I bought this super fast 2TB PS5 SSD card and at this price, you should too

Samsung 990 Pro SSD with heatsink is unbeatable with this deal

Samsung 990 Pro with Heatsink
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Samsung is one of the best around when it comes to solid state storage, providing more than one of the best PS5 SSD cards over the years. Now there's an amazing deal on one of its fastest, which adds a stellar 2TB of extra superspeed storage to your console.

Available as part of Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days, the 2TB Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD card comes with a heatsink so is completely compatible with the PS5. And, the 2TB version is now just £128.99 - 33% off the usual price.

It's also the card I've just bought for myself, to install into a PS5 Digital Edition.

Samsung 990 Pro 2TB SSD with heatsink: was £191.79, now £128.99 at Amazon

Samsung 990 Pro 2TB SSD with heatsink: was £191.79, now £128.99 at Amazon
The Samsung 990 Pro M.2 SSD card is PS5-compatible thanks to its 7,450 MB/s read speeds. It also comes with a heatsink - a vital element - and is easy to install into the console.

Why did I choose the Samsung 990 Pro SSD?

I've been mulling over a decent SSD upgrade for my PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for a while, and after managing to get a great bargain on a Samsung 980 Pro during the summer Prime Day sales, which I added to another PS5, I was looking for something similar.

That's why this deal has stood out for me – the 990 Pro has even faster read speeds.

It has also been recommended by friends before but was always outside my budget. At this price though, I decided to take the plunge as it's one of the best gaming deals.

When choosing an SSD card for the PS5, you need to keep a few things in mind. As well as compatibility - it needs to be a PCIe Gen 4 M.2 NVMe SSD card to fit in the dedicated slot underneath the console's faceplate. It also needs a heatsink for heat dissipation, otherwise the storage can get too hot and cease to function correctly.

Sony recommends a card with a minimum data transfer speed of 5,500 MB/s, so the Samsung 990 Pro is ideal as its read speeds are much higher - 7,450 MB/s. Indeed, it's even faster than the internal storage inside the console.

You can add SSD storage from 250GB to 4TB in size, so 2TB is an ideal mid-point and, if you consider that an average PS5 game is around 35GB in size, it allows for more than 50 extra games to be installed. The internal PS5 SSD has about 667GB of space available to the user, so can only store around 18 games in total.

Remember, you will need to be a Prime member to make use of the deal. It's free for new subscribers for 30-days though, so well worth signing up to.

Rik Henderson
News Editor

Rik is T3’s news editor, which means he looks after the news team and the up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets and products you’ll definitely want to read about. And, with more than 35 years of experience in tech and entertainment journalism, including editing and writing for numerous websites, magazines, and newspapers, he’s always got an eye on the next big thing.

Rik also has extensive knowledge of AV, TV streaming and smart home kit, plus just about everything to do with games since the late 80s. Prior to T3, he spent 13 years at Pocket-lint heading up its news team, and was a TV producer and presenter on such shows as Channel 4's GamesMaster, plus Sky's Games World, Game Over, and Virtual World of Sport.