The Best External Ssd Drive For Gaming – Top 10 Picks

Best external ssd drive for gaming – Top 23 Picks In 2022

SaleBestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG SSD T7 Portable External Solid State Drive 1TB, Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Reliable Storage for Gaming, Students, Professionals, MU-PC1T0T/AM, Gray
  • PORTABLE STORAGE: The light, pocket-sized Portable SSD T7 delivers fast speeds with easy and reliable data storage for transferring large files, including crucial business documents, games, or movies
  • TRANSFER IN A FLASH: Transfer massive files within seconds with the incredible speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2; Embedded PCIe NVMe technology delivers blazing fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s, respectively, making the T7 2x as fast as the previous T5 model
  • BUILT STRONG AND SECURE: Unlike HDDs, the Portable SSD T7 has no moving parts so it's more resistant to shock; Plus, its solid aluminum unibody construction adds further protection, keeping your data safe from falls of up to 6 ft*** and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty
  • RELIABLE THERMAL SOLUTION: The T7’s advanced thermal solution uses the Dynamic Thermal Guard to withstand and control heat, so the portable SSD stays at an optimal temperature even at fast speeds
  • SLEEK AND COMPACT: Roughly the size of a credit card and only weighing 2 oz, the T7 fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and is light enough to take your files on the go
SaleBestseller No. 2
WD_BLACK 2TB P10 Game Drive - Portable External Hard Drive HDD, Compatible with Playstation, Xbox, PC, & Mac - WDBA2W0020BBK-WESN
  • Available in capacities up to 5TB that can hold up to 125 games, so that you can save old favorites and still have room for new titles (As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.)
  • Comes with an 18-inch (457mm) USB Type-A to Micro-B cable with SuperSpeed interface up to 5Gbps (Cable length may vary.)
  • Compatible with Xbox Series X/S (play and store Xbox One games, archive Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games) and PlayStation 5 (play and store PS4 games, archive PS5 games) consoles
  • Portable form factor with sleek metal top covering that provides fast access to your growing game library
  • Premium HDD with 3-year limited warranty, purpose-built for gamers based on WD_BLACK quality and reliability
SaleBestseller No. 3
WD_BLACK 4TB P50 Game Drive SSD - Portable External Solid State Drive SSD, Compatible with Playstation, Xbox, PC, & Mac, Up to 2,000 MB/s - WDBA3S0040BBK-WESN
  • Shaped by performance with SSD speeds up to 2000MB/s to decrease load screen times and get you into the game faster. Based on read speed. 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; Performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
  • Available in capacities up to 4TB for you to keep your favorite games and save new games
  • Comes with an 18-inch (457mm) USB Type-A to Micro-B cable with SuperSpeed interface up to 5Gbps. (Cable length may vary)
  • Shock-resistant and portable form factor that provides fast access to your gaming library, anywhere you go. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.
  • High-performance SSD with SuperSpeed USB 20Gb/s interface for your PC or console.
SaleBestseller No. 4
SAMSUNG T7 Shield 2TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators and Gaming, External Solid State Drive (MU-PE2T0R/AM, 2022), Blue
  • RUGGED DURABILITY: Tough, fast, and compact, the all new rugged PSSD T7 Shield is built to endure with the space to create thanks to an IP65 rating for Dust* and Water** resistance
  • KEEP COOL AT HIGH SPEED: Transfer massive files in seconds; USB 3.2 Gen 2 and PCIe NVMe achieve soaring sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s***, allowing you to edit directly from the drive; The high-tech rubber exterior with Dynamic Thermal Guard controls heat to maintain steady performance for even giant projects
  • MIGHTY TOUGH: Ready for the rough and tumble; Shoot on location and wander the wild while feeling confident your data is securely resistant against water* and dust** with an IP65 rating; The rugged design and advanced outer elastomer add extra durability to even endure a 9.8 foot drop****
  • COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR DEVICES: The T7 Shield is compatible with PC, Mac, Android devices, gaming consoles, and more*****; Included in the box are USB Type C-to-C and Type C-to-A cables****** for added convenience
  • DURABLE YET STYLISH: Take your pick;1 TB or 2 TB gives you colossal space in sleek colorways of blue, beige, or black; The stylish rubberized grip prevents slips so it stays in your hands; Bring everything with you and look great doing it.
SaleBestseller No. 5
WD_BLACK 1TB P40 Game Drive SSD - Up to 2,000MB/s, RGB Lighting, Portable External Solid State Drive SSD, Compatible with Playstation, Xbox, PC, & Mac - WDBAWY0010BBK-WESN
  • Customize your drive’s RGB lighting with the downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only) to show off your style and make every play personal.
  • Kick loading into overdrive with a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface and speeds up to 2,000MB/s. (Based on read speed. 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.)
  • Compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. {Compatible with PlayStation 4 Pro or PS4 with system software version 4.50 or higher, PlayStation 5 (Play and store PS4 games; archive PS5 games), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S (Play and store Xbox One games; archive Xbox Series X|S games).}
