Best SSD and Hard Drive Deals 2024

Best SSD and Hard Drive Deals

Upgrading your computer's SSD is a game-changer, giving you more performance, more capacity, or both. Whether it's picking up a speedy new boot drive or adding secondary storage that increases your capacity, you can find some amazing deals on the best SSDs.

Not only are retailers eager to clear out inventory, but prices on Flash memory have fallen in recent times. The result: some really strong SSD deals. We're now seeing decently fast 2TB SSDs for less than $100 and 4TB models for less than $200. High-performance drives like the Samsung 990 Pro, our favorite PCIe 4.0 SSD, don't go for much more.  

But don't be fooled: not every drive is worthy of your money or a place of honor in your PC.  That's why we've listed the best SSD deals below. Many of these drives are listed on our SSD Benchmark hierarchy so you can see how they stack up to the competition. You can also track the latest SSD prices on all the key drives, even if they are not on sale.  

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SSD Deals: What to Look For

  • SATA or NVMe: SSDs either use the SATA or NVMe interface, with the latter being as much as six times faster (or more). All 2.5-inch drives are SATA, but M.2 drives could be either NVMe or SATA interface, though the latter is now rare. If you have a desktop or laptop that was built in the last 5 years, it almost certainly supports NVMe, which is faster. As SATA is old news, most of the best SSD deals are on NVMe drives.

  • 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. You won't find that many deals on 2.5-inch drives, but they can be useful for bulk storage as many motherboards have a ton of SATA ports but only two M.2 slots.

  • PCIe 3, 4 or 5: If you're buying an NVMe SSD, you can choose among PCIe 3, 4 or 5 interfaces with speeds increasing from a maximum of around 3,500 MBps sequential reads and writes to 8,000 MBps and 14,000 MBps. At this point, PCIe 4 drives are mainstream and offer the best value. PCIe 5 drives are extraordinarily expensive, require a newer-gen platform that supports them, and also generate a fair amount of heat. We're seeing the best SSD deals on PCIe 4 drives which is the best standard for most people.

  • Capacity: 2TB seems to be the sweet spot for price and performance, with decent 2TB, PCIe 4 NVMe drives going for around $80 or less and high-performance ones in the sub $130 range. If you can splurge, go for a 4TB drive, which could cost anywhere from $150 for a low-end drive, up to $250 for a high-end one. If you really need to save money, a decent 1TB drive can cost $50 or less. However, the top SSD deals this year are definitely on 2 and 4TB capacities. 

Best SSD Deals

Samsung 990 Pro (4TB) SSD: now $319 at Best Buy

Samsung 990 Pro (4TB) SSD: now $319 at Best Buy  (was $409)   
The Samsung 990 Pro 4TB is among the fastest SSDs currently available on the market with read and write speeds up to 7450/6900 MB/s, almost maxing out the Gen 4 bandwidth. 

Samsung T9 Portable 4TB SSD: now $299 at Amazon

Samsung T9 Portable 4TB SSD: now $299 at Amazon (was $439)    
The Samsung T9 portable SSD 4TB edition is available right now for its lowest price to date. This SSD can reach read/write speeds as high as 2000 Mbps.  

WD Black SN850X (4TB) SSD: now $292 at Amazon

WD Black SN850X (4TB) SSD: now $292 at Amazon (was $699)
The SN850X is a speedy PCIe 4.0 SSD for PCs, laptops, and the PlayStation 5. The drive boasts a sequential performance that peaks at 7,300 MB/s reads and 6,600 MB/s writes. See our review of the WD Black SN850X for more information.   

WD_BLACK SN850X (1TB) SSD: now $84 at Amazon

WD_BLACK SN850X (1TB) SSD: now $84 at Amazon (was $159)
This SSD is notably fast and capable of reaching read/write speeds as high as 7300 / 6300 Mbps. It uses a WD Proprietary controller and connects using a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.

Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S 1TB: now $125 at Amazon

Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S 1TB: now $125 at Amazon (was $149)
This is one of the best prices we've seen yet on this Seagate expansion card. This offer is for the 1TB model but other capacities are available as well, including a 2TB model. It's designed specifically to work with the Xbox Series X|S consoles by replicating the Xbox Velocity Architecture.

Silicon Power UD90 (2TB)SSD: now $119 at Newegg

Silicon Power UD90 (2TB) SSD: now $119 at Newegg (was $129)
This SSD is suitable for casual and gaming use with impressively high speeds capping out at 5000 / 4800 Mbps. It uses an NVMe Gen 4 interface and has a 2 TB storage capacity.

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB with heatsink: now $179 at Best Buy

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB with heatsink: now $179 at Best Buy (was $229)

The Samsung 980 Pro is a lightning-fast PCIe 4.0 SSD that delivers sequential read and write speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s, respectively. See our review of the Samsung 980 Pro for more information. 

WD Black SN850X (2TB) SSD with Heatsink: now $189 at Amazon

WD Black SN850X (2TB) SSD with Heatsink: now $189 at Amazon (was $199)
Perfect for a PS5 upgrade (or your PC), thanks to its heatsink, this PCIe 4.0 SSD boasts rated read and write speeds of 7,300 and 6,600 MBps.

