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Deal | PlayStation 5-compatible WD_BLACK SN850 2-TB SSD with heatsink hits must-buy lowest price ever on Amazon US and Amazon UK

The WD_BLACK SN850 SSD is compatible with the PlayStation 5 thanks to its fast read and write speeds. (Image source: Amazon/Sony - edited)
The WD_BLACK SN850 SSD is compatible with the PlayStation 5 thanks to its fast read and write speeds. (Image source: Amazon/Sony - edited)
The Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 has had its regular prices slashed on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. The superfast SSD, which is compatible for use in the PS5 console, can hit read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s. The best deal currently on offer is for the 2 TB variant with heatsink, which is up to 53-60% off, depending on region.

PlayStation 5 owners looking for additional storage for their sparkling Sony console should pop over to Amazon and have a look at the amazing deals the giant retailer currently has on WD_BLACK SSDs from Western Digital. The brand offers the first officially licensed M.2 SSD for use with the PS5, with the drives being able to keep up with the blazing-fast speeds of the console’s storage. The WD_BLACK SN850 comes with or without a heatsink and is offered in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacity variants. The deal is clearly for the original version of the drive that comes with an orange light, while the new official PS5-compatible model comes with an appropriate light-blue LED.

The biggest discount for US buyers, at the time of writing, is a whopping 53% off the 2 TB version of the WD_BLACK SN850 with heatsink. This brings the price down from US$549.99 to a bargain price of US$259.99. It’s likely there are limited amounts of stock available, so PS5 users in requirement for extra storage should certainly act quickly. Shoppers should be sure to actually select the option for “SSD” or “SSD w/Heatsink” and NOT the option for “SSD w/Heatsink for PS5”, as it appears it is only the older non-official version of the SN850 that has been discounted. The price for the 1 TB model with heatsink has also been reduced, by a considerable 49%.

Over at Amazon UK, there seem to be some of the lowest prices ever for the PS5-compatible WD_BLACK SN850. Lucky buyers could actually get up to 60% off here if they manage to find some available stock, with the 2 TB model with heatsink going for £199.98, down from an RRP of £500.99. The 1 TB model seems to be out of stock at the moment while the 500 GB drive doesn’t appear to be discounted. The 2-TB WD_BLACK SN850 offers up to 7,000 MB/s read speeds and over 5,000 MB/s write speeds, so buyers can expect to be well-served by the SSD once it is correctly fitted into their PS5 (or PC).

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Shoppers should look for the older SN850 model with the orange light (L) for the best chance of a discount. (Image source: Western Digital)
Shoppers should look for the older SN850 model with the orange light (L) for the best chance of a discount. (Image source: Western Digital)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-08-13 (Update: 2022-08-13)