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Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals are still kicking. The big sales rush is coming to an end, but many of the best PS5 SSDs and best PS5 external hard drives are still in stock and on sale, albeit with slightly smaller discounts.
The 500GB version of this year’s most popular drives, the heatsink-less Seagate FireCuda 530, is still down to $119.99 on Amazon. The 1TB and 2TB models are all sold out, but 500GB will give your console’s store some welcome overflow. The beefier 1TB Samsung 980 Pro is still available at $199.99 from Amazon as well, and this trusted model comes with its own heatsink already installed.
Discounts are going fast, but there are still some great Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals to be had, whether you’re hunting internal, external, or traditional hard drive options. Here are the best deals that have stuck around.
The best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals available nowUS
Amazon: Save $50 off the Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink driveBest Buy: Get $50 off the Seagate FireCuda 530 Heatsink driveDell: Save up to 20% on the Samsung 980 PROWalmart: Get a Samsung T7 SSD from just $84.99Target: Save on internal SSDs and external drivesNewegg: Save 17% on the Gigabyte Aorus 7000s SSDDisney Plus: Get 12 months for the price of 10 with this dealMicrosoft: Big savings on headsets and other peripherals to go with your new SSDB&H Photo: Save up to $160 on the WD BLACK SN850 right nowSamsung: Big savings of up $3,500 on premium 8K and QLED TVsVerizon: Get up to $1,000 off 5G phones with trade-inUK
Amazon: Save 30% on the 500GB WD BLACK SN850 drive and moreCurrys: Get £20 off Samsung external drivesVery: Save up to £130 on the Samsung T7 Touch external PS5 SSDseBuyer: Offering pre-order on the Samsung 980 PRO heatsink model!Box: Get more than £50 off the WD BLACK SN850 (no heatsink)Overclockers: Save over £100 on an SN850 and a selected heatsink bundleJohn Lewis: Save 40 quid on a 500GB Samsung 980 PROSamsung: Save nearly £60 on a 1TB 980 PRO direct from the makerArgos: Get the retailer’s lowest ever prices on Samsung external SSDsCyber Monday PS5 SSD deals in the USCyber Monday PS5 SSD deals in the UKCyber Monday PS5 SSD deals: FAQsWhere will the best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals be?We’ll keep a constant bird’s eye view of all the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals on this page but, of course, it’s the usual places that are going to be worth a look. If you’re looking for some quick go-to links, then these are the retailers to check in on regularly.
Amazon: has enormous variety and ranges of stock
Best Buy: also offers a vast amount of stock and will also price match
Newegg: the PC specialist is a great source of internal and external drives
Walmart: often price matches with plenty of stock
Amazon: the mega-retailer should always be your first stop
Very: often has good stock and decent prices
Argos: can sometimes get you same-day delivery
Currys: always reliable for having stock either online or to reserve in-store
ebuyer: the PC specialist will be a valuable source for drives this year
Overclockers: always well stocked and often runs deals
Which brand makes the best PS5 SSD?Well, that’s the million-dollar question when preparing to buy such a potentially premium and important item. And it’s not clear cut – it’s nigh-on impossible to pick one brand or make.
However, of course, it’s likely that most folks will gravitate toward the big guns, and that’s what we’d suggest doing too. Western Digital’s WD_BLACK range, and the SN850, in particular, is an early, premium favourite: even, PS5 architect, Mark Cerny has given this one his stamp of approval by acquitting it personally for his own console. The same goes for Samsung’s 980 Pro stick which will have its own heatsink edition by the time we get to Cyber Monday too; given Samsung’s pedigree in storage and drives, this will undoubtedly be one of the top dogs. Seagate – synonymous with console storage solutions – will have its say too with the FireCuda 530. But other PS5 SSDs that might not be seen as ‘premium’ are still worth a look: Gigabyte’s Aorus 7000s is a great drive that should go below $200 this sales season, and the same goes for Patriot’s Viper VP4300 drive. And we haven’t even mentioned Crucial, ADATA, and more…
So, while there’s not one particular standout brand, there’s going to be a good handful to choose from.
Is a 1TB SSD enough for the PS5?If you classify yourself as a pretty ‘normal’ PS5 player who likes to have a good handful of games on the go, and to hand at once – without feeling the need to play dozens at a time – then 1TB should be enough for you. And that’s particularly the case with internal SSDs in mind – we see this as the sweet spot between a decent chunk of extra storage, and when balancing and factoring in value and price points. The NVMe SSDs that meet Sony’s recommendations are still pretty premium in nature and premium in price, so the 1TB looks to be the best bet.
If you’re in the market for an external SSD only, then you’ll probably want to aim for 2TB and up – in all likelihood. This is because an external SSD is slightly more limited in it’s function: you can only play PS4 games off the external, and only store PS5 games. If you prefer an external solution then it’s likely that the hard work it’ll do will be for the massive PS4 library, and the internal PS5 SSD will look after your PS5 games. Thus, 2TB, even when looking at moving around PS5 games, is a good starting point (though 1TB might be enough for those with smaller libraries). You’ll also get greater value in terms of a ‘terabytes to dollar or pound’ ratio too at the larger capacities.
(Image credit: Western Digital)If an internal drive is going to be target number one for you in this year’s Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals, then we think you’ll be in for some lowest ever prices – if stock holds. The big brands’ models and series will definitely be worth a look. WD’s SN850, and Seagate’s FireCuda 530 are going to be near the top of any most-wanted lists and should see deep cuts.
But the most important thing to remember when looking at internal options among the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals is that a drive needs to meet Sony’s criteria and recommended specs. Here they are again for reference:
PCIe Gen4 interface250GB – 4TB capacity5,500MB/s read speed or faster22mm width (do not go for 25mm units)Heatsink required (built-in or DIY)Cyber Monday PS5 external SSD and hard drive deals: the options
(Image credit: WD)External SSDs and HDDs have always been excellent console companions, and they are likely to be heavily discounted in the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD and external hard drive deals when the time comes.
External models like Samsung’s T5 and T7 units, and the WD_Black Game Drive SSDs are going to be ones to watch and perennial favourites like WD’s My Passport and Seagate’s licensed HDDs are well worth keeping abreast of when the price drops come raining down. Just as another reminder, remember that you can only play PS4 games from an external drive – but you can store PS5 games on one, which is still a great improvement on not being able to use them at all with PS5 software.
Today’s best dealsHowever, if you’re on the lookout for the best prices going now on some top internal PS5 SSDs, or if you just want to get your eye in ahead of the sales period, then check out the list of price below.
Cyber Monday PS5 external hard drive deals, on the other hand, are going to be worth a serious look – particularly if the heights of the internal SSD prices are a bit too, well, high. They will come down in the Cyber Monday deals but they still hold a premium compared to external PS5 SSDs or hard drives. Here’s a bunch of our favourites and their current prices.
Of course, SSDs and hard drives won’t be the only new-gen console-shaped deals in town this sales season: check out the latest on the Cyber Monday PS5 headset deals, and for those across the console aisle, check out our Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals page.
I’m one of the Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and have been for nearly three years; I’ve also been a writer on games – freelancing and the like – for four or so years for the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I’m also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and use it to write about games’ landscapes and environments too, including an upcoming book on the topic!