PS5 SSD Black Friday deals 2021: early offers


PS5 SSD Black Friday deals are bound to be popular now that Sony has unlocked the console’s internal SSD bay, allowing users to add more super-fast storage. So if you’re running out of space on your PS5’s internal drive, there’s never been a better time to pick up some additional storage. 

Black Friday 2021 is now officially underway, with the annual sales extravaganza taking place on November 26 each year. However, we’ve already seen several discounts on compatible PS5 SSDs ahead of Black Friday, many of which might not be beaten today. 

Some of the best PS5 SSDs such as the Samsung 980 Pro and WD Black SN850 have dropped in price, though most of the best SSD deals we’ve seen are for drives that require a heatsink to be installed. Supply is clearly a limiting factor, as some of the best SSDs are still sold out or being resold for far higher prices.

Demand for compatible PS5 SSDs will undoubtedly be higher than last year, particularly as more great PS5 games have been released, which means we’re expecting NVMe SSDs in particular to be some of the most sought-after PS5 Black Friday deals.

We’ll be rounding up the very best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals right here. Make sure you check back soon or bookmark this page so you don’t miss out on any PS5 storage discounts.

The best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals

The best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals are likely to appear now, but we saw plenty of notable discounts in the run-up to November 26.

The selection below includes compatible SSDs for PS5, so you can buy with confidence knowing that the products below are guaranteed to work. Remember, though: Sony recommends buying an SSD with a heatsink, so if you’re buying a stock drive, you may need to purchase a heatsink separately. 

Early PS5 SSD Black Friday deals (US)

We’ve already seen some early Black Friday offers from various retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy, and we’re expecting more discounts now Black Friday has officially begun. Amazon is also a great place to grab a deal, as the online giant tends to price match its competitors. We’ve rounded up a selection of early PS5 SSD Black Friday deals below.

Early PS5 SSD Black Friday deals (UK)

If you’re after the best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals in the UK, we’ve rounded up the best UK deals below. Remember, all of these SSDs work on PS5, but some may require a heatsink to be installed.

Best heatsink deals for PS5

As we’ve mentioned, some SSDs need a heatsink installed. This can often work out cheaper than purchasing an SSD with a heatsink built-in by the manufacturer but takes a bit more user input. Here’s the best heatsink we recommend for PS5.

PS5 SSD Black Friday deals: a sensible upgrade  

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With the PS5 continuing to be incredibly popular, it’s likely that demand for compatible SSDs for PlayStation 5 will be high now that Black Friday is here. Black Friday could represent the perfect opportunity to grab a solid state drive on the cheap.

The best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals can be found on 500GB and 1TB capacity drives, though we may see some discounts for 2TB and 4TB versions. Remember, though: the higher the capacity, the more expensive your chosen drive will be – and NVMe solid state drives tend to be very expensive in general.

The holiday sales event seems to get more popular every year, and according to data from Adobe, $9 billion online sales happened on Black Friday alone. Ecommerce sales between November and December reached an eye-watering $188 billion, which tells us that whatever product you’re after during Black Friday, millions of others will have their hearts set on it too.

PS5 SSD Black Friday deals: FAQ

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When did the best PS5 SSD deals start in 2021?

Black Friday falls on November 26 each year, but we tend to see deals happen throughout the year. However, Black Friday tends to be one of the best times to pick up an SSD, with a wide selection of solid state drives on sale.

The biggest discounts – particularly on more popular and higher capacity models – will most likely happen during Black Friday.

Where are the best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals?

We’re rounding up all the best PS5 SSD Black Friday deals, but which retailers have the best discounts? We’ve listed a selection of retailers below that have great deals when shopping for an SSD for PS5 over Black Friday.

Top US retailersAmazon: usually the best prices on PS5 SSDsBest Buy: big discounts on PS5 SSDsWalmart: usually has plenty of stockNewegg: good option for older PS5 SSD models

Top UK retailersAmazon: wide selection of PS5 SSDsScan: good selection of PS5 SSDsCurrys: competitive prices on PS5 SSDsEbuyer: plenty of options to choose from

Which PS5 SSDs are discounted for Black Friday? 

We’re seeing price cuts on PS5 SSDs, with the two most popular capacities being 500GB and 1TB. Demand is scuppering some of the deals as they’re selling out fast, so if you see something that tempts you, act fast.

Trusted brands such as Seagate, Samsung, WD_Black and Western Digital all have PS5 SSD Black Friday deals, so you can buy with confidence should you see any offers that take your fancy. 

What specs should I look for when buying a PS5 SSD?


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Sony has outlined a very specific set of requirements that compatible SSDs must follow to work on PS5. From the dimensions of the drive to its overall read speeds, you need to ensure that any NVMe M.2 SSD meets the specs listed below. Of course, we’ll only be including compatible SSDs in this roundup, so you needn’t worry about the technical side of things.  

PS5 SSD requirements
FormatPCIe Gen 4.0 (x4) M.2 NVMe SSDCapacity250GB, 500GB, 1Tb, 2TB or 4TBRead Speed5500MB/s or fasterTotal size with heatsink110 x 25 x 11.25 millimetresForm factor2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 or 22110HeatsinkRequired

Note: You can store PS5 games and PS4 games on an external drive, but to play PS5 games you’ll need to copy it over to your PlayStation 5’s internal SSD storage. Here’s how to upgrade PS5 internal storage.

What about Black Friday PS5 external hard drive deals?  

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If you’re looking to upgrade your PlayStation 5’s storage, we’re also rounding up the best Black Friday PS5 external drive deals so you can make an awesome saving. There’s a wide variety of external drive deals on Black Friday, and they’re a great option if you have a library of PS4 games you still want to play, but don’t want to sacrifice any space on the PS5’s internal storage.

Will there be any PS5 stock during Black Friday?

If you’re still searching where to buy a PS5, you’re not the only one. Sony’s console continues to remain extremely hard to find as demand is still outstripping supply, even though the PlayStation 5 has been out for almost a year.

Some retailers did have PS5 restocks last year, and sold a limited amount of consoles as part of their Black Friday sales. However, this was only a few weeks after the console launched, so it’s unclear what the stock situation will be like. 

UK shoppers may have a bit more finding a PS5 before Christmas at least, as Sony is air-lifting in more stock to help retailers meet demand. Whether we’ll see any consoles arrive during Black Friday, however, remains to be seen. 

If you’re in the US, we recommend following PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider on Twitter for regular updates. The more reliable retailer in the UK has been Game, which tends to offer new stock every three to four weeks.


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