Top Performance Portable SSDs for Gaming 2023

Maybe your gaming laptop lacks storage, or you want a portable game library- an external SSD can solve these issues and more. PC World has rigorously tested several external SSDs and recommends the Crucial X10 Pro as the best option, with its near Thunderbolt 3 SSD performance. The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD is a top choice for having 2GBps transfers but has a steep price tag while the Teamgroup M200 is the best budget option with fast everyday performance and a stylish design. The Adata Elite SE880 is the most portable option but slower during long contiguous writes. The SanDisk Pro-G40 is the best with both 10Gbps and Thunderbolt 3/4 connectivity and a high price. PC World used UL’s 3DMark Storage Benchmark to test game performance, showing that internal SSDs are faster than all external SSDs, but the gap in performance diminishes when accessing games.