Best External SSD Drives – Amazon Best Sellers


If you have a lot of digital stuff to store, you might want to check this list with Best External SSD Drives, all Amazon bestselling items, with high ratings and great prices.

You will notice the following:

  • Many of the items on the list are on sale, so you have substantial discounts and the chance to save some money.
  • Most of them are Amazon Prime products, and this means you can have the drive shipped for free and you can have it very quickly.
  • These are true Amazon bestselling items, very popular and with a high rating.

Note also that the prices are updated daily and all other information about these SSD drives is fresh and accurate. The list is dynamic and there will be new models from time to time. This is all dependent on what is becoming popular on Amazon. So bookmark this text and check from time to time.

The terminology may sometimes be confusing, so SSD means Solid State Drive, but some also use the term solid-state device and external SSD hard drives. The most important is that an SSD drive has no moving mechanical components. You might want to know also that these SSDs are much faster than traditional hard drives, and they are more robust.

These external SSD hard drives are portable items, you can have one all the time with you with all your data and with storage space. They are also suitable when you transfer stuff between PCs and Macs.

There are a few basic things to consider before buying, as the speed and storage capacity. You will see many in the list with the write/read speed in the range 300 – 550 MB/s. Note that some of them are incredibly small.

Also, essential is the connection which such a drive offers. You will see USB 3 and USB 2 and also the latest USB-C technology. Check also shock resistance, and warranty conditions as well, many of them have a 3-year warranty. Check also our list with a best-rated laptops sale collection.

So here is our list with Best External SSD Drives, please have a look and you will realize what makes them so popular:

SaleBestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Gray (MU-PC1T0T/AM)
  • TRANSFER IN A FLASH: Transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than external hard disk drive (HDD). Reads up to 1,050 MB/s / Writes up to 1,000 MB/s on USB 3.2 gen 2 supported devices*.
  • SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS users to download the latest firmware update via the included Portable SSD Software 1.0 to ensure optimal performance
  • Data transfer speed may vary depending on the user’s PC environment and the types of data being transferred. USB 3.2 Gen2 and UASP support are required for maximum transfer speed (1,050MB/s)**
  • SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS the usage of the included USB Type-C to C and USB Type-C to A cables. Non-original cables may cause performance degradation due to the varying internal resistance and maximum allowable currency
  • BUILT STRONG & SECURE: Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft.
Bestseller No. 2
SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 2TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA2T0B/AM)
  • Superfast read-write speeds of up to 540 MB/s
  • Top to bottom metal design that fits in the palm of your hand
  • Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables. Shock resistance
  • 3-year warranty
SaleBestseller No. 3
Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD 1TB External Solid State Drive Portable – USB-C USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox & PS4 (STJM1000400)
  • BarraCuda Fast SSD combines reliable performance with boosted solid state speeds of up to 540MB/s for ultra fast file transfers in a portable SSD featuring a minimalist design and a sleek, green LED accent light
  • Perfect solution for external Xbox or PlayStation storage with faster installation and loading
  • Store loads of photos, files, and videos with up to 1TB of massive space
  • Seamlessly connect to a Mac laptop, mini PC, or desktop computer using the reversible USB-C cable and help keep files protected and synced with the included backup software and Sync Plus software
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included limited product protection plan
Bestseller No. 4
RAVPower Portable External SSD Pro, 1TB Hard Drive with 540MB/S Data Transfer, NAND Flash, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface, ATA Lock, Mini USB C Solid State Drive
  • Unmatched Performance: Cutting-edge reading/writing speeds up to 540MB/s, 5x faster than a conventional HDD, plays high-end gaming or 4K videos in seconds, no more waiting around
  • Crafted to Perfection: As the most popular SSD for young adults, RAVPower SSD is crafted with zinc-aluminum alloy casing with piano-baked finish that’s delicate & comfortable touch and elegant simplistic design, provides higher resistance to shock and optimal heat dissipation
  • Worry-Free Data Security: ATA lock technology and AES 256 bit hardware encryption s nobody but you, with the correct password, can read or write data to the SSD, keeps all your personal and private data away from unauthorized users
  • Fully Compatible: Comes with USB C to C and USB C to A cables to seamlessly work with Windows PC (Windows 7 or higher), MAC (MAC OS 10. 12 or higher), Android smartphones or tablets with USB C port, iPad Pro, Xbox and PS4
  • Professional Memory Hardware: Supported by the built-in NAND Flash & USB 3. 1 Gen 2 interface, together with Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller & JMS580 chipset for 10Gbps rate
Bestseller No. 5
Sabrent Rocket Nano 2TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD (Black) (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)
701 Reviews
Sabrent Rocket Nano 2TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD (Black) (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)
  • SUPPORTS - Designed to work with both Windows and Mac OS, so you can transfer data between almost any computer in the world. Complies with trim, UASP, and firmware is upgradable.
  • PLUG & PLAY - OS independent, and fully bus powered, No drivers required.
  • SPEED - Ultra-fast 10Gbps throughput, low latency and power efficient. At up to 1000MB/s,
  • DESIGN - Ultra slim aluminum alloy sandblasted shell. Sleek, Durable, and Convenient. Portable yet durable, ideal for traveling.
  • USE - Perfect for a variety of uses including data transfer, high-speed storage, data backup, and more.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black, USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 1yr Mylio Create, 2 months Adobe CC Photography (STJE1000400)
677 Reviews
Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black, USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 1yr Mylio Create, 2 months Adobe CC Photography (STJE1000400)
  • One Touch SSD is a mini USB 3.0 SSD is featuring a lightweight, textile design for busy days and bustling commutes
  • High-speed, portable solid state Drive perfect for streaming stored videos directly to the laptop, scrolling seamlessly through photos, and backing up content on the go
  • This external drive includes a USB cable that works seamlessly with Windows and Mac laptops (purchase adapter separately for use with USB-C computers. Reformatting may be required for use with time Machine).
  • Edit, manage, and share photos with a One-year complimentary subscription to mylio create and a Two-Month membership to Adobe CC photography plan (not available in all countries)
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included three-year limited warranty
Bestseller No. 7
Silicon Power 1TB 3D NAND TLC Rugged Portable External SSD USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB3.2) with USB-C to USB-C/USB-A Cables, Ideal for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Bolt B75 Pro
302 Reviews
