Are you running out of space on your trusty PlayStation 5 already? Sick of transferring your old games onto a battered old hard drive? Well, we might have the solution to your woes thanks to some nifty early Black Friday deals on Amazon.
Right now, Amazon US and UK has slashed the price of the super speedy WD Black 1TB and 2TB SN850 NVMe SSD. This is the SSD that Mark Cerny, Sony’s lead architect, has chosen to put in his console, just in case you had any doubts about its effectiveness.
However, the big price drop comes on the SSD itself. To make the drive PS5 ready, you’ll need a heatsink. WD Black does offer this SSD with a heatsink, but if you click on that option, you’ll see the savings disappear before your eyes. You’ll still save money, but the cheaper option is to buy the SSD by itself, then buy a compatible heatsink online. We’ve included a couple of recommendations here, here, and here.
So what’s so special about this drive then? Other than the fact it rarely goes on sale, the SN850 was built with gaming in mind. It has incredibly high read/write speeds of up to 7,000/5,300MB/s on the 1TB model, meaning you’ll load quicker in and out of your games than ever before.
It’s discounted to a cracking price in both the UK and US – you can see the deals for both the drives below, but in short you’ll save up to 24% in the UK and up to 36% in the US.
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Of course, the SN850 isn’t just built for the PS5 – you can slap it in your PC too. And for a drive of this size, you’ll be hard pressed to find an offer like this again, so act quick!