Big shopping events like Prime Day are a golden time to add more storage to your desktop or laptop PC by grabbing a discounted solid-state drive (SSD). SSDs have come down in price in recent years, but the cost can certainly mount if you need a lot of storage.
All modern PCs can benefit from one of the best SSDs, and older machines might find a new lease on life by upgrading from a slow hard-disk drive (HDD). Whatever it is you're in the SSD market for, there's something to get you on the right path during Prime Day.
Before you buy, make sure you know exactly what type of SSD you need for your machine. While M.2 PCIe NVMe drives are super fast in PCs that support the tech, they're more expensive than traditional SATA drives. If your PC doesn't support the rated performance, you'll be spending more than you need to.
Once you know what you're interested in shopping for, take a gander at our roundup. We've gathered all the best offers you need to know about if you don't want to be stuck paying full price for an upgrade. And if you want more specialized lists, check out our picks for the best Samsung SSD, Western Digital SSD, and SanDisk SSD deals.
Best Prime Day SSD deals 2021
Crucial P5 500GB 3D NAND NVMe internal SSD | $31 off (opens in new tab)
The Crucial P5 comes with read/write speeds of 3,400MB/s / 3,000MB/s. Thanks to its discounted price on Prime Day, it competes with the best SSDS around in terms of bang for your buck.
SK hynix Gold P31 500GB | $59 off (opens in new tab)
SK hynix's Gold P31 PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD will do everything you need from a solid-state drive for a fraction of the usual cost. At a whopping $47 off, you can save big and snag this SSD for just $63. Enjoy this price by combining the drive's existing sale with the bonus "15% off at checkout" coupon listed on its Amazon page.
With read/write speeds of 2,600/1,800MB/s, this SSD provides a great value for its price. If you don't need the higher speeds of other SSDs on this list, the WD Blue SN550 is the way to go.
SanDisk Ultra 1TB M.2 SSD | $125 off (opens in new tab)
Need a lot of fast storage on the cheap? SanDisk's Ultra 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD delivers read speeds up to 2,400MB/s and write speeds up to 1,950MB/s. You can grab this stick right now for more than half off.
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB | $30 off (opens in new tab)
The Samsung 870 EVO is one of the best 2.5-inch SSDs you can buy today thanks to rock-solid reliability and competitive speeds. Expect respective 560MB/s and 530MB/s read and write performance. Right now, you can save $20 on the 1TB model and an extra $10 off via promo code 63FANTECH558.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB | $10 off (opens in new tab)
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus remains a top option for anyone who needs a new M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD. Expect read speeds up to 3,500MB/s for awesome performance, and 1TB of storage isn't bad either. Save $10 right now.
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