This might be the week you buy a new MacBook Air, as Apple just unveiled 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with M3 chips. It doesn’t even have to be a new M3 laptop, with all the great M2 MacBook Air deals out there. You can even score significant savings on the older and still reliable M1 MacBook Air, the only one that retains Apple’s iconic wedge laptop design.

They all start with “just” 256GB of storage on board. That might be more than enough for some people, especially if they rely on various cloud services to manage their storage needs. Others might choose the 512GB option; I know I would.

The alternative is getting a portable SSD to better manage your storage anxiety. And it so happens that PNY just announced a portable SSD that I simply couldn’t ignore. The RP60 Portable SSD is not just fast, but it’s also rugged. And the 1TB version starts at $99.99. This might just be the Samsung T7 Shield alternative we’ve been waiting for.

First up, the RP60’s performance is impressive. PNY says the portable drive can deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s and 1,800 MB/s, respectively, via a USB 3.2 Gen 2 connection. That’s almost double the speeds of the T7 Shield, which goes up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s.


If you’re like me, you want your data to be as secure as possible. I’m not just talking about password protection for the drives I use to back up my Mac. For my added peace of mind, I’d love them to be as rugged as possible so I don’t accidentally damage them. 

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