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Cyber Monday SSD deals: there's still time to go solid state for cheap

Cyber Monday SSD deals
Cyber Monday SSD deals

These Cyber Monday SSD deals are the best example of just how far solid state prices have tumbled over the past few years. Yet SSDs are one of the best upgrades you can make to your PC right now, especially if you're still harboring a hard drive. For less than you might think it's possible to pick up an awfully speedy NVMe SSD, and that's even as Cyber Monday fades away and Cyber Week marches on. Though we are seeing deals either increase in price or sell out pretty quickly, so don't dawdle on the good ones.

If you're ready to make the leap to a speedier, slicker, and more reliable storage solution, you've got loads of great SSD deals to choose from. And you'll find plenty of deals on some of the best PCIe 4.0 SSDs as retailers try and compete with each other to shift stock.

Compared to a traditional HDD, a solid state drive is just straight up faster, on all counts. Faster transfers, faster Windows boot times, and decreased load times on your favorite games. It's not only one of the most impactful upgrades you can make to your PC, it's also one of the cheapest.

When choosing a drive, pay attention to how much space you'll need. If you want to run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, for example, that's one enormous storage hog, clocking in at 231GB. That's big enough that a 256GB SSD wouldn't have enough space left over for a Windows 11 installation

Thankfully, 2TB SSDs are reasonably easy to find, despite the stock issues we've been experiencing in other areas this past year. So here are the best Cyber Monday SSD deals we've spotted thus far, and we'll be updating this list as the sales season draws to a close through Cyber Week.

Who has the best Cyber Monday SSD deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

Cyber Monday NVMe SSD deals in the US

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $164.99 at Amazon (save $65.00)
Out of all the next-gen PCIe 4.0 SSDs we've tested, this is the one that stands out as offering the absolute best performance around. It runs a bit on the toasty side, so you'll need good airflow in your system, but once you've got that sorted you'll enjoy incredible performance in your games. 

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD

WD_Black SN850 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | $529.99 $319.99 at Amazon (save $210)
The fastest NVMe SSD you can buy today also happens to be a bit of a steal right now. With a massive 40% saving off its list price, you can enjoy speedy access not just for your OS, but for all of your games as well. This is the stuff dream machines are made of.

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Samsung's premium next-gen internal SSD may not top the charts, but it's still a great performer and has enjoyed some healthy price cuts since its launch. Strong 4K performance and solid real-world performance make for a quality option, particularly at this price. 

Samsung 980 1TB

Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $249.99 $219.99 at Amazon (save $30)
Samsung's premium next-gen internal SSD may not top the charts, but it's still a solid performer and has enjoyed some healthy price cuts since its launch. The heatsink adds PlayStation 5 compatibility and strong 4K and solid real-world performance make for a quality option, particularly at this price. 

Samsung 980 1TB

Samsung 980 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $139.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $40)
While there are faster drives out there, you're probably not going to notice much difference between this Gen 3 SSD and the speedier competition. Plus, 1TB of quality NVMe for under $100 is always worth considering.

Samsung 970 Evo Plus

Samsung 970 Evo Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $329.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $130)
It wasn't that long ago that this was the overall best SSD you could get your hands on. While we've had faster PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs recently, this is still a decent buy, especially at this price. 2TB of speedy NVMe storage will cover you for a good chunk of your steam library, and it'll make Windows fly too.  

1TB PCIe Gen 3 $229.99

SanDisk SSD | 1TB PCIe Gen 3 $229.99 $84.99 at Best Buy (save $145)
If you're after the speed and reliability of an SSD at a bargain price then it doesn't get better than this. One terabyte is plenty for your PC's main storage but I use my SSD (albeit not this exact model) as secondary storage for games purely for the speed factor.

Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 1TB

Western Digital Blue SN550 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $124.00 $83.99 at Amazon (save $41)
A terabyte of fast SSD storage for a decent chunk under $100 makes this a tempting budget offering. You could switch this for the faster SN570 for another $10, but this drive makes a lot of sense as a secondary drive, as long as your motherboard has two M.2 slots.

$119.99

Intel 670p | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $119.99 $84.99 at Newegg (save $35)
The 1TB 670p from Intel is one of the cheapest ways to get speedy NVMe storage into your PC. It's not the fastest NVMe drive you can find but it'll give you a big boost over SATA SSDs (and especially conventional HDDs, if you're still running one of those). If you haven't made the move to NVMe yet, this is a great way to get started.

