Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals 2022: the biggest offers still available now

cyber monday ps5 ssd deals
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The last remaining Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals can still save you some extra cash on additional storage. M.2 internal SSDs, which are compatible with your PS5 as well as gaming PCs, are at their cheapest ever prices, so the dregs of Cyber Monday are a great chance to pull the trigger on exactly what you need.

We've been keeping track of the best PS5 SSDs, and the best SSDs for gaming overall for a while, and we know when there's a good discount to be had and what some of the best current deals are. First of all, you should decide whether you want to go for internal or external SSD storage - internal is faster but more expensive, while external is usually cheaper but slower. If you're going to store and play games off your SSD, you'll want an internal PS5 SSD (preferably one with a heatsink), but external SSD are generally best for downloading PS4 games. 

Whatever you're after, you should try to act as fast as you can. Now the Cyber Monday has officially eneded, deals are disappearing right and left. We've got all the best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals that are still live gathered below. Have at them, and remember there might be a few other Cyber Monday gaming deals active elsewhere too. 

Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals in the US

WD_BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal SSD with Heatsink | $204.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal SSD with Heatsink | $204.99 $139.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $65 - Get this 1TB SSD with a heatsink from WD-BLACK for almost half price! That's one of the best deals we've seen so far, especially for a PS5-ready SSD with a heatsink that transfers at up to 7300MB/sec. 

$109.99 (opens in new tab)

Nextorage Internal PS5 SSD 1TB | $109.99 $89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - This Nextorage internal PS5 SSD features 1TB of storage and with a built in heatsink can be slotted straight into your console without any extra hassle. It's got a respectable 7300MB/s read rates as well.

$139.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB SSD | $139.99 $94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $45 - Another one of our go-to SSD recommendations is on offer here. It isn't the best performing SSD you can get, but it's priced competitively and it still keeps up with the PS5's internal SSD with ease. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly, entry level SSD, this will see you through.

$119.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK 500GB P40 portable external SSD | $119.99 $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - This 500GB SSD from WD_BLACK is not portable but also at its lowest ever price on Amazon. It's definitely on the slower end compared to some of the other PS5 SSD's featured here - reaching up to 2,000MB/s - but the portability and the fact that you could even use it for a PC, Mac, or Xbox instead of your PS5 make it a solid pick!

WD Black 1TB SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5 with Heatsink | $179.99 (opens in new tab)

WD Black 1TB SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5 with Heatsink | $179.99 $129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - Originally, this deal offered a $30 discount but it's gone down further to $50 off! Not only do you get a healthy 1TB storage on this official Sony product but it's all ready to go with a heatsink - just open up your PS5 and plug it in! It's a good brand, a great price and a lot of extra space. 

$459.99 (opens in new tab)

FireCuda 530 2TB Internal SSD | $459.99 $249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $210 - This Seagate SSD with give you a massive 2TB of extra storage in your PS5, and it comes with a heatsink already fitted. Not bad considering it comes with nearly 50% off. 

Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals in the UK

£143 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink 1TB SSD | £143 £99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £44 - That a good price for 1TB of extra storage. This 980 Pro might not be the fastest option out there, but it's more than fast enough to keep up with the PS5's needs.

£299.90 (opens in new tab)

Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB SSD | £299.90 £259.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £40 - This is one of the top performers in terms of sequential read and write speeds. We expect it to return to its lowest price over the next few weeks, but given that its average price on Amazon is £287, this is still a decent saving worth pulling the trigger on if you're at all worried about stock shortages.

Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD | £164.99 (opens in new tab)

Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD | £164.99 £135.94 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £29 - While this is a small discount, any money off this fast, PS5-compatible M.2 SSD from Seagate is nice. It comes with a built in heatsink and will give you up to 7,300 MB/s transfer speeds. There's also a five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.

£269.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 980 PRO M.2 2TB Internal SSD | £269.99 £184.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £85 -
If you're in need of lots of storage for your PS5, this 2TB Samsung 980 Pro SSD (without a heatsink) will sort you out, and it's nearly a third off with this deal.

Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals: FAQs

When will Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals go live?

Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals 2022 went live on November 28. One thing to take note of, though, is that Black Friday deals always go live throughout the week leading up to the 25th. If you're at all worried about stock shortages, keep an eye on our deals coverage that week. 

Where will the best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals be?

We'll keep a constant bird's eye view of all the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals on this page but, of course, it's the usual places that are going to be worth a look. If you're looking for some quick go-to links, then these are the retailers to check in on regularly.

