The final hours of Amazon Prime Day 2023 are winding down, and we're seeing epic deals on some storage begin to expire, so you'll need to act if you want to score a deal on some of the best SSDs and best hard drives. Where the price of a 4TB drive was out of range for many folks before, today you can grab a decent drive for less than $200 or a top performer for just a little more than that. The best SSD for PS5 and one of the fastest SSDs you can buy for PC, the WD Black SN850X is now just $229, an all-time low (down from $299).
If you're after the best capacity per dollar, the crown belongs to TeamGroup's MP34 for just $156. It's a PCIe 3.0 SSD with 3,500 MB/s and 2,900 MB/s speeds. That's a fast enough speed for many boot drives and more than adequate for your D drive. We're covering all the savings on our best Prime Day SSD deals page, but below, we've listed the top 4TB bargains.
M.2 NVMe SSDs
WD Black SN850X 4TB: was $699, now $299 at Newegg
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. The drive is on backorder, but still available for now at this pricing.
Price Match: Best Buy $299
This drive has been one of the hottest buys of Prime Day, so it is currently on backorder at Newegg and out of stock on Amazon, but you can still get it at this price while supplies last at Newegg. The SN850X boasts sequential read and write speeds of 7,300 MB/s and 6,600 MB/s, respectively. The PCIe 4.0 SSD's random performance is very respectable, too, boasting 1,200,000 IOPS reads and 1,100,000 IOPS writes. When we tested the 2TB capacity, which is now just $99, we found it just a notch behind the much more expensive Samsung 990 Pro.
Although the SN850X doesn't sport the PlayStation 5 badge, it's still one of the best SSDs for the PlayStation 5 and substantially cheaper than the PS5-licensed WD Black SN850P. The only drawback with the SN850X 4TB that's on sale is that it doesn't come with a heatsink. However, you can buy a third-party heatsink for around $10 on Amazon.
The SN850X 4TB has great endurance, proudly sporting a rating of up to 2,400 TBW. It also enjoys a lengthy five-year warranty.
The TeamGroup MP34 4TB is now going for just $159, and though it may be outdated, it continues to be a strong performer. The Phison E12-powered drive currently tops the list as the most affordable 4TB SSD at just 4 cents per GB. The MP34 is an M.2 2280 drive that sticks to an older PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, but don't let that get to you. The SSD is still leagues above your average hard drive or SATA drive.
With sequential read and write speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,900 MB/s, respectively, the MP34 4TB functions as an excellent primary storage drive. One of the MP34's strong points is the drive's endurance. The SSD has a rating of 2,400 TBW and is backed by a five-year warranty.
Nextorage Japan 4TB SSD: was $549, now $258 at Amazon
Get some serious storage added to your PS5 or gaming PC with this offer on the Nextorage Japan 4TB SSD. This offer is for the edition that comes with a heatsink. It uses a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface with read/write speeds reaching 7,300 MB/s and 6,900 MB/s, respectively.
The Nextorage Japan 4TB SSD (NEM-PA4TB) is another great drive for your PlayStation 5. The PCIe 4.0 SSD sticks to the M.2 2280 form factor and sports 7,300 MB/s sequential writes and 6,900 MB/s sequential reads. The optimized heat spreader keeps the drive cool during prolonged gaming sessions. Nextorage backs the SSD with a five-year warranty with a 3,000 TBW rating.
On the other hand, the MSI Spatium M461 4TB is a slightly more expensive option for consumers that want firepower and ample storage in the same package. The SSD, powered by the Phison E21T controller, currently sits at 4.5 cents per GB or as low as 4.2 cents depending on your retailer of choice. The M.2 2280 drive leverages the faster PCIe 4.0 x4 interface to hit sequential read and write speeds up to 5,000 MB/s and 4,200 MB/s, respectively.
The Spatium M461 isn't nearly as durable as the MP34, though. MSI rates the drive for 900 TBW, but it shouldn't be an issue if you're employing it as your primary SSD with normal usage. The Spatium M461 is protected with a five-year warranty or until the TBW is up.
If you crave the ultimate performance, and your wallet can take the hit, then Crucial's T700 4TB PCIe 5.0 NVMe drive has $120 off its regular price. With sequential read speeds of up to 12,400 MB/s and write speeds of 11,800 MB/s, you have a potent drive for gaming, video editing, and other high-performance applications.
Samsung 870 QVO 8TB: was $455, now $319 at Amazon.
If you need capacity more than speed, this SATA drive from Samsung is a good deal at 4 cents per gigabyte. With a 2.5-inch form factor, the drive can be used on your desktop, NAS, or older laptops.
SATA drives may not offer performance comparable to NVMe, but they are hard to beat when you need decent performance and large capacities. The Samsung 870 QVO is a 2.5-inch SATA drive with 8TB of space that works out at 4 cents per gigabyte!
Sandisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD: was $699, now $199 at B&H Photo.
Small in size but big in performance. Sandisk's 4TB Extreme Portable SSD will fit all your data without weighing you down.
Carrying data on the move can be a precarious situation. You need a rugged drive to survive the commute, but it must also be fast. The Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD offers high performance via a USB C/USB 3.3 Gen 2 interface.
Plummeting in price from $699 to just $199, the Sandisk 4TB Extreme portable SSD has a read speed approaching 1,050 MB/s and write speeds of around 1,000 MB/s, all via a USB interface. If you need to back up files in the field, this drive is a contender for your cash.
Sandisk 4TB Extreme Pro: was $899, now $321 at Amazon.
Saving $660 on an external SSD is a big deal, and with a read / write speed of 2,000 MB/s, Sandisk's 4TB Extreme Pro is a great deal for backing up your important files.
Need even more performance from your external SSD? Of course, you do! Sandisk's 4TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD has read and write speeds approaching 2,000 MB/s, all via a USB-C/USB 3.2 interface. Best of all, this drive has also plummeted in price from $899 to $321!
Samsung T7 Shield 4TB: was $429, now $199 at Amazon
Providing 4TB of capacity in a 3.5 x 2.3-inch rugged chassis, Samsung's T7 Shield delivers read/write speeds of approximately 1,000 MB/s over a USB C interface.
Samsung's T7 Shield 4TB portable SSD is a rugged device. With IP65 water and dust resistance, this is a drive for those who work on the move. If you're filming in the field, moving previous data between locations, or need additional storage on the go, this drive is a great option.