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Black Friday is now behind us but don't despair, there are still some great deals to be had and some great bargains to be collected. Just be mindful that stocks are low for some of the most popular hard drives and SSD.
SSDs and hard drives are perennial favorites for PC, laptop and games console upgrades. Some people want super-fast SSDs for quick game loading, others want laptops to boot quickly so they can get to work in seconds, and hard drive upgrades can provide loads of extra space for content creation files.
We've explored all of the key retailers to find the best deals on top storage products for Black Friday 2022, so bookmark this page if you want to stay on top of all the key offers.
Elsewhere, we've explained exactly what you need to look for when buying an internal or external SSD or hard drive – and highlighted some of our favorites, too. And don't forget to look elsewhere, either, because we've covered the best SSDs of 2022 and explored the differences between SSDs and hard disks.
Best Black Friday SSD, hard drive, USB drive & microSD card deals in the US
Seagate Backup Plus 5TB hard drive
$241.00 $117.00 from Walmart
Save $124 This is our favorite external hard drive, and now it's even cheaper. This is a brilliant price to pay for a vast amount of space, and Seagate's unit also offers free data recovery, extra software subscriptions and a slim, relatively robust chassis.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB:
$499.99 $157.60 at Amazon
Save $322 Samsung’s EVO range of NVMe solid state drives offer some of the fastest speeds on the market. This Black Friday deal offers an unbelievable 68% price drop on the largest 2TB 970 Plus model, down from $499 to just $157.60. A truly unmissable deal for PC enthusiasts.
Crucial P2 2TB 2TB SSD
$164.99 $156.95 from Amazon
Save $8 Crucial's P2 range is fast, affordable and reliable. While it won't compete with the big guns, its five-year warranty combined with its great value for money make it a great purchase for anyone looking to increase internal storage on a budget
WD_BLACK 2TB SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5:
$299 $229 at Amazon
Save $70 The distinctive WD Black NVMe SSD is quite possibly the best solid state drive you can get for the PS5, and with 23% off the 2TB version this Black Friday, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your console’s storage.
SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD:
$700 $299.99 at Amazon
Save $400 If you’re looking for a rugged, portable SSD with plenty of storage and fast write speeds, look no further than the SanDisk 4TB Extreme. With a Black Friday discount of 57%, you can snap up this monster drive at just $299.99.
Crucial X6 4TB Portable SSD:
$449.99 $259.98 at Amazon
Save $190 Crucial’s X6 4TB Portable SSD is one of the smallest and lightest solid state drives on the market, and this Black Friday you can grab it with an amazing 42% discount. Get rugged storage you can count on at just $259.98.
WD 2TB My Passport SSD:
$379.99 $249.99 at Amazon
Save $130 As one of the most recognizable portable SSDs on the market, the WD My Passport is known for its blistering speeds and solid security. You can get the 2TB version this Black Friday for a solid 34% discount, although this is only available for the Blue model.
Samsung T7 Shield 2TB:
$289.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $140 Samsung’s T7 portable SSD range brings all the performance people have come to expect from the brand, only with a much tougher exterior for those on the go. Available in Black, Blue, and Beige, the 2TB model has been reduced for Black Friday by a whopping 48%.
Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD:
$109.99 $69.99 at Amazon
Save $40 Designed for the Xbox platform, this is an external hard drive that not only performs well, but also looks the part. The 2TB model is available with a 23% discount, setting you back just $84.90. A great choice for any Xbox enthusiast.
WD_BLACK 5TB P10 Game Drive:
$149.99 $119.88 at Amazon
Save $30 If you’re after a high-capacity hard drive for your games that won’t break the bank, the WD_BLACK 5TB P10 Game Drive is for you. This sleek, highly-portable drive offers 5TB of storage at just $119.98 - perfect for gamers on the go.
WD 4TB My Passport for Mac:
$129.99 $99 at Amazon
Save $30 If you’re a Mac user looking for some extra external storage, you might want to consider the iconic WD My Passport, offering device management software and robust security. The Navy 4TB model is available with a 23% discount this Black Friday.
WD 20TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive:
$505.99 $329.99 at Amazon
Save $175 Western Digital’s enormous 20TB external hard drive is on sale for Black Friday, offering plug and play simplicity, a sleek, desktop-friendly design, and support for either PC or Mac. At $329.99, this is a steal for any data-hungry users.
Seagate BarraCuda 8TB Hard Drive:
$178.99 $119.88 at Amazon
Save $59 Seagate’s specialist range of BarraCuda internal hard drives is one of the most popular on Amazon, and for good reason. Designed for versatility, these drives offer blistering data processing and retrieval speeds, and you can get 8TB for just $119.88 - a discount of 33%.
WD_BLACK Western Digital 10TB:
$379.99 $249.94 at Amazon
Save $130 Pitched to gamers, but just as good for general PC users, the WD Black internal hard drive is perfect for those looking to solve their storage problems once and for all. The 10TB model of this fantastic HDD has a Black Friday discount of 33%
Seagate 16TB HDD Exos X16:
$539 $279.99 at Amazon
Save $260 The Exos X16 internal hard drive from Seagate is designed for those data centre operators that need low power and lightweight storage devices, and there has never been a better time to buy in bulk. At $279.99 for 16TB, Black Friday brings a whopping 48% discount.
