Black Friday SSD deals 2023: the fastest PC storage at the lowest prices

Black Friday SSD deals
Black Friday SSD deals

Black Friday SSD deals

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We can confidently say that Black Friday is now over. Only because, with Cyber Monday kicking off tomorrow and retailers already keyed into it today, that's where all the best deals are going to come from. As such, this is our final update of the Black Friday deals list, and from now we're going to focus on bringing you the best Cyber Monday SSD deals in our dedicated page.

Since we regularly review the best SSDs for gaming, we know which ones are worth your money. We've already spotted plenty of discounts on speedy NVMe SSDs and external SSDs that you can be sure will get the job done. We often find amazing deals on SSDs—the price of solid-state storage has dramatically reduced in recent years, and you can score a 2TB or even 4TB drive for relatively little cash.

I recommend you look for a new SSD with at least 1TB of storage space. Don't fret, they're extremely good value, but they're importantly big enough to manage with today's massive game install sizes. 512GB is still an okay option for a boot drive with minimal game storage, which will make for an great upgrade if you're booting off a hard drive currently, though 256GB is cutting it far too fine.

Just a note: I saw signs of funny business with some SSDs prior to the Black Friday week. In a nutshell, sellers were sometimes increasing prices to drop them closer to Black Friday itself, with an idea to make their deals appear better at the time. Use price history tools like CamelCamelCamel to be sure you're actually grabbing a good deal, and be safe in the knowledge we always check pricing history for the deals we recommend.

Black Friday SSD deals — US quick links

Black Friday internal SSD deals in the US

Team T-FORCE CARDEA Z44L | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 3,500MB/s read | 3,000MB/s write | $59.99 $43.99 at Newegg (save $16)

Team T-FORCE CARDEA Z44L | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 3,500MB/s read | 3,000MB/s write | $59.99 $43.99 at Newegg (save $16)
You're not getting blistering read/write speeds here, just lots of storage for very little money. For a PCIe 4.0 drive, the data rates aren't great but it does mean the SSD won't get very hot, which is ideal for laptops or compact PCs.

Price check: $43.99 Walmart

WD Black SN770 | 500GB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s read | 4,900MB/s write | $60.99 $44.99 at Best Buy (save $16)

WD Black SN770 | 500GB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s read | 4,900MB/s write | $60.99 $44.99 at Best Buy (save $16)
This PCIe Gen 4 drive is an excellent buy, though we've seen it cheaper, even very recently. It's sure to drop down again close to Black Friday, but in the meantime, if you must pick one up, you could do much worse for a simple boot drive upgrade. It can get a little warm, but with the cash you're saving, you can always grab a heatsink to help. Otherwise, any good motherboard or case cooling suits the job well.

Price check: $60.62 Walmart

Solidigm P41 Plus | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 4,125MB/s read | 2,950MB/s write | $64.99 $49.99 at Newegg (save $19)

Solidigm P41 Plus | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 4,125MB/s read | 2,950MB/s write | $64.99 $49.99 at Newegg (save $19)
Solidigm is a brand name of SK Hynix, a company that directly makes memory chips for SSDs. Here you've got a drive that has a faster read rate than the Team model, but a slightly slower write speed. The former should help PCs boot a little quicker so the extra $6 is worth it.

Nextorage Japan | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300MB/s Read | 6000 MB\s write | $149.99 $54.99 at Newegg (save $95)

Nextorage Japan | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300MB/s Read | 6000 MBs write | $149.99 $54.99 at Newegg (save $95)
Nextorage may be a relatively new name in the world of NMVe SSDs, but don't be fooled by appearances. This drive sports a Phison E18 controller, the very same used in a number of high-performance SSDs and the 1TB version represents excellent price/performance value here. Check out our review for more.

Price check: $55.99 Amazon

Sabrent Rocket 2230 | 512GB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 3,700MB/s writes | $59.99 at Amazon

Sabrent Rocket 2230 | 512GB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 3,700MB/s writes | $59.99 at Amazon
This compact 2230 form factor 512GB drive is a great middle-ground for Steam Deck upgrades. Add the price of this and the $399 64GB Deck together, and you still save $160.01 over buying the top tier Deck. That's with well-improved read/write speeds, too.

