Today Only: Samsung 980 Pro PS5 2TB SSD is $135


Today (July 5) only, Best Buy is offering a 2TB PS5-compatible Samsung 980 Pro SSD for just $134.99 shipped. As SSD prices continue to rise in 2024, it’s much harder to find a 2TB PS5-compatible M.2 SSD for as low as they were last year. This is the best deal we’ve found yet on one of the most popular and reliable brands out there.

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PS5 SSD with Heatsink for $135

Silicon Power XS70 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD with Pre-Installed Aluminum Heatsink

The PS5 is a great gaming console, but its 1TB SSD is a real bottleneck. Games like Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy 16, and NBA 2K24 all take up 100GB or more. If you buy a lot of AAA titles, the drive will fill up very quickly. Plus, if you want to expand the PS5’s internal storage without sacrificing speed, any elderly SSD simply won’t cut it. You’ll want to get a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD with a minimum rated read speed of 5500MB/s.

Samsung SSDs need no introduction. They’ve produced some of the most popular and reliable PS5 SSDs on the market. The 980 Pro has been available for a while now and has proven time and again to be a great candidate for expanding your PlayStation 5’s storage. It’s fully compatible with the PS5 in terms of form factor and performance, with speeds of up to 7100MB/s. This particular model comes with a heavy-duty heatsink built in from the factory, which is much better than the paper-thin graphene “heatsinks” found on some other SSDs in the same price range.

If you have a gaming PC instead of a PS5, this SSD will also make a great boot drive. There are faster drives out there, but when it comes to OS performance and overall app performance, you won’t notice any real difference in performance compared to this drive, which is already significantly faster than any established platter strenuous drive. The capacity is also ideal. For most people, a 2TB SSD should be enough to cover your OS, apps, and games. Of course, a 4TB SSD would be even better, but they are very, very pricey.

If you want more choice, check out our picks for the best SSDs of 2024.

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