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.
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. ;)
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.
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...
PS5 sales has nothing to do with tech prices going down. That's just the way the world works.
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.
@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.
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
@b777conehead - uhh plenty of PC enthusiasts use M.2 drives in their systems. I would know, I use one myself.
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.
@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.
But, but plug and play and pay more for less. :/
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which heat sink did you buy? What’s a reasonable price to pay for one?
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.
Is the heatsink compulsory for an ssd?
@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.
2TB is more than enough.
but , can you actually buy two ps5's right now?
I bought a 2TB for mine I’ll wait to get a 4TB in 2023 it should be half the price at least
The price might go down before that though
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.
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
The dbrand dark plates quality is better than Sonys. Just saying
you need the PS logos to be on it?
I dont see why the logo matters but there is always somebody out there who can do laser etching. These plates are quality though.
I got the dbrand plates a few months ago with the red mkbhd middle skin, they're pretty nice!
Well... They've only recently been made haven't they? So any deal would technically be a record low?
What? All these compatible SSDs have been on the market for at least a year minimum.
that's because they were created for PCs.
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.
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
They will only get cheaper. Good news!
I got the Samsung 980pro 1TB from Amazon for $179 when it’s normally $229. Also bought the M.2 heatsink cooler for 15$. Paid like $200 total.
Read the add High-performance SSDs usually require high-performance thermal control. To ensure stable performance, the 980 uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
Ive already bought and returned 2 because the prices keep changing.
lol, ok, so 1 retailer (Amazon US) is having a sale on SSD's, and this is spun into "PS5 gamers buying these SSD's is driving prices down"? Also the prices are incorrect, WD SN850 500GB, is not RRP $149.99, but $129.99 - so you save $22 I do not think this should be pinpointed just as a result of PS5 gamers buying SSD's. SSD's have been dropping in price for around a year now, this is just an extension of that :- https://www.tomshardware.co... Been happening for a year, simply cheaper components, if you follow the trends, you will know this is simply normal price adjustment, and not a one thing, suddenly driving prices down. Don't believe the hype, do research.
tech prices always go down, not sure why people can't seem to understand that concept.
Exactly, but there is a portion on here that are putting a $20 price drop, solely on the PS5, whereas more than likely even without the PS5 sales, the price drop would have happened anyways. Not saying it is not a contributing factor, just not solely down to PS5 owners buying SSD's.
Who's spinning? Nowhere in the article does it suggest that the drop in prices is due to an increase in demand from PS 5 owners. So nobody is spinning anything. Your statement is as woeful as the click bait titles assigned to some N4G articles.
"Nowhere in the article does it suggest that the drop in prices is due to an increase in demand from PS 5 owners." Your right, that is why i never said the article suggested that?
Here in the UK just a few weeks ago before the update the 1tb Samsung 980 Pro was around £150. In the last week or so prices have some down by £20 with Amazon and ebuyer seeming to he having a little price war on some drives.
Then why bring it up? You actually quoted "PS5 gamers buying these SSD's is driving prices down"? Where are you pulling your quotes from. Why include it in response to this article? "Exactly, but there is a portion on here that are putting a $20 price drop, solely on the PS5" - Who/where is this portion. You're the only one mentioning it. You're making up your own fake controversy to get your knickers in a twist. And for what?
If you can not see the comments in this article, and in others, basically putting the price decrease down to the PS5 gamers buying the SSD's, then i can't help you. The very 1st comment, is a "told you so" comment about price reduction being associated with PS5.
No it's not. The first comment is a told you so about SSD prices continuing to fall (like you have admitted yourself is true). The guy didn't even mention PS 5. I'm not looking for or need help from you. Only for you to stop with the fake quotes and made up controversy. You were the first within this comments thread to tie up SSD prices and the demand from PS 5 users. Go read the first comment again and show me where he ties it to PS 5 users.
I am using the 2TB WD SN 850, in my digital PS5 at the time of the beta it was $500.
hopefully should see some 4TB SSD drives drop in price eventually... already got a WDBlack SN850 2TB (with heatsink) installed in PS5, brilliant, makes a big difference to PS5 game storage... got a Samsung 980Pro 1TB (as a spare, currently in a ROG Strix Arion SSD enclosure)) and 2 Heatsinks (Eluteng & QIVYNSRY)... got a Samsung T7 connected to PS5 with my PS4 games on...
i would like to buy the SSD you have. (2TB) Can you link to where you got it so i dont buy the wrong one ? Im a caveman when it comes to this stuff.
internal PS5 compatible WD_Black SN850 SSD direct from Western Digital UK store... but they did give me some hassle with delivery, which wasnt as smooth as it could have been... NOTE: availability: 2-3 weeks - £386.99 (register for email to get a 10% discount code) which will bring price down to £348.29 just google: WD_Black SN850 - you just need to select / find 2TB with heatsink - if thats what you want (as long as you searched for the WD_Black SN850 you dont have to worry about getting the wrong one apart from selecting 2TB & heatsink version)...
Western Digital was on the same sale when I bought mine in August . I got WD SN850 2TB with heat sink for about 400 with tax . I really want a 4TB but I was a day one beta user so I couldn’t pass up the ability to upgrade my hard drive and try it out . Super easy to install and such and it runs great . I will buy a second PS5 at some point and out a 4tb SSD in it when the prices drop next year or so . PCIe5 will be supported next year so the price should drop considerably when Gen5 SSDs starts to be adapted and used more . The end of 2022 to 2023 the prices should be about the same 400$ but for 4tb instead of 2 . I wouldn’t buy a lower than recommended spec SSD . Sure the custom SSD controller can make good use of lower spec SSDs right now and it works for current games fine but later on when they push the SSD with a lot more data you are going to have some serious issues if you bought a lower speed SSD. Anyway my 2 cents
Yeah I grabbed a 2tb heatsink SSD from WD just because it was marked nearly 200 dollars off!
Who ever wrote this article the sam 980 pro has its own heat dissipation. Look at the specs. High-performance SSDs usually require high-performance thermal control. To ensure stable performance, the 980 uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip. From the Samsung info
with the Samsung 980 Pro you will still need to add a heatsink on it if you want to put it in a PS5... the nickel coating & heat spreader label isnt going to be enough on its own in the PS5... Samsung are supposed to be bringing out there own branded (PS5 compatible) heatsink add-on at a later date... or just buy a third party Heatsink...
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