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Best Deals on SSDs and Hard Drives

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Best Deals on SSDs and HDDs

With the holiday shopping season here and SSD prices falling, this is a good time to upgrade your storage, 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 also a great time to look for holiday 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 right now from any store on the web. Also, don't forget to check out our lists of the best tech deals overall, best holiday monitor deals, best holiday CPU deals, best holiday laptop deals and best holiday gaming PC deals

SSD Deals: What to Look For

Manufacturer: If you find a deal that's too good to be true from an unknown manufacturer, it's usually best to pass on it and hold out for a more reputable brand.

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 Deals Overall

Toshiba N300 12TB HDD: was $394, now $269 at Newegg
To redeem this deal, you need to use promo code 27HLDEALS63. It has a maximum storage capacity of 12TB and an RPM listed at 7200.View Deal

All-time low price

Samsung 870 QVO 1TB SSD: was $129, now $89 at Amazon
Save $40 on Samsung's best 2.5-inch SATA SSD. The 870 QVO uses Samsung's QLC NAND Flash along with the company's own MKX 'Metis' controller. It promises 560 / 530 MBps read and write rates and has AES 256-bit encryption. View Deal

Western Digital 500GB WD Blue: was $99, now $53 at Amazon
This 500GB internal SSD is a 2.5" drive. According to the specs, it can reach read/write speeds as high as 560/530 MBps.View Deal

Samsung 980 Pro 500 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD: was $149, now $129 at Amazon
Samsung's 980 Pro is the Korean manufacturer's go at a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD to make use of the extreme bandwidth, and its 500 GB variant is now cheaper than ever.  
View Deal

Western Digital WD Black SN750 1TB: was $179, now $129 at Newegg
This SSD comes without a heatsink. It's capable of reaching read speeds as high as 3470 MBps under ideal conditions. This offer is for the 1TB edition, but it's available in sizes ranging from 250GB to 2TB.View Deal

Crucial P5 1TB NVMe SSD: was $149, now $119 at Amazon
This 1TB NVMe SSD promises read and write rates of 3,400 and 3,000 MBPs. The drive uses Crucial's own 6-core controller, along with 96L Micron TLC NAND and LPDDR4 cache.View Deal

SK hynix Gold P31 1TB: was $224, now $134 at Amazon
The 1TB SK hynix Gold P31 is a great upgrade to boost your system's performance and it has the bare minimum amount of storage needed for most gamers. It also won the Tom's Hardware Editor's Choice award.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB: was $179 now $129 at Amazon
Samsung's most-affordable NVMe drive promises reads and writes of 3,400 and 2,500 MBps with a strong five-year warranty that covers 600 TBW. It uses Samsung 3-bit MLC V-NAND and the company's Phoenix controller.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB: was $249, now $149 at Amazon
Samsung's current mainstream SSD and one of the best SSDs overall, the 970 EVO Plus offers sequential read and write speeds of 3,500 MBps and 3,300 MBps respectively.  In a game-load time test, it was 1.5 seconds quicker than the 970 EVO.View Deal

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB: was $199, now $99 at Amazon
This SSD from Samsung is marked down in price by 50%. It has a maximum storage capacity of 1TB.View Deal

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB: was $279, now $199 at B&H
Samsung's second most capacious 860 EVO SSD is currently down $80 on B&H. This drive has a max capacity of 2TB.View Deal

Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD: was $165, now $129 at Amazon
This sleek portable SSD uses USB 10 Gbps connections to achieve speeds of up to achieve read speeds of up to 1050 MBps.View Deal

Samsung X5 Portable SSD 2TB: was $699, now $549 at Amazon
This 2TB drive was designed with portability in mind. Everything from the case design to encryption is catered to storage on the go. It's currently discounted to its lowest price ever.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB: was $249, now $149 at Amazon
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is currently marked down to $149 from $249. It uses a PCIe x4 interface and has read/write speeds as high as 3500/3300 MBps.View Deal

500GB and Under

Western Digital 500GB WD Blue: was $99, now $53 at Amazon
This 500GB internal SSD is a 2.5" drive. According to the specs, it can reach read/write speeds as high as 560/530 MBps.View Deal

Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 500GB: was $89, now $69 at Newegg
This Western Digital SSD has read/write speeds as high as 3470/3000 MBps. While it’s available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB, this offer is for the 500GB edition.View Deal

Team Group T-Force Vulcan G 2.5-inch 512GB: was $56, now $45 at Newegg
The Team Group T-Force Vulcan G supports both S.M.A.R.T. and TRIM commands. This offer is for the 512GB edition.View Deal

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB: was $89, now $69 at Amazon
The Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB is the perfect capacity for consumers that only want to store the operating system and most frequently used programs.View Deal

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 500GB: was $149, now $94 at Amazon
You can store up to 500GB on this portable SSD from SanDisk. Under ideal conditions, it can transfer with speeds up to 1050 MBps. It uses a USB-C interface to connect.View Deal

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB: was $89, now $56 at Newegg
This SSD from Samsung made its way onto our best SSDs of 2020 list thanks to its endurance, performance and included cloning software. The 500 GB edition is discounted to $56 at Newegg. View Deal

Samsung 860 PRO SSD 512GB: was $149, now $99 at Amazon
This internal SSD from Samsung has a maximum storage capacity of 512 GB. It has a 2.5" form factor and is currently listed at a new low price through Amazon.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced RAW 500GB: was $58, now $49 at Newegg
This SSD is usually priced at $58 but is currently $49 via Newegg. It has a 3.5" form factor and 500GB storage capacity.View Deal

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB: was $129, now $79 at Amazon
The Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB should be the bare minimum that casual gamers would want inside their systems.View Deal

WD SN750 500GB: was $79, now $61 at Amazon
This SSD uses an M.2 interface and has a 500GB storage capacity. It is not compatible with SATA ports, you need a vacant M.2 slot to use it. The SN750 features a data transfer rate of 3430 Mbps.View Deal

Crucial MX500 500GB: was $69, now $53 at Amazon
Head over to Amazon to save on this Crucial MX500 internal SSD. It has read/write speeds up to 560/510MBps and features AES 256-bit hardware encryption. You can read more about it in our Crucial MX500 review.View Deal

1TB Drives

Crucial P5 1TB NVMe SSD: was $149, now $119 at Amazon
This 1TB NVMe SSD promises read and write rates of 3,400 and 3,000 MBPs. The drive uses Crucial's own 6-core controller, along with 96L Micron TLC NAND and LPDDR4 cache.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB: was $179 now $129 at Amazon
Samsung's most-affordable NVMe drive promises reads and writes of 3,400 and 2,500 MBps with a strong five-year warranty that covers 600 TBW. It uses Samsung 3-bit MLC V-NAND and the company's Phoenix controller.View Deal

SK hynix Gold P31 1TB: was $224, now $134 at Amazon
The 1TB SK hynix Gold P31 is a great upgrade to boost your system's performance and it has the bare minimum amount of storage needed for most gamers. It also won the Tom's Hardware Editor's Choice award.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus (1TB): was $249, now $149 at Amazon
Samsung's current mainstream SSD and one of the best SSDs overall, the 970 EVO Plus offers sequential read and write speeds of 3,500 MBps and 3,300 MBps respectively.  In a game-load time test, it was 1.5 seconds quicker than the 970 EVO.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1TB: was $93, now $89 at Newegg
This internal SSD has an M.2 2280 form factor and has a read/write speed of 2110/1700 MBps.View Deal

Samsung 870 QVO 1TB SSD: was $129, now $89 at Amazon
Save $40 on this Samsung internal SSD from Amazon. It has read/write speeds up to 560-530 Mbps. This edition has a 2.5" form factor, making it a smaller option that doesn't require much space.View Deal

2TB and Up

Western Digital SATA 4TB: was $495, now $449 at Amazon
Every user needs extra storage, whether they are a gamer or a creator. This WD Blue 4TB SATA SSD offers up to 560 MB/s sequential read speed, and up to 530 MB/s write.     View Deal

