Hard drives make for the perfect addition to your gaming setup, and Amazon Prime Day 2020 is a great place to grab one for less!
If you're tired of deleting files to make room, then an HDD or SSD is the one for you, and with next-gen on the way, it pays to know which ones you can buy once, and use for both generations too!
Make sure to bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it with all the latest hard drive deals in the run-up and to, and including, Amazon Prime Day.
Amazon has some early deals going on at the moment ahead of Prime Day. Keep reading for our top picks so far!
Hottest Deal Right Now
As promised, let's take a look at one of the stand-out deals from the hard drives available right now, ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2020!
PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.1 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD)
This small, but very impressive SSD is a 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.
POCKET SIZE! But still delivers on space!
CLICK HERE TO BUY: PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.1 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drives and Next-Gen Explained!
It's a confusing world out there, with all the next-gen terminology being thrown around, and hard drive compatibility is certainly up there with the top head-scratchers!
So let's make it super simple by starting off with HDDs and SSDs.
SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Custom SSDs play a big role in realising next-gen potential
HDDs are essentially 'older' hard drive tech, and SSDs are like the latest and greatest.
HDDs store data 'mechanically', SSDs store data digitally - so in short, they're more efficient, much faster, and needed for basically all the features you'd expect from next-gen (fast loading speeds and so on).
PS5 and External Hard Drives
HDDs are usable, but only for PS4 games.
SOLID: The SSD in a PS5 is custom built for super-fast performance
PS5 has its own custom SSD which has been designed specifically for playing PS5 games.
Not all off the shelf SSDs will work with PS5.
Xbox Series X
You can purchase an official 'storage expansion card' SSD for the console, which will greatly increase its storage.
You should be able to store Xbox Series X games on this, as the card provides the same performance as the built-in SSD.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX! Xbox Series X also has custom SSD capable of providing incredibly fast loading speeds and more!
HDDs also work, but can only store Xbox 360 / Xbox One games, and backups of Xbox Series X titles.
Xbox Series X titles will need to be transferred to the SSD to be played.
Hard Drive options at Amazon Prime Day 2020
So, if you're looking for a hard drive, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is the perfect place to start.
Going for an HDD is the cheaper way to go, they typically give you around 2 TB of data, which can save you a lot of trouble when it comes to adding new games into the mix.
Don't Miss Out: Seagate 2 TB HDD for under £70!
On the more expensive side of the HDDs, you may find better quality materials, for increased protection if taken on the move, and also more storage - more often 5 TB and above.
Dramatic increase to storage: WD 5 TB HDD for under £120!
Top of the line
Then you enter the world of the SSDs, which are more expensive, and can be used to enhance the speed and storage of your current-gen consoles.
More storage & performance: WD 1 TB SSD for under £210!
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