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The best external hard drive, the Samsung T5 SSD, is $160 off for Memorial Day

Memorial Day sales are as old as time, but the deals you can get on technology these days are not. If you’re looking for a good deal on an external hard drive — or rather, the best external hard drive — this Memorial Day, then Amazon has the deal for you: The Samsung T5 from only $90.

Samsung T5 (500GB) — $90, was $110:

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Samsung T5 (1TB) — $180, was $250:

Samsung T5 (2TB) — $320, was $480:

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An SSD is essentially the updated version of an external hard drive. The main difference between an SSD and an external hard drive is that the SSD stores data instantly on accessible memory chips instead of the hard drive that uses mechanical platters to move and read/write data. Long story short, an SSD is a much faster and more reliable way to back up your data. They are also more capable of storing high-resolution photos and videos. These plug-and-play devices contain tons of memory and are about the size of a business card.

These SSDs by Samsung have ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 540MB per second and are ideal for transferring large-sized data. These drives are perfect for storing high-resolution photos, games, 4K videos, and more. The optional password protection and hardware encryption keep your data safe and secure. Each drive itself is compact (10.5mm thick) and lightweight (51 grams), so it easily fits in your pocket or purse and is shock-resistant, so it’s tough to damage if you drop it. Each drive comes with both USB Type C to C and USB Type C to A cables so you can connect it to your PC, Mac, smartphone, or other devices. Also, you get a three-year limited warranty on your purchase. To use these drives, you must have Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat) or higher. It should be noted that older operating systems may not be supported by these devices.

Samsung T5 (500GB) — $90, was $110:

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Samsung T5 (1TB) — $180, was $250:

Samsung T5 (2TB) — $320, was $480:

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Not a fan of the Samsung T5 SSD? There are plenty of other Memorial Day sales happening right this very second that could be more up your street.

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