Not all the deals available for Amazon Prime Day are amazing, but this offer on the WD_Black SN850 SSD which is compatible with PS5 consoles seems like one that can’t be missed.
At £99.69 for the 1TB with a heatsink, saving you almost £160 from the £257.99 RRP (though in fairness, its price has been below £200 almost all this year), Amazon’s price is currently unbeatable – though you’ll have to be a Prime member to take advantage – or just sign up for a free trial.
Make sure you buy a model with the heatsink – you need it if you intend to install the SSD in your PS5, so don’t try to save money by skipping out.
Yesterday Scan was actually beating Amazon’s price, though today its best offer comes in at £101.99 – very slightly above Amazon’s. You’ll get free delivery and don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member, of course.
If you’ve been waiting to buy an SSD for your PlayStation 5 then here’s an amazing chance, whichever model and retailer you opt for.
If you want the cheaper 500GB model, Amazon also has a decent price for this at £63.59, though Ebuyer has matched this price if you prefer. The 2TB model is also available at £279.99, though this isn’t as good as deal as it appears – Western Digital has just announced an updated version of the SSD that will sell for £289 at 2TB, so the current price is only a £10 saving really.
In the US? The deals aren’t quite as good but you can pick up the 1TB model for $140.99 or the 2TB option at $282.82 – both with a heatsink.
We awarded the SN850 8/10 in our full review and features in our best SSD chart, but two of the things stopping it score higher were the lack of heatsink as standard and its potential to run warm without one.
That’s not an issue with these deals so pop this SSD into your PS5 and you’ll be loading games in no time thanks to the 7000MB/s read speed. This means it’s certified for PS5 usage and although you can spend less on an external drive, you can’t run PS5 games directly from it, only PS4.
When you’ve got your SSD, check our guide on how to install it into your PS5.