Black Friday may have come and gone, but these deals on PS5-compatible Solid State Drives (SSDs) are still available throughout the weekend and possibly into Cyber Monday. You can’t use an old SSD and expect it to work well on the PS5 console. You should get a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid state drive with a read speed of 5,500MB/s to match the PS5’s internal drive. High-speed SSDs have come down in price significantly this year, and that makes Black Friday 2022 a perfect opportunity to finally score some great deals on larger 2TB storage modules for your new PS5 games console.
The best Black Friday PS5 SSD deals
There may be other SSD deals for Black Friday, but these are the SSDs we’ve tried ourselves and highly recommend. They also serve as excellent boot drives for your gaming PC in case you don’t need extra storage space for your PS5 console.
1TB for $109.99
WD Black SN850X 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MB/s) with heatsink
1TB for $99.99
WD Black SN850X 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300 MBit/s)
Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with heatsink
10% cashback with Amazon Prime Card (be logged in)
Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MB/s)
1TB for $87.99
XPG Gammix S70 Blade 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with heatsink
1TB for $87.99
Adata Premium 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6100 MBit/s)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600 MBit/s)
SK Hynix P41 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MB/s)
Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300 MBit/s)
Prime members only
Domestic 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MB/s)
How easy is it to install the SSD?
It’s easy! Removing the housing cover is completely tool-free. In fact, the only screw you need to remove is the one holding the SSD bay cover in place. You don’t even put it back when you’re done. Sony has a quick and easy YouTube video guide.
What if the SSD I bought doesn’t have a heatsink?
MHQJRH M.2 2280 SSD heatsink
Sony recommends installing an SSD with the heatsink attached. If the SSD you buy doesn’t include one, it’s easy enough to buy one off Amazon for around $10 and add it yourself. Most of these heatsinks are simply attached with an adhesive such as thermal tape.
For more deals, check out our Best Black Friday Deals of 2022 or our PlayStation Black Friday Deals article for the best deals on games, accessories and more.