Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale
ZDNet’s Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant’s biggest events. Read more: https://zd.net/2XFm1G0
Amazon Prime Day is here, and with the opening of the event, consumers are going to be swarming the platform in the hope of substantial discounts in the summer sale extravaganza.
Here are all the best deals, plus tips and tricks on how to master Amazon’s annual summertime sale.
The event will see vendors offering cut-price deals on everything from clothing to electronics, and products to digitally store your valuable content — whether this includes photos, videos, or music collections — are no exception.
You can expect to see discounts on a range of storage options, including portable hard drives, flash memory dongles, SD cards, and moreover the 48-hour event.
We will find the best deals for you over Amazon Prime Day and will update this list as more discounts appear in the storage product category. Some of the deals will be time-sensitive, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Best storage, SSD, and flash drives deals
SanDisk 400GB MicroSD for $44.99 ($20 off)
- See it now: SanDisk 400GB microSD on Amazon
This Prime Day, SanDisk is offering a substantial discount on its 400GB microSD card. The USB 3.0 compatible storage offers a 100MB/s transfer read speed, which is roughly 1,000 photos per minute. This vast capacity should be more than enough to store your collection of Full HD videos, images, and music.
WD 1TB My Passport Go SSD Cobalt portable hard drive for $134.99 ($95 off)
With a discount of 41 percent, this rugged 1TB hard drive will put up with knocks and scrapes which may occur while you’re on the road, while also providing you with extra space for your movies, television shows, music, and images.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub 10TB external hard drive for $169.99 ($100 off)
If you need even more space and are happy to install your hard drive at your workstation or desk, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 10TB device is also on sale over Amazon Prime Day, coming in with a discount of 37 percent.
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 1TB external hard drive portable HDD for $99.99 ($30 off)
Another rugged option is the USB 3.0 LaCie 1TB External hard drive. LaCie’s offering has been designed to provide robust drop, shock, dust, and water resistance to keep your valuable content protected and safe. Expect to enjoy 41 percent off the standard retail price.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB external hard drive HDD for $51.99 ($18 off)
A discounted 2TB portable hard drive on offer over Amazon Prime Day is the Seagate Backup Plus Slim. This USB 3.0 model can be snatched up with a discount of 26 percent.
SanDisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for $7.99 ($15 off)
If a thumb drive which you can throw away in your bag or briefcase is on your shopping list over Amazon Prime Day, SanDisk is offering a steep 65 percent discount on the compact USB 3.1 Ultra Fit flash drive over the 48-hour event.
SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC, adapter for $19.99 ($49 off)
- See it now: SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC, adapter
SanDisk is also offering a 128GB microSDXC card, suitable for applications that require rapid speeds, for a discount. Expect read speeds of up to 160mb/s and write speeds of up to 90mb/s.
SanDisk 512GB Ultra microSDXC, adapter for $99.99 ($80 off)
- See it now: SanDisk 512GB Ultra microSDXC, adapter on Amazon
If you need high speed but want more space, a 512GB Ultra version is also on sale. SanDisk says transfer speeds of up to 100mb/s are possible with this particular storage device.
SanDisk 128GB Ultra Loop USB 3.0 flash drive for $17.99 ($12 off)
Another flash storage device on offer over Amazon Prime Day is the SanDisk 128GB Ultra Loop, a USB 3.0 portable dongle with transfer speeds of up to 130mb/s.
ibi – The Smart Photo Manager for $119.99 ($60 off)
- See it now: ibi – The Smart Photo Manager on Amazon
A convenient way to automatically backup and store your mobile device images in case disaster strikes is at the heart of ibi. The storage device can be used to stash your photos and videos from smartphones, PCs, USB drives, social media, and cloud services, and this content can also be shared with contacts. The vendor is offering ibi for a discount over Amazon Prime Day.
SanDisk 256GB MicroSDXC UHS-I card, Nintendo Switch for $39.99 ($27 off)
As our handheld consoles become more advanced, their need for additional space to store games and save files also increases. If you need gigabytes of extra space for your Nintendo Switch, you can grab an extra card for a fair discount over the two-day Amazon event.
WD Black 4TB Performance hard drive for $129.99 ($60 off)
- See it now: WD Black 4TB Performance hard drive on Amazon
In need of upgrading your PC’s internal storage capacity? WD has sliced the price of the 4TB Performance hard drive over Amazon Prime Day, which includes 2 DRAM 256MB caches, 7200 RPM, and SATA 6 Gb/s.
You can also pick up the 6TB version for $174.99, a discount of $75.
WD 4TB portable HD for gamers for $91 ($38 off)
- See it now: WD 4TB portable HD on Amazon
Another storage option designed with gamers in mind is the WD 4TB. The slimline, portable hard drive is suitable for use with the PlayStation 4 console.
WD Red 8TB NAS internal hard drive for $156 ($93 off)
- See it now: WD Red 8TB NAS internal hard drive on Amazon
The WD Red internal hard drive, suitable for use in NAS systems with up to eight bays, is also on sale over the Amazon Prime event. This 8TB option is in the 5400 spin class, comes with a 256MB cache, and SATA 6 Gb/s.
Toshiba X300 6TB Performance desktop and gaming hard drive for $159 ($20 off)
Another reasonably-priced internal hard drive currently on sale is the Toshiba X300 6TB Performance storage device. The 6GB version comes in at the 7200 spin class, comes with a 128MB cache, and SATA 6.0Gb/s.
WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe internal gaming SSD for $174.99 ($75 off)
The WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe internal gaming solid-state drive is available for a serious discount over the next 48 hours. The internal SSD is Gen3 PCIe and has been applauded for its excellent speed.
Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation for $118.99 ($51 off)
- See it now: Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation on Amazon
If you’re looking to set up a home NAS system, the Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation is worth picking up over Amazon Prime Day. The two-bay NAS system comes with a dual-core CPU, an integrated media server, and supports a range of SATA SSDs.
Lightning deal: Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD for $79.99 ($20 off)
- See it now: Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD on Amazon (now 100 percent claimed)
If you want a steal on 1TB 3D NAND hardware, with reads/write speeds of up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s, you will need to be quick.
More Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals
Early Prime Day deals
Check out all the early deals that kicked off last week — many are still available:
Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks
In the guide below, we’ve listed all the best Prime Day deals for professionals, remote workers, and commuters:
Best business deals
Here are even more business deals, broken down by category:
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: 3D printers and accessories
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: Chromebook laptops
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: IT technician and DIY repair tools
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: Small business servers
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: Smartphones and mobile
- Best Prime Day deals 2019: Windows 10 laptops
Best anti-Prime Day deals
Amazon isn’t the only retailer having a sale on Prime day!
CNET’s Prime Day coverage
- Best early Prime Day deals CNET
- Best Prime Day deals under $25 CNET
- Best Prime Day deals under $100 CNET
- Best deals that aren’t Amazon CNET
- Weirdest deals we’ve seen CNET
- Best laptop, Chromebook, and tablet deals CNET
- Best TVs and media streamers CNET
TechRepublic’s Prime Day coverage
- Best deals for professionals TechRepublic
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