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Huge Discount On Super-Fast WD Black SSD For Prime Day, PS5 Compatible

With the 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB WD Black SN850X drives going for cheap during Prime Day, now's the time to get an NVMe SSD for your PC or PS5.


There are a ton of sales for games and gaming hardware during Amazon Prime Day (July 11-12). But one particular deal worth highlighting alone is the deep discount on the 1TB WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD, which is currently going for $60 USD--this marks $100 off from its normal $160 price tag. And if you want a higher capacity drive, you can also get the 2TB version for $100 or the 4TB version for $230, both of which represent deep discounts on the WD Black SN850X SSD.

This is a high-speed solid-state drive, and if you have an open m.2 slot in your PC (or could use a bigger drive), now would be a good time to fill that void. PlayStation 5 owners should also take note because the WD Black SN850X is compatible as an expansion drive, and an extra 1TB for $60, or 2TB for $100, that works super-fast is as close to a steal as they come. Given how scarce PS5 storage space is, where you're likely deleting and uninstalling content to make room for new games that are often massive, this SSD can help alleviate those issues.

At just $55 for a 1TB NVMe SSD, the WD Black SN850X is a solid deal.
At just $55 for a 1TB NVMe SSD, the WD Black SN850X is a solid deal.

The WD Black SN850X has read and write speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s, which approaches the limits of what PCI-e Gen 4 slots can do. This means ultra-fast load times, bootups, file transfers, and more. If you haven't been using an NVMe SSD on your PC, the difference will be noticeable, even coming from a SATA III SSD. And on PS5, this will be faster than the console's internal drive.

If you're looking for other Prime Day deals on gaming hardware, check out our roundup of the best prebuilt gaming PCs or the massive discounts on Samsung gaming monitors. If you want to shell out a few extra bucks on an SSD, you can check out the new Samsung's 990 Pro, which has speeds comparable to the WD Black SN850X. And you can peep a ton of other gaming deals listed below.

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