Black Friday SSD deals 2021: all the latest sales still available from top brands

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There are Black Friday SSD deals still available now, even though the day itself has officially passed by, which means you haven’t missed out on the sales if you’re just catching up now. However, the clock is ticking so if you’ve been holding out for the best prices then now is the time to make a decision, as these offers aren’t going to wait around for much longer.

Is a PS5 SSD on your wishlist to add some much needed storage space and speed up those boot times? If so then you’re still currently spoiled for choice, with compatible options available from top brands including Samsung, WD, and Sabrent. PC owners aren’t left out though, as we’ve spotted a number of the best SSDs for gaming at a lower price than ever before, so it’s a great time to shop for an upgrade to your rig.

Some good choices available for PS5 owners include the WD Black SN850 which is reduced to just $149.99 (from $230) (opens in new tab) for a 1TB model, and the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB which is now just $169.99 (down from $230) (opens in new tab), though you’ll need to install a separate heatsink with either of them.

With all of that in mind, it’s also worth paying a visit to our dedicated page for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals if you aren’t overly familiar with buying and installing SSDs on consoles. There’s more to it than you might think, and you’ll need to consider things like transfer speeds and heatsink installation, so be sure to check that guide if this is all a bit new to you.

Otherwise, we’re breaking down the best Black Friday SSD deals still available now right here, and we’ll offer the pros and cons of each type so you know just what you’re getting into. 

  • SATA SSD: This style of solid-state drive uses the same 2.5-inch form-factor as any standard HDD, meaning they normally fit in any pre-existing drive bays that your PC case may have. The trade-off, however, is that, while cheaper, they’re not as quick as some of the newer types on the market. 
  • External SSD: As the name may imply, instead of being slotted inside your machine, they are connected externally via USB 3.0 or USB-C depending on the read and write speeds and storage capacity of the units (these days, USB-C is more commonplace).
  • PCIe/NVMe/M.2: This is the newest form of SSD storage that’s used on everything from game consoles to gaming desktops. It’s famed not only for its faster-than-ever speeds but also for its ultra-small form-factor and ease of use, normally just needing to be screwed into place (usually with a heatsink). What’s more, while very expensive at times, they tend to have longer lifespans and a lower risk of mechanical fault. 

Today’s best Black Friday SSD deals

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SanDisk Ultra 1TB Gen 3.0 | $230 $79.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – It may not benefit from the speeds and overall performance afforded by Gen 4.0, but this SanDisk Ultra drive is still fast enough to blitz through your PC games and programs with respectable transfer speeds.

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Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB Gen 3.0 | $329.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $130 – While not as fast as the Gen 4.0 Samsung listed below, this SSD does pack a whopping 2TB of storage space for a price that isn’t eye-watering, and it should still be more than capable of handling all of your PC needs.

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Samsung 980 Pro 500GB Gen 4.0 | $150 $109.99 at Best Buy
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Save $40 – The Samsung 980 Pro is one of our favorite SSDs for gaming as well as being one of the better PS5 SSDs for your console, too. With that said, you will need to buy a heatsink to be able to push this drive to its limits, as it can get hot. Need some more storage? The 2TB version is also absurdly cheap right now at $319.99 ($110 off) (opens in new tab) from Amazon.

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB w/Heatsink Gen 4.0 | $250 $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – As one of the most popular PS5 SSD choices, this should definitely be considered as a top contender, especially as this is the first price reduction for it we’ve seen. It comes fitted with its own heatsink, so you can pop it straight into your console with no fuss.

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Gigabyte Aorus 7000s 1TB w/Heatsink | $230 $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $40 – The Aorus 7000s is a solid choice if you’re looking for a PS5 SSD to upgrade your console with at an affordable price, and the included heatsink means you don’t need to worry about that side of things as it’s already covered.

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WD Black SN850 2TB w/Heatsink | $500 $449.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – WD offers some of the best drives around, and if you’re looking to basically future-proof your PS5 by adding a huge 2TB of internal storage then this SSD is heatsinked up and ready to go.

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WD Black SN850 1TB w/Heatsink | $269.99 $249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20This one was a bit lower earlier today, but $20 off is still a good deal for this lightning-quick WD SSD. The non-Heatsink 1TB is also heavily reduced, down to $149.99 (opens in new tab) (from $230) if you have a DIY heatsink solution to hand.

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WD Black SN750 1TB | $259.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – This is another solid entry into SSDs if you don’t want to spend a ton but still want fast gaming performance thanks to its 1TB of memory and 3,470MB/s transfer speed, and at $150 off list price it’s hard to go wrong with this WD.

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB w/Heatsink | $190 $179.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – There isn’t a huge saving to be made here, but this is an amazing SSD and heatsink pairing which has been developed specifically for PS5 use. Part of the heatsink replaces the standard PS5 expansion slot cover, allowing heat to be transferred through and dissipated by the system fan, which is a very cool solution.

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Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB w/Heatsink | $160 $129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30The Gammix S70 Blade has already made a stir in the UK thanks to some incredible price drops, and this price here for 1TB with an included heatsink is the lowest we’ve come across so far. A great deal for a quality PS5 SSD.