Kingston NV1 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $199.99

Kingston NV1 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $199.99 $144.99 at Adorama (save $60)
This is absolutely a budget NVMe SSD, but one that rolls in at such a good price that it's almost impossible to ignore. The performance won't trouble other NVMe drives, but it'll still leave any SATA drive eating dust. It's DRAM-less and fairly barebones, but for the money, you can't really complain.

Intel SSD 660p 512GB

Intel 660p | 512GB | PCIe 3.0 | $59.99 $44.99 at Newegg (save $18)
We'd recommend that 1TB is a better starting point for any machine these days, but if cash is tight, then you'd be hard pushed to have a bigger impact on a PC or laptop than this drive. $45 for a decent 512GB SSD would have been a dream only a few years ago, and yet here we are. Performance tops out at 1,500MB/s, but that's still almost 3x what you'll get from a SATA drive.

Sabrent Rocket Q4 4TB

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus | 4TB | PCIe 4.0 | $999.99 $749.99 at Amazon (save $150)
We loved this Sabrent 4TB NVMe SSD's speed and massive space in our review, but even at its lowest price ever, it's definitely a luxury purchase. Still, you're getting exactly what you pay for: lots of storage that doesn't sacrifice speed.

Our magic 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 SATA SSD deals in the US

Samsung 870 QVO

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | $229.99 $179.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
This is a pretty good price for a big ol' chunk of SSD storage. If you're looking to boot the hard drives out of your rig, then this is one of the more affordable ways of doing so. Samsung's a good brand, and while the 870 QVO is nothing to get excited about in terms of performance, it'll serve you well. 

Samsung 870 Evo 1TB

Samsung 870 EVO | 1TB | SATA | $169.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
This is a pretty nippy little SATA SSD, renowned for its consistency in 530MB/s read and around 510MB/s write speed averages. And there's enough space here to rid yourself of that pesky HDD for good—and it's especially worth it for that price.

Crucial MX500 1TB

Crucial MX500 | 1TB | SATA | $99.99 $84.99 at Amazon (save $15)
The Crucial MX500 is our go-to SATA SSD simply because it offers great value for money even when it isn't on offer. Solid performance from a reliable brand in a no-nonsense package—what more could you ask for? How about an even cheaper price tag, which is what this deal over on Newegg offers. Bargain. 

WD Blue 1TB WDS100

Western Digital Blue | 1TB | SATA | $189.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
Best Buy may be pushing it a bit with that saving as this drive hasn't been that much for years, but this is still a 1TB SATA drive from a respected brand for under $90. It'll outperform a hard drive any day of the week, and it won't be as hot or noisy when doing so. Reads peak at 560MB/s with writes a little slow at 530MB/s, but both are close to the interface's maximum throughput. 

Samsung 870 QVO SATA 8TB

Samsung 870 QVO | 8TB | SATA | $849.99 $682.29 at Amazon (save $167.70)
If you need a whopping big SSD—and you do—the massive 8TB 870 QVO from Samsung is a good way to go. It's not exactly cheap, but the $150 discount is deep and actually makes this drive less expensive on a per-GB basis than lower capacity models. Faster SSDs are available if performance is your priority, but Samsung is a very solid brand, and this big fella is all about capacity.

Our magic 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 storage deals in the US

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD (1TB)

SanDisk Extreme Portable | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $239.99 $129.99 at Best Buy (save $110)
This IP55 rated drive is dust-proof and water-resistant, is sturdy enough to survive being dropped, and features hardware encryption to keep the contents private too. With transfer speeds up to 1,050MB/s over USB 3.2 Gen 2 it's no slouch when it comes to throwing files around either. And hey, it looks pretty good too.

Western Digital WD_Black P50

WD_Black P50 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $249.99 $209.99 at Best Buy (save $40)
This speedy external SSD managed to grab the second-place slot in our external SSD guide recently, making it a quality offering. Great overall performance and a sleek, rugged casing make it a great performance drive for console and PC gamers alike. 

