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Best Black Friday SSD Deals 2020: Transform your PC into a speed demon for cheap

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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.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB | $100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

If you want good performance and value for your mass storage drives then you should certainly be looking towards this deal on a Samsung 1TB SSD. It's fast, reliable, has a great warranty and a superb companion app to help you get the best from it.

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB | 20% off at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Samsung 860 Pro | From $75 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Western Digital Blue 500GB SATA III | $53 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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.

Samsung T7 portable SSD | From $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Seagate FireCuda PCIe 4.0 1TB | $180 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

SK Hynix Gold S31 | $46 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.