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Best Deals on SSDs and Hard Drives 2021

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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, now is a great time to buy a new SSD or HDD. 

This is also a good moment 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 right now from Amazon and its competitors.

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. 

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 and HDD Deals Overall

WD Blue SN550 1TB: was $129, now $89 at Newegg with code SSDSEPT48
This PCIe 3.0 3D NAND drive offers fast speeds, a custom-designed controller and firmware for optimized performance, plus a comprehensive software suite that monitors the health of your SSD constantly. Get an extra $10 off with the code SSDSEPT48.View Deal

Samsung 980 PRO SSD (2TB): was $429, now $367 at Amazon
This 2TB version of the Samsung 980 PRO offers a great balance between price and capacity. This speedy, PCIe x4 NVMe SSD is our current pick for best SSD overall.View Deal

Corsair MP600 Core 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD: was $154.99, now $124.99 at Amazon
This PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD is compatible with PS5 — making it one of the best priced options ready for the update tomorrow.View Deal

Samsung 980 PRO SSD (500GB): was $149, now $109 at Amazon
If the 2TB is a little out 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 MBps read and 5,000 MBps write.View Deal

WD Black SN850 500GB: was $149.99, now $107.99 at Amazon
This PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD offers impressively fast read/write speeds of up to 7000/5300MB/s, a minimal design and comprehensive WD Black software dashboard for keeping it running at its best.View Deal

WD BLACK SN750 1TB SSD: was $179.99, now $117.99 at Newegg with code SSDSEPT64
This PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD from Western Digital sports a sleek design that will fit into any build, along with fast read speeds up to 3,470 MB/s, which will really speed up loading times across your favourite games.View Deal

WD Blue (1TB): was $129, now $94.99 at Newegg
M.2 drives are great for speed, but not always for convenience. If you just want a quick plug-and-play SATA option, the WD Blue is for you. It's 400TB endurance and 560 MB/s sequential read speeds and 530 MB/s sequential write speeds make it ideal for large storage.View Deal

Sabrent Rocket 2TB NVMe SSD: was $599, now $279 at Amazon
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.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced Pilot-E M.2 2280: was $309, now $218.99 at Newegg
Need a lot of NVMe storage for a good price? Mushkin nails this with their 2TB M.2 drive for under $200. Max sequential read speeds up to 3,500 MBps and write up to 3,100 MBps.View Deal

PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB: was $179, now $144 at Amazon
The Gen4 interface of this NVMe delivers performance up to 5,600MB/s seq. read and 4,300MB/s seq. Alongside this, you have some nice premium features to ensure stability and longevity such as DRAM Cache and enhanced reliability.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced RAW Series 1TB: was $109, now $75 at Newegg
This drive features built-in LDPC ECC. According to the specs, it uses internal flash RAID and Static Data Refresh technology. This edition has read/write speeds as fast as 560/520 MBps.View Deal

Sabrent 4TB Rocket: was $749, now $699 at Amazon
This 4TB SSD from Sabrent is discounted to a new low of $689 through Amazon. It has an M.2 form factor with read/write speeds up to 4900/3500 MBps.View Deal

XPG SX8100 4TB SSD: was $699, now $599 at B&H
This 4TB SSD is down to $499 at B&H Photo. It has read/write speeds as high as 3500/3000 MBps.View Deal

Best External SSD / HDD / NAS Deals

WD easystore 8TB external hard drive: was $220, now $169 at Best Buy
Right now at Best Buy, you can grab a fast 8TB of 7,200-RPM HDD storage right now for a mere $179.99, which is far less than what you would pay for the drive inside if bought separately!View Deal

Big saving!

Seagate Desktop 8TB External HDD: was $220, now $189
You could buy this drive for $140 back in the heady days before the HDD shortage. However, given the current shortages, this $165 deal for an 8TB external drive is almost impossible to beat. The drive comes with an 18-inch USB cable and supports USB 3.0. 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:
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  • 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