Just like any other Amazon Prime Day, there are a ton of SSD deals out there, but two stick out for being both affordable and capacious: the Crucial P5 and WD Blue SN550. Both are PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives, but they're pretty different from one another.
Right now, you can get a sizable Prime Day deal on both drives, with the 1TB version of the Crucial P5 going for $91, down from $174, while the WD Blue SN550 goes for $84 for the 1TB model, while it usually goes for $124. So, it's pretty clear, right? Go for the WD Blue because it's cheaper for the same space? Well, kind of.
Crucial P5 | 1TB |
$174 $91 at Amazon
If you're looking for a speedy drive that won't break the bank, the Crucial P5 is an easy pick. It's rated for 3,400MB/s and with the 1TB model going for just $91 on Prime Day, it's a bargain.
WD Blue SN550 | 1TB |
$124 $84 at Amazon
The WD Blue lineup has always been about delivering mainstream SSDs at a cheap price, and the SN550 is no different. This NVMe drive will load all your apps and games in a flash, and it's just $84 for Amazon Prime Day.
The Crucial P5 is a faster drive, which might make it worth picking up at the higher price. It's rated at 3,400MB/s, which is close to the maximum speed its PCIe 3.0 interface can reach. Meanwhile, the WD Blue SN550 is only rated for 2,400MB/s reads, which is significantly slower.
The Amazon store listing for the WD Blue SN550 is a bit misleading though. It claims that it has an endurance rating of "Up to 900 TBW" (terabytes written), but that's not exactly right. It's based on the capacity of the drive, with more capacious versions lasting longer. The 1TB version we're looking at isn't 900 TBW, it's 600 TBW, which is the exact same rating as the faster Crucial P5.
Both drives are warrantied for 5 years or until they reach that max endurance mark, which means they'll both last about as long.
For most people the max speed of a drive really isn't going to make a night-and-day difference. Windows 10 is still going to load up in seconds, and your PC game load times probably won't be noticeably affected. Both of these SSDs are going to be great if you're looking for a large SSD that's also fast, but we'd probably go with the WD Blue SN550 just to save a bit of cash.
Although, if that extra bit of speed is super important to you, you might want to go for the Crucial P5, as it'll be significantly faster when pushed, especially if you are constantly transferring files and you want to save some time.
More SSD deals
If you're not in the US, don't worry. We've included the best Prime Day SSD deals down below, so you can get yourself some speedy storage for less wherever you are.
- Amazon devices: up to 50% off for Prime Day
- Amazon Fire tablets: record low prices now starting at $44.99
- Amazon Fire TV stick: half price 4K streaming
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen):
$99.99$59.99 at Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (4th generation):
$49.99$24.99 at Amazon
- Adidas: up to 50% off footwear and apparel
- Audible Premium Plus: save 53% on your first 4 months
- AirPods: now starting at just $99
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS):
$399$329 at Amazon
- Calvin Klein: up to 45% off CK underwear and bras
- Camping: Zippo, Coleman and Sabre under $10
- Card and board games: Up to 30% off games for all ages
- Chromebooks: up to 25% off Lenovo, HP and Samsung
- Deals under $25: save on games, smart home, fashion and more
- Fashion: big name brands from $14
- Fitbit: up to 30% off Fitbit Sense, Inspire and more
- Fitness: workout gear from $6
- Garmin: save up to 30% on smartwatches
- Headphones: Sony, Beats, Bose and more starting at $10
- iPad (8th generation): was $329 now $299
- iPad Air: now $519.99 - lowest price ever
- iPad Pro 2021: save $50 - record low price
- Keurig: up to 35% off K-Slim pod coffee maker
- Kitchen: save up to 42% on Cusimax, Cosori, Instant Pot and more
- Laptops: Chromebooks, MacBooks and gaming laptops discounted
- Lego Super Mario: sets from $11
- Levi's: up to 40% off Levi's jeans, shorts and jackets
- New Balance: up to 30% off shoes and sneakers
- Nike: save on NBA jerseys, sneakers, and more
- Monitors: displays from LG, Asus, and Alienware up to 38% off
- Nintendo Switch: save $10 on Pro Controller and select games
- Oral care: up to 50% off Oral B, Crest, Glide and more
- PS5: games now starting at $29.88
- Ray-Ban: up to 25% off adults and kids sunglasses
- Razer: PC gaming accessories up to 50% off
- Roomba: save up to $300 on robot vacuum cleaners
- Power tools: save up to 50% on Black & Decker, DeWalt and Greenworks
- Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones:
$348$248 at Amazon
- Smartwatches: Samsung Galaxy Watch from $159
- Subscription boxes: 65% off for Prime members
- Tommy Hilfiger: up to 50% off designer clothes and accessories
- TVs: Fire-enabled smart TVs starting at just $99.99
- Under Armour: up to 30% off sportswear, shoes and gym accessories
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: get three months for $29.99