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Best SSD and Hard Drive Deals 2022

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Whether it's picking up a speedy new boot drive (perhaps one of the best SSDs) or adding secondary storage that increases your capacity, this is a great time to buy a new SSD or HDD.

It's also a good time to look for savings on the best external drives you can use for backup or for transferring data between all your devices. If you don't already have a large external hard drive or SSD, you really should get one in order to do full system backups or just keep your important files somewhere besides the cloud.

Below, we've listed the best SSD and hard drive deals that are available from major retailers such as Amazon and Newegg. We're also tracking the best monitor deals, best CPU deals, best gaming laptop deals, best 3D printer deals and the Best PC hardware deals overall.

SSD Deals: What to Look For

2.5-inch or M.2: Most internal SSDs are either 2.5-inch or M.2 form factor. 2.5-inch drives connect to SATA ports and can replace old-school mechanical hard drives. M.2 drives look like RAM sticks and plug into dedicated M.2 ports.

SATA or NVMe: SSDs either use the SATA or NVMe interface, with the latter being as much as six times faster (or more). However, you need to know which your PC supports. All 2.5-inch drives are SATA, but M.2 drives could be either NVMe or SATA interface. 

Capacity: 1TB seems to be the sweet spot for price and performance, with decent NVMe drives going of around $100 or less and high-performance ones in the sub $150 range.  You can save money with a 512GB drive or, for an older PC with limited needs, a 256GB unit can be extremely cheap.

SSD Deal Tips

Each SSD deal listed below was individually verified to ensure value. But don't just take our word for it - there are tools you can use to improve your research game.

We recommend using third-party applications to help research price history and compare SSD prices between vendors. Google Shopping and PCPartPicker provide useful comparison data, while CamelCamelCamel is ideal for checking Amazon price history. Using these websites will help make sure any deals you find are genuine.

Best SSD and HDD Deals Overall

WD Black SN850 NVMe M.2 2TB: was $270, now $239 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Jump on the PCIe Gen 4 superhighway with speeds up to 7000 MB/s read and 5300 MB/s write. This 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD is a great compact storage solution with all the durability you know and love from Western Digital storage products.

WD Black SN850 NVMe M.2 1TB: was $155, now $139 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Jump on the PCIe Gen 4 superhighway with speeds up to 7000MB/s read and 5300MB/s write, all in a compact package with all the durability you know and love from Western Digital storage products.

Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 1TB: was $229, now $139 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Our favourite SSD thanks to its epic performance and superb power efficiency, the Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) offers sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 5,100 MBps.

WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2TB: was $130, now $95 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
WD's reliable, low-cost NVMe drive promises sequential read and write speeds of 2,400 and 1,750 MBps respectively.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2 4TB: was $749, now $699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSD delivers up to 7.1GB/s of read and 6.6 GB/s of write throughput and is now on sale at its all-time lowest price.

WD BLACK SN750 NVMe 2TB: was $379, now $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD from Western Digital sports a sleek design that will fit into any build, along with fast read speeds up to 3,470 MB/s, which will really speed up loading times across your favorite games.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4 1TB: was $159, now $149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This PCIe 4, NVMe SSD blew us away when we reviewed it, returning scores that were similar to the more-expensive WD Black SN850 and Samsung 980 PRO. It promises sequential reads and writes of up to 7,000 and 5,300 MBps.

PNY XLR8 CS3040 PCIe Gen 4 2TB: was $259, now $199 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 2TB PNY XLR8 CS3040 SSD comes in at a capacious 2TB capacity with up to 5,600 MB/s reads and 4,300 MB/s writes. It would make a perfect upgrade for a PC or even a PlayStation 5.

Corsair MP600 Core M.2 NVMe 1TB: was $155, now $109 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD has up to 4,700MB/sec sequential read and 1,950MB/sec sequential write speeds. The MP600 also features a built-in aluminium heatsink.

Samsung 980 PRO PCIe Gen 4 500GB: was $149, now $84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If the 2TB is a little out of your price range, the 500GB Samsung 980 PRO also takes advantage of the PCIe x4 interface to offer sequential transfer rates of up to 6,900 MB/s read and 5,000 MB/s write.

WD Black SN850 500GB: was $149, now $84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD offers impressively fast read/write speeds of up to 7000/5300 MB/s, a minimal design and a comprehensive WD Black software dashboard for keeping it running at its best.

Sabrent Rocket 2TB NVMe SSD: was $200, now $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This internal performance SSD gives your build a serious speed increase with sequential read speeds up to 3,400 MB/s and 2,700 MB/s write, based on Toshiba’s BiCS 3D TLC NAND flash memory. Plus, Sabrent’s software package helps you make the most of your drive.

Mushkin Enhanced Pilot-E M.2 2280: was $310, now $189 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Need a lot of NVMe storage for a good price? Mushkin nails this with their 2TB M.2 drive for under $200. Max sequential read speeds up to 3,500 MB/s and write up to 3,100 MB/s.

Sabrent 4TB Rocket Q4 NVMe M.2: was $750, now $589 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 4TB SSD from Sabrent has an M.2 form factor with read/write speeds up to 4900/3500 MB/s.

XPG SX8100 PCIe Gen 3 4TB: was $699, now $449 at B&H (opens in new tab)
This 4TB SSD is down to $450 at B&H Photo. It has read/write speeds as high as 3500/3000 MB/s.

Best Holiday External SSD / HDD / NAS Deals

Samsung SSD T7 Portable External SSD: was $170, now $109 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 1TB SSD comes in three colours grey, blue, and red. It has read/write speeds as fast as 1050/1000 MB/s and connects using a USB 3.2 interface.

Sandisk NVME Extreme Portable 1TB: was $249, now $129 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get $115 off this tiny, stylish and incredibly speedy portable SSD from SanDisk — sporting a rugged, durable construction and impressive read/write speeds you'd expect from an NVMe drive.

WD Easystore 14TB external hard drive: was $362, now $229 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Right now at Best Buy, you can grab a rather large 14TB of 7,200-RPM HDD storage right now. Connecting via USB 3.0 - this external drive is large enough to back up your files and data. 

SanDisk Extreme V2 4TB: was $769, now $459 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Extreme V2 4TB provides ample space and very fast transfer speeds for your backups.

You can find even more savings at our best PC gaming deals page. We're also tracking the best monitor deals, best CPU deals, best SSD deals, best gaming laptop deals, best keyboard deals, best gaming mouse deals and the best PC hardware deals overall.

Makers and hobbyists will find sales by checking out the best 3D printer deals, best Raspberry Pi deals and best robot deals. If you're shopping for a graphics card, we even have advice on how to find the best RTX 3080 deals, best RTX 3070 deals and best RTX 3060 deals you can find in this challenging market.

Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.