The Best PS5 SSD Deals (February 2024)

2023 and 2024 have shown that 2TB PS5 SSD upgrades are actually worth the price. In 2022, prices for 1TB PS5 SSDs averaged around $150, whereas 2TB SSDs hovered closer to $300. Now, we’re seeing 1TB SSDs trickle below the $70 price point and 2TB SSDs can drop to around $100 or sometimes even lower if there’s a good sale. It’s worth noting, though, that you can’t use any old SSD and expect it to perform well on the PS5 console. You’ll want to pick up a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid-state drive with at least a 5,500MB/s read speed to match the PS5’s internal drive.

TL;DR – The Best PS5 SSD Deals Right Now

Note that Sony recommends a heatsink attached to your SSD and not all SSDs listed here have pre-installed heatsinks. For the ones that do, we’ll be sure to mention it. For the ones that don’t, all you have to do is purchase your own heatsink (like this one for $9) and install it yourself. For our top recommended picks for 2024, check out our full breakdown for the Best PS5 SSDs.

XPG 2TB GAMMIX S70 Blade PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD for $149.99

XPG 2TB GAMMIX S70 Blade PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD

XPG 2TB GAMMIX S70 Blade PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD

28% off $209.99

For those looking to jump from a 1TB SSD, you can’t go wrong with this excellent deal on a 2TB SSD from XPG. Its price has dropped 28%, from $209.99 to $149.99, but you’ll have to grab a heatsink to go with it (which you can do here for $9). This SSD also has read and write speeds of 7400/6800MB/s.

Adata Legend Max 2TB PS5 SSD with Heatsink for $149.99

Adata Legend 960 Max 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heatsink

Adata Legend 960 Max 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heatsink

25% off $199.99

Much like the SSD listed above, this is one of the faster SSDs on the market with read speeds of up to 7400MBps and write speeds of up to 6800MBps. Alongside 2TB of storage, it also has a very slim preinstalled heatsink that can slot perfectly into your PS5. Right now, it’s discounted 25% to $149.99.

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 SSD for $163.11

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD

56% off $379.99

Samsung SSDs need no introduction. They’ve made some of the most popular and reliable PS5 SSDs on the market. The 980 Pro has been out for a long time, way back in January of 2020. A testament to its reliability is the fact that Samsung didn’t feel any need to release any newer flagship model until 2022. In terms of performance, it’s no longer the fastest SSD on the market (the 990 Pro is), but it’s still a very fast drive. It certainly more than meets the minimum 5600MB/s speed requirement to be used as a PS5 storage upgrade, with speeds of up to 7,100MB/s.

Samsung 990 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD for $169.99

Samsung 990 PRO Series 2TB PCIe Gen4. X4 NVMe 2.0c M.2 Internal SSD

Samsung 990 PRO Series 2TB PCIe Gen4. X4 NVMe 2.0c M.2 Internal SSD

41% off $289.99

The Samsung 990 Pro is an excellent SSD for your PS5. From a purely performance perspective, it’s overkill; the stock SSD in your PS5 will be the limiting factor. You’ll want to pick up a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid state drive with a rated 5,500MB/s read speed to match the PS5’s internal drive and the 990 Pro is much faster. This one does not come with a heatsink, though, so you’ll need to invest in one.

Silicon Power XS70 4TB SSD with Built-in PS5 Heatsink for $223.96

Silicon Power XS70 4TB SSD with Built-in PS5 Heatsink

Silicon Power XS70 4TB SSD with Built-in PS5 Heatsink

25% off $299.99

Looking for even more storage to have in your PS5? Look no further than this incredible deal on a 4TB SSD from Silicon Power. It’s currently discounted 25% to $223.96, so well worth taking advantage of before it goes back up to its $299.99 MSRP. It also comes with a built-in heatsink, so it’ll be ready to go right away, and has excellent read and write speeds of 7,200MB/s and 6,800MB/s, respectively.

What if the SSD Doesn’t Include a Heatsink?

MHQJRH M.2 2280 SSD Heatsink

Sony recommends you install an SSD that has an attached heatsink. If the SSD you purchase doesn’t include one, it’s simple enough to buy one for $9 on Amazon and add it yourself. Most of these heatsinks are just attached using an adhesive like thermal tape.

Budget to Best: PS5 SSDs

There may be other SSD deals out there, but these are the PS5 SSDs we’ve tried ourselves and highly recommend. They also double up as outstanding boot drives for your gaming PC, in case you don’t need additional storage for your PS5 console.

How To Install a New PS5 SSD

It’s extremely easy! Removing the case cover is completely toolless. In fact, the only screw you have to remove is the one that keeps the cover for the SSD bay in place. You don’t even put it back when you’re done. Sony has a quick and easy YouTube video guide.

Hannah Hoolihan is a freelance writer who works with the Guides and Commerce teams here at IGN.

This post was originally published on IGN

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