Amazon Prime Early Access is finally here, and there are some absolutely incredible deals to check out at the moment, especially if you’re a gamer. PS5 owners, strap yourself in because these SSD deals are legitimately incredible. A quick reminder that these are Black Friday equivalent deals, and won’t be cheaper during the Black Friday sales.
My favourite deal is definitely on the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB for just £81.99. This is a fantastic deal, and would be perfect to slot into your PS5. I’ll also leave a quick TL;DR below with all the links you need to the best deals (and remember, you’ll also need a heatsink).
TL;DR – Best Prime Early Access PS5 SSD Deal
You’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take part in the Prime Early Access Sale (or Prime Day 2 as some are calling it). But you can easily get a 30-day free trial at the moment if you want to jump in and grab some sweet discounts (just remember to turn off auto-renewal).
Prime Early Access Sale: Crucial P5 Plus PS5 SSD Deal
Okay, first up we’ve got the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB coming down to just £81.99, while the 2TB is also incredibly cheap at £164.99 as well. This is a great choice for those of you that take your gaming seriously. Don’t miss out on your chance to grab this high-performance SSD for a discounted price.
It doesn’t come with a heatsink, but it’s heatsink compatible, and we’ve been kind enough to leave some of our favourite heatsink deals down below. Don’t ever say that we don’t spoil you.
Reminder: You’ll Also Need a Heatsink for the PS5 SSD
Best Steam Deck and Switch SD Card Deals
Are you looking for even more storage solutions? You greedy guts. We’ll indulge you, though. Pickup an SD card for all your Switch and Steam Deck needs. Plenty of options available, and you can grab a big boy 1TB card or a smaller 512GB option.
If you need any help installing your new PS5 SSD, here’s all the relevant steps below to make it nice and simple for you. Remember, use an official, Sony-certified SSD (such as the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB + your chosen Heatsink). I’ve also included a video if you’d prefer to following using a visual medium instead.
- Before you begin, you’ll need; a well-lit room with a table to work on, a #1 Phillips or cross-head screwdriver, and a small flashlight (optional).
- Go to Settings > System > System Software > Console Information to check that the beta system version is installed.
- Press and hold the power button for three seconds to turn off your PS5 console, then remove all cables and devices from the console. Wait a while for the PS5 console to cool down.
- Place the console on a soft cloth on a flat surface and remove the base.
- Position the console so that the screw hole for the base is facing you, the PS logo is facedown and the power button is on your left side.
- Place your palms near the top corners and grip the edge of the cover. Gently pull the cover up and towards yourself. You may hear a click.
- The cover lifts away. There is a long rectangular cover over the expansion slot, secured with one screw at the top. Remove the screw from the expansion slot cover and then remove the cover.
- Remove the screw and spacer, and then adjust the spacer to the size of your M.2 SSD.
- Hold the edge of your M.2 SSD, align it with the notch on the expansion connector, and then starting from diagonally upward firmly insert it all the way in.
- If you proceed to the next step while your M.2 SSD is incorrectly inserted or not firmly inserted all the way in, it may cause damage to the terminal and your PS5 console.
- Tilt your M.2 SSD down and fasten it with screws.
- Attach the expansion slot cover and fasten the screw.
- Replace the cover by positioning it slightly away (about 2 cm or 3/4 inch) from the top edge and sliding it back into place. You’ll hear a click when the cover is secured.
- Connect the AC power cord, cables, and base, and then turn on the power. When your PS5 console turns on, the formatting guide appears. Follow the on-screen instructions and format your M.2 SSD.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.