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This story is a part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our checklist of concepts, by subject, by recipient and by value, that can assist you uncover the proper present.

Every 12 months you could find nice Black Friday offers on storage in your recreation consoles and computer systems and 2021 isn’t any totally different. It actually is the most effective time of 12 months to get extra gigabytes to carry your recordsdata, music, films, images and video games. This batch is the most effective offers we have discovered which might be out there proper now in Black Friday gross sales from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and extra.

SK Hynix

SK Hynix’s Gold P31 PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 inner SSDs are the world’s first 128-layer NAND flash-based client SSDs, making them quick sufficient for gaming, video modifying and different demanding purposes. If you are uninterested in operating out of space for storing in your recreation library (I do know I’m), the 2TB P31 is the best way to go. It often sells for $245, however Amazon has it for 20% off proper now.

If that is extra storage than you want, the 1TB sizes is 20% off, too, and the 500GB SSD is simply $56 — 45% off the common value.


Your outdated microSD card may not be as much as the duty of recording high-speed, high-resolution video. I discovered the onerous method mine wasn’t after I was on a visit and my digicam merely could not save movies to my card as a result of it was too gradual. This Samsung Pro Plus card is what I switched to and with its write pace of as much as 120MB per second, it had no hassle recording 4K video at 120 frames per second or 5.3K video from the GoPro Hero 10 Black. The 128GB and 512GB capacities are on sale proper now, too, in addition to different Samsung microSD playing cards for much less demanding makes use of.

Wester Digital

The Elements desktop onerous drive is fundamental USB 3.0 plug-and-play exterior storage that works with Windows PCs out of the field and could be simply reformatted for Mac. It can be utilized for storage with Xbox and PlayStation consoles, too. Amazon has a number of capacities on sale in the meanwhile beginning at 4TB for $90, as much as an absurd 18TB for $340.


Fast pocket-size exterior drives just like the Crucial X6 are a simple option to develop in your dwindling inner storage. They’re additionally indispensable if it’s worthwhile to rapidly transfer giant recordsdata between computer systems or wish to create on-the-spot backups. SSDs are sooner than onerous disk drives, too, so you may do quite a bit much less ready round with one in all these. This is a USB-C drive, nevertheless, so if you do not have a type of in your laptop, pill or recreation console, you may must get a USB-C-to-USB-A adapter.

The X6 is available in 4 capacities — 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB — and the entire sizes are discounted on Amazon and direct from Crucial.


Need to beef up your inner storage in your laptop computer or desktop? This SSD offers you 2TB at an all-time low value.


This is a speedy little card that you need to use in your Chromebook, Nintendo Switch, telephone or pill. It also needs to be quick sufficient to make use of for recording 4K UHD-resolution video at 30 frames per second together with your motion cam in addition to your drone. Need a full-size SD card or SSD as an alternative? Lexar has these discounted, too, along with different storage capacities for its microSD playing cards.


Slot this into your gaming PC or laptop computer to hurry up your efficiency whereas rising your storage for films, music, images and video games. I suppose you may retailer docs and spreadsheets on it, too, should you should.


A fantastic possibility for upgrading an older laptop computer or a desktop with an empty 2.5-inch drive bay.


If you have been fortunate sufficient to get your fingers on a PS5 this 12 months however you are already operating low on recreation storage, this FireCuda drive can be utilized to develop your recreation assortment. It was one of many first to be out there and suitable with the console’s inner storage slot. Newegg’s common value is $250 for this SSD, and it was not too long ago $210, however it’s now dropped to $190. Note, although, that at this value, the drive doesn’t embody a heatsink.

Western Digital

If you care extra about storage capability than all-out pace, it is a discount for a 4TB SSD. It’s nonetheless going to be sooner than a standard onerous drive, too. It’s at the moment priced at $360 however the value will drop to $290 for Nov. 26 and 27.

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