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If you’re anything like us, you run out of storage for all your photos and videos quickly. Hard drives fill up fast, especially if you are diligent about keeping things backed up in multiple places. And although hard drive prices have come down significantly from what they were, if you are looking for large-capacity drives or fast, portable SSDs, they are still quite pricey. Luckily, shopping holidays like Amazon Prime Day result in very steep discounts on both desktop and portable drives, saving you significantly on storage.

SAMSUNG T7 Shield 4TB Portable SSD $199.99 (was $429.99)



A portable SSD is something that every photographer should have in their arsenal. It’s an easy way to keep files that you are currently working on backed up without bogging down your computer. This Samsung T7 shield is one of the best available, in large part thanks to its rugged IP65 rating. It also offers read and write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 Mb/S, respectively, so it’s plenty fast enough to edit directly from the drive. There are smaller capacities of this drive, but the 4TB version is the only one with a Prime Day deal going.

Synology 2-Bay DiskStation DS723+ (Diskless) $359.99 (was $449.99)



If you need serious storage, a setup like this is a fantastic solution. This is a two-bay NAS solution that can be customized as your needs change and library grows. There’s even optional support for up to seven drives, making this a long-term solution or an option for those serious about backing up their files safely. It doesn’t come with the drives, so you’ll need to buy those separately. We’d suggest these Western Digital HDDs, which also happen to be on sale for Prime Day.

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