WD Easystore 5TB

Western Digital Easystore | 5TB | USB 3.0 | $179.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $85)
We don't really recommend traditional hard drives anymore, but there is an awful lot of capacity in this thing. If you're just looking for a simple solution to storing lots of old photos and the like, and don't want to run out of space for a while, this isn't a bad price.

Western Digital Elements | 10TB | USB 3.0 | $299.99

Western Digital Elements | 10TB | USB 3.0 | $299.99 $189.99 at Newegg (save $110)
Hard drives may be much slower than their SSD cousins, but they don't half pack in those bits for huge capacities. This family of drives ranges from 3TB to 18TB, but this model offers the next best value for money after the 14TB sold out. Here you're looking at a healthy 10TB of platter-based storage for under $190. You're not going to get even vaguely near that with an SSD. 

Cyber Monday NVMe SSD deals in the UK

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,300MB/s write| £153.99 £139.99 at Amazon (save £14)
The first-gen PCIe 4.0 drives are seeing some decent discounts now that faster drives, based on the Phison E18 controller, have been released. Just a few months ago this was the price of a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD, but now you can get twice the speed for the same price. Though do make sure you have a motherboard and CPU capable of running a PCIe 4.0 SSD first.

Samsung 980 1TB

Samsung 980 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500MB/s read | 3,000MB/s write | £116.99 £104.59 at Amazon (save £12.40)
This is the benchmark for Cyber Monday SSD deals this year; a 1TB NVMe SSD for a cool £100. And it's a modern drive too, offering decent performance despite its DRAM-less design. It's worth making sure any budget drive you look at has the rated speeds that the Samsung and the WD_Black drives sport, because there are slower drives available for a similar price.

Cyber Monday SATA SSD deals in the UK

Crucial MX500 | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 510MB/s write | £161.83

Crucial MX500 | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 510MB/s write | £161.83 £136.99 at Amazon (save £24.84)
The Crucial MX500 has been a mainstay of our best SSD for gaming buying guide for years, thanks to it offering great value for money while always being a consistent performer. The saving it's enjoying here only makes it an even better buy. Go on, banish those HDDs from your system.

Samsung 870 QVO

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 530MB/s write | £185.99 £149.70 at Amazon (save £36.29)
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.

Cyber Monday external storage deals in the UK

SanDisk Portable SSD | 1TB | SATA SSD | USB Type-A | £139.99

SanDisk Portable SSD | 1TB | SATA SSD | USB Type-A | £139.99 £104.50 at Amazon (save £35.49)
At half the potential speed of the Extreme version, you might feel the extra £15 spent on that might be worth it, but that really depends on the system you're plugging it into. You're always going to be limited to the speed of your rig, so if you're going to be plugging into an older laptop this portable SATA drive will be speedy enough.

SanDisk Extreme Pro | 2TB | NVMe SSD | USB Type-C | £428.99

SanDisk Extreme Pro | 2TB | NVMe SSD | USB Type-C | £428.99 £282.22 at Amazon (save £146.77)
If you're a professional photographer or video editor, having a large portable drive with this sort of raw pace can save a huge amount of time. Likewise, if you're a gamer who wants to store a bunch of games on external drives, then running directly from an SSD like this 2,000MB/s read/write SanDisk won't be an issue.

WD_Black P10 Game Drive | 5TB | HDD | USB Type-A | £134.99

WD_Black P10 Game Drive | 5TB | HDD | USB Type-A | £134.99 £124.49 at Amazon (save £10.50)
An SSD isn't your only option for portable storage, and if capacity is more important than raw pace, this 5TB hard drive will serve you well. It's compatible with PCs as well as consoles, but it's worth remembering that playing games from this drive will make for some slow loading.

Western Digital My Passport | 2TB | HDD | USB Type-A | £69.99

Western Digital My Passport | 2TB | HDD | USB Type-A | £69.99 £54.99 at Amazon (save £15)
With zero pretensions towards being a gaming drive, the My Passport range offers solid storage, in large capacities, at a decent price. There are no frills to this portable hard drive, just a lot of space for data.

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.

Katie Wickens

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. She can often be found admiring AI advancements, sighing over semiconductors, or gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been obsessed with computers and graphics since she was small, and took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni. Her thirst for absurd Raspberry Pi projects will never be sated, and she will stop at nothing to spread internet safety awareness—down with the hackers.