Best SSD Deals October 2017: The cheapest SATA and M.2 solid-state drives

Best SSD deals: All the best offers and discounts on solid-state drives available right now. Updated weekly.

Once you go solid-state, you never go back: solid-state drives (SSDs) considerably boost the speed of your PC. Here you’ll find the best deals so you can give your PC a new lease of life, for the fewest pounds.

Before we start, take a look at our best SSD guide for an in-depth explainer on what you need to know about SSDs. All the SSDs featured in this deals list also appear in our guide, so you can rest assured that we’ve tested them to confirm they’re actually worth buying.

Best SATA SSD deals

SATA SSDs are the cheapest place to start when it comes to upgrading your PC or laptop with fast storage. Here are a few of our SATA picks:

Crucial MX300 525GB: £128.28 at Amazon.co.uk

Despite having gone up in price in recent months (along with most SSDs), this is the cheapest way of getting over 500GB of proper SSD storage into your PC. Amazon has the lowest price, although there are some fairly steep shipping costs at the time of writing.

Samsung 850 Evo 250GB: £86.98 at Amazon.co.uk

The 850 Evo is one of the all-time classic SATA SSDs, and despite the efforts of other companies, few can offer quite the performance and warranty combination of the 850 Evo. Indeed, that five-year warranty (or 75TB) remains the best around, and we reckon the slight price premium is worth it for peace-of-mind.

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB: £209 at Amazon.co.uk

The 850 Pro is a step up in terms of performance to the 850 Evo mentioned above, and it’s also a step up in price. It pretty much maxes out the speeds of the SATA 3 interface, and its massive 10-year or 300TB data warranty is class-leading.

Best M.2 SSD deals

Samsung 960 Evo 250GB – £106 from Aria.co.uk – Limited deal, only two in stock

The 960 Evo is Samsung’s mid-range M.2 SSD, but like its older-generation sibling, sit comes loaded with a decent warranty (3 years in this case) and has come down in price since we reviewed it at the end of 2016, down from around £140. This drive will make a great operating system drive for quick boot and application load times, although consider a 500GB model instead if you want to store multiple games.

Samsung 960 Pro 512GB – £270 down from £320 at Amazon

This is Samsung’s top-end SSD, and £270 is a reduction on its original RRP of £320 for a saving of around £50. This deal isn’t unique to Amazon, either, the likes of Overclockers UK and Ebuyer are offering it at the same price.

Intel 600p 512GB – £161.90 at Alza.co.uk

The 600p from Intel is a proper bargain, blasting through the benchmarks at  more than twice the speed of a regular SATA drive, but without the extra cost. It comes with a decent five-year or 288TB warranty, too.