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The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive has dropped to $160 for the first time

The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $159.99 at Amazon. This portable storage device has been selling around $180 for the last few months and today's price is the lowest it has ever gone. The deal is matching a one-day sale at Best Buy, so we expect the price won't last too long at Amazon either.

There are plenty of portable hard drives out there, but solid state drives don't have the same moving parts, which means they are a lot more durable for travel than a regular drive. The problem is usually the cost, and that's why we have deals like this. The WD My Passport has transfer speeds up to 540 MB/s. It can automatically backup your data and has password encryption to keep it safe. It is compatible with USB-C and USB 3.1 along with all previous generations. WD backs it up with a 3-year warranty, too.

Existing owners rate this SSD very highly with an average review rating of 4.4 stars based on almost 300 reviews (opens in new tab)

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.