Increasingly, one of the most critical components of self-respecting gaming equipment is SSD hard drives. They will not help us gain more frames per second, but they are essential to give the system agility in general and to reduce loading times in games, in particular. So next, we will see some of the best 2.5 “models that we can find on sale right now. Let’s see!
Crucial 240GB BX500
This SSD from the well-known firm Crucial is one of the cheapest we can find on the market and costs only 24.95 (before 39.92 euros). It has excellent ratings from users and is one of Amazon’s favorite purchase options. This model is the 240GB version, often used to install the operating system and essential programs. Or, as a secondary hard drive, for some non-space-demanding games.
SanDisk 480G-G26 de 480 GB
We have this other option from the well-known manufacturer SanDisk for a slightly higher price, 57.95 (before 59.99 euros). It has a larger space, 480 GB, making it a great purchase as the only hard drive for the computer and a secondary purpose. It has excellent user ratings and is one of the best discs in terms of value for money.
Samsung SSD 870 EVO de 500 GB
Samsung SSD 870 QVO for 1 TB
For a slightly higher price, this other Samsung model costs 83.99 euros (before 124.59 euros), and it is even more interesting to include double the capacity: 1 TB. It is not usual to see it below 100 euros, so now it is one of the best options on the market. It also has excellent ratings, and with such available space capacity, it is ideal as the only SSD drive in the system.
Kingston A400 the 960 GB
Kingston’s A400 series is known to be one of the most economical. It has different models in its catalog in terms of capacity, and this particular drive is the 960 GB. Now it costs 89.13 euros (before 149.99 euros) and is also an option to consider for those looking for SSDs with a lot of space.
Western Digital WD Blue de 1 TB
Quite similar to the previous one in terms of capacity, this SSD from the well-known brand Western Digital now costs 94.95 euros (previously 107.46 euros). Among Western Digital’s color gamuts, blue designates the second-best drive category, behind only black. So, with 1 TB of capacity and under 100 euros (like Samsung), it is an excellent option in value for money.
Samsung 870 QVO de 2 TB
We also have this other Samsung QVO, although this time it is 2 TB. It is pretty similar to the following in terms of space and price; now it costs 183 euros (before 206 euros). And like the Crucial MX500, it is one of the best options for users who require a lot of capacity. With 2 TB, it will be leftover in most cases both to install the operating system and to use many games, even the most demanding ones like Call of Duty: Warzone.
Crucial MX500 de 2 TB
Also, from the Crucial brand, like the first on the list, this belongs to the ‘MX’ family, which is synonymous with superior performance. In this case, its price increases a lot, up to 194.96 euros (before 237.15 euros), as it is a unit with no less than 2 TB of capacity. Without a doubt, it is one of the best options for those who need a lot of space and does not want to spend “too much.” In addition, it also has excellent ratings by consumers and is one of the preferred purchase options.
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Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.