Amazon Prime Day is over, and while we'll need to wait for Black Friday for the next sale extravaganza, we're still seeing several great deals on storage devices – even the best SSD for gaming has a hefty discount. An SSD isn't just a worthwhile upgrade as more developers recommend them in their games' system requirements, but an essential one for titles like Microsoft Flight Simulator that take an age to load. And, as a bonus, they even offer speedier boot times over hard drives, getting you into Windows quicker.
Whether you want the fastest fourth generation NVMe SSD possible, a budget NVMe drive, or a larger capacity SATA SSD for storing the entirety of your Steam library on, there's plenty on sale, and in every capacity too. One could even be the perfect upgrade to the best gaming laptop.
These are the best SSD deals:
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get an SSD that has read and write speeds that are leagues above a conventional hard drive, especially when you can cut the price in half.
The standout deal is a $15 reduction on the 500GB Samsung 980 SSD, with a new lower price of $59.99. This offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,100MB/s and 3,000MB/s respectively. You can also take 37% (£40) off the Crucial P2 500GB drive in the UK, bringing the price down to £46.02 from £58.79.
If you’re lucky enough to have an AMD Zen 2, Zen 3, or an Intel Rocket Lake-based rig, you can take advantage of the increased bandwidth PCIe 4.0 has to offer. You can take $30 off the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro Gen4 NVMe drive, with a lower price of $199.99.
This drive is capable of sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and 5,000MB/s respectively, nearly maxing out the bandwidth available on the standard.
If you’re in the UK and want a drive with similar speeds, you can take £10 off the same drive, with a new low price of £182.52.
The majority of gamers won’t have a PCIe 4.0-compatible rig just yet, and there are still some great deals on NVMe SSDs designed for the third generation standard that take advantage of the full 3,500MB/s of bandwidth available. There’s currently a 48% ($120) saving on the WD Black SN750 1TB SSD, bringing the price down to $129.99. The rated sequential read and write speeds of 3,470MB/s and 3,000MB/s are about as good as you can get on the PCIe 3.0 standard, making this drive a great buy right now.
You can save 23% (£28) on the Samsung 980 1TB SSD in the UK, with a reduced price tag of £94.97.
What SATA drives lose in read speeds they more than make up for in reduced price per GB, and they’re still significantly faster than a hard drive. Crucial’s 2TB MX500 SATA drive has a $21 discount, reducing the price to $208.31 This has read and write speeds of 560MB/s and 510MB/s respectively, along with a high-endurance 700TBW rating.
If you’re in the UK and looking for a similar Prime Day deal, the 1TB version of the Crucial MX500 SATA drive is almost £12 cheaper, setting you back £94.97.
If you’re looking for something else, you don’t have to wait till Black Friday. We regularly post the best hardware deals of the day, including SSDs.