Amazon Prime Day two, or Prime Early Access (opens in new tab) if you prefer, has been responsible for some decent PC gaming deals. Far better than I was expecting when the big box shifter first announced this extra deal bonanza. Everything from laptops to graphics cards has seen some decent savings, with plenty of other retailers jumping in on the money-saving event.
One category that has really stood out, though, is storage. Plenty of drives were maintaining their savings from the first Amazon Prime Day in July, but over the last 24 hours have seen even deeper cuts. To the point that plenty of our favorite drives are reduced to their lowest-ever ticket prices, and that makes them rife for a bit of last-minute deal bagging as we head into the second day of the sale.
Not only can you get your hands on our fave WD_Black SN850 (opens in new tab) in 1TB trim with its funky heatsink for a bargainous $129, but budget permitting, you can also go big and grab the updated 2TB version of the new SN850X drive for just $199 (opens in new tab). That’s a fair bundle of cash still, but it’ll see you good for a long while and won’t have you worrying about making room for your next game.
If your budget won’t stretch to $200, but you’re still after a good chunk of storage, then the 2TB Intel 670p makes for a great deal at just $126 (opens in new tab). Sure it isn’t as fast as the best PCIe 3.0 SSDs, and nowhere near the throughput you’ll get from the Western Digital drives, but if you need a load of storage, this is pretty much as cheap as you can get right now. The SK Hynix Gold P31 isn’t far behind though at $160 and is a bit quicker when it comes to the write performance.
You also have the option of going down the DRAM-less route, which drops the DRAM cache from the actual SSDs in favor of sectioning off a small amount of system memory, but equates to more affordable drives in the process. The 1TB Samsung 980 (opens in new tab) is a solid PCIe 3.0 offering for sure, although it’s another Western Digital drive, the 1TB WD_Black SN770 (opens in new tab) that gets the nod from me at just $80.
There are plenty of great SSD deals out there, but you’ve only got til the end of the day to grab one.