Silicon Power 1TB 3D NAND TLC Rugged Portable External SSD USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB3.2) with USB-C to USB-C/USB-A Cables, Ideal for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Bolt B75 Pro
  • Superfast Read/Write speeds of up to 520 MB/s and 420 MB/s.
  • Includes USB Type C to C and USB Type C to A cables
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum shockproof design for traveling light and safely
  • PS4 / XBOX COMPATIBLE: Ideal for gaming enthusiasts Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim (PS4 System Software version 4.50 or higher).
  • 3-year warranty. *Must Read* LARGE FILE (4GB) TRANSFER - B75 Pro is Pre-formatted as FAT32, you could use it directly on Mac or Windows (For Mac, this external SSD can be formatted as APFS & HFS+). However, when transferring a single file larger than 4GB, please re-format to exFAT. (Please backup your drive before reformat.)
Bestseller No. 8
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-1T00-G25
18,937 Reviews
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-1T00-G25
  • High-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds let you move hi-res photos and videos fast (Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and application.)
  • Ruggedized, water- and dust-resistant (IP55-rated) (IEC 60529 IP55: Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 minch; limited dust contact does not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use.)
  • Shock-resistant solid state core for greater durability (Shock-resistant (up to 1500G) and vibration-resistant (5g RMS, 10-2000 HZ), Non-Operating Temperature(from ‐20°C to 70°C), operating temperature (from 0°C to 45°C))
  • Compact and pocket-sized
  • For PC and Mac users
Bestseller No. 9
Pioneer 3D NAND External SSD(240 GB)-Portable Solid State Drive USB 3.1 Gen 1 (APS-XS03-240)
  • 【 Portable SSD 】Pioneer XS03 SSD series, 25g extremely light, truly pocket-sized, easy to take anywhere with confidence.
  • 【 Durable Material 】Shock-resistant, silence and low power-consumption. Pioneer only provide the best quality.
  • 【 4X faster 】Pioneer XS03 series is 4X faster than traditional portable hard drive. Transfer data anywhere without leaving important content behind.
  • 【 Compatible Device 】Fully compatible with PC or MAC. Also compatible with all USB specification. Simply plug into any USB port and it automatically gets started.
  • 【 Package Content 】Pioneer external SSD x 1, Cable x 1
Bestseller No. 10
RAVPower Portable External SSD Pro, 512GB Hard Drive with 540MB/S Data Transfer, NAND Flash, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface, ATA Lock, Mini USB C Solid State Drive
  • Unmatched Performance: Cutting-edge read/write speeds up to 540MB/s, 5x faster than a conventional HDD, handles high-end gaming and 4K videos in seconds, no more waiting
  • Built to Perfection: RAVPower SSD Pro is crafted with zinc-aluminum alloy casing with piano-baked finish that’s elegant, delicate and comfortable to touch, providing higher shock -resistance and optimal heat dissipation
  • Worry-Free Data Security: ATA lock technology and AES 256 bit hardware encryption s nobody but you with the correct password can read or write data to the SSD Pro, keeps all your personal and private data away from unauthorized users
  • Fully Compatible: Comes with USB C to C and USB C to A cables to work seamlessly with Windows PC (Windows 7 or higher), MAC (MAC OS 10. 12 or higher), Android smartphones or tablets with USB C port, iPad Pro, Xbox and PS4
  • Backed by a Trusted Supplier: The core components of this industry-leading external SSD Pro are supplied by one of the top 3 suppliers in the world, ensures unparalleled performance and incredible reliability from the Solid State Drive
SaleBestseller No. 11
Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD – Up to 1050MB/s – USB 3.2 – USB-C, USB-A – CT1000X8SSD9
1,006 Reviews
Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD – Up to 1050MB/s – USB 3.2 – USB-C, USB-A – CT1000X8SSD9
  • Incredible performance with read speeds up to 1050 MB/s
  • Works with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One with USB-C 3.1 Gen2 and USB-A connectors
  • Beautiful and durable design, featuring an anodized aluminum unibody core. Drop proof up to 7.5 feet. Extreme-temperature, shock, and vibration proof
  • Includes a 3-year limited warranty
  • Backed by Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of flash storage in the world
SaleBestseller No. 12
Western Digital 1TB My Passport SSD External Portable Drive, Gray, Up to 1050 MB/s - WDBAGF0010BGY-WESN
  • Blazing fast NVMe technology with speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s. | Based on read speed unless otherwise stated. As used for transfer rate, 1 MB/s = one million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
  • Password enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Shock and vibration resistant. Drop resistant up to 6.5ft (1.98m)
  • Cross Compatible USB 3.2 Gen-2 and USB-C (USB-A for older systems)
  • 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty
Bestseller No. 13
Netac 1TB Portable SSD, USB3.2 Gen2 10Gbps, Type-C PSSD, Read Speeds up to 500MB/s External SSD, Aluminium Alloy Portable Solid State Drive for PC/Laptop/Windows/Mac/Android/Xbox/PS4 - Z8
  • Incredible Performance: Read speeds up to 500MB/s. Superfast data Transfer and read speed. With USB3.2 Gen2 10Gbps interface protocol, Type-C physical interface, Netac Portbale SSD Z8 offers magnificent performance. Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more. It meets high-efficiency office needs, shortens the file transfers time and improve work efficiency.
  • Speed up Game, Reduce Latency: Netac Portable SSD Z8 offers excellent gaming experience. With Netac Z8, you do not have to worry about the long map loading and any other latency. Netac external SSD Z8 boosts game loading, especially for PC, PS4, XBOX, etc, it provides acceleration when your enjoy gaming. And it is compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/PS4/XBOX.
