The best PS5 SSD deals for 2023: new price drops on the WD Black SN850X and Corsair MP600 Pro

2023 could finally be the year that 2TB PS5 SSDs would really be worth upgrading. Last year, PS5 1TB SSD prices averaged around $150, while 2TB SSDs hovered around $300. This year, we’re seeing 1TB SSDs under $100 in price. and 2TB SSDs are under $200. The reason PS5 SSD upgrades are expensive is that you can’t just use any old SSD and expect it to work fine in PS5 console. You’ll want to choose a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid-state drive with a rated read speed of 5500MB/s to match the PS5’s internal drive. That means, for better or worse, choosing a top-notch SSD.

Please note that Sony recommends a heat sink attached to your SSD. Not all of the SSDs listed here have pre-installed heat sinks. For those that do, we’ll be sure to mention it. For those that don’t, all you have to do is buy your own heat sink (we recommend this one for $10) and install it yourself. Too easy.

WD 2TB PS5 SSD 2-Pack with Heat Sink for $299.99

WD Black SN850X 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat Sink

Compatible with PS5

WD Black SN850X 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat sink

Western Digital has the 2TB WD Black Series SN850X M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD for just $179.99 but when you add two to your cart, the price drops to $299.99 (or $150 each). The SN850X is the successor to the SN850 SSD. It has newer flash chips (BiCS5 vs BiCS4) and updated firmware, which combined offer improved sequential and random read/write speeds. For PC gamers, there is also an updated Game Mode 2.0 utility that is designed to tune the SSD for better performance during gaming sessions.

Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2TB “Optimized for PS5” SSD with Heatsink for just $159.99

Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7100Mbps)

Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7100Mbps)

Corsair is a well-known brand for DIY PC builders. Corsair makes some of the best gaming products on the market, and that includes solid-state memory like RAM and SSDs. The MP600 Pro is the same super-fast M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 Gen4 SSD marketed for enthusiast gaming PC builds. This one is “optimized for PS5” because it includes a pre-installed heavy-duty heatsink that’s slim enough to fit in the PS5 bay without any problems. When it comes to performance, the MP600 Pro matches the best SSDs on the market with its 7100MB/sec sequential read and 6800MB/sec sequential write speeds.

Samsung 2TB PS5 SSD with Heat Sink for $179.99

Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heat Sink

Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heat sink

Samsung SSDs need no introduction. They have made some of the most popular and reliable PS5 SSDs on the market. The 980 Pro has been around for a while, but it’s still one of Samsung’s fastest M.2 PCIe SSDs, with only the recently released 990 Pro being faster. It is fully compatible with PS5 in terms of form factor and performance, with blazing speeds of up to 7100MB/s. It goes hand in hand with other well-known options like the WD Black SN850 and the Seagate Firecuda 530.

More PS5 SSD deals

There may be other SSD deals out there, but these are the PS5 SSDs we’ve tested ourselves and highly recommend. They also double as great boot drives for your gaming PC, in case you don’t need extra storage for your PS5 console.

Silicon Power XS70 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat Sink

Silicon Power XS70 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat sink

2TB Fantom PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heat Sink

2TB Fantom PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heat sink

Adata XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heatsink

Adata XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) with Heat sink

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps)

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps)

Adata Premium 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6100MBps) with Heat Sink

1TB for $89.99

Adata Premium 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6100MBps) with Heat sink

Kingston FURY Renegade 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat Sink

Kingston FURY Renegade 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat sink

PNY XLR8 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7500MBps) with Heat Sink

PNY XLR8 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7500MBps) with Heat sink

INLAND Gaming Performance Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heat Sink

INLAND Gaming Performance Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heat sink

Lexar NM800 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7500MBps) with Heat Sink

Lexar NM800 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7500MBps) with Heat sink

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7100MBps)

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7100MBps)

Seagate Game Drive 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat Sink

2TB Seagate Game Drive PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) with Heat sink

SK Hynix Platinum P41 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps)

Amazon Prime exclusive

SK Hynix Platinum P41 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps)

How easy is it to install the SSD?

It’s extremely easy! Removing the case cover is completely without tools. In fact, the only screw you have to remove is the one that holds the SSD bay cover in place. You don’t even put it back on when you’re done. Sony has a quick and easy YouTube video guide.

What if the SSD I bought doesn’t have a heat sink?

MHQJRH M.2 2280 SSD Heatsink

MHQJRH M.2 2280 SSD Heat sink

Sony recommends that you install an SSD that has a heat sink attached. If the SSD you buy doesn’t include one, it’s pretty simple to buy one for around $10 on Amazon and add it yourself. Most of these heat sinks are only attached with an adhesive like heat tape.

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