Best Holiday SSD and Hard Drive Deals

Various SSD drives
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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 holiday deals season is a particularly good time to buy a new SSD or HDD. 

Not only are retailers eager to clear out inventory this holiday season, but we also see prices on flash memory falling. The result: some really strong savings on solid state drives. We're now seeing 2TB SSDs for close to $100, a price previously reserved for 1TB drives.

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.

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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, though the latter is now rare. 

Capacity: 1TB seems to be the sweet spot for price and performance, with decent NVMe drives going for 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.

Best SSD Deals

1TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD:  now $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

1TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $129)
One of our favorite SSDs thanks to its great performance and power efficiency, the Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) offers sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 5,100 MBps.

1TB Crucial P3 NVMe SSD:  now $71 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

1TB Crucial P3 NVMe SSD: now $71 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) (was $89)
This budget-oriented PCIe 3.0 NVME SSD promises sequential read and write speeds of 3,500 and 3,000 MBps. It performed well on our tests and is extremely power efficient, making it great for laptops.

1TB Samsung SSD 980 M.2: now $89 with Promo Code at Newegg (opens in new tab)

1TB Samsung SSD 980 M.2: now $89 with Promo Code at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $129)
Samsung has a great reputation for quality SSDs, and the SSD 980 continues that legacy. It lacks DRAM but packs extremely fast NAND and generally outpaces similarly priced budget SSDs.

1TB Crucial P2 M.2 2280 SSD: now $72 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

1TB Crucial P2 M.2 2280 SSD: now $72 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $85)
The Crucial P2 1TB SSD has an M.2 2280 form factor and relies on a Phison E13T controller. It has Micron 96L TLC memory and can reach speeds as high as 2400 / 1800 Mbps. This drive is supported by a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty from Crucial.

Crucial P3 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD: now $71 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Crucial P3 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD: now $71 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $89)
The Crucial P3 1TB SSD can reach read/write speeds of 3500/3000 MB/s. It has an M.2 2280 form factor and connects using an NVMe interface.

1TB Intel 670p SSD:  now $59 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

1TB Intel 670p SSD: now $59 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $79)
If you're looking for an inexpensive, but reliable and reasonably performant SSD, Intel's 670p fits the bill. The PCIe 3.0 drive is rated for read and write transfer rates of 3,500 and 2,500 MBps.

2TB Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $202 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

2TB Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $202 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $224)
When we tested the 1TB model of the Fury Renegade (opens in new tab) M.2 drive, we found it to be one of the fastest PCIe 4.0 drives, with improved endurance. Now the roomier 2TB model is on sale at its lowest price ever. 

2TB Crucial P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD:  now $143 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

2TB Crucial P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $143 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $189)
Crucial’s P3 Plus isn’t the best-performing drive by any measure, as we saw in our review. But it’s a PCIe 4.0 model rated to top 5,000 MB/s sequential reads and 4,200 MB/s writes, with a good 5-year warranty.

1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD:  now $89 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $89 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a great deal on a drive with PCIe 4.0 speeds, the Rocket is for you. It promises sequential reads and writes of 5,000 and 4,400 MBps respectively. Use coupon code FTSBUAA642 to get it at this price.

4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2: now $599 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2: now $599 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $699)
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.

500GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

500GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $79 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $139)
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.

500GB WD Black SN850 SSD: now $84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

500GB WD Black SN850 SSD: now $84 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $149)
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.

Best External SSD / HDD / NAS Deals

16TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive:  now $279 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

16TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive: now $279 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
This WD 16TB external HDD is a steal at $239. This drive uses speedy CMR magnetic recording tech and spins at 5,400 RPM. This is a 'Shuckable' drive, meaning it can be popped out of the enclosure and used in a PC, but that does void the warranty.  

1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD:  now $89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD: now $89 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $159)
The Samsung T7 Shield 1TB features up to 1,050/1,000 of sequential read/write throughput and connects using a USB-C or USB Gen 3 connection. It also has an IP65 rating for shock, dust, and water resistance. 

1TB Samsung SSD T7 Portable External SSD: now $98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

1TB Samsung SSD T7 Portable External SSD: now $98 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $139)
This 1TB SSD comes in three colors grey, blue, and red. It has read/write speeds as fast as 1050/1000 MB/s and connects using a USB 3.2 interface.

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Stewart Bendle
Deals Writer

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.

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  • PiranhaTech
    The Kingston 2TB NV2 has been pretty good and on sale for $129

    Synthetic benchmarks were a little weak, but the real-world read benchmarks were excellent. The write benchmarks were mediocre, but many of us read far more than write. It makes a great gaming drive.
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  • Co BIY
    Solidigm P41 Plus Series 2TB at NewEgg for $109! - Backordered but I put my money down.

    I figured it will saturate the PCIe 3.0 of the target system.

    I was shopping the Crucial P3 and P3 plus but Crucial needs to get price competitive.

    We need a review of the Solidigm P44 Pro - Looks interesting.
    Reply