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Cyber Monday SSD deals 2022: there’s never been a better, or cheaper time to bag an SSD

US Internal SSD deals
2. US External SSD deals
3. UK Internal SSD deals
4. UK External SSD deals

The Cyber Monday SSD deals will likely carry on in the same vein as the Black Friday deals, which means we're in a good place. Some offers have gone out of stock as we come into the weekend, but there's a good chance that fresh drives, and fresh discounts might pop up as we move into Cyber Monday and Cyber Week beyond. There are already a significant number of 1TB NVMe SSDs on sale for well under $100, and while they may not be the absolute fastest PCIe 4.0 drives, they will eat a SATA SSD for breakfast and poop all over a laggardly spinny hard drive. 

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But, if you do want the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSDs then we've got good news for you on that front, too: if you check out our best SSDs for gaming list you'll find they're pretty much all on sale as well. This all makes Cyber Monday and the whole Black Friday deals season a great time to either upgrade to an NVMe SSD or add some extra speedy storage to your gaming rig.

And that's partly because SSD capacities are going up and prices going in the opposite direction. Where once you'd have to pay $400 for a 2TB SSD they're now less than $200 for some seriously quick drives, too.

  • We’ll carry on curating the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals all the way through.

As far as size is concerned, 1TB is the least amount of storage you want when shopping around for an SSD. It might be tempting to go with something smaller because the price is right, but you'd be surprised how fast a 256GB and 512GB can fill up after installing a handful of games. Below are the best deals for internal and external SSDs that'll fit your favorite games and media. 

Where are the best Cyber Monday SSD deals?

Up to 50% off internal and external SSDs

  • Walmart – Deals on internal and external SSDs
  • B&H Photo – Save up to $50 on NVMe SSDs
  • Best Buy – Great prices on Samsung SSDs
  • Staples – Save up to 30% on a range of SSDs, USB sticks, and external SSDs
  • Newegg – Plenty of NVMe SSDs
  • 1TB SSD – Solidigm P41 Plus | $89.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
  • 1TB SSD – Samsung 980 SSD | $139.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $60)
  • 2TB SSD – SK Hynix Platinum P41 | $259.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $90)
  • In the UK:

    • Amazon UK – Save on HDDs, SDDs, and external drives
    • Scan – SATA drives as low as £21
    • Box – Save up to £82 on Western Digital SN750 NVMe SSDs
    • Ebuyer – 500GB SSDs starting from £34.98
    • Overclockers – Save up to £51 on Samsung SSDs
    • Currys – Save £33.00 on WD Black SN750
    • Laptops Direct – Save on SSDs for your laptop
    • 1TB SSD – WD_BLACK SN850X | £149.99 £89.99 at Overclockers (save £60)

    Cyber Monday INTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE US

    Solidigm P41 Plus | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 4,125MB/s reads | 2,950MB/s writes | $89.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
    This is one of the cheapest 1TB NVMe SSDs you can grab right now. It’s a QLC drive, so the performance isn’t stellar, especially once you go beyond the SLC cache, but it’s still faster than a SATA drive. Solidigm is the new consumer brand from SK Hynix, so you know you’re in safe hands too.View Deal

    SK hynix Platinum P41 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s reads | 6,500MB/s writes | $259.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $90)
    This deal on this impressive SK Hynix Platinum P41 might be the cheapest 2TB PCIe 4.0 we’ve found far. It’s a fine SSD with excellent performance. At $169.99, you won’t find a faster SSD at this price. View Deal

    Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,000MB/s reads | 4,400MB/s writes | $109.99 $79.99 at Newegg (save $30)
    So, it’s not strictly a deal, but it’s another cheap 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD that’s still seriously quick. It’s an early PCIe 4.0 SSD, which explains why it lags behind more recent drives, but still, its Phison E16 controller and Toshiba TLC memory make it a quality drive. Especially for the money.View Deal

    WD Black SN770 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s reads | 4,900MB/s writes | $129.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $50)
    It may not match the peak performance of the pricier SN850, but this is a great budget option. And a good shout for anyone still stuck on a PCIe 3.0 motherboard but with a yearning for an upgrade soonish. It’s a DRAM-less option, but the underlying performance is strong enough for most tasks.View Deal

    Samsung 980 SSD | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500 MB/s reads | 3,000 MB/s writes | $139.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $60)
    For well under $100, you can bag a full 1TB of fast PCIe 3.0 SSD storage. That’s plenty of space for a boot drive and a host of your most often-played games. You would have to be a Samsung fan to pick this over the WD Black SN770, but if that goes out of stock, the Samsung 980 is a great backup. Back up. See, SSD deals with humor; we’ve got it all.View Deal

    WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes | $134.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $35)
    The updated SN850X isn’t hugely different from the non-X version, but it has a slightly different SanDisk controller and higher performance. The big thing, though, is that it runs much cooler, so you don’t really need a heatsinked version. It’s also cheaper than the older drive right now, too.View Deal

    PNY XLR8 CS3140 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,500MB/s read | 5,650MB/s writes | $229.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $130)
    PNY has got an impressive little NVMe 1TB on sale for $100. It’s a solid drive that can also be used inside a PlayStation 5 for an easy storage upgrade. If you got some extra spending cash, there’s a 2TB version of the drive with a heatsink on sale for only $270. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. View Deal

    Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,000MB/s writes | $129 $109.99 at Amazon (save $21)
    The Samsung 980 Pro is one of the classic early PCIe 4.0 SSDs and is still a high performer. The fact it’s been outclassed by the 990 Pro in terms of raw speed is one thing, but you’ll barely notice that in the real world. And when it’s $60-odd cheaper the 980 Pro becomes a stellar drive.View Deal

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    Cyber Monday EXTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE US

    Samsung T7 | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $229.99 $189.99 at Best Buy (save $40)
    This pocket-sized external SSD offers solid performance at 1,050MB/s provided you’ve got an up-to-date USB port to make the most of it. At 2TB, it gives you plenty of room for your data and games too.View Deal

    Crucial X6 SE| 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 800MB/s reads | 800MB/s writes | $109.99 $69.99 at Best Buy (save $40)
    If you’re just looking for a diminutive, cheap external SSD, this little guy might be just the thing. It’s a bit slower than the other deals here, and at 1TB you’re not going to be throwing all of your big games onto it, but it’s extremely portable and under $70.View Deal

    PNY Pro Elite V2 | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,000MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $114.99 $84.99 at Amazon (save $30)
    If absolute portability is what you’re looking for, then the Pro Elite V2 is the portable SSD for you. This business card-sized external drive is speedy and, more importantly, is less than $100, which is a great price for a reliable 1TB drive.  View Deal

    WD My Passport| 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1050MB/s reads | 1000MB/s writes | $379.99 $149.99 at Amazon (save $230)
    A speedy little external SSD with a very nice discount, the WD My Passport also benefits from additional layers of security, letting you password-protect and encrypt your data. If you’re clumsy, then there’s more good news, as it’s shock and vibration resistant and can be dropped from up to 6.5 feet. View Deal

    Samsung T7 Shield Portable | 2TB | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | $249.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
    The Samsung T7 Shield is the more rugged, better-looking cousin of the T7 Portable SSD. It gives you the same performance as the T7, but it’s rated IP65. This means it can withstand more elements than your typical external SSD and won’t break if it gets a little wet. View Deal

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    Cyber Monday INTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE UK

    WD Black SN770 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 5,150MB/s reads | 4,900MB/s writes | £104.34 £68.99 at Ebuyer (save £35.35)
    It may not match the peak performance of the pricier SN850, but this is a great budget option. And a good shout for anyone still stuck on a PCIe 3.0 motherboard but with a yearning for an upgrade soonish. It’s a DRAM-less option, but the underlying performance is strong enough for most tasks.View Deal

    WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s reads | 6,300 MB/s writes | £149.99 £89.99 at Overclockers (save £60)
    This new revision of our favourite gaming SSD is already enjoying a hefty price drop of £60. This makes it even cheaper than the non-X version, even though this is faster and cooler running. If you’re in the market for a new SSD, you’ll do well to find anything even remotely close to this.View Deal

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    Cyber Monday EXTERNAL SSD DEALS IN THE UK

    Crucial X8 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | 1,050MB/s reads | 1,000MB/s writes | £126.71 £78.48 at Amazon (save £47.72)
    What’s better than external storage? Superfast external storage, that’s what. And it doesn’t get much faster than this chunk of aluminum and silicon—we’re talking transfer rates up to 1050MB/s here. It is also rugged enough to take you out into the big outdoors. View Deal

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    When is Cyber Monday 2022?

    Cyber Monday is set for November 28, 2022, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it’s still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

    Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

    What should I look for in a Cyber Monday SSD deal?

    The main things to watch out for in Cyber Monday SSD deals are the same as with any other technology bargain hunting. Get an idea of what you want and need first. It’s easy to get carried away over the holiday period, but a notion of how much you want to spend and what sort of SSD you’re after will help.

    Capacity is a good starting point, and at the moment, we’re looking at some excellent 1TB offers, but a 512GB SSD will still afford you a lot of speed storage for a boot drive, with enough space for your most regularly played games. I mean, they’re not all Call of Duty, right?

    Then think about the interface. Chances are, if you’re rocking a PC of the last five years, you’ll have an M.2 slot in your motherboard with NVMe support. However, it’s worth digging into the specifics of your motherboard to make sure that it can definitely support booting from such drives as not all can. Check out the manufacturer’s pages and maybe forums too.

    If you’re considering making the switch to one of the latest AMD processors and X570 or B550 chipsets, then there you also have a decision to make regarding PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 4.0 SSDs. PCIe 4.0 is the newer standard, with the higher bandwidth, but is backward compatible with older boards. That means you can buy the latest SSDs now, and they’ll still be lightning-fast in your existing setup, just not to the full extent you’ll see when you do make the upgrade.

    That said, PCIe 3.0 drives are still incredibly speedy compared to anything that has come before, so you’ll be in a great place with any high-performance NVMe SSD purchase.

    There are some things to look out for, however. Some budget PCIe 3.0 drives only operate at x2 speed, which means they’re half as fast as the standard x4 NVMe SSDs. It’s also worth ensuring your M.2 SSD actually is an NVMe drive. There are some M.2 SSDs that still operate over the SATA interface and can only reach a maximum theoretical speed of 600MB/s, while the theoretical maximum of an x4 PCIe 3.0 interface is 4,000MB/s.