Cyber Monday SSD deals 2022: the last call for discounts

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A few Cyber Monday SSD deals are still rumbling on, even after the day itself has drawn to a close. This is great news for anyone who missed out yesterday, because there's still chance for you to boost your storage without breaking the bank. There were some cracking discounts from Black Friday carried over to Cyber Monday, and we saw some of the best SSDs for gaming get reduced to historically low prices.

Across the board, SSD has been seeing a decline in price during 2022. You can now pick up portable SSDs, passport drives, and SSDs with heatsinks, all at their most affordable prices. Not to mention, the best PS5 SSDs that are proving very popular with anyone who wants some additional console storage. No matter what you're looking for, you don't have long to make the most of Cyber Monday prices, so if we were you, we wouldn't wait much longer to pull the trigger. Down below, we've pulled together the last surviving deals we can find.

If you're on the hunt for more gaming hardware, we'd suggest you take a look at our Cyber Monday gaming deals page. Or, if you have more specific requirements for your storage then we also have a round up of the best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals to go with your console.

Cyber Monday SSD deals in the US


Seagate FireCuda 520 1TB SSD | $220.99 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $50 - One of our favourite SSDs, especially for the PS5, is currently on offer. We've seen it a bit cheaper recently, but its popularity can mean it's hard to get a hold of, so this is still a good chance to pick it up.


Samsung 980 1TB SSD | $139.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - This is a reliable storage drive that's compatible with PS5 as well as PC if you can get your own heatsink for it. A second discount has pushed it below the lowest price we've ever seen for it, so it's another good one to grab, and an additional $5 coupon has now made it even cheaper.

Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD | $259.99

Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD | $259.99 $159.99 at Amazon
Save $100 (lowest ever price) - A good chunk below its best price ever, this external 2TB SSD boasts some seriously impressive user reviews alongside its $100 discount, with more than 20,000 five-star reviews.


Samsung T7 Shield 1TB External SSD | $159.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - If it's an external SSD you seek, the Samsung T7 is a safe bet. What's amazing, is that this is its lowest ever price on Amazon. Its average price sits at $113, so even then, you're getting a pretty substantial discount on one of our favourite external SSDs - although it's worth noting that we've seen it $10 cheaper in the last week.

WD BLACK P40 500GB External SSD | $119.99

WD BLACK P40 500GB External SSD | $119.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - This is a quality external SSD, and although it's a fairly new release so we can't predict if it'll fall further in price in the future. This is the best price we've ever seen so is definitely worth picking up.

Cyber Monday SSD deals in the UK


Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD | £159.99 £129.99 at Very
Save £30 - Another one of our favourite SSDs for gaming is on offer. This time via retailer Very, getting you a 1TB drive that's also PS5 compatible. It has great all round performance and is one of the most popular SSDs on the market.

SanDisk Extreme 1TB External SSD | £221.99

SanDisk Extreme 1TB External SSD | £221.99 £122 at Amazon
Save £97 - If you take your data on the go and want some extra protection for your external hard drive, the SanDisk Extreme series has got you covered with its rugged design. It's still cheap, but it was £20 cheaper earlier this Cyber Monday.


Crucial MX500 2TB SSD | £190.07 £124.98 at Amazon
Save £65 - If you're looking to give your internal storage a boost then this fast SSD will keep your files zipping around in no time. The price has been steadily dropping since it launched at £448(!) in 2018, but this is officially the lowest we've seen it.


Crucial X6 2TB Portable SSD | £211.19 £106.99 at Amazon
Save £104 - Portable SSDs mean you can rapidly transfer files to and from them on the go, and that extra speed usually carries a premium. That's why this 2TB drive from Crucial is such a good deal, as it's almost half price and the cheapest we've ever seen it.


Kingston SSDNow 240GB SATA 3 SSD | £37.99 £22.28 at Amazon
Save £16 - If you want to speed up your computer by adding an SSD to boot your operating system and main programs from, this Kingston SSDNow will do the job and is well over 40% off this Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday SSD deals: FAQs

When did Cyber Monday SSD deals go live?

