Four years ago, I wrote an article about never buying a hard drive again. Every year since then, the price of flash-based storage has continued to drop, making it easier to keep that promise. If you haven’t already had some 2 TB SSDs (yes, storage is a problem), you’ll want to choose one of the 4 TB options below.
Crucial and TeamGroup lead the way in affordable SATA packs. 4 TB MX 500 for just $269 (opens in new tab) When A 2-pack of 2TB AX2 SATA SSDs at a staggering price of $185 (opens in new tab)Don’t expect extreme speeds from these drives, especially the entry-level AX2. But if you need a lot of space to store your games and media, it’s hard to complain about paying less than 1 nickel per gigabyte. With a promise of 1,600 TBW per, both options are very durable.
If you prefer WD and/or blue color, B&H sells mid-range 4TB WD Blue SATA SSD for $289 (opens in new tab), also a record low. Looking for something on top of your SATA drive stack? Samsung’s 4TB 870 Evo is also slashed to an all-time low of $299 (opens in new tab)Class-leading performance, 256-bit AES encryption, and a long 5-year warranty make this drive top of our list of best SSDs for consumer SATA drives.
Speed up and physical dimension down TeamGroup’s 4TB MP34 M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD for $329 (opens in new tab), or about $30 cheaper than ever before. With a sequential read and write rating of 3,500/2,900 MB/s, it works well as a cavernous boot drive or fast secondary storage. It also has an impressive 2,400 TBW endurance and a 5-year warranty.
Not the leader in the PCIe 4.0 class, but the last and fastest in this SSD deal pack Crucial’s P3 Plus M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD, $299 (opens in new tab)The 4,800 MB/s sequential read and 4,100 sequential write ratings are at the low end of the speed PCIe 4.0 spectrum, but still faster than PCIe 3.0 drives. And it comes with a nice 5-year warranty. This drive makes a great boot drive for newer mid-range builds and a great secondary storage drive for high-end builds like the Samsung 990 Pro with much faster PCIe 4.0 drives.