Sabrent Rocket NVMe 2TB: was $279, now $249 at Amazon
This edition of the Sabrent Rocket NVMe has up to 2TB of storage space. It uses a PCIe x4 interface to connect.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced Pilot-E 2TB: was $309, now $209 at Newegg
Under ideal conditions, this drive can reach read/write speed as high as 3500/3100 MBps. It has a maximum storage capacity of 2TB and supports S.M.A.R.T.View Deal

SanDisk SSD Plus 2TB: was $229, now $189 at Amazon
This internal SSD from SanDisk has a 2TB storage capacity. It has read speeds as high as 535MBps. You can pick it up on Amazon for just $189.  View Deal

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB: was $279, now $199 at B&H
Samsung's second most capacious 860 EVO SSD is currently down $80 on B&H. This drive has a max capacity of 2TB.View Deal

  • DZIrl
    Today most SSDs are well grouped into ranges. Eg 1TB is between 110 and 140 Eur and saving 10 Eur on questionable manufacturer is under big question.
    Also what matters a lot is warranty. Difference between 3 and 5 years is 10 - 20 Eur. Think 5 years worth few Eur more.
    Also, DO NOT trust manufacturers and their numbers. There are a lot of sites with benchmarks showing real results. Copying huge files is not real example!

    But most important: Google before buy to see what others say!
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  • Shadowclash10
    DZIrl said:
    Today most SSDs are well grouped into ranges. Eg 1TB is between 110 and 140 Eur and saving 10 Eur on questionable manufacturer is under big question.
    Also what matters a lot is warranty. Difference between 3 and 5 years is 10 - 20 Eur. Think 5 years worth few Eur more.
    Also, DO NOT trust manufacturers and their numbers. There are a lot of sites with benchmarks showing real results. Copying huge files is not real example!

    But most important: Google before buy to see what others say!
    I agree. There are further differences: 2.5in vs M.2 (more pricey), SATA vs NVME (pricer), NVME 3.0 vs 4.0 (pricier), and certain products of a brand are alot more expensive even if the same interface and capacity is used.

    Wow, SSD prices in Europe must be alot higher than in America :(. Here you can easily find brand-name 1TB SATA SSDs for $100. Or 85 Euros?
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  • DZIrl
    Shadowclash10 said:
    Wow, SSD prices in Europe must be alot higher than in America :(. Here you can easily find brand-name 1TB SATA SSDs for $100. Or 85 Euros?

    Yeah, we in Europe have lower salaries but higher prices :mad:
    Reply
  • Shadowclash10
    DZIrl said:
    Yeah, we in Europe have lower salaries but higher prices :mad:
    Same in Australia, IIRC. It must be really annoying. I feel for you :(.
    Reply
  • rugupiruvu
    DZIrl said:
    Yeah, we in Europe have lower salaries but higher prices :mad:
    But the other side of the coin is you have free healthcare, much more paid vacation time, much more maternity/paternity leave, etc etc etc.
    Reply
  • rugupiruvu
    Admin said:
    These are the best SSD deals we could find—guaranteed to expand the storage on your PC without emptying your wallet. This list is upd every day.

    Best Deals on SSDs 2020 : Read more
    It would be much more helpful if you showed price per TB for each drive.
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  • kookykrazee
    The headline said HD and SSD, yet showed only SSD, why?
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  • Bamda
    I just purchased the Western Digital 4TB WD Blue for $371 on Amazon. I have wanted a larger SSD for game storage, replacing a Seagate 1TB HDD. Ended up paying .09 per GB.
    Reply
  • kep55
    Admin said:
    These are the best SSD deals we could find—guaranteed to expand the storage on your PC without emptying your wallet. This list is upd every day.

    Best Deals on SSDs 2020 : Read more
    Question - My laptop requires M.2 2280 SSD. None of the units listed indicated they were 2280 SSDs. Or are they?
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  • Co BIY
    kep55 said:
    Question - My laptop requires M.2 2280 SSD. None of the units listed indicated they were 2280 SSDs. Or are they?

    That is the most standard size (22mm x80 mm - ratio is about like a stick of gum) and the one used by all the M.2s on the list. Very few are made smaller than that (your laptop would probably accept the smaller ones too as they are just shorter).
    Reply