Games sure are big these days, and while many of us are stuck at home, we\’re finding ourselves with unusual amounts of time to devote to the best PC games. Naturally installing them on a hard drive just won\’t do—not when SSDs offer so much faster loading. A few hefty games can fill up an SSD fast, but that\’s where these deals come in. Find a cheap SSD deal, and you can score a terabyte or two of speedy extra storage for a song.
The best gaming PCs absolutely use SSDs as their primary boot drives, thanks to their speed and reliability. But it\’s also affordable these days to have another cheap SSD wholly dedicated to games. It\’ll speed up load times, and if you get a big enough SSD, you won\’t have to stress about uninstalling an old game just to make room for a new one.
Here are the cheap SSD deals we\’ve found this week. If you want a top-of-the-line SSD, check the sales against our guide to the best SSDs for gaming. There\’s a tasty variety of SATA SSDs with some awesome deals, along with our choices for best NVMe SSDs we found on sale, too.
Silicon Power SSD | 512GB | SATA | $52 (save $2)
This 512G SATA SSD is a great option for replacing a spinning hard drive in an older PC, or if you\’re building a budget desktop without M.2/NVMe support. (Posted: 6/10)View Deal
Intel 660p | 1TB | M.2 NVMe | $120
Intel\’s 1TB 660p drive is one of the cheapest 1TB NVMe drives currently available, though it won\’t quite reach the same level of performance as the Samsung 970 Evo or other high-end SSDs. (Posted: 6/10)View Deal
Samsung T5 | 1TB | USB | $170 (save $30)
Do you need a large external SSD for storing games, backing up files, or anything else? Samsung\’s T5 drives are compact and operate at SATA speeds (~540 MB/s), and this 1TB version is $20 off the usual price. (Posted: 6/4)View Deal
Samsung T5 | 500GB | USB | $90 (save $20)
The lower-capacity 500GB version of Samsung\’s T5 external SSD is also on sale for a great price. (Posted: 6/4)View Deal
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro | 1TB | M.2 NVMe | $140 (save $10)
Here\’s another option for a decently-fast NVMe 1TB SSD, offering read/write speed up to 3500/3000 MB/s. (Posted: 5/30)View Deal
WD Blue 3D | 1TB | SATA | $115 (save $45)
This SATA-based SSD is a good option for building a new budget PC or replacing a spinning hard drive in an existing PC, at just $0.12 per GB. (Posted: 5/30)View Deal
Kingston A400 | 240GB | SATA | $40
This is a cheap option for replacing the hard drive in an older PC, but it\’s probably not the best choice for a gaming PC—240GB doesn\’t hold as many games as it used to. (Posted: 5/30)View Deal