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Black Friday SSD deals: The best NVMe and SATA SSD bargains

Black Friday is very nearly here now, and already we're starting to see loads of great deals on a bunch of today's very [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"]s. Amazon have kicked off the week with some stonking deals on some of Samsung's SSDs at the moment, and while they're technically not Black Friday SSD deals just yet, a lot of them still feature all-time low…

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Samsung’s 970 Evo Plus and portable T5 SSDs are real cheap right now

Update: Amazon US have just extended their Samsung SSD deals to include $100 off the 2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus, taking it to an all-time low of $400, and $20 off the 1TB model, taking to another all-time low price of $150. Plus, there's currently $80 off the 2TB Samsung 860 Evo as well, bringing it once again to its lowest ever price of $230.…

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Black Friday 2019: All the best PC gaming deals

There are still a couple of weeks to go before this year's Black Friday bonanza, but some retailers have already started getting in on the sales frenzy action. Technically, Black Friday itself is November 29th this year, but as has now become tradition in the world of Black Friday deals, any time between now and the day itself is pretty much fair game as far…

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Best SSD for gaming 2019: Top SATA and NVMe SSDs for PC

With SSD prices getting lower and lower, there's never been a better time to upgrade your old hard drive with one of today's super fast SSDs - and to help you on your quest to find the best SSD for gaming on your PC, I've put together a list of all my top recommendations across a wide range of prices and form factors. You'll find…

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Crucial’s P1 is a great value NVMe SSD, but it’s not without its faults

Super fast NVMe SSDs are still pretty pricey compared to your standard SATA drives, but thankfully there's a growing number of budget NVMe SSDs that are starting to bring those lighting fast read and write speeds to the masses. I've already tested the excellent value for money WD Blue SN500 and Adata XPG SX6000 Pro, but now I've got the Crucial P1 in for testing,…

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Red Dead 2’s PC requirements are gonna put a bullet in your SSD

Rockstar have quietly added the PC requirements for Red Dead Redemption 2 to the game's Rockstar Launcher page. The good news? It's not going to murder your PC. The bad news? It will absolutely gobble up your PC's storage banks, as it's currently recommending you keep at least 150GB set aside for it. I know it's a big game and all, but that's another 50GB…

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Get Ghost Recon Breakpoint for free when you buy a Samsung SSD

If you were thinking about upgrading your PC's storage banks any time soon, then you may want to consider getting a new Samsung SSD. Aside from the fact that they're some of the [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"]s around, UK buyers can now get a free copy of Ghost Recon Breakpoint with it until November 13th 2019 when you buy selected models. Ironic, really, considering…

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WD Black adds five new external storage drives, including 2TB SuperSpeed SSD

WD's Black range of gaming SSDs just got a little bit bigger today, as they've announced five new external storage devices that will sit alongside their flagship Black SN750 NVMe SSD. Four of them are traditional hard drive disks, or HDDs (more on those in a sec), but the one I'm most interested in is the WD Black P50, an external SSD that has, and…

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Feature: The second coming of SSDs?

Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen 4 review: The first PCIe 4.0 SSD has arrived

One of the big attractions of choosing a new AMD Ryzen 3000 build at the moment is the fact it supports the new, super fast PCIe 4.0 standard. You'll need to pair your new 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU with one of AMD's equally new (not to mention expensive) X570 motherboards to make use of it, of course, but the potential benefits are massive - particularly…

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WD Blue SN500 review: Incredible value for money

SSD prices may have been falling over recent months, but adding a super fast NVMe SSD to your PC is still one heck of an expensive upgrade, especially if you're after something like our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] champion, the Samsung 970 Evo. A 250GB stick of Evo goodness will set you back around £80 / $85 these days, with prices pretty much doubling…

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Have Anthem’s loading times been improved by the Day One patch?

Anthem's Day One (minus two) patch has finally arrived, with one of the big 'High Level' fixes being its atrocious loading times, specifically when it comes to what Bioware refer to as 'older disk drives'. But how much have they actually improved by? Well, I've gone and re-tested the same HDD, SSD and NVMe SSD I tried on Tuesday to see what's what.

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We put Anthem’s loading times to the test: HDD vs SSD vs NVMe

Anthem doesn't technically come out until February 22, but those who pre-ordered the game have been jumping around Bioware's futuristic Iron Man fantasy since Friday - or at least some of them have, as a lot of people haven't been able to get past the game's interminably long loading screens. Indeed, sometimes the game takes so long to load that you're too far behind the…

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Adata XPG SX8200 Pro review: A great value NVMe SSD

When I tested Adata's XPG SX6000 Pro SSD at the end of last year, I called it a tempting budget alternative to some of our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] champions such as the Samsung 970 Evo and WD Black 3D. The same could also be said of Adata's new XPG SX82000 Pro, which is more upmarket than its SX6000 Pro sibling with its claimed…

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Samsung 970 Evo Plus review: Better in every way?

The Samsung 970 Evo has been my [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] recommendation under £200 for quite some time now. By far the fastest and best value for money NVMe SSD you can buy right now, it's comfortably seen off competition from the new WD Black SN750, the old WD Black and Adata's XPG SX6000 Pro. But what happens when you take all that 970…

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WD Black SN750 review: So close to the Samsung 970 Evo, yet so far

For reasons I cannot fathom and that are probably lost to the bowels of their marketing department, Western Digital have decided their high-performance Black line of NVMe SSDs were in need of a face lift for 2019, because apparently gum stick-sized storage drives don't look 'gamer-y' enough already. The result of their somewhat baffling nip and tuck is the Black SN750, which I think you'll…

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The RPS Christmas gift guide and best PC gaming deals of the week – 21st December 2018

I imagine most of you have done your Christmas shopping already given its December 21 and just four days before a whole sleigh of stuffed turkey and roast potatoes arrives on our dinner plates, but just in case you're in need of a few last minute emergency gift ideas, your deals herald is here to provide. To that end, this is a slightly more rounded…

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Samsung 860 Qvo review: A fast, high-capacity SSD that’s excellent value

Black Friday and sales madness aside, high capacity SSDs still cost an absolute fortune. It's the main reason why so many of us still opt for small 250-500GB SSDs as our primary drive, and make do with larger, slower HDDs for storing big things like games and photos. Samsung's brand-new 860 Qvo, however, hopes to change all that by offering jumbo storage pockets at a…

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Build a Black Friday PC: The best 1080p gaming PC for under $590

Black Friday is a brilliant time for upgrading your PC on the cheap, but arguably it's an even better time for first-time PC builders looking to assemble all the necessary parts for the lowest price possible. Now I've already cribbed together a PC for UK builders that can play Plunkbat and Battlefield V on max settings at 1080p for under £600, but for US builders…

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Build a PC that runs Plunkbat and Battlefield V for £599 from these Black Friday deals

On this hallowed day o'deals that is Black Friday, I thought I'd take a small break from my epic deals hunting (all of which can be found in our jumbo Black Friday hub, by the way) to do something a bit more practical: tell you how to build a PC from the best Black Friday PC gaming deals that will run Plunkbat and Battlefield V…

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The SanDisk SSD Plus is real cheap on Amazon right now, but you should get these other, better SSDs instead

The 960GB SanDisk SSD Plus is Amazon's latest Black Friday deal of the day right now (Friday November 23), but as many of you pointed out earlier in my Black Friday Best SSD deals round-up when I stuck the 480GB model in there as part of Ebuyer's Black Friday deals earlier in the week (apologies again for that, it's now been scrubbed from existence), it…

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