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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- Newegg: up to 43% off SSDs (opens in new tab)
- Amazon: Save up to 27% on Crucial SSDs (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Up to $100 off SSDs (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Up to $180 off hard drives (opens in new tab)
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
WD Black SN850X 2TB: now $159 at Western Digital (opens in new tab) (was $289)
This PCIe Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD offers impressively fast read/write speeds of up to 7300/6600 MB/s, a minimal design, and a comprehensive WD Black software dashboard for keeping it running at its best.
WD Black SN850 2TB SSD for PlayStation 5: now $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $299)
One of our favorite SSDs, the WD Black SN850 is a fast Gen 4.0 PCIe M.2 SSD with read/write performance of 7000/5300MB/s respectively. See our review of the SN850 for greater detail. This particular 2TB model is officially licensed with Sony PlayStation and comes with a heatsink - so that it can be installed in a PS5 console and dissipate heat better, due to the confined space.
1TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $79 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 $49 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.
Solidigm P41 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $109 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (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.
2TB Solidigm P44 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $149 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $234)
A much faster SSD from Solidigm (formerly Intel's SSD division), the P44 Pro can deliver up to 7,000 MBps read and 6,500 write speeds. Like several other SSDs, it's close to maxing out the PCIe 4.0 interface.
1TB Samsung SSD 980 M.2: now $78 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (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.
1TB Crucial P2 M.2 2280 SSD: now $70 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.
4TB Samsung 870 Evo SATA SSD: now $349 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $499)
Samsung’s 870 Evo is our favorite SATA SSD, with the 4TB model delivering the best performance in its class in our testing. And its rated endurance is astounding, at a whopping 2,400 TBW. You won’t find a faster or higher-rated SATA SSD.
Crucial P3 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD: now $49 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 $45 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 $177 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $224)
When we tested the 1TB model of the Fury Renegade 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.
4TB TeamGroup MP34 M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD: now $249 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (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. Here in 2022, the 4TB model is down to $329, which is about $30 cheaper than we’ve ever seen it before.
2TB Crucial P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: now $112 at Best Buy (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.
4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe M.2: now $449 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.
1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4 SSD: now $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $159)
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.
500GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $69 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) (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.
2TB Sabrent Rocket NVMe SSD: now $159 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $243)
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.
Best External SSD / HDD / NAS Deals
16TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive: now $269 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
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.
20TB Seagate Ironwolf Pro: now $339 at Newegg (opens in new tab) with promo code (was $682)
This massive 20TB 7,200 RPM drive can store a lot of data, and it's designed for NAS storage. Use code SWSCQ2A88 for a $20 discount.
16TB WD Red Pro NAS: now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (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.
8TB WD Red Plus NAS Hard Drive: now $149 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $159)
This 3.5" SATA drive spins at 5,640 RPM, boasts a 128MB cache, and can deliver up to 185 MB/s of throughput. It comes with a three-year warranty and 180TB/year workload rating, making it suitable for the most demanding use.
2TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD: now $139 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $289)
The Samsung T7 Shield 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 dust and water resistance.
1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD: now $79 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 $79 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.
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 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.