Samsung 990 Pro PS5 SSD Discounted To Very Good Price At Amazon And Walmart


Video games are taking up more storage space than ever nowadays, with popular titles like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth requiring 145GB and the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 likely needing around 100GB (closer to 300GB if you install Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, and Warzone). That means PS5’s built-in SSD can run out of space after installing just a handful of these blockbusters on your system, making an SSD upgrade all but a necessity. The process of adding an SSD to your PS5 is quite simple, and now it’s relatively cheap, thanks to a slew of great deals on compatible drives–including the Samsung 990 Pro 1TB SSD for $90 (without a heatsink) at Amazon and the 990 Pro 1TB with a heatsink preinstalled for $109 at Walmart. Due to the current state of NVMe SSD prices, there’s no guarantee we’ll see better prices during Amazon Prime Day 2024 next month.

The Samsung 990 Pro 1TB SSD is one of the most popular SSDs for PS5 and PC, as it offers tremendous performance and is manufactured by a brand with a reputation for creating high-end storage solutions. Deals on NVMe SSDs have been slim this year, so Amazon’s current offer is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time. You’ll need to pair the $90 drive with a heatsink to use it on PS5, but since that’s also on sale for cheap ($12, down from $16), you’ve got an easy way to add 1TB of storage to your PS5 for around $100.

With read speeds up to 7,450 MB/s and write speeds up to 6,900 MB/s, it far surpasses the requirements of Sony’s console–making it easy to see why it’s so popular. PC owners can’t wrong with the 990 Pro either, and you will be able to make even better use of its fast speeds on PC.

Alternatively, you can pick up the Samsung 990 Pro 1TB SSD with Heatsink for $109 at Walmart. This is $30 less than Amazon’s current price. In fact, Amazon has offered this model for $125 or more nearly all year. Walmart’s deal is obviously a bit more expensive than the SSD and heatsink purchased separately, but it has the added convenience of a built-in heatsink–making the installation process more streamlined.

Since both models are on sale for such great prices right now, it’s a great time to prepare your console for games arriving later this year.

These two great SSDs aren’t the only ones on sale right now. Here’s a look at a handful of other deals that include 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB options.

More PS5 SSD Deals ahead of Prime Day 2024