The best PS5 SSD is £100 off at Amazon and triples your hard drive space

WD_Black SN850 with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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The Amazon Spring Sale is now in full swing, and among the dozens of eye-catching discounts, we’ve spotted a seriously compelling deal on our top pick for the best PS5 internal SSD

Right now, the WD_Black 2TB SN850 SSD is on sale for £187 at Amazon. That’s a sizeable discount of £102 compared to its full retail price of £289. It’s also the lowest price ever for this particular model of the popular PS5 SSD. Alternatively, if you’re looking to spend a little less, the WD_Black 1TB SN850 SSD is on sale for £124 at Amazon — that’s £55 off its RRP.

WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink: was £289 now £187 @ Amazon

WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink: was £289 now £187 @ Amazon
The WD_Black SN850 SSD hits all of Sony's specifications and fits perfectly into the PS5's internal expansion slot, and it's recently been named an officially-licensed PS5 accessory. This 2TB model includes a heatsink so it works right out of the box. It's currently more than £100 off as part of Amazon's Spring Sale event. 

WD_Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink: was £179 now £124 @ Amazon

WD_Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink: was £179 now £124 @ Amazon
The 1TB WD_Black SN850 SSD is also on sale right now at Amazon. It's been slashed by £55, dropping it down to just £124 from a retail price of £179. This is the same great PS5 SSD that works right out of the box. It's a great pick if you want to upgrade your console's storage while sticking to a budget. 

The WD_Black SN850 is currently the only PS5 SSD that has been given the officially-licensed seal of approval by Sony. And if you need some extra reassurance, I’ve been using this SSD in my own console for more than 18 months and can report zero issues whatsoever. As you would expect, the speedy drive comfortably meets all of Sony’s specifications for a PS5 SSD. 

This on-sale model also comes with a preattached heatsink. This is an essential requirement for any SSD added to the PS5’s Storage Expansion Slot. You could buy a standalone SSD and install a third-party heatsink yourself, but it’s a lot more convenient to purchase this model that is ready to go out of the box. Plus, it saves you the hassle of having to ensure your chosen heatsink actually fits into the PS5’s SSD tray.  

Unlike with the PS4, where upgrading your internal hard drive involved removing the console’s stock drive, adding a new PS5 SSD to your console does not replace the pre-existing internal storage. That means if you purchase this 1TB SSD, you’ll get all that additional hard drive space alongside the 667GB storage capacity that comes as standard. 

After adding this SSD to your PS5 you will have roughly 1.6TBs of storage. That is plenty of room to install dozens of the best PS5 games — and you’ll even have space left over for upcoming releases such as Dead Island 2 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. 

Considering the typically large file sizes of many modern games, and the PS5’s relatively small stock hard drive, a larger PS5 SSD borders on an essential accessory. And that’s why this opportunity to score a highly-rated Western Digital model with a significant discount is one that you definitely shouldn’t pass up. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.