SSD prices continue to tumble as 1TB WD_Black SN850X hits all-time low

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WD_Black SN850X Bargain!

1TB WD_Black SN850X

“Get the ultimate gaming edge over your competition with insane speeds up to 7,300 MB/s for top-level performance and radically short load times.”

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The fun part of DIY PC builds, depending on how you look at it, is that one thing tends to lead to another. Now that you’ve bagged yourself a cheap 5800X3D, you’ll want to add a decent SSD.

It’s a good time to be in the market as falling producing costs, increased competition and good availability have combined to create a perfect storm of red-hot deals. There are new bargains daily, and we’ve removed the guesswork with a selection of drives that are at, or near, the lowest price to date.

First up is the 1TB WD_Black SN850X. Now available for under £88 ($99 in the States), this ultra-fast PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drive offers speeds of up to 7,300MB/s and enough space for a good-sized game library. Putting that price into perspective, the very same drive fetched over £130 as recently as October 2022.

1TB Kioxia Exceria

“Kioxia Exceria SSD Series is built to boost your mobile or PC experience and deliver balanced performance and value that will transform your system.”

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Don’t feel the need for something quite so quick? No bother, take a gander at the 1TB Kioxia Exceria M.2 drive, now available at a ridiculous low of £43. Sure, it’s not as lightning fast as the WD_Black, but speeds of up to 1,700MB/s aren’t exactly slow. An excellent upgrade from a traditional hard disk or SATA SSD.

Last but not least, if capacity is a priority, you can’t go wrong with the 2TB Lexar NM710. Now down to £106 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen – the spacious PCIe Gen 4 M.2 drive can hit speeds of up to 4,850MB/s . There’s no dedicated DRAM cache, which is to be expected at this price point, yet as a secondary drive, it’s hard to argue with the value proposition.

2TB Lexar NM710

“With quick transfer speeds of up to 4850 MB/s read and 4500 MB/s write this compact SSD with storage up to 2TB allows for faster, more efficient load times.”

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Right now, and whatever the use case, there shouldn’t be too much difficulty in finding a good drive at a compelling price. Older 2.5in SATA solutions are also readily available for way less than MSRP, and even specialised drives compatible with PS5 are cheaper than ever before.