Great PS5 SSD deal gets you extra 1TB with 31% off

(Pocket-lint) - Ever since PlayStation unlocked the ability to upgrade a PS5's internal storage, we've been scouring the 'net for great deals on compatible SSD cards. After all, next-gen games take up a sizeable amount of the existing space and having to uninstall and reinstall favourites is a pain. Thankfully, the Black Friday[1] sales have started and one card from Crucial is available with a very healthy discount indeed.

The PlayStation 5-compatible Crucial P5 Plus has more than a 30 per cent saving at present.

squirrel_widget_5808798 In the UK, that brings it down to a very manageable GBP107. There are even big discounts in Central Europe and the US.

The Crucial P5 Plus is a very decent card too, one that the Digital Foundry also recommends. It more than meets Sony's recommendations for minimum specifications, although you might need to invest in a heat sink too. Sony does stress that a heat sink is important and many compatible cards come with them installed already.

However, that usually adds a premium to the price. We recommend you just install one yourself instead... it's actually very easy, like placing a sticker really. We explain exactly how to do it here[2].

There are several available, you just have to make sure it's not too wide so will fit inside the console.

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If you want even more capacity for your PS5, you could opt for a 2TB SSD instead, and while this normally adds a hefty chunk onto the pricing, there is another great Black Friday deal out there in the form of XPG's Gammix S70 Blade, which comes with a heatsink for you to stick on included in the package.

XPG Gammix S70 Blade 2TB - save GBP136

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This is a superb deal for 2TB of space (and it's also great for PC gamers, too). You get a massive discount that takes it down to just GBP204, which is a price you won't see too often. Writing by Rik Henderson.

Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.

Originally published on 23 November 2021.

References

  1. ^ Black Friday (www.pocket-lint.com)
  2. ^ exactly how to do it here (www.pocket-lint.com)
  3. ^ XPG Gammix S70 Blade 2TB - save GBP136 (www.amazon.co.uk)