These huge portable SSD deals could solve your storage needs for 2023

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I don't know about you, but by the end of the year my devices are starting to collapse due to the amount of files I failed to get round to backing up over the past 12 months. It's time to sort things out before work get back into full swing in January. Inevitably, that means getting more storage space, but happily there are some huge New Year portable SSD deals about right now.

The best January sale SSD deals see the tough Samsung T7 Shield 2TB SSD reduced from $289.99 to $183.84 (opens in new tab), a saving of over $100. This external SSD has a rugged design and provide transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s – not the fastest, but 2TB of storage from a reliable brand for under $200 is an absolute bargain.

If you do want faster speeds, you can get a massive $290 off the SanDisk 2TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD:  $509.99 $219.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That's a saving of 57% on a light but rugged solid state drive that claims transfer speeds of 2,000MB/s (see our SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD review for our own verdict).

It used to be tempting to go for a cheaper hard disk drive (HDD) rather than fork out for a faster and more reliable solid state drive (SSD), but with these deals going the SSD result is a no brainer. Both options are available in 1TB too, also with big discounts, but considering how fast 1TB can fill up these days, especially when working with video and large image files, I'm going for 2TB. 

See full details of the best New Year hard drive both of these deals below, or see our regular guide to the best external hard drives and SSDs.

The best January sale SSD deals in the US

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB Portable SSD: $289.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB Portable SSD: $289.99 $183.84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This Samsung SSD deal is our top pick for value right now. Available in three colours, the external drive looks sharp, plus its rugged, water and dust resistant and provides transfer speeds of up to 1,059MB/s. The 1TB configuration is just $159.99 $89.99 (opens in new tab).

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB Portable SSD: $509.99 (opens in new tab)

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB Portable SSD: $509.99 $219.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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For super fast transfer speeds, you'll need to pay a little more – but not much. The SanDisk Extreme Pro 2B SSD is reduced by a massive 57%. If you'll be transferring large files on a regular basis, it could be worth paying a little more to scoop this bargain for speeds of up to 2,000MB/s. The 1TB version is now $309.99 $159.99 (opens in new tab).

The best January sale SSD deals in the UK

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB Portable SSD: £196.49 (opens in new tab)

Samsung T7 Shield 2TB Portable SSD: £196.49 $142.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The saving in the UK isn't quite as big, but we reckon this Samsung SSD deal is still one of the best buys for a decent amount of storage right now. It's a reliable brand, and the hard drive is rated for water and dust resistance and drop proof to 2 metres. The 1TB configuration is £117.49 $86.98 (opens in new tab).

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB Portable SSD: £345 (opens in new tab)

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB Portable SSD: £345 $278.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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There's a reasonable discount on the faster SanDisk Extreme Pro 2B SSD too. It's a little lighter and has a handy carabineer loop for securing to a belt or backpack, making this a good external SSD for travel. The 1TB version is £184.90 £175 (opens in new tab).

Need another option? Take a look below for the best SSD sale prices in your area. Or if you prefer to back things up the cloud, see our pick of the best cloud storage.

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Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.