The best hard drive and SSD deals in January 2019

Speed versus storage space – it is a decision you make every time you buy a new PC or storage drive.

For those needing massive amounts of space on their PC to save files and programmes, a mechanical hard drive is the way to go.

However, hard drives are substantially slower than 2.5-inch SSDs. These SSDs are the middle-ground between speed and storage, offering good storage capacity at a good price.

Then, at the top of the speed pyramid we have M.2 NVMe SSDs, which provide lightning speed – with the PCIe versions the fastest – but come at a high price if you want lots of space.

This is demonstrated by the typical data transfer speeds of the storage drives:

  • M.2 NVMe – Up to 16GB/s
  • 2.5-inch SSD – Up to 600MB/s
  • Hard Drive – Around 150MB/s

SSD and hard drive deals

To help you decide which drive is for you, we have put together a list of great hard drive and SSD deals currently available.

Pricing was taken from Evetech and Wootware.


HDD


Seagate BarraCuda 1TB/2TB HDD – R700 to R1,100

Seagate


Western Digital Blue 3TB/4TB HDD – R1,500 to R1,800

WD Blue


Western Digital Blue 6TB HDD – R3,200

WD 6TB


2.5-inch SSD


Kingston 240GB SSD – R900

Kingston


Kingston 480GB SSD – R1,200

Kingston


Western Digital Blue 1TB SSD – R2,700

SSD


Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SSD – R5,200

SSD


M.2


Kingston A1000 240GB M.2 – R1,000

SSD


Western Digital Blue 500GB M.2 – R1,500

SSD


Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 PCIe – R3,000

SSD


Western Digital Blue 1TB M.2 – R3,200

SSD


Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 PCIe – R7,600

SSD


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