Cyber Monday SSD deals 2022: there's never been a better, or cheaper time to bag an SSD

Cyber Monday SSD deals
Cyber Monday SSD deals

Cyber Monday SSD deals

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1. US Internal SSD deals
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4. UK External SSD deals

These Cyber Monday SSD deals will likely carry on in the same vein as the Black Friday deals, which means we're in a good place. Some offers went out of stock over the weekend and others have ended, but fresh drives and fresh discounts might pop up now that we're in Cyber Monday, with Cyber Week beyond. That said, there's not much cause to wait: the fastest NVMe SSD you can buy, and the best bang-for-your-buck pick, are both available at their lowest-ever prices. There are piles of 1TB NVMe SSDs on sale for well under $100, and while they may not be the absolute fastest PCIe 4.0 drives, they will eat a SATA SSD for breakfast and run circles around a laggardly spinny hard drive. 

Them's technical PC hardware terms for you.

If you're after the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the exciting news this year is that most everything on our best SSDs for gaming (opens in new tab) list is on sale. After some weak deals in past years, this Cyber Monday and the whole Black Friday deals season are finally a great time to upgrade to an NVMe SSD or add some extra speedy storage to your gaming rig.

SSD capacities are going up and prices are going in the opposite direction. Where once you'd have to pay $400 for a 2TB SSD they're now less than $200 for some seriously quick drives, too.

As far as size is concerned, 1TB is the least amount of storage you want when shopping around for an SSD. It might be tempting to go with something smaller because the price is right, but you'd be surprised how fast a 256GB and 512GB can fill up after installing a handful of games. Below are the best deals for internal and external SSDs that'll fit your favorite games and media. 

Where are the best Cyber Week SSD deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

Cyber Monday INTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE US

WD Black SN770 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s reads | 4,900MB/s writes | $129.99 (opens in new tab)

WD Black SN770 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s reads | 4,900MB/s writes | $129.99 $82.84 at Amazon (save $47.15) (opens in new tab)
It may not match the peak performance of the pricier SN850, but this is a great budget option. And a good shout for anyone still stuck on a PCIe 3.0 motherboard but with a yearning for an upgrade soonish. It's a DRAM-less option, but the underlying performance is strong enough for most tasks.

Samsung 980 SSD | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500 MB/s reads | 3,000 MB/s writes | $139.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 980 SSD | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500 MB/s reads | 3,000 MB/s writes | $139.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $60) (opens in new tab)
For well under $100, you can bag a full 1TB of fast PCIe 3.0 SSD storage. That's plenty of space for a boot drive and a host of your most often-played games. You would have to be a Samsung fan to pick this over the WD Black SN770, but if that goes out of stock, the Samsung 980 is a great backup. Back up. See, SSD deals with humor; we've got it all.

$229.99 (opens in new tab)

PNY XLR8 CS3140 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,500MB/s read | 5,650MB/s writes | $229.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $130) (opens in new tab)
PNY has an impressive little NVMe 1TB on sale for $100. It's a fast drive that can also be used inside a PlayStation 5 for an easy storage upgrade. If you're after 2TB of space, though, try the SK Hynix above.

$239.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK SN770 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s read | 4,850MB/s write | $239.99 $179.99 at Best Buy (save $60) (opens in new tab)
It might get a little warm every now and then, but we were big fans of the SN770 in our review (opens in new tab). For a solid, speedy performer at a great price, we can forgive it getting a little hot under the collar every now and then.

WD_BLACK SN850X | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $334.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK SN850X | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $334.99 $249.99 at Best Buy (save $85) (opens in new tab)
The bigger, roomier brother of the 1TB SN850X up above, it offers all the same advantages—running cool and fast without fuss—with double the space. An excellent deal at this price.

Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,000MB/s writes | $129 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,000MB/s writes | $129 $109.99 at Amazon (save $21) (opens in new tab)
The Samsung 980 Pro is one of the classic early PCIe 4.0 SSDs and is still a high performer. The fact it's been outclassed by the 990 Pro in terms of raw speed is one thing, but you'll barely notice that in the real world. And when it's $60-odd cheaper the 980 Pro becomes a stellar drive.

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Cyber Monday EXTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE US

Samsung T7 | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $229.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung T7 | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $229.99 $189.99 at Best Buy (save $40) (opens in new tab)
This pocket-sized external SSD offers solid performance at 1,050MB/s provided you've got an up-to-date USB port to make the most of it. At 2TB, it gives you plenty of room for your data and games too.

