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Samsung’s T5 Portable SSD drops to a great low price

Just £55 for some speedy external storage for PC or consoles.

A 500GB Samsung T5 Portable SSD has been reduced to £55 – a new low for this model and a fantastic deal for those looking for fast PC or console storage.

Of course, it’s important to immediately point out that if you are planning to use it with a PS5 or Xbox Series console, you won’t be able to run current-gen games off it. These external drives can be used for game storage only.

In exchange, you will be able to free up some internal storage space for new games, avoid the need to redownload previously deleted games, and have a place to store all of the backward compatible PS4 and Xbox games that you still want to play on the new console once it is released.

Transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s are achieved by the Samsung T5, which is a significant improvement over the previous model. There are faster drives available, but for the vast majority of purposes, this is perfectly adequate. However, if you plan on doing a lot of back-and-forth file transfers, it may fall a little short of your requirements. Despite this, it’s a fantastic performer at this price.

If you don’t think 500GB is going to be enough for you, then a 1TB drive of the same model is available for £108. You might want to consider the 1TB Crucial X8 for £95 at that point, though, as it’s a cheaper and arguably better performing external SSD.

For extra console storage that will support current-gen games, you’ve got one choice for the Series X/S: it’s the Seagate Storage Expansion Card. For Sony’s bulky box, we’re still waiting for the list of PS5-compatible NVMe SSDs to be announced. When that does happen, you can be sure Digital Foundry will be on hand to bring you their guide to the best PS5 SSD.

Until then, we’ll have to make do with using external drives for game storage and the Samsung T5 is definitely up there as one of the best PS5 external hard drives.

After more offers? You can always check out the latest PS5 deals and Xbox deals right here. Or take yourself over to Jelly Deals for all the best bargains and regular updates on current-gen console stock.

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