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Best Deals on SSD and Hard Drives

Best Deals on SSDs
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Even though Prime Day has passed, we're still seeing great deals on SSDs (including some of the best SSDs) and hard drives, not only from Amazon but also from competitors such as Newegg. With the holidays approaching and SSD prices falling, this is a good time to upgrade your storage, whether it's adding a speedy new boot drive or adding a secondary drive that increases your capacity. 

This  is also a great time to look for savings on external drives you can use for back up or transferring data between computers. 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 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 computer monitor deals and best 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. 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 is dirt 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 Prime Day SSD Deals

PNY CS900 120GB: was $27, now $19 @Amazon
This internal SSD has a maximum storage capacity of 120GB. This is a 2.5" drive read/write speeds up to 515 / 490MBps.View Deal

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB: was $94, now $49 @Walmart
This internal SSD is both small in capacity and form factor. It can hold up to 250GB of data and weighs just .11 lbs. This SSD also supports AES 256-bit encryption.View Deal

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB: was $89, now $69 @ 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

SAMSUNG 860 PRO SSD 512GB: was $149, now $99 @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 $47 @Newegg
This SSD is usually priced at $58 but is currently $47 via Newegg. It has a 3.5" form factor and 500GB storage capacity.View Deal

Crucial P2 500GB M.2: was $69, now $59 @Newegg
This SSD from Crucial has read/write speeds as fast as 2400/1900 MBps. This offer is for the 500GB edition and is set to expire on Sunday, October 18th.View Deal

XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB: was $129, now $64 @Amazon
The 500GB version of our favorite affordable NVMe SSD can read and write at rates of 3,500 MBps and 2,300 MBps respectively. When we published our XPG SX8200 Pro Review, we noted that this drive loaded game levels and copied 50GB of files faster than any competitor but Intel's pricey Optane 905P. View Deal

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB: was $129, now $89 @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 $62 @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 $59 @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

Corsair MP400 M.2 2280 1TB: was $136, now $119 @Newegg
This internal SSD has an M.2 form factor and a 1TB storage capacity. It's currently discounted to $119 from $136. Check out Corsair Force MP400 review to see what it's about.View Deal

SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO: was $279, now $189 @Amazon
Take 1TB with you on the go using this offer from Amazon on the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Pro external SSD. It's currently discounted with $90 off.View Deal

Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 1TB: was $238, now $199 @Newegg
This internal Seagate SSD uses a PCIe Gen 4 x4 interface and has a 1TB storage capacity. It’s currently marked down to $199 through Newegg.View Deal

Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1TB: was $103, now $93 @Newegg
This internal SSD has an M.2 2280 form factor and has a read/write speed of 2110/1700 MBps.View Deal

SanDisk Extreme 1TB External: was $239, now $159 @BestBuy
Save $80 on this portable SSD from SanDisk. It has a 1TB storage capacity and uses a USB-C interface. It weighs just 1.76 ounces.View Deal

Samsung 970 Evo 1TB: was $179, now $149 @ Amazon
This is an older drive that we gave 3.5 stars in 2018, when we published our Samsung 970 EVO SSD review. However, if you're looking for a big piece of storage on the cheap, this is worth considering—especially since it's selling for cheaper than ever. View Deal

Crucial P1 1TB M.2: was $119, now $104 @Newegg
This Crucial P1 internal SSD has a maximum storage capacity of 1TB. It has an M.2 form factor, so you won't need much space, just an open port. You can pick it up on Newegg for just $104 right now.View Deal

Samsung 870 QVO 1TB SSD: was $129, now $107 @Amazon
Save 15% 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

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB: was $244, now $224 @Newegg
This internal SSD from Intel has an M.2 2280 form factor and a maximum storage capacity of 2TB. It’s currently listed at Newegg for just $224.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB: was $499, now $299 @Amazon
This Samsung internal SSD has a maximum capacity of 2TB. It has read/write speeds up to 3500/3300 MBps.View Deal

SanDisk SSD Plus 2TB: was $229, now $189 @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

  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
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  • 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?
    Reply