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PS5 SSD deals are at record low prices right now

PS5 SSDs have been flying off the shelves in the last week, but that's not stopping these sticks from dropping to their lowest ever prices.

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masterfox25d ago

Oh look the thing that I mention in another article a few weeks ago that would happen to those SSDs prices is actually happening ;) (higher sales-lower prices), hmm must be magic right? Or I have a magic ball or something lol, so where is your economics 101 now?, haha, the thing some people dont understand about this is that SSDs arent in the same situation like for example the GPU market. ;)

Eonjay25d ago

I feel like it should have been obvious but the best part is that everyone wins with the addition of real competition. Even PC users.

n1kki625d ago

Ummmmm, that's not how the law of supply and demand work. Higher sales = lower prices is not part of economics 101. If that was the case Nintendo games would be crazy cheap. https://www.investopedia.co...

Neonridr25d ago

PS5 sales has nothing to do with tech prices going down. That's just the way the world works.

Eonjay24d ago (Edited 24d ago )

Well clearly it's competitive. So the update comes to PS5 and magically all manufacturers decide to have sales at the same time? Gee I wonder what the cause could be. Do you think that these companies are just completely oblivious to 10 million new potential customers?

Checks Xbox Memory Card prices where there is no competition.... Yes still $220.

Neonridr24d ago

@Eonjay - fair enough, I'm simply saying that these parts are used by more than just PS5 gamers. Smart business move, perhaps. But you will continue to see tech prices drop regardless of the PS5.

b777conehead24d ago

Bull shit. Because the only way to play ps5 games is either on the internal ps5 drive . Are these nvme .on pc you have more options like a regular 2.5 internal ssd drive. Are a usb external ssd drive. So the ps5 is bringing way more sales for the Nvme. You must really hate Sony

Neonridr24d ago (Edited 24d ago )

@b777conehead - uhh plenty of PC enthusiasts use M.2 drives in their systems. I would know, I use one myself.

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VENOM OF SINS25d ago

Can you tell us if the sun will come out tomorrow? We’d like to get your prediction on that one! SSD prices have literally been dropping throughout the last decade.

The worry is the Chia altcoin which prioritizes storage space and in particular NVMe storage over GPU processing. This is why the larger capacity drives are still fetching at a higher price point. You’re not out of the woods yet, depending on what type of consumer you are.

DJStotty24d ago

@masterfox

How do you know it is simply due to higher sales? with no sales data just a presumption?

SSD's have been dropping in price, every month, for over 12 months, this is normal.

gravedigger24d ago

But, but plug and play and pay more for less. :/

quenomamen24d ago

These are the same people who think MS doesn't care about how many consoles they sell, No MS wants to sell half of Sony sells on purpose.

ElvisHuxley23d ago

Probably had more to do with them overestimating demand and producing too many. Not only do you have to consider the shortage of the console itself, but the fact the average gamer has no idea what an SSD or an M.2 drive even is, much less the knowledge or confidence to crack open his console and put one in. And yes, economics 101, if the demand is lower than the supply, the price goes down.

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CaptainHenry91625d ago (Edited 25d ago )

The 4TB variants shouldn't be over $900 bucks. You can buy two digital PS5's for that price. That's comical. Looks like the 1TB and 2TB variants are dropping down in price though.

Yppupdam25d ago

yeah, I grabbed a 1TB SN850 for 179.00 from best buy today. (without heat sink, the heatsink model is out of stock everywhere I have looked) I ordered a PS5 compatible heat sink off amazon and I won't see that sucker for a few days. When I ordered it, Amazon was estimating I wouldn't possibly get it till October 5.

dsammy0425d ago

Which heat sink did you buy? What’s a reasonable price to pay for one?

Yppupdam25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

https://www.amazon.com/gp/p...

This is the one that I grabbed, (it was 19.00US, a little expensive but they are getting hard to find) I have even seen a few gaming youtubers use this one. a few companies sell it under their own branding but, they are all the same. The only thing I have read is not to get one with elastic bands that hold the heat sink to the M.2 drive, apparently some have had issues with them.

outsider162425d ago

Is the heatsink compulsory for an ssd?

Phoenix7625d ago

@outsider
Yes. It is highly recommended that you either get a heatsink either pre-fitted or purchase one separately before installation. Also as a side note, don't buy heatsink that uses rubber bands to hold it in place. These are known to melt and 'could possibly' lead to ssd failure.

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dbcoops25d ago

2TB is more than enough.

QUIMICOMORTAL24d ago

but , can you actually buy two ps5's right now?

jznrpg24d ago

I bought a 2TB for mine I’ll wait to get a 4TB in 2023 it should be half the price at least

CaptainHenry91624d ago (Edited 24d ago )

The price might go down before that though

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darthv7225d ago

i have the Gigabyte Aorus 7000s for coming from Newegg since Amazon doesnt know when they will be back in stock. It has the heatsink preinstalled and was on sale for $190 w/free shipping. I should get it in a few days and it will be the perfect time for me to swap the white panels for the dark plates I got from dbrand.

Teflon0225d ago

I wanted the black plates but I need the PS logo to still be on it unfortunately, meaning unless Sony drops black ones, I probably won't be getting black

CaptainHenry91625d ago (Edited 25d ago )

The dbrand dark plates quality is better than Sonys. Just saying

Neonridr25d ago

you need the PS logos to be on it?

darthv7225d ago

I dont see why the logo matters but there is always somebody out there who can do laser etching. These plates are quality though.

legendkilla25d ago

I got the dbrand plates a few months ago with the red mkbhd middle skin, they're pretty nice!

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EmperorDalek25d ago

Well... They've only recently been made haven't they? So any deal would technically be a record low?

djl348525d ago

What? All these compatible SSDs have been on the market for at least a year minimum.

Neonridr25d ago

that's because they were created for PCs.

porkChop25d ago

They've been on the market for a while. All PC hardware goes down in price at some point to make way for newer models.

Neonridr24d ago

nope, apparently the only reason they are going down in price is because the PS5 is selling well. Let's ignore the millions of PCs out there that also use these components.. LOL

Sayai jin25d ago

They will only get cheaper. Good news!

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