If you’re hoping to buy a PS5 SSD this Cyber Monday, then you’re in the right place as we round up everything we saw last year and what we expect to see this year. This time of year is still the best opportunity to save big on the best PS5 SSDs and the best PS5 external hard drives, so it’s worth checking out.
Last year we saw sales across a wide range of products, which gives us hope for that year’s deals. So regardless of whether you need an SSD with a heat sink or are looking for a portable option, there will be a deal this year that you can take advantage of.
Many different manufacturers, from WD to Samsung, offered deep discounts on storage options for the PS5 last year. However, stock sold out relatively quickly, meaning you may have to act fast this year, especially considering more people will own the next-gen console.
Check out our expectations below and also a summary of last year’s deals so you know where to look for the biggest discounts.
Cyber Monday PS5 SSD Deals: Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the best Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals be?
We’ll keep a constant overview of all Cyber Monday PS5 HDD and SSD deals on this page, but of course it’s the usual spots that will pay off. If you’re looking for some quick links, these are the retailers you should check out regularly.
Amazon: has a huge variety and ranges of stock (opens in a new tab)
Best Buy: also offers a large number of shares and will also match the price (opens in a new tab)
newegg: PC specialist is a great source for internal and external drives (opens in a new tab)
Walmart: often the price matches a lot of stock (opens in a new tab)
Amazon: the mega-retailer should always be your first stop (opens in a new tab)
Very: often has good stock and decent prices (opens in a new tab)
Argus: sometimes you can get same day delivery (opens in a new tab)
Curries: always reliable to have stock either online or to reserve in store (opens in a new tab)
ebuyer: the PC specialist will be a valuable source of units this year (opens in a new tab)
Overclockers: always well stocked and often makes deals (opens in a new tab)
Which brand makes the best PS5 SSD?
Well, that’s the million dollar question when preparing to purchase such an important and potentially premium item. And it is not clear: it is almost impossible to choose a brand or make.
Of course, though, most people are likely to gravitate towards big guns, and that’s what we suggest doing as well. Western Digital’s WD_BLACK range, and the SN850 in particular, is an early premium favourite: PS5 architect Mark Cerny has even given it his stamp of approval by personally clearing it for his own console. The same goes for Samsung’s 980 Pro device, which will have its own heatsink edition by the time we hit Cyber Monday; Given Samsung’s pedigree in storage and drives, this will certainly be one of the best. Seagate, synonymous with console storage solutions, will also have something to say with the FireCuda 530. But it’s worth taking a look at other PS5 SSDs that might not be considered ‘premium’ – Gigabyte’s Aorus 7000s is an excellent drive that should cost less than $200 this sales season, and the same goes for Patriot’s Viper VP4300 unit. And we haven’t even mentioned Crucial, ADATA and more…
So while there isn’t one standout brand in particular, there will be quite a handful to choose from.
Is a 1TB SSD enough for the PS5?
If you classify yourself as a fairly “normal” PS5 gamer who likes to have a good handful of games on the go and at the same time, without feeling the need to play dozens at once, then 1TB should be enough for you. And that’s particularly the case with internal SSDs in mind – we see this as the sweet spot between a decent chunk of extra storage and when you balance it out and take value and price points into account. NVMe SSDs that meet Sony’s recommendations are still premium in nature and price, so the 1TB seems to be the better choice.
If you’re in the market for just an external SSD, then you’ll probably want to aim for 2TB or more, in all likelihood. This is because an external SSD has a slightly more limited function: it can only play PS4 games from the external drive, and only store PS5 games. If you prefer an external solution, the hard work is likely to go to PS4’s massive library, and the internal PS5 SSD will take care of your PS5 games. So 2TB, even when it comes to moving PS5 games around, is a good starting point (although 1TB might be enough for those with smaller libraries). You’ll also get better value in terms of a ‘terabytes per dollar or pound’ ratio on the larger capacities as well.
If an internal drive is going to be the number one target for you in this year’s Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals, then we think you’ll get some of the lowest prices ever, if stocks hold. The models and series of the big brands are definitely worth a look. WD’s SN850 and Seagate’s FireCuda 530 will be near the top of most wanted lists and should see deep cuts.
But the most important thing to remember when looking at internal options among Cyber Monday PS5 SSD deals is that a drive must meet Sony’s recommended criteria and specifications. Here they are again for reference:
- PCIe Gen4 interface
- 250GB – 4TB capacity
- 5500MB/s or higher read speed
- 22mm wide (Do not do go for 25mm units)
- Heat sink required (built-in or DIY)
Cyber Monday PS5 external SSD and hard drive deals: The options
External SSDs and HDDs have always been great console companions, and they’re likely to be heavily discounted in the Cyber Monday PS5 SSD and external hard drive deals when the time comes.
External models like Samsung’s T5 and T7 drives, and WD_Black Game Drive SSDs will be favorites, and perennial favorites like WD’s My Passport and Seagate-licensed hard drives are well worth keeping an eye out for when prices drop. Just as another reminder, remember that you can only play PS4 games from an external drive, but you can store PS5 games on one, which is still a huge improvement over not being able to use them at all with PS5 software.
Cyber Monday SSD deals for PS5 from last year in the US
Cyber Monday SSD deals for PS5 from last year in the UK
Today’s best deals
However, if you’re looking for the best prices available now on some of the best PS5 internal SSDs, or just want to take a look before the sales period, check out the price list below.
The Cyber Monday PS5 external hard drive deals, on the other hand, will be worth serious consideration, especially if internal SSD prices are too high. They’ll show up in Cyber Monday deals, but they still come at a premium compared to PS5 SSDs or external hard drives. Here are a bunch of our favorites and their current prices.
Of course, SSDs and HDDs won’t be the only next-gen console offerings in town this sales season – check out the latest in the Cyber Monday PS5 headset dealsand for those across the hall from the console, check out our Cyber Monday Xbox Series X Deals page.