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Where to buy the cheapest and fastest PS5 SSDs – Black Friday 2022

IF you’re looking to upgrade your PS5 console or PC this Black Friday, then there’s no better place to start than an SSD hard drive.

Solid-state drives are faster than the average hard drive or SD card, and can hold much more memory. 


These are the cheapest and fastest SSDs for PS5.

If you’ve just got a PS5 console with our best PS5 bundle deals, or you’ve had one since launch, an M.2 drive will help massively as you install all of those PlayStation Plus titles.

PS5 consoles are compatible with a wide range of M.2 SSD drives, and a selection of desktop PC motherboards and laptops are also able to accept additional M.2 storage. 

If you’re buying for PC, please check if your system accepts M.2 drives first.

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This is generally considered to be the most affordable yet performant SSD, and should work fine with either your PS5 or PC.

500GB of storage is fairly affordable, costing less than a brand new PS5 game, but the price rises quickly.

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The WD_BLACK SN850X is considered to be one of the fastest consumer drives on the market, and it’s perfect for PS5.

The 1TB drive is fairly costly, but the 2TB drive manages to be a lower price than the Crucial P5 Plus equivalent.

There is also a 4TB drive available, though it is incredibly pricey, and is not discounted.

Best PS5 SSD heatsink – Black Friday Deals

The SN850X SSDs do have the option of coming with a headsink for an extra cost, though you can save some money by buying a different heatsink, and this is our choice.

It’s incredibly affordable at just £7.99, and is guaranteed to fit within the tight confines of the PS5’s SSD compartment.

However, it is unlikely to fit inside laptops, and might not fit certain PC configurations.

Once you have an SSD you'll be able to download more games.


Once you have an SSD you’ll be able to download more games.Credit: Sony

If overheating is a concern for your PS5, an SSD heatsink is a natural choice, and this will save you some money when compared to other brands.

Written by Dave Aubrey on behalf of GLHF.

Top Black Friday Deals Right Now


BLACK Friday is finally here (Nov 25) and to save you the trouble of scouring the web, here’s our picks of the best Black Friday deals now live:

  1. EXTRA 20% off Gymshark sale w/ code EXTRATWENTY – shop here
  2. Simba Mattress, save up to 60% – shop here
  3. Oodie Hooded Blankets, £49 (save £40) – buy here
  4. New Apple AirPods Pro (New 2nd Gen), £229 (save £20) – buy here
  5. Beauty Pie, 50% off w/ code BF50 (non-members too!) – shop here
  6. Amazon Music Unlimited, 3 months FREE – sign up here
  7. Virgin M350 Fibre Broadband, £27/month (save 51%) – buy here
  8. Finish Dishwasher Tablets x 83, £9.75 (save £13.25) – buy here
  9. MAC 5-Piece Full Size Star Gift Set, £39 (save £59) – buy here
  10. Tower T17079 3L Air Fryer, £30 (save £20) – buy here
  11. Benefit full glam set (worth £106), £32.30 w/ code SPREE – buy here
  12. Emma Mattress, save up to 60% – shop here
  13. Xbox Series S, £189.99 (save £60) – buy here
  14. 30% off at All Saints – shop here
  15. (AD) 30% off at Elizabeth Arden + FREE gift when you spend £75+ – shop here

To catch all the latest deals, head to our Black Friday live blog.

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