This is why I chose a Crucial X8 SSD as my Prime Day treat – saving $340 and ANOTHER $28!

SanDisk Extreme 2TB portable NVMe SSD with Crucial SSD
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Prime Day isn't just a great time to splash out on exciting new devices for your tech portfolio, it's a time to get a few essentials. For me, that was memory and – blinded by the size of the discounts – I almost threw away a few more bucks by 'only' saving $340 on a much-needed SSD!

How so? At the morning's editorial meeting I mentioned the amazing Prime Day memory deal on SanDisk Extreme 2TB SSDs, one of which I needed since my last drive packed up. (You can't see this, but I had to pause writing at this point to glare angrily at the now-useless box from well-known TV & fridge manufacturer).

Crucial X8 2TB portable SSD|was $219.99|now $91.99Save $128

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Save $128 Crucial may not be the most famous brand of portable SSDs, but it's been a major player in the memory market – flash drives, RAM, etc – for decades. This 1050MB/s Crucial X8 is staggering value for a fast 2TB portable SSD this Prime Day!

SanDisk Extreme 4TB NVMe | was $699.99 | $199.99
Save $500

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Save $500
The gorgeous NVMe SSD is a good-looking device with IP55 water resistance and two-meter drop resistance so good for traveling, as well as the option of 256-bit hardware encryption.

Crucial X6 2TB portable SSD|was $99.99|now $79.99Save $20

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Save $20 Crucial may not be the most famous brand of portable SSDs, but it's been a major player in the memory market – flash drives, RAM, etc – for decades. This Crucial X6 is simply unbeatable value for a 2TB portable SSD this Prime Day!

Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 


He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook