The best Black Friday game storage deals have arrived – perfect for PS5, Series X and PC – Eurogamer.net

The bottom ever costs on our high exterior drives for sport storage.

One of the best storage deal of Black Friday has arrived. Proper now Amazon is promoting the WD Black 5TB Sport Drive for £88 within the UK and $95 within the US, a historic low worth in each international locations by a major margin and a genuinely nice deal for house owners of next-gen consoles.

These transportable 2.5-inch exterior exhausting drives provide you with a ton of storage for video games and media, and can be utilized with video games consoles just like the PS5, PS4, Xbox Sequence X/S and Xbox One. In fact, they’re additionally an incredible shout for PCs, Macs and Linux computer systems as properly. You are not even paying further for the armoured design and gamer branding both – these are at the moment the most cost effective 5TB exhausting drives on Amazon of any selection!

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Should you’re after even quicker exterior storage, then you must check out the Essential X8 exterior NVMe SSD. This drive is rated as much as 1050MB/s, making it twice as quick as a SATA SSD, and makes use of a high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 connection over both USB-C or full-size USB-A. Proper now, the 1TB Essential X8 is £96 within the UK and $130 within the US, a historic low worth and considerably under the £150/$165 this drive usually prices.

Going for an exterior SSD implies that last-gen video games will load a lot quicker and might be copied in much less time, so should you do not want all 5TB of storage this might be our general suggestion! I truly purchased this actual drive final yr and I take advantage of it virtually daily for taking part in video games and transferring media recordsdata. It is the quickest exterior drive I’ve ever examined and I am unable to advocate it sufficient.

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Should you’re planning to make use of both of those drives with a next-gen console like a PS5 or Xbox Sequence X/S, then it is value understanding precisely what’s doable with exterior drives on these techniques. You’ll be able to retailer and play last-gen video games (e.g. PS4 and Xbox One titles) instantly from the drive, simply by plugging it into to a USB port. Moreover, on Xbox Sequence X/S, you may as well again up next-gen video games to the drive to unlock area on the interior storage, permitting you to keep away from having to redownload video games that you’ve got deleted to avoid wasting area. Sadly, that is not at the moment doable on PS5, with there being no method to transfer put in PS5 video games.

You additionally will not be capable of run next-gen video games on both console from an exterior USB drive, as even the quickest exterior SSD will not be quick sufficient to maintain up with the insanely fast SSDs used internally.

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Microsoft do provide the Seagate 1TB enlargement drive, accessible for $220/£220, should you want further storage for working Sequence X/S video games. The PS5 does issues otherwise, with the console having an inner NVMe M.2 drive slot that matches off-the-shelf PC NVMe SSDs, however solely drives that Sony have licensed as being appropriate will work – and up to now, they have not licensed any drives in any respect, so it is only a no-go for the second.

I hope you discovered this deal helpful, and remember to tell us in case you have any questions within the feedback under. You too can attain me on Twitter @dealsfoundry, the place we’re tweeting offers as we discover them – very helpful for large ticket gadgets just like the PS5, Xbox Sequence X, RTX 30-series graphics and Ryzen 5000 processors the place inventory might be exhausted in a matter of seconds. You too can discover all of our Black Friday offers on Eurogamer proper right here.

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