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Building a PC can get pretty expensive, but Black Friday is usually a pretty good time to pick up the parts you need for cheap (or cheaper, at least). While Black Friday proper doesn't hit until November 26, we're already seeing a ton of deals go live at retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more. And some of the best early deals that have popped up so far are for SSDs.

When you're looking for the best SSD for your PC or console, performance and price can vary greatly. However, most can prove to be a serious upgrade to an aging PC, and some of the newer PCIe 4 drives offering truly blistering speeds for motherboards that can handle them. Fortunately, the high price tags that come with those speedier drives have taken a big dip for Black Friday, and some of the more affordable drives are even more affordable.

Whether you're looking to pick up some more storage for your PC, or want to try to grab a speedy PCIe 4 drive for your PlayStation 5, there's plenty to choose from already. More deals will go live as we draw closer to Black Friday. However, with price protection deals in place from retailers like Best Buy, you can snag one early with confidence that you'll pick up the best price.