  • Keep more of the latest and largest titles installed and ready to launch with capacities of up to 2TB. (1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.)
  • Built with WD_BLACK toughness thanks to a shock-resistant structure, this durable drive can survive a drop of up to two-meters.
SaleBestseller No. 6
WD_BLACK 1TB D30 Game Drive SSD - Portable External Solid State Drive, Compatible with Playstation, Xbox, & PC, Up to 900MB/s - WDBATL0010BBK-WESN
  • Expanded capacity up to 2TB to store up to 50 games (As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.) (Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.)
  • Stylistically designed to sit alongside your console
  • Accelerated speeds up to 900MB/s to help minimize long load screens (Based on read speed and internal testing. 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.)
  • Compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. {Compatible with PlayStation 4 Pro or PS4 with system software version 4.50 or higher, PlayStation 5 (Play and store PS4 games; archive PS5 games), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S (Play and store Xbox One games; archive Xbox Series X|S games).}
SaleBestseller No. 7
ADATA RGB SE900 1TB USB3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Super Fast Transfer up to 2000MB/s Gaming and Personal External SSD (ASE900G-1TU32G2-CBK)
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (Type A Cable included)
  • R/W up to 2000MB/s *performance varies by models, paired devices, OS versions
  • Cool RGB light effects (preset) when plug to your computer
  • Ideal for data sharing and game storing across different platforms
  • Limited 3 year manufacturer warranty
SaleBestseller No. 8
Seagate Firecuda Gaming SSD 2TB External Solid State Drive – USB-C USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 with NVMe for PC Laptop (STJP2000400)
  • Experience high-speed, no-lag PC gaming with an external portable USB-C drive harnessing fierce FireCuda NVMe SSD performance and cutting-edge USB 3.2 gen 2x2 technology for speeds of up to 2000MB/s
  • Store a massive library of games and content with up to 2TB of capacity
  • The ideal solution for a PC or laptop SSD, FireCuda Gaming SSD includes customizable RGB LED lights that sync with the Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock for an enhanced, fully-personalized desktop gaming setup
  • FireCuda Gaming SSD’s compact, lightweight, industrial design complements premium gaming rigs while its sturdy aluminum enclosure offers cooling and heat dissipation for extended reliability—plus, it’s USB-powered, so no external power supply needed
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included limited product warranty protection plan and Rescue Services
SaleBestseller No. 9
Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External SSD USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB3.2) with USB-C to USB-C/USB-A Cables, Ideal for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, PS5 Bolt B75 Pro
  • Superfast Read/Write speeds of up to 520 MB/s and 420 MB/s.
  • Includes USB Type C to C and USB Type C to A cables
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum shockproof design for traveling light and safely
  • PS5/ PS4 / XBOX COMPATIBLE: Ideal for gaming enthusiasts Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim (PS4 System Software version 4.50 or higher).
  • 3-year warranty. *Must Read* LARGE FILE (4GB) TRANSFER - B75 Pro is Pre-formatted as FAT32, you could use it directly on Mac or Windows (For Mac, this external SSD can be formatted as APFS & HFS+). However, when transferring a single file larger than 4GB, please re-format to exFAT. (Please backup your drive before reformat.)
SaleBestseller No. 10
WD_BLACK 12TB D10 Game Drive for Xbox - Desktop External Hard Drive HDD (7200 RPM) with 1-Month Xbox Game Pass - WDBA5E0120HBK-NESN
  • 12TB so you can save and build your Xbox gaming collection up to 300 games. (As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.) (Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.)
  • 1-Month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included with purchase. (1-Month trial offer of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for new Xbox Game Pass members only. Limit: 1 per person/account. Available for a limited time. See product packaging for full details.)
  • 7200RPM drive with active cooling technology and speeds up to 250 MB/s. (Based on read speed and internal testing. As used for transfer rate, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.)
  • Two 7.5W USB Type-A charging ports to charge your gaming gear and accessories.
  • Purpose-built for gamers based on WD_BLACK quality and reliability.
SaleBestseller No. 11
Lexar SL660 Blaze 1TB Gaming Portable External SSD, Up to 2000MB/s Read, RGB LED, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2, NVMe Performance (LSL660X001T-RNNNU)
  • Take your gaming experience to the next level with blazing-fast USB 3.2 Gen2x2 performance of up to 2000MB/s read and 1900MB/s write
  • Enhance your gameplay with vibrant colors of RGB LEDs
  • Features a premium aluminum enclosure with a sandblasted finish for added protection, shock and vibration resistant
  • Includes 256-bit AES encryption software solution to protect files securely
  • Includes a detachable stand for added style
Bestseller No. 12
WD 1TB Gaming Drive Accelerated for Xbox, Portable External SSD - WDBA4V0010BWB-WESN
