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Slow storage can really cripple a modern system, so to keep things running their best, you'll want to pick up a speedy SSD. With game installs requiring more and more storage, not to mention the size of 4K video files, you'll want to consider a large-capacity drive, too.

Thankfully, fast solid-state drives are more affordable than ever, especially during one of Amazon's sale events, like Amazon Prime Big Deal Days. We've seen excellent discounts in previous years, and some excellent deals are live right now for day 2 of the big event.

Read more: Amazon October Prime Day 2023: The best deals you can shop now

Whether you need a lightning-fast PCIe Gen 4 boot drive, or a spacious SATA SSD to store your files on, we've got you covered. Prime Big Deal Days is here, and there are some brilliant deals on speedy storage.

Best Western Digital Prime Day SSD deals

WD Black SN850X 4TB
Western Digital
WD Black SN850X 4TB
$260 $699 Save $439

An insane 4TB of storage on an impossibly small M.2 SSD. It's incredibly fast, too, with up to 7,300MB/s reads.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
$120 $150 Save $30

If you need ultimate performance, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is perfect for use with high-bitrate cameras like the S5IIX and GH6.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD
$240 $320 Save $80

4TB of storage with up to 2000MB/s transfers in a handy rugged portable enclosure. Perfect for content creators on the go.

WD Black SN770 2TB
Western Digital
WD Black SN770 2TB
$85 $99 Save $14

Super fast with up to 5,150MB/s speeds and a massive 2TB capacity, it's hard to go wrong with the SN770

WD Blue SN580 1TB
Western Digital
WD Blue SN580 Gen 4 SSD
$40 $50 Save $10

A 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD for 40 bucks, what more could you want?

WD Black SN850
WD Black SN850 PCIe 4.0 SSD
$80 $180 Save $100

The WD Black SN850 has huge storage space and zippy speeds of up to 7000MB/s. It also works with PS5, if your console is in need of a boost.

WD Black SN850X
WD Black SN850X PCIe 4.0 SSD
$135 $310 Save $175

The WD Black SN850X is a performer with an attractive heatsink and a whopping 2TB of storage.

Western Digital is a major player in the SSD market, with options ranging from budget-friendly basic drives to gaming-ready performance SSDs with styling to match.

The WD lineup is split into colours, WD Green drives are basic affordable storage for everyday computing, WD Blue drives tend to have larger storage for content creation and professional work and WD Black is the high-performance gaming range. Western Digital also owns SanDisk, and you'll occasionally see a SanDisk SSD on offer, although they're becoming less common, with most of SanDisk's branding appearing on SD cards and other products.

Best Samsung Prime Day SSD deals

Samsung 870 Evo 1TB
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB
$100 $145 Save $45

The 870 EVO is a modern staple, providing dependable and speedy storage at a reasonable price. Here you get a massive 2TB capacity at a bargain price.

SAMSUNG T7 Shield Portable External Solid State Drive
Samsung T7 Shield
$100 $126 Save $26

Rugged and ready for anything with blazing-fast speeds, the 2TB T7 shield is a bargain.

Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
Samsung 990 PRO SSD 2TB
$130 $289 Save $159

With a whopping 2TB capacity and 7450MB/s reads, you can store everything on this drive and load it lightning-quick.

Samsung SSD 980 1TB
Samsung SSD 980 1TB
$60 $69 Save $9

With blazing-fast speeds of up to 3,500MB/s and a massive 1TB capacity, this is a lot of SSD for the asking price.

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD
$50 $60 Save $10

Samsung's renowned high-performance NVMe SSD is at a fantastic price for Prime Day.

Samsung 870 QVO
Samsung 870 QVO SATA III 8TB SSD
$320 $369 Save $49

Need big storage? This is the deal for you. 8TB of solid state capacity at a bargain price.

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
$130 $149 Save $19

If you want incredible performance and top-notch speed, look no further than the PCIe Gen 4 980 Pro. It delivers speeds of up to 7000MB/s and has a massive 2TB capacity.

Samsung has been in the SSD business for well over 10 years, and its experience shows with its reliable and speedy drives that have a great reputation for quality. Usually, you pay a bit of a premium for a Samsung SSD, but during sales events like Prime Day they're available at significantly lower prices than usual, so it's a great time to pick one up.

There are three main types of drive you'll come across in the Samsung lineup: SATA, PCIe Gen 3 and PCIe Gen 4. It's important to get the right one for your system, so be sure to do a little research before taking the plunge. To make things as simple as possible, SATA is the slowest type but it's also compatible with most systems, PCIe Gen 3 has been around for a while, so if you have a relatively modern system, it should be compatible. PCIe Gen 4 is still relatively new, so be sure to check your system specifications before opting for one.

Other great Prime Day SSD deals

SK Hynix P31 Gold 2TB
SK Hynix
SK hynix Gold P31 2TB
$93 $117 Save $24

A massive 2TB capacity and up to 3,500MB/s reads for well under $100.

Crucial MX500
Crucial MX500
$165 $349 Save $184

Four whole terabytes of SSD storage for just $165. Need I say more?

How we chose these SSD deals

We take a number of factors into consideration before adding an SSD to our deals roundup. Firstly, we only include products that we'd be happy to use ourselves, which means that every product you see featured on this page is a reliable option from a reputable manufacturer, there are no cheap no-name drives on our list.

Where possible, we're sticking to drives that we've had hands-on experience with, and for the rest, they're drives that have been recommended by experts and customers alike. We also factor in historical pricing, so you can be sure that the deals are legitimate, and it's not just a full-price SSD with an artificial discount.

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More fall Prime Day deals

If you’re looking for more deals on our favorite gadgets, tablets, and more during Prime Day in October, be sure to check out the following:


Q: Do I need to be Prime member?

Yep, that's the only catch. If you wan't to take advantage of Amazon's best deals, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. There's a 30-day free trial offered if you want to take it for a spin, but in our view, it's one of the best deals around. You get free and fast delivery on all your Amazon purchases, as well as access to the Prime Video streaming service, and loads more to boot. It costs $14.99 per month as a recurring subscription.

Q: Which SSDs will be discounted for October Prime Day?

It's impossible to say the exact products that will be on offer, but in recent years, Prime Day has been an excellent time to pick up an SSD.

Last Prime Day we saw mega discounts on Samsung SSDs, Western Digital, PNY, Crucial, Kingston and more. We're expecting more of the same for this event.