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Great Deals on Switch Storage and External Hard Drives

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In an era of ever-growing file sizes, you need all the hard drive space you can get. If you've found yourself bumping up against the storage limit on your gaming PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One, you'll probably want to add some more space. Right now on Amazon, you can grab a WD 5TB…
Great Deals on Switch Storage and External Hard Drives

In an era of ever-growing file sizes, you need all the hard drive space you can get. If you’ve found yourself bumping up against the storage limit on your gaming PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One, you’ll probably want to add some more space. Right now on Amazon, you can grab a WD 5TB My Passport external drive on sale for $99.99, or a 512GB microSD card (for Switch) on sale for $84.99.The WD drive is a pretty sweet deal, considering the MSRP is $149.99. It’s also close to the lowest this drive has ever dropped, so you’re not likely to find it on sale for cheaper anytime soon. As for the microSD card, this is the lowest it has ever gone.Get Your Storage Deals HereWD5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive Extra storage for your PC, PS4, or Xbox One.Samsung512GB MicroSDXC Card Extra storage for your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite.We’ve all seen headlines about how AAA games are becoming massive storage hogs. Call of Duty file sizes, for instance, are famously huge. And for me personally, I hate having to juggle games on and off my consoles. In a perfect world, every game I own would be readily available to play at a moment’s notice. One of the smartest moves I’ve made was picking up a 5TB external drive for my Xbox years ago. It cost a lot more than this deal back then, but I still haven’t filled it up.And if you’re not backing up your PC or Mac onto an external hard drive, you’re playing with fire, my friend. You’re one hard drive failure away from having a problem on your hands. Save yourself the future headache and set up automatic backups.Storage is an especially big problem for Switch owners. Out of the box, the system comes with a paltry 32GB of onboard storage. Some Switch games actually require you to have a microSD card slotted into the expansion port because they’re too big to install without it. It’s kind of ridiculous.To sum up, you’ll probably need additional storage space on one device or another at some point. Why not get it while it’s on sale?
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.Read More

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