  • Comes in up to 1TB of capacity to hold up to 25 games. | as used for storage capacity, one Gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes and ONE terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. Number of games based on a 36GB average per Xbox game. The number of games will vary based on File size, formatting, other programs, and factors.
  • Load games up to 50% faster. | Based on internal game load time testing. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and software.
  • Comes with an integrated cable for quick plug-and-play access.
  • Pocket-sized so you can take your games with you, wherever you go.
SaleBestseller No. 13
PHIXERO X-Boost Portable Solid State Drive for Xbox, 1TB External Solid State Drive, Up to 1050MB/s High-Speed Data Transfer, USB 3.1 Gen2, External Portable SSD Data Storage for Gaming Consoles
  • 【10Gbps High-Speed Transmission】PHIXERO Portable Solid State Drives adopt USB 3.1 Gen2 protocol, ultra-fast transmission rate up to 1050MB/s. Connect portable SSDs and devices with USB 3.1 Gen2 ports using a USB C cable for maximum speed. Fuel your gaming life with X-Boost.
  • 【Expand Your Game Vault】Enhance of your gaming experience with PHIXERO X-Boost SSD for Xbox. Boot and load games with blazing-fast speeds. Store an array of classics and hot new releases. Featuring up to 1TB of storage, this drive's slick design complements your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation of Xbox One.
  • 【Multi-Device Compatibility】This external solid state drives comes with a 2 in 1 braided cables (10Gbps), USB Type-C to Type-C and Type-A. No need to install drivers or software. In addition to ordinary laptops, you can also use external SSD on game consoles such as Xbox, PS5, PS4, and PS3 to expand memory and create more space for games.
  • 【Fast, Easy Storage for Your Devices】The X-Boost portable SSD offers additional storage space for computers, notebooks and other devices. Wherever you are, access your games, photos, and videos quickly. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, smart TV, PS4, and Xbox etc.
  • 【Come and unlock the world of mass storage】With the popularity of external solid state drives, more and more inferior or refurbished drives appear on the market. In order to ensure that customers can buy new and safe portable solid state drives, and at the same time extend the life of the SSD. PHIXERO specially invited customers to participate in the opening ceremony of the new PSSD. In just a few steps, you will unlock the world of mass storage.
Bestseller No. 14
ADATA RGB SE770G 1TB USB3.2 Type-C Fast Transfer Gaming and Personal External SSD (ASE770G-1TU32G2-CBK)
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Type-C
  • Performance: Sequential Read/Write up to 1000/800MB/s *Result based on ADATA internal testing. Actual performance varies based on paired system
  • Idea for Gaming, Personal, Business data sharing
  • Super Light weight, only 136 gram
  • Limited 3 Years Warranty
SaleBestseller No. 15
TEAMGROUP T-Force Treasure Touch 1TB Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 RGB Portable External SSD with 3D NAND TLC - Compatibility with Gaming Consoles T8FED8001T0C302
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C connector
  • Compatible with multiple platforms, such as desktop/laptop computers, PlayStation, Xbox game console
  • RGB lighting effects:Turning on or off and adjusting the lighting effect with the convenient and stylish touch screen panel.
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3-year limited warranty. Free Technical Support and Customer Service on TEAMGROUP's official website. The definition and conditions of TBW are based on the JEDEC standard.
Bestseller No. 16
Rescue Monthly Whole Home Data and Image Recovery [Subscription]
  • COVERAGE: If your device stops working, the Rescue Data and Image Recovery Plan will attempt to recover data from the failed device.
  • ELIGIBILITY: All products within your home with data storage are covered such as laptops, desktops, camera, phones, and back-up drives. Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Limit of 2 claims per month.
  • CLAIMS: Free shipping for in-lab data recovery with status tracking and updates. Recovered data will be returned on a media storage device or via secure cloud-based data storage.
  • LOW MONTHLY COST: For only $4.99, the Rescue Data and Image Recovery Plan provides peace of mind from loss of data and images. Able to cancel anytime for non-renewal.
Bestseller No. 17
Apple iMac 21.5in 2.7GHz Core i5 (ME086LL/A) All In One Desktop, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Mac OS X Mountain Lion (Renewed)
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 21.5-inch (Diagonal) LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology; 1920-by-1080 Resolution
  • 1TB Hard Drive, 8 GB (Two 4 GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer
SaleBestseller No. 18
WD 14TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 external hard drive for plug-and-play storage - WDBWLG0140HBK-NESN
  • High-capacity add-on storage
  • Fast data transfers
  • Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs
  • WD quality inside and out
Bestseller No. 19
CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Eleventh Edition (Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Meyers, Mike (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 1472 Pages - 11/16/2022 (Publication Date) - McGraw Hill (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 20
WD 4TB Gaming Drive works with Playstation 4 Portable External Hard Drive - WDBM1M0040BBK-WESN
  • Expand your PS4 gaming experience
  • Play anywhere
  • Fast and easy setup
  • Sleek design with high capacity

