There’s Some Cracking NVMe Deals Today

If you’re looking for a cheap PC upgrade, you’ll find no better bang for buck than a SSD or NVMe drive — and there’s a ton of solid NVMe deals to grab today.

The first major bargain comes courtesy of Western Digital, who are offering a ton of bargains on their storage solutions today as part of Amazon Prime Day. Their P50 Game Drive SSD, an external NVMe enclosure that comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB quantities, is available for a song compared to its usual $265 or more RRP.

The P50 is the first USB 3.2×2 drive on the market, so if you have one of the motherboards for AMD’s Threadripper platform, you’ll be able to take full advantage of its 2,000MB/s read/write speeds. If USB 3.2 is the fastest interface you’ve got, then you’re looking at just shy of 1000MB/s read/write, which still makes for an excellent portable drive for content creation. The speeds are handy too if you want to use it as a portable storage drive for console game installs, and the 5 year warranty is as good as you can get for a portable drive.

The 500GB drive is available for $231 from Amazon — which is already $60 cheaper than some other local retailers — but between 7:00am AEST and 9:00am AEST, it’ll be going for just under $200. The box ships with USB Type-C and Type-A cables, so it’s plenty compatible with whatever kind of device you have, and the future-proofing with USB 3.2×2 is nice.

A good reason not to consider the drive, however, is if you’re looking for something in higher capacities or you need an internal SSD/NVMe drive instead. Good news on that front though: a ton of SSD and NVMe internal offerings are expected to go on sale later this morning. I’ll update this post as more SSD and NVMe deals become available.


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