There are already some Black Friday PS5 SSD deals live and we’ve got some good savings coming in before the main event. To help you pick through what’s out there we’ve used our skills to pick out some of the best. There are some really good internal SSDs for the PS5 at some really good prices and even a few great external SSDs price drops.

Remember that internal M.2 SSDs for the PS5 have to meet certain requirements to please Sony, which all the ones you’ll find here do and a lot of the options we’ve got appear on our best PS5 SSD list, and even our best SSD’s for gaming for anything.

One thing to bear in mind is that internal PS5 SSDs need a heatsink. Some of the deals below come with one already attached, and some don’t, so pay attention to that when you’re making a choice. It’s not that hard to find a compatible heatsink and attach it to whatever SSD you choose, just be aware as you’re buying and ensure it’s the right size and can still fit inside PS5 if you’re getting one separately. 

Finally, just for reference, you’ll also find a list of our favourite deals from Black Friday last year, just so you can compare and contrast the savings. If you’re also on the hunt for more deals then be sure to check out our expectations for Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday gaming deals. 

Early Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals in the US

WD Black 1TB SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5 with Heatsink | $179.99

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WD Black 1TB SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5 with Heatsink | $179.99 $149.99 Save $30 (opens in new tab) – Not only do you get a healthy 1TB storage on this official Sony product but it’s all ready to go with a heatsink – just open up your PS5 and plug it in! It’s a good brand, a great price and a lot of extra space. 

$139.99

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Samsung 980 Pro 500GB SSD | $139.99 $93.54 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $46 - Another one of our go-to SSD recommendations is on offer here. It isn’t the best performing SSD you can get, but it’s priced competitively and it still keeps up with the PS5’s internal SSD with ease. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly, entry level SSD, this will see you through.

$184.99

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Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 1TB SSD | $184.99 $124.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 - The 1TB version of the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD has returned to its lowest ever price on Amazon. For most people, 1Tb is the sweet spot in terms of expanded storage size. In our testing, this reaches sequential read speeds of over 5,000MB/s, so you know it will keep up with the PS5’s internal storage without a problem.

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD | $1,999.99 $1,499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $500 – If you have the money to splash out on an SSD will see you through the PS5’s life and then some, this 8TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is the drive for you. With $500 off, you’re getting quite the saving here, too.

Early Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals in the UK

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WD_BLACK SN850X 1TB SSD | £157.99 £89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £68 – There’s a great saving on a good brand here with a nice whack of extra storage for your PS5. That extra TB of storage also comes with a good 7300 MB/s read speed to keep those loading times down.

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Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB SSD | £299.90 £255.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £45 – This is one of the top performers in terms of sequential read and write speeds. We expect it to return to its lowest price over the next few weeks, but given that its average price on Amazon is £287, this is still a decent saving worth pulling the trigger on if you’re at all worried about stock shortages.

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Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink 1TB SSD | £143.79 £98.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £44.88 – If you’re in the market for a 1TB drive, this is currently your best bet. The 980 Pro isn’t the fastest SSD you can get, but it’ll still keep up with the PS5’s internal storage, and 1TB is the sweet spot for most people in terms of capacity. This model has an average Amazon price of £147, so you’re still getting a decent saving here.

Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals: FAQs

When will the Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals start?

November 25th is when Black Friday kicks off this year. In the past, we have seen PS5 SSD deals start in the week prior, and of course carry over to Cyber Monday, which in 2022 will fall on the 28th.

Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals: What to expect this year

Amazon tends to hold some of the best Black Friday PS5 SSD deals. If you take a scan at the deals from last year, you’ll notice that a majority of them are from the world’s largest retailer.

In the UK however, you can also find a wide range of deals at a few high street tech retailers, such as Curry’s and PC world, who had a range of portable SSDs and HDDs on offer. 

SSD retail prices have decreased majorly over the past year, which gives us high hopes for Black Friday prices in the coming weeks. Standard retail prices for many of our favourite drives are now even sitting at last year’s discounted prices. Essentially, you’ve picked the right time to have interest in buying an SSD for your console.

Last year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals in the US

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Buffalo External SSD | 1TB | $115 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $35 – This was the lowest ever price for this external SSD which means that you could have snapped up a whole terabyte’s worth of external storage and not even break the three-figure mark. Terrific value.

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Samsung 980 PRO SSD w/ Heatsink | 1TB | $250 $199.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – This was the deal a lot of folks would have been looking for: save a chunk of the wild Samsung 980 Pro SSD that has its brand-new heatsink! This did not hang around long.

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PNY XLR8 CS3140 | 1TB | $230 $159.99 at Amazon
Save $70 – Now, first things first: this is an SSD with no heatsink. There is a version that comes with one but it won’t fit into the PS5’s SSD bay. So, if you can source a DIY heatsink, then you’re golden. Particularly so as this was the lowest-ever price for this SSD.