Things to Consider Before Buying the best external ssd drive for gaming

Now, when you do research prior to buying external ssd drive for gaming, there are certain things you need to consider. Because these considerations come into play by ensuring that you do not end up with the wrong choice.

Finding the best external ssd drive for gaming is not rocket science and doesn’t require extensive research. Some important features which you should look out for are described below.

Brands

While there are numerous brands on the market, the truth is not all of them can give you the features you may need.

We’ve done the legwork of locating the most reputable brands around for you. Choosing from these, you’ll be much less likely than going to a store and grabbing something without considering the brand and everything behind it.

Durability

Durability is one of the primary features which are important for most products. They don’t often have long lifespans and require replacement every now then.

Before you buy any product from the store, make sure you know about the material well. Sometimes, many people buy the wrong product even after spending a lot of bucks.

Why do they do that? Probably because they don’t know which material ensures ultimate durability.

You should always focus on the quality of a external ssd drive for gaming before getting it. Make sure it’s sturdy and built to last.

Features

Before deciding on a specific product, be certain that it has all the necessary features you require.

If you’re unsure concerning something, don’t hesitate to ask the manufacturer. That way, you can make the right purchase that provides precise results.

Quality

The quality of the product is an important factor. If you happen to get one with low-quality material, you will have a tough time trying to maneuver them.

