The best cheap PS5 SSD deals in March 2024

Best cheap PS5 SSD deals
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The best cheap PS5 SSD deals are still lingering after Amazon's Spring Sale. In the UK and the US, SSDs for Sony's console have taken a slight dip in their prices, which is a lovely circuit breaker after the first few months of the year have seen their prices steadily rise to pretty horrible levels. We've been keeping an eye on these prices for a while now, and while we can still tell you what the best deals are, there's been no denying that prices are depressingly high after a few years of serious discounts. 

We've tried our best to feature a good selection of the best PS5 SSDs for this list. We want to recommend you products we've tested since that's a way we can guarantee a good deal. The one thing we should stress about some of the best cheap PS5 SSD deals is that some of them won't include heatsinks, and it's very important you get one of these separately if you opt for one of these. Heatsinks are vital to ensuring the best performance and the best lifespan of your drive, so don't ignore them. That's where one of the best PS5 heatsinks can come in handy. 

If you're looking for an alternative, or additional, storage space solution, then our roundup of the best external PS5 hard drives is sure to be a safe bet as well. What we like about an internal SSD, however, is that it not only increases storage but can help with your console's day-to-day performance. Head below to find the best cheap PS5 SSD deals on the market now. 

Best cheap PS5 SSD deals – US

Crucial T500 Plus 1TB | $143.99 $87.99 at Amazon

Crucial T500 Plus 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$143.99 $87.99 at Amazon
Save $59 - The new T500 is the updated version of the P5 Plus SSD that we know and love from Crucial. This version is the cheapest we could find, but it doesn't come with the heatsink attached. Although that model is currently discounted on the same retail page, this is the best value for money as you can buy a heatsink separately for cheaper.


Nextorage NEWM-PA 1TB PS5 SSD | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$77.99 at Amazon
Alright, so this isn't technically a deal since the SSD isn't discounted, but it is our new favorite budget SSD for PS5. While other drives have raised their prices at the beginning of 2024, Nextorage has continued to undercut its rivals. This performed brilliantly in our review.


WD Black SN850X 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">$129.99 $89.99 at Amazon
Save $40
- One of the very best all-around SSDs for gaming on the market is up for grabs under $100 here. Playing the non-heatsink game may get you down $10 or $20 cheaper, but with either, you're getting a top performer below that horrible $100 price. The <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">heatsink model can be found on sale at Amazon too.


Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$119.99 $101.80 at Amazon
Save $18 - It may not seem like much of a saving, but you'll struggle to find better value for money at the moment. <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">The heatsink model is also on sale, but this main deal is worth highlighting if you're looking to save as much as possible.


Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">$119.99 $109.99 at Best Buy
Save $10 -
If you want an SSD with a heatsink already attached, you can grab this Samsung 980 pro with a $40 saving at the moment. This drive's price has dropped since the 990 Pro came out, but in terms of SSDs with heatsinks, you won't find much better value than this.

Best cheap PS5 SSD deals – UK


Crucial P3 Plus 500GB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£65.99 £42.99 at Amazon
Save £23 - A super cheap way to get some expanded storage is to go for an extra 500GB. This Crucial drive will help anyone tackle the latest next-gen games for a while if used sparingly. You do need a separate heatsink but this will still do the job.


Fanxiang NVMe 1TB SSD | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">£64 £60 at Amazon
Save £4 - Fanxiang is absolutely leading the way with this price on its integrated heatsink 1TB SSD. This is the kind of price we've been used to over the last year, and while every other brand is hiking up its prices currently, this has remained at a brilliantly affordable price.


Nextorage NEWM-PA 1TB PS5 SSD | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£77.99 at Amazon
Like in the US, this SSD isn't actually discounted, but it is our new favorite budget SSD for PS5. Nextorage is made up of former Sony employees, so you know this has been designed by people who know the PS5 well. While it performed brilliantly in our review tests, the most important thing is it's more affordable than its rivals.


WD Black SN850X 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£157.26 £98.99 at Amazon
Save £58 - This WD Black SN850X 1TB SSD is cheaper than most 1TB SSDs at the moment, and considering it's a top performer, you're really getting as good a deal as any at the moment. For folks in the know, that listed price may not be the most accurate you'll find, but even its average price on Amazon is around £100, so you're still getting a reduction.


WD Black SN770 2TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£129.99 £100 at Amazon
Save £29 - for a 2TB drive with this kind of pedigree this is a really decent price to pay. It's an older model so don't expect the best performance, but it's more than enough to keep up with the PS5, and 2TB of space is more than enough.


Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£119.99 £109.99 at Amazon
Save £10 - The Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB is nowhere near its lowest price, but it usually disappears out of stock fairly quickly because it's a popular choice. At the moment, paying this amount for such a great drive isn't a terrible deal.

Verbatim Vi7000G in a PS5, sitting next to an RGB keyboard

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Is it worth waiting for Black Friday PS5 SSD deals?

If you're in the market for expanding your PS5 storage by quite some size (say 2TB to 4TB), we'd strongly recommend you wait for Black Friday deals to appear either on the day or in the week leading up to the event. Your money will likely go further if you do hang on. For anyone wanting to pick up a 1TB or lower, there will be savings but these will only be small in comparison. 

Is a 1TB SSD enough for PS5?

We personally feel like 1TB is the sweet spot for most PS5 players as it more than doubles your overall available storage for competitive rates. It's in striking that crucial price-to-performance ratio that the true strengths of these Gen 4x4 models can excel. However, for those after more overhead, 2TB can give you even more breathing room. Given that price of SSDs in general is coming down, you may find you have enough in your budget for some 2TB options that offer you a little more futureproofing, so be sure to be on the lookout for them.

What SSD do you need for PS5?

There are a few strict requirements that an NVMe SSD needs in order to work natively inside your PS5. Firstly, it needs to be Gen 4.0 with a minimum sequential read speed of at least 5,500 MB/s, 22mm in width, and have some form of heatsink attached. Many PS5 SSDs now come with their own included heatsinks, either built on or external in the package to replace the system tray, but if not, you can pick them up cheaply enough. 

Why does my PS5 only have 667.2 GB usable storage?

Although the claimed storage space available on the PS5 is 825 GB, realistically, you're looking at 667.2 GB once you factor in the operating system and included software. This is still enough space for a few games on the go at once, but as next-gen games continue to get larger, it can be really useful to have more storage space to play with. 

God of War Ragnarok's file size is 84.09 GB while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is reportedly 147.57 GB, for example. These two titles are prime examples of how sooner or later, most people will need to expand their storage if they don't want to keep deleting/downloading games on a regular basis. 

Today's best PS5 deals

Looking for further inspiration? We've rounded up the latest PS5 deals below surrounding the console, accessories and games so you can put all that new storage to good use. 

Additionally, here's how to get the most out of your console with the best PS5 accessories, the best TV for PS5 as well as the best PS5 headset on the market today. Not to mention, here's where to find the best cheap PS5 game sales from God of War and Horizon to Marvel's Spider-Man and The Last of Us. 

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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