Price check: $74.99 Newegg

WD_BLACK COD Black Ops SN850 | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,300MB/s write | $69.99 $59.99 at Walmart (save $10)

WD_BLACK COD Black Ops SN850 | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,300MB/s write | $69.99 $59.99 at Walmart (save $10)
This WD_Black SN850 has excellent read speeds and decent write performance from an established brand with great reliability. Plus this one's Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War branded, so if that's your thing then there's plenty of room here to handle the game and all its future updates.

Solidigm P44 Pro | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | $91.99 $59.99 at Newegg (save $32)

Solidigm P44 Pro | 1TB | M.2 2280 | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | $91.99 $59.99 at Newegg (save $32)
It's another Solidigm drive but this one is blisteringly quick. The Nextorage offer is clearly cheaper but if you want the absolute best write performance, for less than $60, this the one to get.

Price check: $85.79 Amazon

WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $129.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $50.00)

WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $129.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $50.00)
This is our favorite SSD for gaming right now, but much like the SN770 on this list, it was cheaper a week ago. Stick around for a couple weeks and it'll likely drop in price again. But unlike the cheaper SN770, the SN850X encapsulates the best PCIe 4.0 offers in terms of performance (check out our review). That makes it a great fit for a boot drive with space to spare for your game library, and at this price, we're happy to pay the premium for its higher speed.

Price check: $79.99 Best Buy | $79.99 Newegg

Sabrent Rocket 2230 | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 4,750MB/s read | 4,300MB/s write | $89.99 at Amazon

Sabrent Rocket 2230 | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 4,750MB/s read | 4,300MB/s write | $89.99 at Amazon
This is a very high-capacity version of our favorite 2230 form factor NVMe SSD for the Steam Deck. While you are paying a premium for handheld compatibility, pairing this with the cheap Steam Deck would save you cash over the top capacity Deck and net you double the storage space.

Price check: Newegg $109.99

Crucial P3 Plus| 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,200MB/s write | $189.99 $98.99 at Amazon (save $91)

Crucial P3 Plus| 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,200MB/s write | $189.99 $98.99 at Amazon (save $91)
This Crucial P3 Plus isn't the fastest PCIe 4.0 drive out there but you're getting a decent amount of storage for the money. Most of the time the speed deficit isn't an issue whereas space on the drive often is.

Price check: Best Buy $98.99 | Walmart $104.49

Silicon Power XS70 | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6800 MB/s Write | $124.99 $104.99 at Amazon (save $19)

Silicon Power XS70 | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6800 MB/s Write | $124.99 $104.99 at Amazon (save $19)
The XS70 was going cheaper last month, but we've seen it pop back up in price recently. I'd perhaps wait a bit longer to see if the price dips again before picking one up. It packs rather a large bang for your buck with its fast read and write times, at least. While the software side of things may be a little lacking, we were impressed with the overall performance and value proposition of this drive. Read our review here.

Price check: Newegg $104.99

Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6900 MB/s Write | $249.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $150)

Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6900 MB/s Write | $249.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $150)
For just a couple of dollars over the admittedly excellent Silicon Power Xs70, you can have the equally outstanding Nextorage 2TB. Except this one comes with a quality heatsink. It's designed to ensure it doesn't overheat in a PS5. But that just means it's a decent heatsink that's passed some proper testing. Perfect if your motherboard's M.2 cooling doesn't come as standard, is inadequate or if you've just lost the heat spreader.

Price check: Amazon $99.99

Lexar NM790 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | $124.99 $109.99 at Amazon (save $15)

Lexar NM790 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | $124.99 $109.99 at Amazon (save $15)
Lexar has put together a superb SSD in the NM790, and the best bit is it's surprisingly cheap. Thanks to high layer NAND and a low-power controller, you can get tons of storage here on an energy-efficient and great performing drive for not much cash. Often much less cash than the competition, even. Read our Lexar NM790 (4TB) review for more.

Silicon Power 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,500MB/s write | $179.99 $161.99 at Amazon (save $18)

Silicon Power 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,500MB/s write | $179.99 $161.99 at Amazon (save $18)
This Silicon Power might not be the fastest of drives, but it's difficult to argue with this much storage for this sort of money. With a sequential read write of 5,000MB/s and 4,500MB/s it's still not what you'd call slow and should be fine for gaming, and it comes from a reliable brand at a great discount.

Silicon Power UD90 2230 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000 MB/s read | 3,200 MB/s write | Steam Deck + ROG Ally compatible | $199.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $30)

Silicon Power UD90 2230 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000 MB/s read | 3,200 MB/s write | Steam Deck + ROG Ally compatible | $199.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $30)
This Silicon Power drive isn't the fastest compact SSD you can stick in your Steam Deck, but it is the cheapest 2TB drive you'll be able to find for your wee handheld gaming PC. And it will also be a little quicker than the stock drive the Deck ships with, too.

Acer Predator 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $249.99 $185 at Amazon (save $64.99)

Acer Predator 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $249.99 $185 at Amazon (save $64.99)
This Acer Predator 4TB SSD uses the GM7000 controller with integrated power management to keep energy usage low, while delivering sequential read and write speeds that puts it up there with some of the fastest Gen 4 drives available. It also comes with a customised heat spreader to keep things nice and cool, and comes with Acronis True Image for easy data backup.

Lexar NM790 | 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,400MB/s write | $229.99 $186.95 at Amazon (save $43.04)

Lexar NM790 | 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,400MB/s write | $229.99 $186.95 at Amazon (save $43.04)
This has swiftly proven itself one of the best ways to stuff 4TB inside your gaming PC. You can read up why in my Lexar NM790 review we published very recently, but the short version is it's as fast as the fastest PCIe 4.0 drives yet rather cheap, and comes with a nifty heatsink to keep things cool.

Nextorage Japan | 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,900MB/s write | $649.99 $199.99 at Newegg (save $450)

Nextorage Japan | 4TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,900MB/s write | $649.99 $199.99 at Newegg (save $450)
Nextorage is a relatively new name in the world of NMVe SSDs, but its products are high quality. This drive sports the fast Phison E18 controller and comes with a heatsink to keep thermal throttling at bay. It's also compatible for use in the PlayStation 5.

Our state-of-the-art price-searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

Black Friday external SSD deals in the US

Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | $84.99 $79.31 at Amazon (save $5.68)

Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | $84.99 $79.31 at Amazon (save $5.68)
Samsung's external drives have a better recent history than its internal SSDs, so we've no hesitation in recommending the T7 for any professional looking for a large amount of storage that can be safely taken from place to place. They're designed to be rugged and fast, a potent combo. Oh, and they are available in three colors.

Price check: Newegg $99.30

Crucial X9 Pro | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,050 MB/s write | $87.99 at Amazon

Crucial X9 Pro | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,050 MB/s write | $87.99 at Amazon
This external drive uses Micron flash memory chips, which owns the Crucial brand name. It's performance is just as good as the above Samsung, so you'll have no worries there. The X9 Pro stand out features are its size and weight, as it's very compact and lightweight. Perfect for having lots of storage on the go.

Price check: Newegg $162.99

Our state-of-the-art price-searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

Black Friday SSD deals — UK quick links

Black Friday internal SSD deals in the UK

Crucial P3 Plus | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,200MB/s write | £47.66 £40.99 at Amazon (save £6.67)

Crucial P3 Plus | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s read | 4,200MB/s write | £47.66 £40.99 at Amazon (save £6.67)
The Crucial P3 Plus is a proper PCIe 4.0 SSD, with speeds well in advance of what any PCIe 3.0 drive can offer. And at this price, it's giving you a whole lot of fast SSD storage for not a lot of pennies.

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 1TB | NVMe | 7,300MB/s read | 6,000MB/s write |

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 1TB | NVMe | 7,300MB/s read | 6,000MB/s write | £83.99 at Scan
There are cheaper 1TB drives out there, but the Seagate FireCuda 530 counters this by being one of the fastest you can get. You'll need a CPU and motherboard that both support PCIe 4.0 to reach its full potential, though.

Lexar NM790 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write |£123.99 £109.99 at Amazon (save £14)

Lexar NM790 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | £123.99 £109.99 at Amazon (save £14)
Lexar has put together a superb SSD in the NM790, and the best bit is it's surprisingly cheap. Thanks to high layer NAND and a low-power controller, you can get tons of storage here on an energy-efficient and great performing drive for not much cash. Often much less cash than the competition, even. Read our Lexar NM790 (4TB) review for more.