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SK Hynix Gold P31 500GB | $101.99 $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $32 – If you don’t need a full terabyte of storage, why spend the money when you can get 500 gigs for almost half the price?

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WD Black SN750 Battlefield 2042 1TB | $180 $129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – If you’re a fan of the Battlefield series and looking to upgrade your PC with some additional fast storage, then this could help you tick several boxes at once as you get almost 30% off the 1TB SSD as well as a Battlefield 2042 download code.

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Samsung T7 1TB External SSD | $170 $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 – Samsung is a name you can count on for reliability and quality with their storage, and the T7 portable drives deliver high transfer speeds while on the move. The price of these external SSDs has never dropped this low before, plus you get a choice of gray, blue, or red finishes.

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SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable SSD | $250 $119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $130 – If you carry your data on the go then this rugged SSD can take a beating without any risk to the drive safely enclosed, while performance of up to 1,000MB/s means you won’t be waiting around for your files. If 1TB isn’t right for you, there’s also 500GB reduced from $150 to just $79.99 (opens in new tab), or make a huge saving on the 2TB drive which is over half off from $460 down to $224.99 (opens in new tab).

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Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SATA SSD | $95 $64.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – For an older PC or laptop that doesn’t play well with the latest small form storage, a SATA SSD is a handy option to slot a faster than HDD drive into an existing bay. Samsung storage is renowned for quality and reliability, and at a third off this is a bargain.

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WD Blue 1TB SATA 2.5″ SSD | $189.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 – This SATA drive might not be as fast as the newer NVMe stuff, but it does get you a terabyte of storage and faster boot-up speeds for $90, which definitely makes it worth considering.

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WD Blue SN550 1TB Gen 3.0 | £124 £69.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £54 – It’s only a few pounds short of the historic lowest ever price, and set the SN550 is excellent value for money at just over £50. Keep in mind, however, you won’t be getting Gen 4.0 performance capabilities here.

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WD Black SN850 1TB | £154 £119.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £34 – It’s the cheapest that the 1TB model of SN850 has ever been, and it’s not likely to last at this low price. If you want to get yourself one of the fastest performing SSDs, then it’s definitely up there. 

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB w/Heatsink | £267.30 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We’ve been waiting a while for it, but the 980 Pro has finally arrived in the UK with Samsung’s own heatsink fitted. No big price reduction as yet, but the mere fact that it’s available at all means this popular PS5 SSD should be under consideration.

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB | £193 £124.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £68 – Samsung are a highly trusted name in storage and this is the lowest price we’ve seen for the excellent 980 Pro. It’s compatible with PS5 too, so pop your own heatsink on there and you’re all set.

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Crucial P5 Plus NVMe 1TB | £157 £107.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £49 With a third off this marks the lowest price we’ve seen for this SSD, and it’s dropping very close to the sub-£100 bracket now. Remember that it isn’t equipped with a heatsink though, so you’ll need to add one if you’re planning to install it in a PS5.

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Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB | £440 £209.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £229.80It’s not the fastest storage around, but it’s certainly no slouch either, so if you want to add a big chunk of storage to your PC that still zips along then this could be a great choice.

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WD Black SN750 Battlefield 2042 1TB | £195 £119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £75 – If you’re looking to add some fast storage to your gaming PC set up and grab the latest instalment in the Battlefield series, then this is a great value choice as it gives you over a third off the price for 1TB and also provides a digital code to download Battlefield 2042.

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Gigabyte Aorus 1TB | £199 £120.70 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £78 – This is a solid deal and a huge price drop for one of the more consistent SSDs on the market. What’s more, there’s the full body copper all-over heatsink, meaning it’s perfect out the box for your gaming PC or PS5.

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Sabrent Rocket 1TB Gen 3.0 | £150 £84.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £65 – It’s the historic lowest ever price on the 1TB configuration of the Sabrent Rocket 1TB. While it is a Gen 3.0 model, you’re getting more-than-respectable speeds for what you’re paying here.

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Crucial X6 2TB External SSD | £221 £118.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £102 – This impressive external SSD packs a whole 2TB of fast and reliable storage into a tiny unit, making it perfect for use on the go or tucking away behind a console, and a £100 discount makes this a very tempting offer. The 1TB version is also reduced from £115 to just £64.99 (opens in new tab).

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Samsung T7 2TB External SSD | £305 £163.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £141 – The T7 portable drives are known for their fast speeds of up to 1,000MB/s, and with Samsung you can be assured of quality and reliability. This is the cheapest we’ve ever seen these external SSDs, but do check the different color options as the prices can vary between them.

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SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable SSD | £222 £99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £122 – For the first time ever this rugged portable SSD has dropped below the £100 threshold, and with stellar performance coupled with protection from extreme conditions you know your data will be safe. For another capacity option, the 500GB drive is down from £137 to just £67.99 (opens in new tab).

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Crucial MX500 1TB SATA SSD | £107 £65.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £41 – If you’re looking to add an internal SSD to a PC or laptop that isn’t compatible with the newest small form drives, then this SATA SSD should slot into an existing drive bay. The MX500 is very highly rated, and is currently at its lowest ever price.

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