  • Shockproof & Drop Resistant: With rugged aluminum alloy body, solid state storage integrated packaging solution and no mechanical parts inside, Netac Portable SSD Z8 supports shock-resistant solid state core, and it makes Netac's solid state resistant to shock and vibration. Your digital data would be protected well whether in the office or outdoors.
  • Portable and Convenient: With the size of 92mm x 46mm x 9.2mm, thin like 9mm, and 51g weight, Netac Protable SSD Z8 not only helps keep your digital files in the mini size, but also stay with them in your pockets. As for pocket sized, it is easy and convenient to carry. Netac protable solid state drive meets your portable demands anytime anywhere if any devices with USB slots can be accessed. Netac Z8 supports Mac computer to switch Windows system, and Windows TO GO, plug and play.
  • Compatibility: For replacement of hard disk drive and USB flash drive in MAC, PC Windows system and android, Netac external solid state drive is your ideal and appropriate solution. With Netac Portable SSD performance in your device, you can upgrade laptop, desktop computer, android, PS4, XBOX directly to enjoy super-fast OS Boot-up, application loads, terabyte-level storage and the like. With Netac's PSSD, keep making your personal devices feel like new.
Bestseller No. 14
ORICO Mini Portable External SSD, Read/Write Speed Up to 1000MB/s Ultra-Slim High Speed, USB 3.1 Gen2 USB-C Port Aluminum Mobile Solid State Flash Drive for Laptop, Tablet, PC and Android Phone-1TB
  • Extremely High Speed: SSD read and write speed can reach 1000MB/s (theory), so that you can quickly back up a large number of photos and videos, etc., free up computer space, and help you quickly start the computer system, load pages and transfer data.
  • Universal Compatibility: ORICO External SSD is easy to use, plug and play, no external power supply is required; it is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android systems, and can be used on PC, MacBook, Android phones with Type-C port, etc. (Mobile phone needs to support OTG function).
  • Portable Design: The mobile solid state drive is very slim, lightweight, palm-sized, and has a hanging design on the fuselage, which can be used with a lanyard for easy portability; the SSD case made of all-aluminum alloy makes it the most durable.
  • Excellent Performance: Super fast, stable and safe data transmission, no need to worry about data loss; in the case of equivalent capacity, SSD has better performance than USB flash drives; very suitable for Apple computers/tablets and USB C phones ( Apple phones are not supported).
  • What You Get: 1* external solid state drive; 1* type C to type C USB3.1 data cable; 1* type A to type C USB3.0 data cable; 1* service card and 3 years warranty card. If you have any questions about the compact SSD, please feel free to contact us.
SaleBestseller No. 15
SanDisk 2TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE80-2T00-G25
  • Save time moving and editing your files with our lightning-fast, in-house NVMe technology that dramatically increases transfer speeds to up to 1050MB/s. [Read speed only; write speed lower. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, usage conditions, and other factors. 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes.]
  • Ruggedized design with a forged aluminum body protects the SSD core and dissipates heat. Its IP55 rating lets you know that it’s water- and dust-resistant while its durable, silicon rubber coating delivers higher impact resistance.(1) [(1) IEC 60529 IP55: Based on internal testing in 2019. Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 min.; limited dust contact does not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use.]
  • With capacity of up to 2TB, creative professionals have enough space for full libraries of content [1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.]
  • Compact, pocket-sized design won’t weigh you down when you travel
  • Universal compatibility with PCs and Mac computers with USB Type–C and Type-A connections,(2) so you know it will work with the way you work [(2)USB Type-C cable and Type-A adaptor included]
Bestseller No. 16
WD 500GB My Passport Go SSD Cobalt Portable External Storage, USB 3.0 - WDBMCG5000ABT-WESN
1,477 Reviews
WD 500GB My Passport Go SSD Cobalt Portable External Storage, USB 3.0 - WDBMCG5000ABT-WESN
  • Drop-resistant up to 2 meters, with a rubber protective bumper to endure bumps and shakes even while the drive is plugged in
  • Pocket-sized drive has a built-in cable for convenient portability
  • Solid state drive with no moving parts, purposefully designed and manufactured by WD for high reliability and dependability
  • 2.5x faster than most portable hard drives with up to 400MB/s performance*
  • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty
Bestseller No. 17
Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S 1TB Solid State Drive - NVMe Expansion SSD for Xbox Series X|S (STJR1000400)
  • SEAMLESS GAMEPLAY Designed in partnership with Xbox to seamlessly play Xbox Series X|S games from the internal SSD or the expansion card without sacrificing graphics, latency, load times, or framerates
  • HIGH CAPACITY 1TB of storage increases the overall capacity of the Xbox Series X|S—collect thousands of games across four generations of Xbox without sacrificing performance
  • EXCLUSIVE TO XBOX The only available expansion card that replicates the Xbox Velocity Architecture —providing faster load times, richer environments, and more immersive gameplay
  • QUICK RESUME Switch between multiple titles in seconds—directly from the internal SSD or the expansion card
  • WARRANTY Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included 3-year limited warranty

Last update on 2020-09-30  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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