Modern video game libraries require an astonishing amount of space these days, and between your Call of Duties and Red Dead Redemptions and Marvel’s Spider-Mans, it’s easy to run out of storage on your PS5. As part of Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale (Amazon is matching these deals), you can give your PS5 a quick upgrade in this department with the Crucial P5 Plus, a Gen 4 NVMe solid-state drive that’s available in either a 1TB or 2TB model, with or without a heatsink.
- Crucial 1TB NVMe SSD with heatsink — $65
- Crucial 2TB NVMe SSD with heatsink — $95
- Crucial 1TB NVMe SSD — $59
- Crucial 2TB NVMe SSD — $90
- Best Buy
Best Buy’s deals are exclusive to My Best Buy Plus/Total members until October 30. Over at Amazon, you have to click the coupon box below the price to get the discounts on the 2TB Crucial SSDs.
These SSDs are PS5-compatible, and you have the option to get a preinstalled heatsink for just $5-$6 more than the cost of the drive without the heatsink. Unless you already have a heatsink, it makes sense to opt for one that comes with it–you need a heatsink on your PS5 SSD.
The Crucial offering meets Sony’s minimum requirements with its read/write speeds of up to 6,600MB/s, and if you need a walkthrough on how to install it, you can check out our guide on how to install a M.2 SSD into your PS5.
If you’re planning to use this in your PC, it’s compatible with Microsoft DirectStorage to help you load games and assets faster. There’s also a five-year warranty on this, so you’ll be covered in case anything goes wrong in that time period.