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
Patriot VPN100 M.2 2280 1TB: was $154, now $131 @Newegg
According to PCPartPicker, this is a new low for the Patron VPN100 M.2 internal SSD. It has a 1TB storage capacity with read/write speeds up to 3450/3000 MBps.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
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 512GB: was $129, now $64 @Amazon
The 512GB 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 2TB: was $499, now $299 @Amazon
The Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB might the ultimate SSD for high-end and workstation systems if money is no object. At $299, though, money becomes much less of a concern given its hefty capacity. 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
Western Digital Blue 500GB: was $99, now $59 @Amazon
This 500GB SSD from Western Digital uses a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface. It has read/write speeds as high as 560/530MBps. As of right now, you can pick one up for $59.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
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
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2: was $124, now $89 @Walmart
Save $35 on this Samsung 970 EVO Plus internal SSD. It has a maximum capacity of 500GB and uses an M.2 form factor. It has read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,300 MBps and is available through the Walmart website.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
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