3.1 connectivity (includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables). You can password protect it, and it all fits in the palm of your hand for extra portability.
For context, the 1TB model will set you back $109.99 at Amazon.

Seagate Game Drive 4TB: $122.99

Seagate Game Drive 4TB: $122.99 $85.49 at Amazon
Save $37.50:
Why is this not the top gaming SSD deal this Prime Day? Well, it's not an SSD for one. This is a traditional hard drive, but a big one at that! So it's not as fast as a SSD, but it will carry 4TB-worth of games for you, and all for only $86!

Seagate Game Drive 2TB: $109.99

Seagate Game Drive 2TB: $109.99 $59.84 at Amazon
Save $50 (46%):
This Seagate external hard drive is designed for Xbox One, but will work fine with the newer Xbox Series S|X, or as a colourful addition to a digital creative's set up. 2TB for under $60? It's a bargain (if you like green).

WD 1TB My Passport (SSD): $199.99

WD 1TB My Passport (SSD): $199.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $50: This is a favourite brand and model for many gamers and creatives alike, and with a solid $50 off, it's currently under $150 over at Amazon. With up to 1,050 MB/s read and write speeds, and USB-C and 3.2 Gen-2 connectivity, it's a great little SSD.

WD 5TB My Passport Ultra (Traditional): $146.99

WD 5TB My Passport Ultra (Traditional): $146.99 $108.99
Save $38:
This is the only non-SSD (or 'traditional' hard drive) on the list. For context, you can see how cheaper it is compared to the SSDs. That's because it's a fraction the speed of the SSDs. Still, if you want 5TB of storage, and you're in no rush to extract it, this is a great option.

SanDisk Extreme 500GB (SSD): $136.99

SanDisk Extreme 500GB (SSD): $136.99 $69.99
Save $67 (49%):
Another stunning deal, nearly knocking off 50% off the asking price. This is a 500GB SSD, so it won't be ideal for games consoles, but will work for a handy, portable and secure place for work files.

SanDisk Extreme V2 1TB: $252.99

SanDisk Extreme V2 1TB: $252.99 $149.99 at Adorama
Save: $103:
One of the best gaming SSD deals this Prime Day is in fact not from Amazon. Adorama has currently slashed the price of the popular SanDisk 1TB SSD by $100, making it one of the biggest deals out there. It has USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity, with 1050MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write times.

The best gaming hard drive SSD: UK

WD 1TB My Passport (SSD): £221.99

WD 1TB My Passport (SSD): £221.99 £109.99 at Amazon
Save $112 (50%):
SSDs are super fast in transferring data, so whether you want a 1TB capacity hard drive to store and stream PS5 games, or just massive Photoshop files, videos, etc, this is a great option for you. As far as percentage of saving, this is the best hard drive Prime Day deal, but there are other great options...

LaCie Rugged Mini 2 TB: £83.50

LaCie Rugged Mini 2 TB: £83.50 £66.99 at Amazon
Save 20%:
OK, this is not an SSD, so won't be any good if you need to connect it to your console, but this traditional hard drive is still worth a mention here. 2TB for £66.99? That's a great deal, and with its drop shock and dust and rain resistance, it's a hard drive that'll last.

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Looking for more deals? Here's some other ideas for you, no matter where you are in the world. 

For more of the best Prime Day deals, check out our sister site T3's Amazon Prime Day hub

Meanwhile, take a look below to check for more of the latest deals on external hard drives:

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Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.