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ADATA SE800 | 1TB | $175 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $75 – This was a great deal on 1TBs worth of rugged, hard-wearing, and pocket-sized SSD storage. This was the drive’s lowest ever price and so represented excellent value for money.

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Crucial X6 external SSD | 1TB | $130 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – Two whole terabytes of quality, fast, and reliable storage from a known brand like Crucial is a great proposition in the first place – getting £100 off makes it a no-brainer! An amazing price for this great console SSD.
The 1TB model is also discounted to £64.99 (from £115.19).

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD | 1TB | $240 $119.99 at Best Buy
Save $120 – This was an incredible saving off the list price, but we know the ‘real’ price hasn’t been that $240 mark for a bit. But still! This is an excellent price on an external PS5 SSD and it’s robust as heck which provides great peace of mind.

Last year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals in the UK

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SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD | 1TB | £245 £147.99 at Amazon
Save £97 – A record, lowest ever price for this ‘Pro’ variant of the excellent SanDisk, rugged portable drives is a nailed-on awesome deal. Offering super speeds and the durability to withstand some rough and tumble, this drive is a great option.
The 2TB is also down to its lowest ever price at £259.99 (save £169).

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WD Elements SE SSD | 1TB | £140 £78.49 at Amazon
Save £61 – For a pocket-sized SSD, this is a little beaut. And for a pocket-sized SSD that’ll get you 1TB of storage for its lowest ever price – that’s even better. WD’s pedigree comes through here and this is a fine external option. 

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WD BLACK D30 | 1TB | £126.49 £102.99 at Amazon
Save £23.50 – A small and tidy saving off this great external SSD. It’s got a neat stand too so there’s no danger of this drive just dangling and putting stress on a cable. The lowest ever price too so the value is real is this one!

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Sabrent PS5 Heatsink | £30 £24.99 at Amazon
Save £5 – If you do go for a PS5 SSD without a heatsink, like one of the above drives, then this is the best heating solution you can get on its own – we think. It replaces the whole PS5 SSD bay panel and incorporated it into part of the heatsink too. Ingenius. 

Is it worth waiting for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals?

We’d strongly recommend that you wait for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals, because your money will absolutely go further if you do. However, if you’re in need of a more instant storage solution there are some great prices on some of our favourite external SSD and HDDs below.

What SSD should you buy for PS5?

We feel confident saying that there definitely will be something for everyone in this year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals. There are big brands that are well established, but the great thing about the SSD market is that you don’t need to go with a bigger brand to get amazing read and write speeds.

The internal PS5 SSD market is likely to be an exciting one thanks to prices slowly coming down in the last year. Deal prices will most likely take amazing drives to historically low prices as manufacturers like Seagate and WD try to offset a troubling year. Newer internal drives such as the WD SN850, Seagate’s FireCuda 530, and Gigabyte’s AORUS 7000s are good candidates for first, big price cuts. 

For example, the SN850 1TB with heatsink will likely be a deal-prone drive because its sibling, the SN850X was released recently. The SN850X is great, but the SN850 will likely now be even better value since its been supplanted by a newer model. We predict it’ll have a cracking price come Black Friday, so keep your eyes peeled. 

The Samsung 980 PRO 1TB is a great bet for a lowest ever price in this year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals – across all of its capacities. It’s been on the scene for a bit longer and has already seen its ‘normal’ price settle at a lower level. Its current lowest price is $179.99 (opens in new tab), a decent drop from the $230 starting point but given its age on the market, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this hit the $150 mark this year. (You will need your own heatsink with this model though – remember that.)

Whatever internal model you have your eyes on, remember it will still have to meet Sony’s criteria and recommended specs. Here they are again for convenience:

  • PCIe Gen4 interface
  • 250GB – 4TB capacity
  • 5,500MB/s read speed or faster
  • 22mm width (do not go for 25mm units)
  • Heatsink required (built-in or DIY)

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When it comes to the external models, the perenially popular Samsung T5 is worth keeping an eye on. While it, too, has been out for a while and its regular price point is decent, it always receives price cuts every Black Friday. The WD P10 SSD (1TB) is also one we’d keep a close eye on. Its lowest ever price has only been to the $179.99 mark – a price it’s currently near ($199.99) – we think this would be a great candidate to smash its lowest ever price, or at least match it.

And remember, there’ll be great discounts off loads of PS5 external HDDs too: from long-time favourites like WD’s My Passport to Seagate’s licensed hard drive companions for PS4 and Xbox One. Even value drives like Toshiba’s Canvio Advance range to premium, large-scale expansions like Seagate’s desktop big boys will see reductions as HDD continues to get cheaper.

Complete your preparation for the sales on all things PS5 this year with info on the Black Friday PS5 TV deals, and for those across the console aisle, check out our Black Friday Xbox Series X deals page. Need to fill your new SSD? Take a look at the Black Friday video game deals we expect to see this year. We’d also recommend keeping tabs on this year’s Black Friday Samsung deals for more. 

Written by Jane