Best Black Friday external storage drive deals: SSD, HDD, and MicroSD cards

WD My passport hard drive next to laptop
WD My passport hard drive next to laptop (Image credit: WD)

Black Friday is the best time to pick up external storage drives. Whether you're looking for a portable hard drive to store movies, games, and videos, need an external SSD to back up photos from your phone, or are looking for MicroSD cards, there are plenty of great options on sale right now.

If you're looking to buy a new portable drive, there are a few options to consider. An external SSD is smaller and lighter than a regular hard drive, and you get significantly faster transfers, making it a great choice for gaming — particularly if you're using an older console like the PlayStation 4. But SSDs tend to be costlier, so if you want a lot of storage for movies and videos, a regular portable drive could be a better choice. Let's take a look at the best Black Friday deals on external storage drives.

Best Black Friday external SSD deals

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.