Best Black Friday SSD, hard drive, USB drive & microSD card deals in the UK
Samsung T7 Shield 2TB -
£196.99 £144.99 at Argos
Save £52 - The Samsung T7 is our favorite portable SSD, and the Shield version upgrades the chassis to handle outdoor life. This drive is IP65 rated to withstand water and dust and can handle 3m drops. The internal 2TB SSD is also fast enough to tackle tough workloads. It doesn't have the security features of the original T7, but the T7 Shield is an excellent ruggedized alternative.
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SSD:
£111.79 £82.99 at Amazon
Save £28 Black Friday brings a great deal on Samsung’s 870 EVO 1TB SSD. Known for its reliability, Samsung’s market-leading solid state drive is a must have for PC builders, and with a sale price of £82.99, there’s never been a better time to snap one up.
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB -
£135.99 £118.99 at Amazon
Save 13% - this drive may have been superseded by the 980 Pro, but the Samsung 970 Evo Plus still delivers fantastic speeds, and it's cheaper because it's technically an older product. And now prices are dropping even further, this is a great way to get some extremely fast SSD storage without spending huge cash.
Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2:
£259.49 £235 at Amazon
Save 8% If you have a PCIE 4.0 compatible motherboard, then pay close attention to this deal on Samsung’s 980 Pro NVMe SSD. One of the fastest solid state drives on the market has been discounted for Black Friday, offering 2TB of superfast performance for just £235.
Patriot P210 2TB SATA SSD -
£199.99 £93.48 at Ebay
Save 55% - You will be hard pressed to find better value for money. The P210 won't break speed records but at less than £100, it is the perfect component to give an old desktop computer a new lease of life without breaking the bank.
SanDisk 2TB portable SSD-
£279.99 £126.99 at Amazon
Save 55% - With 3-year warranty and a nifty rubber hook loop, it's easy to forget that this 2TB Sandisk drive is probably one of the cheapest portable SSD around. A great replacement for any external HDD you may have.
Crucial X8 2TB portable SSD-
£232.31 £143.71 at Amazon
Save £89 - If you need something a bit faster but with a large capacity, then the X8 will most definitely fit the bill. It has a rugged shockproof design with a read speed of up to 1GBps and come with a 3-year warranty.
Seagate Firecuda 530 1TB Gen4 SSD-
£279.99 £204 at Amazon
Save £76 - With read speeds of up to 7GBps, this 1TB Seagate internal SSD is one for Mandalorian fans as it has a heatsink with a beskar ingot design. What nails for us though is the Rescue Services which is handy against data loss.
Tips for buying an SSD or HDD
It's easy to assume that SSDs and hard drives are simple products when compared to laptops, TVs, or PCs, but there's still plenty to consider if you want to buy new storage.
SSDs are more popular for a couple of crucial reasons: even affordable SSDs are far faster than the average hard disk, and they're physically smaller, so they can easily fit into laptops, compact PCs and motherboards. The lack of moving parts also means they're less susceptible to breakages.
While an SSD will always be quicker than a hard drive, different kinds of SSDs do exhibit different speed levels. The best cheap SSDs use the slower SATA or PCI-E 3 connections, while the best M.2 drives are quicker but pricier thanks to their PCI-E 4 protocols.
If you're buying the best internal hard drive you can find, you'll have to accept a slower pace when compared to SSDs. Nevertheless, remember that 3.5in drives are almost always faster than 2.5in products and that 7,200rpm drives are quicker than 5,400rpm disks.
Make sure you're buying an SSD or hard drive that's got enough capacity, and then think about the particular attributes of internal and external hardware. If you buy an internal SSD or hard drive, ensure you've got the requisite motherboard connections and space free inside your PC or laptop.
If you've got external storage in your sights, check that your other hardware supports its type of connector, and consider its dimensions and weight. It could also be worth buying a ruggedized hard drive to ensure that it survives life on the road. Make sure your new drive has a top-notch warranty, too, and consider what software comes with the device – a free subscription to an expensive service could sweeten the deal.
If you want to buy a hard drive for a specialist business PC or the best gaming SSD for your PC or console, there are some additional considerations.
Business buyers should buy an SSD or a hard drive that has a higher endurance rating. That's because productivity PCs and laptops tend to read and write files to storage at a greater frequency than the storage in consumer systems. That's true for internal and external hardware in equal measure.
It's also worth investing in storage with built-in backup options like cloud storage to ensure that you don't lose vital files, and if you're going to store sensitive data then many SSDs and hard drives also have encryption.
Gamers need to address different concerns. Speed and capacity are vital: if the former is good, your loading times and boot speeds will be better, and if the latter is large enough, you'll never run out of room. If you want an SSD to upgrade your PS5, make sure the console supports it before clicking the buy button.
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