While last generation wasn’t the easiest to get through if you had a limited storage capacity on PS4, there were at least a lot of relatively cheap options for external and internal upgrades. With PS5 and its super-fast SSD however, pricing is pretty different and so are the potential storage solutions available.
Unlike the PS4 however, upping the number of ‘Gigs’ available to store games and applications is a little more accessible thanks to the PS5’s expandable storage slot, separate from its core, internal SSD.
In regards to pricing, since we’re talking a massive uptick in storage speed here, that does mean prices are a little beefier this time around. Not only that, but on the technical side, since this is a custom-designed storage solution, the requirements and specifications are stricter than last-gen. For example, due to the heat produced by these components, heatsinks are recommended, adding another aspect to research and consider. Thankfully, our friends over at Digital Foundry have a great article covering all these details and more, including a list of compatible SSDs they’ve tested and recommend. They also include a video showcasing the slowest compatible SSD currently on the market for those of you intrigued by the results!
Best PS5 SSD Deals
The PS5 SSD expansion feature didn't get unlocked until fairly recently, so it’s possible we won't see many SSDs drop in price. We’re hoping there’ll be a few decent deals you can snag though. Rather than searching all across the whole wide web all on your lonesome for deals, we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the best places to net great prices on PS5 storage expansions. While there may not be many, be sure to keep checking back as we’ll be updating this page during the countdown to Black Friday and during the mega sales event with as many deals as we can find!
Additionally, we’ve included a couple of heatsinks as options for any SSD listed that doesn't come with one already.
- Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB for £174.99 at Amazon
- Crucial P5 Plus 1TB for £107.99 at Amazon
- WD_BLACK D30 1TB for £102.99 at Amazon
- WD_BLACK SN850 1TB for £119.99 at Amazon
- WD_BLACK SN850 1TB (with Heatsink) for £167.98 at Amazon
- Samsung 980 Pro 1TB for £124.99 at Amazon
- SSD M.2 2TB Samsung 980 PRO for £233.99 at Amazon
- WD_BLACK 500GB SN850 for $89.99 at Amazon US
- 980 PRO 2TB for $369.95 at Amazon US
- Sabrent 1TB for $149.99 ($129.99 with limited time coupon) at Amazon US
Expanding storage of a system is a big deal and it’ll help you sustain a larger number of games. Purchasing an SSD is definitely a worthy and important purchase. As such, we understand that they are likely to be sought after during this Black Friday time, so we want to ensure you’re seeing all the best deals as quickly as possible. To that end, we’ll be updating this article as often as possible as new deals arise.
As mentioned earlier, be sure to check out Digital Foundry’s article covering different SSDs, as well as their video showing how to install an SSD and the results of the Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD, one of the drives featured by us as a deal in this article.
For those of you with a recently purchased SSD, prepare for your soon-to-be-expanded PS5 storage by checking out the deals we’ve found for PlayStation games and accessories in this article, so you can bolster your line-up of titles this holiday season. And if you want to make sure you’re seeing the latest deals as they become available in real-time, give us a follow on Twitter and even turn on tweet notifications to ensure you never miss a single deal!