The Black Friday SSD deals to grab right now

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Big shopping events like Black Friday are a golden time to add more storage to your desktop or laptop PC by grabbing a discounted SSD. SSDs have come down in price in recent years but the cost can certainly mount if you need a lot.

All modern PCs can benefit from good SSD storage, and older machines might find a new lease of life by upgrading from an old, slow HDD.

Best of all, many Black Friday deals have started going live extremely early, turning November in a sort of Black Friday month. That means you don’t actually need to hold out for the big day and can start getting what you need much sooner.

Before you click buy though make sure you know exactly what type of SSD you need for your machine. While NVMe drives are super-fast in PCs that support PCIe storage, they’re more expensive than SATA drives. If your PC doesn’t support the rated performance you’ll be spending more than you need to.

With that said, this is the best of the bunch this Black Friday.

The 980 Pro from Samsung is simply ridiculous. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 6,900 MB/s, so long as you have a PCIe 4.0 compatible motherboard and processor. If you want to go fast, look no further than this discounted NVMe SSD.

$120 at Amazon

WD Black SSDs are aimed at gamers which means they’re packed with performance. The SN750 is a PCIe 3.0 SSD with phenomenal read and write speeds, an excellent five-year warranty and a companion application that helps you get the very best from your storage over its life.

$133 at Amazon

A little pricier than other 2.5-inch drives but for the most demanding users you cannot go wrong with Samsung storage. Available in up to 4TB capacity, the 860 Pro boasts performance, reliability, encryption for sensitive data and a solid five year warranty backing it all up for piece of mind.

From $75 at Amazon

Not everyone needs masses and masses of storage and this WD Blue SATA drive is excellent value either to add more capacity to your system or act as an affordable, but still nippy boot drive. Western Digital is one of the best in the business and at prices like this it’s not worth missing out.

$54 at Best Buy

If you’re hunting for a boot SSD for a budget PC build then you might be shocked at how little you need to spend. 240GB is plenty to run a Windows 10 install from with even your favorite software installed alongside, and at this price this SATA III SSD from PNY is too good to pass up.

Not all SSDs need to go inside the computer and Samsung’s portable T7 is about the best external drive you can get right now. Genuinely pocket sized and with a USB 3.2 connection it’s also as fast to transfer as you’ll find on an external SSD right now. Any chance to get one of these with some savings is a chance worth taking.

From $80 at Amazon

PCIe 4.0 SSDs are still only relevant to Ryzen-based PCs but considering Ryzen is the best platform to build a new rig on, you’d be foolish not to take advantage. They’re a little pricier than PCIe 3.0 drives but the performance is leaps and bounds better than anything you’ve ever seen. So when there’s a deal to be had, don’t miss out.

$200 at Amazon

These superb SK Hynix 2.5-inch SSDs are already excellent value but if you snag one through Amazon right now you can apply a coupon at checkout that takes another 10% whatever the asking price at the time is. That’s not too shabby at all, and is valid on both the 500GB and 1TB versions.

$46 at Amazon

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