Black Friday may be over, but the Black Friday SSD deals are holding strong through the weekend and into Cyber Monday (opens in new tab)—making already good SSD prices look even more irresistible. If you want to upgrade your already speedy storage with another terabyte or more of flash memory, or finally get rid of your sluggish HDD, now's the time to do so.
Without a doubt, an SSD is one of the cheapest and most effective upgrades you can make to your gaming PC. If you are still rocking a boot drive on a spinning platter, this will be a monumental upgrade. Sure, you'll have to transfer your OS and files onto the SSD to get started, but that's easy enough. Once you do you'll notice a major increase in boot speed and how responsive your whole PC feels.
I'm sure many PC gamers have already made the switch, but you can never have too much storage space on your PC. If, like me, you probably end up leaving at least a dozen or more games installed on your PC at any one time—I will get around to finishing Assassin's Creed Valhalla one day. Sometimes I even find a whole launcher stuffed with games I'd forgotten about entirely. Well, that's when some extra space comes in handy: it feels good to stuff a bunch more SSD storage into your rig and just forget about the uninstall button once again.
Right now that extra storage space won't cost you the world, either. These Black Friday SSD deals really are something, and on the SSDs we've tested and recommend, too.
Where are the best Black Friday SSD deals?
- Amazon - Up to 50% off internal and external SSDs
- Walmart - Deals on internal and external SSDs
- B&H Photo - Save up to $50 on NVMe SSDs
- Best Buy - Great prices on Samsung SSDs
- Staples - Save up to 30% on a range of SSDs, USB sticks, and external SSDs
- Newegg - Plenty of NVMe SSDs
- 1TB SSD - Solidigm P41 Plus |
$89.99$59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
- 1TB SSD - WD_Black SN770 |
$129.99$79.99 at Amazon (save $50)
- 2TB SSD - Intel 670p SSD |
$169.99$149.99 at Amazon (save $20)
- 2TB SSD - SK Hynix Platinum P41 |
$259.99$169.99 at Amazon (save $90)
WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes |
$134.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $35) (opens in new tab)
The updated SN850X isn't hugely different from the non-X version, but it has a slightly different SanDisk controller and higher performance. The big thing, though, is that it runs much cooler, so you don't really need a heatsinked version. It's also cheaper than the older drive right now, too.
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 got an impressive little NVMe 1TB on sale for $100. It's a solid drive that can also be used inside a PlayStation 5 for an easy storage upgrade. If you got some extra spending cash, there's a 2TB version of the drive with a heatsink on sale for only $270 (opens in new tab). Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Samsung 980 Pro | 2TB | 7,000MB/s read | 5,100MB/s writes |
$399.99 $189.99 at Amazon (save $210) (opens in new tab)
It's not the cheapest 2TB SSD on the deals block this Black Friday, but it's absolutely one of the best value. If you're looking for serious PCIe 4.0 speed and a huge amount of capacity, the 980 Pro 2TB fits the bill. And if you want something for your PS5... well, the heatsink makes it happy to slot into your console.
WD Black SN770 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s reads | 4,900MB/s writes |
$129.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $50) (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.
SanDisk SSD Plus | 1TB | SATA | 550MB/s reads | 350 MB/s writes |
$79.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $30) (opens in new tab)
A reliable, well-reviewed SATA SSD; we'll call it an oldie but a goodie. This SATA drive might not make waves next to the latest NVMe drives, but if you're out of M.2 ports, or never had any to begin with, a trusty SATA like this could come in handy.
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 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.
SK hynix Platinum P41 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s reads | 6,500MB/s writes |
$259.99 $169.99.99 at Amazon (save $90) (opens in new tab)
This deal on this impressive SK Hynix Platinum P41 might be the cheapest 2TB PCIe 4.0 we've found far. It's a fine SSD with excellent performance. At $169.99, you won't find a faster SSD at this price.
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