The Cyber Monday external hard drive deals won't be around for much longer, so if you were thinking about treating yourself - now's the time to pull the trigger. We've rounded up the last few deals that are still live down below, but since Cyber Monday is officially over now, offers are disappearing fast.
If you're specifically looking for an external HDD for your new-gen console, it's best to check out our guides to the best PS5 external hard drives and best Xbox Series X external hard drives. But, just remember that it currently isn't possible to play PS5 or Xbox Series X games from an external HDD. The good news, though, is you can now transfer next-gen games to your external storage to free up some space – you'll just need to transfer them back to play them again. It isn't perfect, but it saves downloading and installing them again, which could take ages depending on your internet speed.
The best external hard drives are an affordable and clean solution to keep your PC or console storage in order. There's no motherboard conflicts, upgrade kits, or daunting DIY jobs to think about – all you need is a cable and a drive. With the rise of external SSDs, transferring data to and from an external drive is becoming faster than ever, meaning it's much easier to integrate a new drive into your current set-up.
If you're looking to spend a little more, the best SSDs for gaming will let you launch games without reinstalling them onto the system, and they're a lot faster than standard HDDs. Sound good? Check out our guide to the Cyber Monday SSD deals to see what savings are on NVMe, SATA III, and external options at ultrafast speeds.
Cyber Monday hard drive deals in the US
- Samsung T7 Shield External SSD 1TB: Save $60 at Amazon
- SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB: Save 60% on this hard drive
- WD Elements external hard drive 20TB: Amazon has $176 off
- Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD 1TB: Down to $169.99 at Amazon
- Amazon: Wide range of brands and drive sizes
- Best Buy: Discounts on SSDs exclusive to BestBuy
- Western Digital: Great discounts on their drives
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB|
$259.99 $159.99 at Amazon
Save $100 - This is the lowest-ever prize on the Samsung 870 EVO 2TB. Boasting very good reviews, and plenty of storage space, it might be just what you're after this Cyber Monday.
Crucial X6 2TB Portable SSD |
$199.99 $121.99 at Amazon
Save $78 - This Crucial X6 was in our round-up of the best PS5 external hard drives, and is now on a great offer via Amazon. With 39% off, it's a hard deal to resist.
Samsung 980 SSD 1TB |
$139.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - This is a reliable internal SSD that's compatible with PS5 as well as PC if you can get your own heatsink for it. A second discount has pushed it down to the price of an external drive, so it's another good one to grab.
WD My Passport external hard drive 5TB|
$149.99 $104.99 at Amazon
Save $55 - Just like a lot of the other external hard drives on this list, the WD 'My Passport' hard drive comes in a range of different sizes and colours. The best deal we've found on it so far though is the 5TB version in red, although if you'd prefer it in blue (like the image to the left), there's also deals to be had on that version too.
WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe Internal Gaming SSD Solid State Drive with Heatsink 1TB|
$179.99 $139.99 at Amazon
Save $40 - Amazon's 22% discount brings this model down to a reasonable price. This isn't as cheap as we saw it during Cyber Monday proper, but if you've been in the market for one of these hard drives, this is a great deal to take advantage of.
Samsung T7 Shield External SSD 1TB |
$159.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - If it's an external SSD you seek, the Samsung T7 is a safe bet. What's amazing, is that this is its lowest-ever price on Amazon. Its average price sits at $113, so even then, you're getting a pretty substantial discount on one of our favourite external SSDs - although it's worth noting that we've seen it $10 cheaper this week.
WD Elements Portable HDD 5TB |
$129.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $30 - This WD external hard drive comes in four different sizes, and luckily for you, the biggest saving can be found on the biggest-sized hard drive. This Cyber Monday you can pick up a 5TB HDD for just under $100.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 2TB |
$459.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $150 - This is one Cyber Monday deal that shouldn't be slept on. For a limited time, you can pick up the SanDisk 1TB portable SSD for over $150 less – that's more than half off! What else can we say to convince you to pick this one up this Cyber Monday?
Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD 1TB |
$220.99 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $51 - One of our favourite internal SSDs, especially for the PS5, is currently on offer. We've seen it a bit cheaper recently, but its popularity can mean it's hard to get a hold of, so this is still a good chance to pick it up.
Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive 4TB |
$99.99 $89.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - One of the most stylish hard drives on this list (if that's even a thing), the Toshiba Canvio external hard drive comes in three different sizes and four different colours, including 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and black, green, red, and white. It's worth noting though that there's only deals on the 2TB and 4TB options.
