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If you’re buying a new phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device as part of this year’s Black Friday deals, there’s one thing you’ll likely need to go along with it — extra storage for transferring or saving your photos, videos, and precious files. Storage sometimes comes at a high price, however, with on-sale prices being close to the $100 range. Well, Amazon Black Friday deals have you covered with a great deal on a tiny portable SSD, for just $40.
Usually priced at $150, as part of Black Friday sales, Amazon is discounting the tiny PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive down to just $40. With a savings of over 72%, or about $107, this drive is well worth the price. A similar compact drive from Samsung usually retails for $100, so there’s a lot of value if you’re looking for external storage.
Sized at roughly 2.36 inches x 1.4 inches, this little drive can fit perfectly in your pocket if you’re on the go need to transferer files between a laptop and a phone. Made out of aluminum, it also weighs in at under a pound, which makes it perfect for throwing in a bag or laptop case, too. And if you’re looking to run digital games off this SSD, you’ll be happy to know that it runs with speeds of up to 430 megabytes per second, with write speeds of 400 megabytes per second. That’s faster than the traditional compact USB 3.0 flash drives that you can find elsewhere this holiday season.
Unlike newer drives from Samsung which feature all USB-C connectivity, it even is a universal drive, so this SSD is compatible with both Windows, Macs, and other operating systems, too via its traditional USB 3.0 connectivity. With that, you’ll be able to transfer large files across your various devices with ease, and even create backups of your computer and devices, too.
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Of course, this isn’t the only deal this Black Friday. Other retailers are also slashing prices on popular external storage and solid-state drives, too. You can find deals on other products, too. SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital drives are all on sale this time of year as part of the Black Friday external hard drive deals.
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