The best hard drive and SSD deals for Christmas 2016

DealsRadar tracks down the best SSD, HDD, internal, external, laptop and desktop drives for sale.

There has never been more content available to fill your hard drive space on your laptop or desktop PC. Movies, music, and those many Steam games you bought in the sale that you absolutely will play one day all need a home. On the plus side, storage manufacturers are constantly striving to make bigger and faster drives.

Directly below you'll find links to the hard drive aisles at some of the best retailers around for cheap hard drive or SSD deals. Below those links you'll find our hand-picked highlight of what we think are the best deals of the week. These include multiple sizes of 3.5-inch drives going up to 10TB. If you're wanting to give your laptop a boost, you'll want to check our latest SSD deals. There are also some cheap external drive options too and we'll point you in the right direction for the best deals on USB flash drives.

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Cheap hard drive deals

If you prefer to browse through a larger collection, we've rounded up a selection of relevant retailer links for you below.

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This week's best SSD deals and hard drive deals

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2.5-inch SSD deals

KingDian 120GB SSD | Now £34.99 | Amazon

With 120GB SSD deals being a bit scarce of late, it's made more sense to look towards the larger 240GB Sold State Drives instead, especially as they've been the same price lately. KingDian range of cheap drives offers a modest saving over the 240GB deal below though.

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Drevo X1 Series 240GB SSD SATAIII SSD Solid State Drive | Now £53.99 | Amazon

While the Drevo brand doesn't carry as much weight as the likes of SanDisk or Toshiba, they're easily the cheapest option this week for a 240GB Solid State Drive.

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SanDisk 240GB Solid State Drive Plus | Now £57.39 | eBay

If you know you're going to need some extra space for games or movies, we'd recommend this deal over the smaller SSDs. If you're not sure about going with the KingDian deal above, then this is your best deal for a more recognised brand.

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Crucial MX300 275GB SATA SSD | Now £66.95 | Amazon

240GB not enough but you really need to keep the cost down? £66.95 isn't much more expensive and is the best price around for a drive of this size.

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Toshiba Q300 480GB 2.5 inch SSD | Now £104.98 | BT

This is the cheapest option for a 480GB SSD, beating the next best deal by at least £10. Prices have been going up on most drives in recent weeks, so this one may sell out fast. £105 for a 480GB SSD is not to be missed. Or you can double up with the 960GB offer below.

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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5-inch SSD | Now £227.99 | Amazon

A tenner cheaper this week than the next best deal and with other drives of this size going for considerably more, this is the one to go for if you need something sooner rather than later.

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WD Blue 1TB 2.5-inch Internal SSD | Now £256.97 | ebuyer

Like the idea of a 1TB SSD deal, but don't want to pay over £300? That sounds like a reasonable enough request and ebuyer is one of the few sites complying at £256.97, which is actually £33 cheaper than last week's deal too!

Kingston 1TB SSDNow KC400 deals
This new 2.5-inch SSD from Kingston is super fast and ideal for laptops or even a PS4. It's newness is keeping the price quite high though, with most retailers hovering around the £320 mark for early adopters. Keep an eye on this comparison chart below though for the latest prices and you'll hopefully find a better deal as time goes by.

3.5-inch PC hard drive deals

Toshiba P300 2TB 3.5-inch High-Performance Hard Drive | Now £60.92 | eBuyer

With most retailers charging over £70, this cheap internal drive is well worth a look if you're wanting to upgrade the capacity on an older PC.

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Toshiba P300 3TB 7200RPM 3.5-inch Hard Drive | Now £75.99 | ebuyer

The price for this 3TB drive is impressive enough, but the increased 7200RPM speed is another big selling point too.

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Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB 3.5-inch Hard Drive | Now £113 | Amazon

This is one of the cheapest 4TB PC hard drives we've seen for a while and should provide enough space for most users. Most other drives of this size start at about £135.

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Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5-inch Extreme-Performance Hard Drive | Now £139.99 | BT

This speedy 7200RPM hard drive is excellent value if you're looking for a large 5TB capacity. If you need something that big though, maybe we can tempt you with the 6TB drive below instead?

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Toshiba X300 6TB 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive 7200RPM | Now £186.50 | BT

6TB seems to mark the line in the sand, with any larger drives costing disproportionately more than we feel is reasonable. If you need more than 6TB, we'd advise waiting for prices to drop.

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Seagate IronWolf 10TB 3.5-inch hard drive deals
This brand new hard drive from Seagate has just been released and our very own Matt Hanson gave it a highly recommended 4.5/5 rating in his extensive appraisal. Prices are pretty high, but you can use our comparison chart below to track the latest prices if you're after the best deal on this huge hard drive.

External hard drive deals

external hard drive deals

Maxtor M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline portable hard drive | Now £46.99 | Amazon

A great price for a portable drive with 1TB of space. This is currently the very cheapest 1TB option in our internal hard drive deals guide.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive | Now £54.99 | Amazon  (Prime members only) 

This hot discount is available to Amazon Prime members only and is a fantastic price for such a small-build portable hard drive. Not a member? Then sign up for a FREE Amazon Prime trial and enjoy a 30-day taste of the discounts and benefits. 

Transcend 1TB Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable Hard Drive | Now £55.99 | Amazon

This 1TB USB 3.0 external drive is a bit pricier than the offers posted above, but it's able to withstand clumsy drops or getting bashed about a bit. If you need something that's going to travel with you a lot, this is certainly one to consider.

Maxtor M3 2TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive | Now £68.99 | Amazon

We haven't had a decent 2TB deal in while as the prices have been way too close to the 1TB or 3TB options. At £68.99 though, this 2TB hard drive deal sits nicely between the other sizes.

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Toshiba 4TB StorE Canvio Desktop Hard Drive | Now £95.98 | ebuyer

This 4TB drive is a tenner cheaper than Amazon's cheapest 4TB external hard drive and features a more stylish design (well, as external hard drive chassis go at least).

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Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop USB 3.0 exteranl hard drive | Now £99.99 | Argos

This Seagate offer from Argos is your next best option for a 4TB external hard drive, especially as Amazon's offer for a similar drive last week has shot up by £10. This really should be plenty of space unless you're storing a lot of media files.

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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 external Hard Drive | Now £124.99 | Amazon

If the Toshiba deal above doesn't do it for you, you could opt for this Seagate drive, although to be honest it's gone up £15 this week, so maybe hang on for a discount. It's also listed as Xbox One compatible, which is very handy if you're still struggling with the constrictive default 500GB internal one.

Samsung 6TB D3 Station External Hard Drive | Now £159.99 | ebuyer

This USB 3.0 drive is one of the largest external drives out there and is nearly £25 cheaper this week.

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Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive | Now £199.99 | Argos

The 8TB drives seem to be the cutoff point before the ridiculously expensive 10TB drives, and this is the best deal we can find. £200 might sound pricey, but considering the best price for a 10TB external drive is nearly £500, we think this is pretty good.

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Cheap flash drives

Looking for the most portable forms of memory storage? You'll be wanting a cheap flash drive, USB pen or USB memory stick. What's the difference? Nothing, but you try finding three people that all call them the same thing. Check out the links below to head to the biggest retailers flash drive pages.

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