This PS5 external hard drive is nearly at its lowest ever price

WD_Black P50
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A PS5 external hard drive deal can prove to be an incredibly important and useful acquisition for your setup. It's a surefire way to increase the number of games you can have within arms reach and is particularly important given we are still in the shadow of the PS4's massive - and still very active - game library.

For the money, the best PS5 external hard drive is the WD_Black P50 SSD. It's the closest you can get to basically having a super-fast internal SSD on the end of a USB cable attached to the outside of your console. And right now you can get it for just $189.99 at Amazon. This is down from its list price of $249.99, and the lowest we've seen since August last year - even then, this hard drive was only $10 cheaper. This is exceptional value on an external drive that has the performance to give even the internal speedsters in the best PS5 SSD market a run for their money.

Externals hard drives provide a quality function, and there's no better way to incorporate one into your setup than by going for the brand in Western Digital that PS5 Architect Mark Cerny clearly endorses. 

Now remember, while you may not be able to play PS5 games directly off the external drive like the P50, it does enable you to store them easily, and quick to shuffle them around - which is way quicker than re-downloading them all the time - and it'll also provide the best of homes for your PS4 games, offering speedy load times and file-retrieval times.


WD BLACK P50 SSD | 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$249.99 $189.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - This robust PS5 external hard drive is the best way to back up your digital library. Its read and write speeds are phenomenal, ensuring easy and fast copying. That sort of quality, with 1TB space, no less, usually comes at a premium - but not today in this PS5 external hard drive deal.

More of today's best internal PS5 SSD deals

On the lookout for a PS5 SSD deal that's more 'internally shaped'? Then check out the latest prices below which represent the lowest prices available on some of the top dogs wherever you are in the world.

If you're scoping out the best means to enhance your PS5 setup, then don't forget to check out the best TVs for PS5, best PS5 headsets, and best monitors for PS5 too.

Rob Dwiar

Rob is the Deputy Editor of sister site, TechRadar Gaming, and has been in the games and tech industry for years. Prior to a recent stint as Gaming Editor at WePC, Rob was the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+, and was on the hardware team for more than four years, since its inception in late 2018. He is also a writer on games and has had work published over the last six years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. He is also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so does that in his spare time, while he is also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and loves to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!