Cyber Monday was on November 28th. However, as we've seen happen earlier and earlier over the past few years, the Cyber Monday SSD deals began on the Saturday after Black Friday, and we don't expect them to wrap up until later in the week.

Where will the best Cyber Monday SSD deals be?

We won't mince words here, if the previous Cyber Monday is anything to go by, then Amazon is definitely the frontrunner for where to find some of the deepest deals on some of the most must-have SSD brands this year. That's not to count out more hardware-centric online retailers, such as Newegg, who have held its price share of hearty discounts in the past, too. Here's what you can currently expect from all the major online retailers right now ahead of the event: 


Amazon: Frequently has some of the best consistent prices and sales online
Newegg: Right now you can save $130 on WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD
Best Buy: Great deals on SATA SSDs as well as Samsung and WD NVMEs
Walmart: Minor, but consistent, deals on all major SSD brands and formats
B&H Photo: Most of the deeper savings is on SATA and external SSD makes


Amazon: Regularly has some of the best prices online on all SSD formats
Currys: Competitive prices on SATA and external, most deals for NVMe
eBuyer: Few discounts available right now with minor savings on SATA
CCL Computers: Low prices on SATA and NVMe SSD from top brands 

Cyber Monday SSD deals: WD Black AN1500

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Cyber Monday SSD deals: What to expect on the day

As mentioned above, Amazon tends to offer some of the deepest Cyber Monday SSD deals on the day. Taking last year as an example, the Samsung 970 Evo was a full $100 off ($149.99 reduced from $250) on the 1TB model which was its historic lowest-ever price still to this day. It was a similar story for the likes of WD Black NVMe SSDs, with some of our favorite models seeing their best-ever discounts over the previous Cyber Monday, such as the WD Black SN750 which plummeted down to $115.99 from its regular selling price of $250; which still has yet to be matched since. It isn't all about PCIe models, however, as external SSDs and SATA III SSDs saw their fair share of heavy savings as well. Most notably, the likes of the Samsung 860 Evo 1TB internal drive, which was half-price at $99 last time around.

SSDs have been getting cheaper and cheaper during 2022. Many of our favourite SSDs are now retailing at their deal prices from last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now that it's much easier to get a hold of SSDs, we're hoping Cyber Monday will throw up a lot of great bargains. Having said that, maybe keep an eye on Black Friday, because if there are stock shortages, you don't want to miss out on a great deal.

Is it worth waiting for Cyber Monday to buy an SSD?

Cyber Monday SSD deals aren't quite as good as what's available on Black Friday, so if you're after a specific, expensive, model of SSD (such as a Gen 4.0 NVMe from the likes of WD Black) then we would advise targeting the Friday (or the weekend) instead of specifically waiting until Monday. It's worth remembering that you'll definitely get a better deal on Cyber Monday as opposed to the average daily going rate, but do keep that fact in mind: buy one on Black Friday if you have the option. 

How to choose the right SSD for you on Cyber Monday

With all this talk of different SSD types for the Cyber Monday SSD deals, we know it can be a little confusing to tell the difference between the different models, luckily, we've rounded up all you'll need to know to make a confident, and informed, purchasing decision on the day.

Here's what you need to know:

SATA III SSD: This storage type uses the same form factor as what can be found in traditional 2.5-inch hard drives. While more expensive than the, typically, slower mechanical HDD units, SATA-style solid-state drives are by far the cheapest way to benefit from faster read and write speeds. Plus, 2.5-inch drive bays are incredibly common in all the best gaming PC cases, not requiring a specialized port on the motherboard, meaning they're easier to install overall. 

External SSD: Similar in size and functionality to their SATA equivalents, external SSD drives are simply just a portable variant of the same hardware which connects to your PC, or games console, through either standard USB (normally USB 3.1 nowadays) or USB Type C for the fastest, and most stable data transfers. 

PCIe/NVMe/M.2 SSD: The newest, and fastest, storage format utilizes an incredibly small form factor and slots directly into the relevant port on your motherboard. Due to the possible read and write speeds far exceeding what SATA can do, they tend to be far more expensive, especially when considering that some sticks can go up to 2TB capacity, but expect to pay a lot for this privilege when deals aren't on.

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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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