Black Friday PS5 SSD deals are still going strong, so this is a great time to make some more room on your new console. The PS5 is particular about its SSDs, but all the drives on this page will fit its slot and match the speeds of its default drive, so there won’t be any compatibility issues.
There’s a lot of stuff flying about, and we can help you pick through what’s out there and what’s good. We’ve got some expertise in the situation, as our best PS5 SSD list, and best SSD’s for gaming guide should prove. We’ve been comparing SSDs for years, and now Black Friday’s here, we can use that knowledge to help you make good choices.
Whatever you end up picking, remember that internal PS5 SSDs need a heatsink, which some of the deals below come with while some don’t. So don’t forget to make sure you know what you’re buying, and if you need to get a heatsink separately. (And if you’re really unsure check out our guide on how to install an M.2 SSD in a PS5.)
If you’ve ended up here looking up PS5 stuff because you want one, then our Black Friday PS5 deals is probably more important to you right now. And if you just want to see some general weekend savings, check out the Black Friday gaming deals.
Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals in the US
- Amazon: various deals on a wide range of top PS5 SSDs (opens in new tab)
- Best buy: generous price points on SSDs (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: deals on internal and external storage solutions (opens in new tab)
Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals in the UK
- Amazon: Deals on some our top PS5 SSD picks (opens in new tab)
- Currys: Deals and instalment payment plans on SSDs (opens in new tab)
- ebuyer: Various offers on external and some internal drives (opens in new tab)
Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals: FAQs
When will the Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals start?
November 25th is when Black Friday kicks off this year. In the past, we have seen PS5 SSD deals start in the week prior, and of course carry over to Cyber Monday, which in 2022 will fall on the 28th.
Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals: What to expect this year
Amazon tends to hold some of the best Black Friday PS5 SSD deals. If you take a scan at the deals from last year, you’ll notice that a majority of them are from the world’s largest retailer.
In the UK however, you can also find a wide range of deals at a few high street tech retailers, such as Curry’s and PC world, who had a range of portable SSDs and HDDs on offer.
SSD retail prices have decreased majorly over the past year, which gives us high hopes for Black Friday prices in the coming weeks. Standard retail prices for many of our favourite drives are now even sitting at last year’s discounted prices. Essentially, you’ve picked the right time to have interest in buying an SSD for your console.
Last year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals in the US
Last year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals in the UK
Is it worth waiting for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals?
We’d strongly recommend that you wait for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals, because your money will absolutely go further if you do. However, if you’re in need of a more instant storage solution there are some great prices on some of our favourite external SSD and HDDs below.
What SSD should you buy for PS5?
We feel confident saying that there definitely will be something for everyone in this year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals. There are big brands that are well established, but the great thing about the SSD market is that you don’t need to go with a bigger brand to get amazing read and write speeds.
The internal PS5 SSD market is likely to be an exciting one thanks to prices slowly coming down in the last year. Deal prices will most likely take amazing drives to historically low prices as manufacturers like Seagate and WD try to offset a troubling year. Newer internal drives such as the WD SN850, Seagate’s FireCuda 530, and Gigabyte’s AORUS 7000s are good candidates for first, big price cuts.
For example, the SN850 1TB with heatsink will likely be a deal-prone drive because its sibling, the SN850X was released recently. The SN850X is great, but the SN850 will likely now be even better value since its been supplanted by a newer model. We predict it’ll have a cracking price come Black Friday, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Samsung 980 PRO 1TB is a great bet for a lowest ever price in this year’s Black Friday PS5 SSD deals – across all of its capacities. It’s been on the scene for a bit longer and has already seen its ‘normal’ price settle at a lower level. Its current lowest price is $179.99 (opens in new tab), a decent drop from the $230 starting point but given its age on the market, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this hit the $150 mark this year. (You will need your own heatsink with this model though – remember that.)
Whatever internal model you have your eyes on, remember it will still have to meet Sony’s criteria and recommended specs. Here they are again for convenience:
- PCIe Gen4 interface
- 250GB – 4TB capacity
- 5,500MB/s read speed or faster
- 22mm width (do not go for 25mm units)
- Heatsink required (built-in or DIY)
When it comes to the external models, the perenially popular Samsung T5 is worth keeping an eye on. While it, too, has been out for a while and its regular price point is decent, it always receives price cuts every Black Friday. The WD P10 SSD (1TB) is also one we’d keep a close eye on. Its lowest ever price has only been to the $179.99 mark – a price it’s currently near ($199.99) – we think this would be a great candidate to smash its lowest ever price, or at least match it.
And remember, there’ll be great discounts off loads of PS5 external HDDs too: from long-time favourites like WD’s My Passport to Seagate’s licensed hard drive companions for PS4 and Xbox One. Even value drives like Toshiba’s Canvio Advance range to premium, large-scale expansions like Seagate’s desktop big boys will see reductions as HDD continues to get cheaper.
Complete your preparation for the sales on all things PS5 this year with info on the Black Friday PS5 TV deals, and for those across the console aisle, check out our Black Friday Xbox Series X deals page. Need to fill your new SSD? Take a look at the Black Friday video game deals we expect to see this year. We’d also recommend keeping tabs on this year’s Black Friday Samsung deals for more.