Best SSD deals December 2017: Here are the cheapest and best-value SSDs money can buy at the moment.
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 cheapest possible price.
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:
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB, the cheapest SSD: £48.70 at Amazon.co.uk
If you just want to speed up the boot drive of your laptop or desktop PC, the SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB will meet your needs. It’s not huge by any means, so we’d recommend a secondary hard disk, or even upgrading to the 240GB version instead.
Crucial MX300 275GB: £85.99 at Overclockers UK
This mid-range SSD is finally seeing some proper price drops. This is the cheapest we’ve seen it for a while from a reputable retailer.
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB: £83.88 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: £198.61 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. Its price has gone up quite a lot in the last month, so now isn’t the best time to buy.
Best M.2 SSD deals
Samsung 960 Evo 250GB: £115.99 at Box.co.uk
The 960 Evo is Samsung’s mid-range M.2 SSD, but like its older-generation sibling, it 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.
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Samsung 960 Pro 512GB: £281.37 down from £320 at Ebuyer
This is Samsung’s top-end SSD, and £281.37 is a reduction on its original RRP of £320 for a saving of around £39
Intel 600p 512GB: £168.90 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.