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Cheap SSD deals of the week

Cheap SSD deals of the week
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Games sure are big these days, and while many of us are stuck at home, we're finding ourselves with unusual amounts of time to devote to the best PC games. Naturally installing them on a hard drive just won't do—not when SSDs offer so much faster loading. A few hefty games can fill up an SSD fast, but that's where these deals come in. Find a cheap SSD deal, and you can score a terabyte or two of speedy extra storage for a song.

The best gaming PCs absolutely use SSDs as their primary boot drives, thanks to their speed and reliability. But it's also affordable these days to have another cheap SSD wholly dedicated to games. It'll speed up load times, and if you get a big enough SSD, you won't have to stress about uninstalling an old game just to make room for a new one.

Here are the cheap SSD deals we've found this week. If you want a top-of-the-line SSD, check the sales against our guide to the best SSDs for gaming. There's a tasty variety of SATA SSDs with some awesome deals, along with our choices for best NVMe SSDs we found on sale, too.

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Seagate BarraCuda 510 | 512GB | M.2 NVMe | $79.99 (save $20)
This NVMe SSD offers read speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s, and only costs $0.15 per GB. It doesn't get much better than that. (Posted: 4/6)View Deal

WD Blue 3D | 1TB | SATA | $110 (save $50)
This SATA-based SSD is a good budget option for building a new PC or replacing a spinning hard drive in an existing PC, at just $0.11 per GB. (Posted: 4/6)View Deal

WD Blue 3D | 500GB | SATA | $60 (save $10)
If you don't need 1TB of storage, the 500GB variant of Western Digital's Blue SSD is also a good value at $70. (Posted: 4/6)View Deal

Adata XPG SX8100 | 2TB | NVMe M.2 | $229.99 (save $70)
This SSD is a bit pricier than most other 2TB NVMe drives, but you get excellent performance: up to 3,500MB/s read, and 3,000MB/s write. (Posted: 3/31)
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Kingston A400 | 240GB | SATA | $40
This is a cheap option for replacing the hard drive in an older PC, but it's probably not the best choice for a gaming PC—240GB doesn't hold as many games as it used to. (Posted: 3/12)View Deal

WD BLACK SN750 with Heatsink | M.2 NVMe | $100 (save $50)
This super-fast NVMe SSD has a pre-installed heatsink to help with maintaining performance over long periods of time. If you don't care about thermals as much, the heatsink-less version is $80. (Posted: 3/12)

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