There are a lot of different ways to backup you data these days, but one of the easiest options is with a portable SSD. And right now, you can snag a highly rated model at a great price. Amazon is currently offering 50% off the rugged 1TB Samsung T7 Shield, which drops the price down to just $80 — just $7 more than the all-time lowest price we’ve seen. There’s no clear-cut expiration for this deal, so we’d recommend getting your order in sooner rather than later if you don’t want to miss out on these savings.
CNET reviewer Joshua Goldman was pretty impressed with the T7 Shield thanks to its ultracompact design and impressive durability. It’s a portable solid-state drive that’s roughly the size of a credit card, and boasts an IP65 weather-resistance rating, so it’s protected against both water and dust. And thanks to its elastomer exterior it can survive drops of up to 3 meters. It boasts speedy performance too, with data transfer speeds of up to 1,050 MB per second. It uses a USB-C connection and is compatible with Mac, Windows and Android devices.
And if you’re willing to sacrifice durability for some extra storage, it’s worth noting that the basic T7 SSD with 2TB of storage is on sale for $120 right now, 56% off the usual price. You can also check out our roundup of the best microSD card deals for even more storage bargains.