Crucial X6 Portable SSD (opens in new tab)

Crucial X6 SE| 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 800MB/s reads | 800MB/s writes | $109.99 $69.99 at Best Buy (save $40) (opens in new tab)
If you're just looking for a diminutive, cheap external SSD, this little guy might be just the thing. It's a bit slower than the other deals here, and at 1TB you're not going to be throwing all of your big games onto it, but it's extremely portable and under $70.

$114.99 (opens in new tab)

PNY Pro Elite V2 | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,000MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $114.99 $84.99 at Amazon (save $30) (opens in new tab)
If absolute portability is what you're looking for, then the Pro Elite V2 is the portable SSD for you. This business card-sized external drive is speedy and, more importantly, is less than $100, which is a great price for a reliable 1TB drive.  

WD My Passport (opens in new tab)

WD My Passport| 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1050MB/s reads | 1000MB/s writes | $379.99 $149.99 at Amazon (save $230) (opens in new tab)
A speedy little external SSD with a very nice discount, the WD My Passport also benefits from additional layers of security, letting you password-protect and encrypt your data. If you're clumsy, then there's more good news, as it's shock and vibration resistant and can be dropped from up to 6.5 feet. 

Samsung T7 Shield (opens in new tab)

Samsung T7 Shield Portable | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $249.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (save $100) (opens in new tab)
The Samsung T7 Shield (opens in new tab) is the more rugged, better-looking cousin of the T7 Portable SSD. It gives you the same performance as the T7, but it's rated IP65. This means it can withstand more elements than your typical external SSD and won't break if it gets a little wet. 

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Cyber Monday INTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE UK

Crucial P3 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500MB/s reads | 3,000MB/s writes | £179.99 (opens in new tab)

Crucial P3 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500MB/s reads | 3,000MB/s writes | £179.99 £139.99 at Overclockers UK (save £40) (opens in new tab)
This is an NVMe SSD for the price of a SATA SSD, which makes it that much more appealing. Otherwise this is a bit of a slower NVMe drive than the more modern PCIe 4.0 drives, but again, it's SATA prices and it's a whole lot faster than anything SATA can offer. With so much capacity, this is an excellent drive to pick up to bump up your Steam library space.

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.

Cyber Monday EXTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE UK

Crucial X8 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | £126.71 (opens in new tab)

Crucial X8 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | £126.71 £78.48 at Amazon (save £48) (opens in new tab)
What's better than external storage? Superfast external storage, that's what. And it doesn't get much faster than this chunk of aluminum and silicon—we're talking transfer rates up to 1050MB/s here. It is also rugged enough to take you out into the big outdoors. 

Samsung 870 QVO (opens in new tab)

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 530MB/s write | £176.99 £159.99 at Amazon (save £16.20) (opens in new tab)
A quick look at the read/write performance and it's clear that SATA SSDs aren't a patch on their PCIe-based brethren. But if you don't have a spare socket for one on your motherboard, then that doesn't matter a whole lot. In which case a SATA drive is a great option for offering a chunk of extra space. The 870 QVO has been cheaper than this, but it's still one of the cheaper 2TB options out there.

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.

When is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday is set for November 28, 2022, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it's still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

What should I look for in a Cyber Monday SSD deal?

The main things to watch out for in Cyber Monday SSD deals are the same as with any other technology bargain hunting. Get an idea of what you want and need first. It's easy to get carried away over the holiday period, but a notion of how much you want to spend and what sort of SSD you're after will help.

Capacity is a good starting point, and at the moment, we're looking at some excellent 1TB offers, but a 512GB SSD will still afford you a lot of speed storage for a boot drive, with enough space for your most regularly played games. I mean, they're not all Call of Duty, right?

Then think about the interface. Chances are, if you're rocking a PC of 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 make sure that it can definitely support booting from such drives as not all can. Check out the manufacturer's pages and maybe forums too.

If you're considering making the switch to one of the latest AMD processors and X570 or B550 chipsets, then there you also have a decision to make regarding PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 4.0 SSDs. PCIe 4.0 is the newer standard, with the higher bandwidth, but is backward compatible with older boards. That means you can buy the latest SSDs now, and they'll still be lightning-fast in your existing setup, just not to the full extent you'll see when you do make the upgrade.

That said, PCIe 3.0 drives are still incredibly speedy compared to anything that has come before, so you'll be in a great place with any high-performance NVMe SSD purchase.

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. It's also worth ensuring your M.2 SSD actually 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 the theoretical maximum of an x4 PCIe 3.0 interface is 4,000MB/s.

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.