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Hard Drives Black Friday 2020: Xbox Series X, PS5, HDD, SSD, Best Deals Right Now, PS4, Xbox, PC, Next-Gen, Predictions, and more

If you're looking for hard drives for consoles, PCs, and more, then Black Friday 2020 is a great place to find an amazing deal.

As we move closer to the release of Xbox Series X / S and PS5, more information is starting to drip through about what to expect in terms of game sizes.

Keeping your internal storage as free as possible is always a wise move, no matter what the platform, so getting a decent, compatible HDD or SSD is a good way to go.

Make sure to bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it with all the latest hard drive deals in the run-up to, and day of, Black Friday.

And if November feels too far away, we've hand-picked a deal you can enjoy right this minute for you too.

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Best Deal Right Now

As promised, we've got the latest deal on hard drives for you right here ahead of the Black Friday 2020 sales.

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WD 4TB HDD Drive

WD make some quality, durable, and let's face it - pretty good-looking gear!

This HDD is purpose-built for gaming, and has a whopping 4TB of space.

Coming in at £119.99 on Amazon, down from £139.99, an HDD this big means that you basically won't have to worry about deleting games to make space again!

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STORAGE FOR DAYS: Good luck trying to max out this guy!

SEE IT ON AMAZON: WD 4TB HDD for under £120

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Hard Drives and Next-Gen Explained!

While purchasing an external hard-drive for current-gen consoles is relatively easy to understand, Next-gen has few different 'rules' around what devices you can and can't use.

Before we get into that, it's important to understand some key difference between HDDs and SSDs first!

HDDs are essentially 'older' hard drive tech, and SSDs are like the latest and greatest.

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SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Custom SSDs play a big role in realising next-gen potential

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HDDs store data 'mechanically', SSDs store data digitally.

What that means is that SSDs are more efficient, much faster, and needed for basically all the features you'd expect from next-gen, such as fast loading speeds and so on.

PS5

HDDs are usable, but only for PS4 games.

SSDs can be used to expand storage, however, not all off the shelf products will work with PS5.

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SOLID: The SSD in a PS5 is custom built for super-fast performance

PS5 has its own custom, super-fast SSD which has been designed specifically for playing PS5 games.

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Xbox Series X

There will be an official 'storage expansion card' SSD for the console, which will greatly increase its storage.

You should be able to store Xbox Series X games on this, as the card provides the same performance as the built-in SSD.

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX! Xbox Series X also has custom SSD capable of providing incredibly fast loading speeds and more!

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HDDs also work, but can only store Xbox 360 / Xbox One games, and backups of Xbox Series X titles.

Xbox Series X titles will need to be transferred to the SSD to be played.

Hard Drive options at Amazon Prime Day 2020

For hard drives, there are a few options you could go for at Amazon Prime Day 2020, depending on budget, storage size, and type.

Budget

Going for an HDD is typically a cheaper way to go, and you can get a good 2 TB of storage for a reasonable price.

Don't Miss Out: Seagate 2 TB HDD for under £70!

More Storage

On the more expensive side of the HDDs, you may find better quality materials, for increased protection if taken on the move, and generally up to 5 TB of storage!

Dramatic increase to storage: WD 5 TB HDD for under £120!

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Top of the line

Then you enter the world of the SSDs, which are more expensive, and can be used to enhance the speed and storage of your current-gen consoles.

More storage & performance: WD 1 TB SSD for under £210!

Looking for something else?

We update our guides regularly with new deals, and ways to get the most out of the sales.

Take a look below to browse by product and sale!

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