Cyber Monday SSD deals in the UK
- WD Elements external hard drive 20TB: Save £137.05 at Amazon
- ADATA durable HD710 Pro: There's 31% off this external hard disk drive
- Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD: Very has a £30 discount on this SSD
- SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 4TB: Save a huge £203 at Amazon
Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB SSD |
£218.99 £103.44 at Amazon
Save £115 - That RRP may be quite overblown and make this look like a greater saving than it actually is, but this is still a reasonable Black Friday deal if you're in need of internal SSD storage. The current price is lower than we've seen it so far this past week, though it has recently dropped further to £97.
Seagate Expansion External HDD 8TB |
£196 £134 at Currys
Save £62 - Currys has a great deal this Cyber Monday on this massive amount of storage. 8TB is a gargantuan size of HDD, and it this price you're getting it at a steal. It may not be as fast as an external SSD but it might still be worth it.
ADATA durable HD710 Pro external hard disk drive |
£95 £65.62 at Amazon
Save £29.38 - If you're known for being a little bit clumsy, or perhaps are looking for a hard drive to take on the go with you, then do we have the deal for you. This ADATA external hard drive has been designed to be durable, I mean look at that absolute unit! If you're not a fan of the blue detailing on it, the good news is that it also comes in red, yellow, and black.
WD Elements external hard drive 20TB |
£406.99 £293.90 at Amazon
Save £113.09 - You can get the WD Elements external hard drive in a variety of sizes and prices - many of which have deals on as well.
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD |
£159.99 £129.99 at Very
Save £30 - Another one of our favourite internal SSDs for gaming is on offer. This time via retailer Very, getting you a 1TB drive that's also PS5 compatible. It has great all-round performance and is one of the most popular SSDs on the market.
Seagate portable hard drive 2TB |
£74.99 £58.99 at Amazon
Save £16 - Keep all of your precious memories stored on this 2TB hard drive, which is also available in a variety of other sizes. If your plan is to transfer work files though, the good news is that the Seagate is extremely travel-friendly and small enough to be portable.
SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 4TB |
£505.99 £369.45 at Amazon
Save £136 - Not quite the lowest price we've ever seen for this chunky SSD, however, you're still saving a significant stack on a massive, very speedy 4TB of storage.
Cyber Monday hard drive deals FAQs
Where will the best Cyber Monday external hard drive deals be?
Amazon is the best place to find the deepest Cyber Monday external hard drive deals. We've also seen the likes of Newegg and eBuyer hold some extensive offers, so we advise keeping an eye on those, and any tech-centric storefronts as well. Here's what you can currently expect from all the biggest online retailers right now.
Amazon: Deep discounts on WD Black, Toshiba, and Seagate hard drives
Best Buy: You can currently save up to $160 on Western Digital HDDs
Newegg: Right now you can save up to 21% on WD external HDDs
Walmart: There's representation from major brands, but few deals on
B&H Photo: Right now you can save $60 on Seagate 10TB expansion HDDs
Amazon: Consistently low prices on Toshiba, WD, and Seagate drives
Currys: Little in the way of offers, but the prices are consistently low
eBuyer: Steady discounts on all major external HDD brands and sizes
Laptops Direct: Great prices on 2.5-inch / small external hard drives
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday was yesterday: November 28th. It's worth pointing out, however, that some of the Cyber Monday external hard drive deals began on Saturday morning and we expect a few of them to continue through the week. This is because more often than not, this particular sales event is in addition to what was available on Black Friday, rather than standing up on its own.
Is it worth waiting for Cyber Monday external hard drive deals?
In all honestly, we'd always say that your main focus should be on Black Friday external hard drive deals first, and then the Cyber Monday external hard drive deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to merge into one big event with each passing year. The Friday and its deals come earlier, so concentrate on those first in case stock issues crop up over the weekend. We'd recommend using Cyber Monday and its deals as a backup.
Cyber Monday external hard drive deals: what to expect
Amazon is one of the better places to find Cyber Monday external hard drive deals, and this is evidenced when looking back at what was available last year.
The WD My Passport 5TB is one of the more perennially popular external hard drives, and it reached its historically lowest-ever price around the Cyber Monday period last year ($90 down from its usual $150 MSRP). Similarly, as far as massive external HDDs are concerned, WD Elements 12TB drive recently saw its historically lowest-ever price in June, plummeting to $142.87 from its $310 retail price. We're confident that this model could be discounted again for Cyber Monday as the prices tend to fluctuate often.
Things are particularly promising on the internal front, too. Take the Seagate Exos X16 14TB HDD, which is currently at its historically lowest-ever price on Amazon - $293 down from its $590 - for a total saving of $296. We're aware that this is one of the more extreme examples, but if you're on the hunt for some super-sized storage on Cyber Monday then it's definitely worth looking into.
Below, we've pulled together a list of our favourite Cyber Monday external hard drive deals from 2021. Hopefully these will help to give an idea of what to expect, and what sort of products will be on offer for what amount.
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