Lexar NM790 | 4TB | NVMe | PCIE 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | £202.32 £189.98 at Scan (save £12.34)

Lexar NM790 | 4TB | NVMe | PCIE 4.0 | 7,400MB/s read | 6,500MB/s write | £202.32 £189.98 at Scan (save £12.34)
It's a lot of money to spend on a storage drive but it's actually great value for money. Trying to find a high quality 4TB SSD under £200 in the UK  is a serious challenge but this Lexar squeezes under that limit. There are cheaper SSDs with the same capacity but they won't have anywhere near the same performance.

Price check: Amazon £207

Our state-of-the-art price-searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

Black Friday external SSD deals in the UK

Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | £97.29 £77.59 at Amazon (save £19.70)

Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | £97.29 £77.59 at Amazon (save £19.70)
Samsung's external drives have a better recent history than its internal SSDs, so we've no hesitation in recommending the T7 for any professional looking for a large amount of storage that can be safely taken from place to place. They're designed to be rugged and fast, a potent combo. Oh, and they are available in three colors.

Crucial X9 Pro | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | Up to 1,050 MB/s read and write | £151.99£95.99 at Amazon (save £56)

Crucial X9 Pro | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | Up to 1,050 MB/s read and write | £151.99 £95.99 at Amazon (save £56)
Crucial is a big name in SSDs, and the Micron-owned brand is offering a 37% saving on this 2TB external model. The drive comes in anodized aluminium shell with a rubberized base, and is just 65 x 50 mm big. There's an integrated lanyard hole too, if you want to wear it, which hides a drive activity light.

Our state-of-the-art price-searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

What should I look for in a Black Friday SSD deal?

It's easy to get carried away at this time of year, but if you know how much you want to spend and what sort of SSD you're after, you'll be in good stead.

Capacity is a good starting point. At the moment, we're looking at some excellent 1TB, 2TB and 4TB offers. A 512GB SSD will still afford you a lot of speed storage for a boot drive, with enough space for a handful of games, depending on the size, but this capacity is a bit slim nowadays.

Then think about the interface. Chances are, if you've been rocking a PC for the last five years, you'll have an M.2 slot in your motherboard with NVMe support. However, it's worth digging into the specifics of your motherboard to ensure it can support booting from such drives as not all can. Check out the manufacturer's pages and maybe forums too.

It's also worth thinking about which version of the PCIe interface your storage slots operate on. On the AMD side, from the Ryzen 3000-series and up you should expect to have PCIe 4.0 slots on your motherboard, and from Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips the same should be true. PCIe 4.0 drives are the more mainstream option today, which are widely supported, whereas the faster PCIe 5.0 standard is only just entering the market. These are expensive and not necessarily worth it for gamers just yet.

There are some things to look out for, however. Some budget PCIe 3.0 drives only operate at x2 speed, which means they're half as fast as the standard x4 NVMe SSDs. These are pretty rare nowadays but it's worth double checking. It's also worth ensuring your M.2 SSD is an NVMe drive. There are some M.2 SSDs that still operate over the SATA interface and can only reach a maximum theoretical speed of 600MB/s, while even a PCIe 4.0 drive can hit over 7,000MB/s.

When is Black Friday 2023?

Black Friday is taking place today, November 24, 2023. The sales will continue after Black Friday into Cyber Monday, on November 27, and into Cyber Week.

Will prices drop any lower?

There are always reasons to hold off on making a new purchase whenever you are thinking about making one. Whether it's the potential for a new generation of techie goodness on the horizon—either cutting prices on existing models or delivering tangible higher performance—or because there might be an imminent sale looming.

When picking out SSD deals we take all of this into consideration, and where we think prices on something might significantly drop on the big day itself we simply won't recommend it. But all of the products here we either believe won't significantly drop much further in terms of their pricing, or are just good deals that we wouldn't hesitate recommending if you wanted to make a purchase today.

It's worth pointing out that the likes of Newegg and Best Buy are offering their own kinds of price guarantees to give you some confidence in their current discounts.

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, and would later go on to win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Since then he's joined PC Gamer's top team as senior hardware editor, where he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. He also enjoys making short videos for TikTok and believes everyone reading this should go follow our account immediately.

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