Whatever you choose to buy, the quality should be first-rate. You don’t want to waste money on something that looks or feels cheap when what you desire is elegance, coziness, and style.

Cost

Cost shouldn’t be an issue if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality product. An inexpensive product often has great features, so you get great value for your money.

However, expensive products don’t necessarily mean to be of exceptional quality. We prefer to say you select something that fulfills your needs.

Ease of Use

People feel more comfortable using products that come with a straightforward process of use.

So, you should always look for the ones that come with an easy to use process. You can find different designs, so you should choose the one that comes with more convenient features.

Warranty

It is always recommended to have a product with a warranty, however, it’s not compulsory. However, if the brand provides warranties for a certain timeframe, then certainly, it’s a favorable deal.

Size

The product size is one of the most important aspects to consider before purchasing a external ssd drive for gaming. You need to know what kind of external ssd drive for gaming you want to buy that fits your need.

It is essential to buy a product that addresses your needs based on your product dimensions. Spending money on something you will likely need is a waste of money. You should choose a item that will meet your needs based on its power.

Design

Many products with countless designs are available in the market. Some designs are redundant, and others aren’t as efficient. Make sure you know what you do and whether the tools you choose will help you do your job better.

Safety Measure

No matter how passionate you are about your occupation or work, your safety must always be a top priority. Since you’ll be using, make sure it has all the features that ensure the safety of the users. You do not want to experience any kind of accident.

Don’t just pick any brand, no matter how excellent, inexpensive, or available it is. Ensure that safety measures have been considered.

Materials

We advise not to buy products from brands that don’t specify the materials they use unless we’re sure the product is made with good quality materials. It’s important to be confident about a purchase before you make one, so when the materials used aren’t clearly specified, it makes us doubt the product’s quality.

It’s imperative to consider what material will work best for your requirements before you make an investment since you could find yourself wasting your money.

Types

As you know by now, there are various types of external ssd drive for gaming available in the market. You have to understand the pros and cons of individual types of products before picking the perfect one for your needs.

It is best to compare the advantages with each other before determining the perfect type.

Instruction Manual

Before you can utilize a product, often there are some fundamental guidelines that must be followed to get the most out of it. While some people may be able to just figure it out on their own, others may need an instruction manual.

Instruction manual is designed to provide you with information about how to use the product. The manual also goes over the safety precautions and explains how to recognize potential hazards. So you should buy the product that comes with an instruction manual.

Performance

When you are planning to buy any product, you will definitely think of its performance because nobody wants to waste his money buying a wrong product. So, check ins and outs of the external ssd drive for gaming from user’s review, forums and expert people before you pick a specific model.

Versatility

It can be frustrating when you buy something and then it turns out three days later that it is not what you need. With a little thought and effort, it is possible to avoid this by purchasing a versatile product that has multiple uses. You can use one product for many purposes.

You can also use the product in different ways, depending on the need at the time. In this way, you can also save money as you’ll just need to purchase the perfect one.

Accessories

When you are planning to buy a product, you will definitely think of the accessories available in the market. Because anytime soon, it may cause damages due to unwanted accidents at any stage of its usages.

Some products also come in bundles, where they have a combo package of the necessary items that you may need with it.

Colors

Yup, color does matter! When you are planning to buy a Whole House Water Conditioners from dozens of models, you will definitely wish to get your desired color. As, color is the symbol of choice, aristocracy and represents your personal taste.

We have reviewed some of the best external ssd drive for gaming considering this option of course.

Compactness

A Whole House Water Conditioners is highly compact in order to have a high usage capacity. Compactness also ensures good portability and easy handling of a unit. Because if product doesn’t comes handy, you may face it tough to manage while using it.

After reading our buying guide, you will get the answers for the following questions:

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Conclusion

For beginners, picking the ideal external ssd drive for gaming might be challenging due to the various product types and features. Even experts struggle to find the right products for them because the market is so crowded.

For your convenience, we have chosen the best external ssd drive for gaming so you won't have to look around aimlessly. You can confidently choose a product from our list based on your demands.

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