Upgrade your PS5 with a stunning 50% off 1TB SSD drive this Prime Big Deal Days

The WD_Black SN850 1TB is half-price ahead of the October Amazon Big Deal Days sales

This week it's all about Amazon Prime Day 2 (as I like to call it), or Amazon Prime Big Deal Days (as Amazon prefers to officially call it), with some of the best deals expected between now and the event's close at the end of Wednesday 11 October. 

I've set up alerts and scoured Amazon for some of the best deals in tech and have stumbled upon this little gem for those PlayStation 5 users looking to upgrade: the officially licensed WD_Black SN850 SSD, in its 1TB form, has a stellar 50% cut from its asking price. 

WD_Black SN850 for PS5: was £179.99now £89.99 at Amazon.co.uk

WD_Black SN850 for PS5: was £179.99, now £89.99 at Amazon.co.uk
If you're looking to expand your PS5's storage using an officially licenced SSD then the Western Digital range is just the ticket. Its SN850 range complete with heatsink is ideal and we're now seeing prices cut by half, such as this 1TB model with 50% off the list price. Bar-gain!

I've previously installed a WD_Black SN850 into my own PS5here's a step-by-step picture guide to make it easy – and have been impressed by the additional storage capacity. I bought a 500GB one, though, which at the time cost about the same as this 1TB option! 

The WD_Black options are officially licensed for PlayStation 5, as they come with a built-in heatsink, and hit the required read/write rates that are specific to PS5, in order to be able to nest information between that and on the on-board superfast SSD, which is a requirement for certain games to run correctly. 

I think the asking price is solid, too, although having looked on CamelCamelCamel (the price-monitoring site) interestingly the same drive was a fiver cheaper for a brief spell just last month. That does give me hope that it'll drop again for Big Deal Days proper – so if you're not yet committed to buy today then you can use this Amazon Alexa hack to highlight deals and price drops for you. Happy shopping, fellow gamers!

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.