US:
Amazon:
has enormous variety and ranges of stock (opens in new tab)
Best Buy:
also offers a vast amount of stock and will also price match (opens in new tab)
Newegg:
the PC specialist is a great source of internal and external drives (opens in new tab)
Walmart:
often price matches with plenty of stock (opens in new tab)

UK:
Amazon:
the mega-retailer should always be your first stop (opens in new tab)
Very: often has good stock and decent prices (opens in new tab)
Argos:
can sometimes get you same-day delivery (opens in new tab)
Currys:
always reliable for having stock either online or to reserve in-store (opens in new tab)
ebuyer:
the PC specialist will be a valuable source for drives this year (opens in new tab)
Overclockers: always well stocked and often runs deals (opens in new tab)

Seagate FireCuda 530

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Should you buy a 1TB or 2TB SSD for the PS5?

With PS5 games getting bigger and bigger, 2TB SSDs offer you a bit more futureproofing. For example, God of War: Ragnarok is almost double the size of its 2018 predecessor, taking up over 100GB of space. Although 1TB of additional storage will give you plenty of space to play with, 2TB and even larger capacities are there to ensure you won't need to delete another game again. Having said that, drives that are bigger than 2TB will start to seriously increase the amount you need to spend. On the other hand, we hope to see some 2TB models get big discounts during Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals due to the current state of the market.

If you're in the market for an external SSD only, then you'll probably want to aim for 2TB and up - in all likelihood. This is because an external SSD is slightly more limited in it's function: you can only play PS4 games off the external, and only store PS5 games. If you prefer an external solution then it's likely that the hard work it'll do will be for the massive PS4 library, and the internal PS5 SSD will look after your PS5 games. Thus, 2TB, even when looking at moving around PS5 games, is a good starting point (though 1TB might be enough for those with smaller libraries). You'll also get greater value in terms of a 'terabytes to dollar or pound' ratio too at the larger capacities.

Which brand makes the best PS5 SSD?

Well, that's the million-dollar question when preparing to buy such a potentially premium and important item. And it's not clear cut - it's nigh-on impossible to pick one brand or make. 

However, of course, it's likely that most folks will gravitate toward the big guns, and that's what we'd suggest doing too. Western Digital's WD_BLACK range, and the SN850, in particular, is an early, premium favourite: even, PS5 architect, Mark Cerny has given this one his stamp of approval by acquitting it personally for his own console. The same goes for Samsung's 980 Pro stick which will have its own heatsink edition by the time we get to Cyber Monday too; given Samsung's pedigree in storage and drives, this will undoubtedly be one of the top dogs. Seagate - synonymous with console storage solutions - will have its say too with the FireCuda 530. But other PS5 SSDs that might not be seen as 'premium' are still worth a look: Gigabyte's Aorus 7000s is a great drive that should go below $200 this sales season, and the same goes for Patriot's Viper VP4300 drive. And we haven't even mentioned Crucial, ADATA, and more...

So, while there's not one particular standout brand, there's going to be a good handful to choose from.

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD

(Image credit: Western Digital)

If an internal drive is going to be target number one for you in this year's Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals, then we think you'll be in for some lowest ever prices - if stock holds. The big brands' models and series will definitely be worth a look. WD's SN850, and Seagate's FireCuda 530 are going to be near the top of any most-wanted lists and should see deep cuts. 

But the most important thing to remember when looking at internal options among the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals is that a drive needs to meet Sony's criteria and recommended specs. Here they are again for reference:

  • 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)

Cyber Monday PS5 external SSD and hard drive deals: the options

WD Black D30

(Image credit: WD)

External SSDs and HDDs have always been excellent console companions, and they are likely to be heavily discounted in the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD and external hard drive deals when the time comes. 

External models like Samsung's T5 and T7 units, and the WD_Black Game Drive SSDs are going to be ones to watch and perennial favourites like WD's My Passport and Seagate's licensed HDDs are well worth keeping abreast of when the price drops come raining down. 

Just one reminder: remember that you can only play PS4 games from an external drive - but you can store PS5 games on one, which is still a great improvement on not being able to use them at all with PS5 software.


Of course, SSDs and hard drives won't be the only new-gen console-shaped deals in town this sales season: check out the latest on the Cyber Monday PS5 headset deals, and for those across the console aisle, check out our Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals page.

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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