Crucial P3 NVMe (1TB) SSD: now $61 at Best Buy

Crucial P3 NVMe (1TB) SSD: now $61 at Best Buy (was $74)
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.

Solidigm P41 Plus PCIe 4.0 (2TB) SSD: now $126 at Newegg

Solidigm P41 Plus PCIe 4.0 (2TB) SSD: now $126 at Newegg (was $169)
With sequential read/write speeds of 4125/3325 MBps, this 2TB drive is great value and performance in one small package.  We reviewed the P41 Plus and found it a modest SSD, but at this price, it's a good choice for a second storage or games library drive.

Samsung SSD 980 M.2 (1TB) SSD: now $79 at Amazon

Samsung SSD 980 M.2 (1TB) SSD: now $79 at Amazon (was $129)
Samsung has a great reputation for quality SSDs, and the Samsung 980 SSD continues that legacy. It lacks DRAM but packs extremely fast NAND and generally outpaces similarly priced budget SSDs. The 980 delivers sequential speeds of 3,500MB/s read and 3,000MB/s write.

Crucial P2 M.2 2280 (1TB) SSD: now $74 at Amazon

Crucial P2 M.2 2280 (1TB) SSD: now $74 at Amazon (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 M.2 NVMe (1TB) SSD: now $61 at Amazon

Crucial P3 M.2 NVMe (1TB) SSD: now $61 at Amazon (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.

4TB TeamGroup MP34 M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD: now $209 at Newegg

4TB TeamGroup MP34 M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD: now $209 at Newegg (was $399)
When we reviewed the MP34 back in 2019, it was an excellent value, offering solid performance (it’s rated to 3,500/2,900 MB/s sequential reads/writes) and high endurance at competitive pricing.  

2TB Crucial P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $114 at Best Buy

2TB Crucial P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $114 at Best Buy (was $134)
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.

Best External SSD / HDD / NAS Deals

Crucial X10 Pro 4TB Portable SSD: now $284 at Amazon with coupon

Crucial X10 Pro 4TB Portable SSD: now $284 at Amazon with coupon (was $313)

The Crucial X10 Pro 4TB is 33% off; it dishes out up to 2,100 / 2,000 MB/s of sequential read/write throughput over the USB 3.2 2x2 interface. It also supports 256-bit AES encryption and comes with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable.

20TB Seagate Exos X20: now $324 at Newegg

20TB Seagate Exos X20: now $324 at Newegg (was $699)
This massive 20TB 7,200 RPM drive can store more than its fair share of data. It has 256MB of cache and is one of the fastest HDDs around. Plus, you're only paying 1.35 cents per GB!

16TB WD Red Pro NAS: now $308 at Amazon

16TB WD Red Pro NAS: now $308 at Amazon (was $569)
This speedy 7,200 RPM drive is designed for incredibly rough environments in multi-drive NAS, and it has robust specs, like a five-year warranty and 330 TB/year workload rating, to prove it. It will be just as happy in a desktop PC, though. 

1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD: now $109 at Amazon

1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD: now $109 at Amazon (was $129)
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 $89 at Amazon

1TB Samsung SSD T7 Portable External SSD: now $89 at Amazon (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.

  • 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.

    Update: looks like Toms did a review on it, saying it was a risky bet: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/kingston-nv2-ssd
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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.
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  • JSGhost
    I went for the 1TB PNY GAMIXX S70 BLADE which boats an impressive 7600Mbps /6800 Mbps, Read and write respectively... For about *$100 US*
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  • Udyr
    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/pFGjRMrVr4UagAmJJRqgZ6-200-100.jpgSolidigm P41 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $98dddddddddddddddddddddddddddwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaa at Newegg (was $169)
    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/tjR8VeCQEqLk4xWL7kBE86-200-100.jpeg
    500GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $8 wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww4 at Amazon (was $139)

    Are you having a seizure writing this? We should call 911.
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  • popatim
    Completely missed the WD 18TB Easystore for $199 @ BestBuy
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  • drtweak
    "All 2.5-inch drives are SATA"

    False. Now to say "You won't be buying a 2.5 NVMe in a store" would 99.99% be true, U.2 NVMe drives are 2.5 inch form factor but share the same physical (not not electrically) SAS like connector. So unless you had a SAS connector you couldn't even connect it to begin with unless you had an adapter cable.
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  • timecop1818
    PiranhaTech said:
    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.

    Update: looks like Toms did a review on it, saying it was a risky bet: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/kingston-nv2-ssd
    I bought an NV2 to use as scratch drive for video muxing/encoding and it's pretty bad at sequential writes, my usual workflow is concatenating 60-100gb of mp4 media which I dump from temp storage to NV2 and it gets extremely hot and often slow.
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  • SSGBryan
    Most of these things were cheaper 6 weeks ago.

    Looking at you Silicon Power.
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  • Trailer98
    SSGBryan said:
    Most of these things were cheaper 6 weeks ago.

    Looking at you Silicon Power.

    I ordered (3) 1TB PNY CS2241's from Newegg on 10/31 for $34.99 apiece...they're still on "backorder". Go figure! They're now listed for $65...reckon I'll never see them but I ain't cancelling the order.

    https://www.newegg.com/pny-1tb-cs2241/p/N82E16820177157?Item=N82E16820177157
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