Cyber Monday is the last big chance of the year to give your PC a significant storage upgrade by snagging a discounted SSD. Prices have come down a lot in recent years, but taking advantage of deal season can help you even more.
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. Laptop or desktop, upgrade or new build, these are the deals you need this Cyber Monday.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Our top pick for an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is currently seeing a big sale thanks to some advance Black Friday savings. Get 1TB of storage for just $150 at a bunch of major retailers.
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, though, you'll be spending more than you need to.
Also remember that currently PCIe 4.0 is exclusive to AMD's latest X570 and B550 desktop chipsets so unless you have the right hardware you'll be better off getting a regular PCIe 3.0 drive. And for mass storage, you'll be best looking for 2.5-inch drives.
With that all said, this is the best of the bunch this Cyber Monday.
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.
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.
WD Black SN750 1TB | $116 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.
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.
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.
PNY SATA III 240GB | $27 at Amazon and 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.
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.
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.
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