Christmas 2020 Hard Drives: Deals, Buying Guide, HDD, SSD, Next-Gen, PC, and more
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Christmas 2020 Hard Drives: Deals, Buying Guide, HDD, SSD, Next-Gen, PC, and more

Ramzi Musa
3 September 2020

It's never too early to get some gaming gift ideas for the festive season!

Hard drives may not seem like the most glamourous present for Christmas 2020, but they are definitely one of the most useful! 

This year it looks like they're going to come in even handier, as we've seen some games tip the scales at around the 200 GB mark. 

If you're getting tired of deleting games to make room for new releases, hard drives are an ideal choice for a festive gift.

Make sure to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it with all the latest deals in the run-up to Christmas!.

And if that's too long to wait, make sure to check out our hand-picked best deal that you can enjoy right now!

 

 

Best Deal Right Now

Here's a hand-picked deal for you ahead of the festive season!

WD 2TB HDD Drive

This HDD is purpose-built for gaming, and a great choice for storing, and protecting your games library.

The WD 2TB HDD Drive is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. HDDs are said to be supported on both Xbox Series X and PS5 too, making this a good choice to store backwards compatible games.

Hard Drives Christmas 2020

BUILT TO LAST: The durable casing adds another extra layer of protection to your games!

At the time of writing, this 2 TB HDD is only £74.40, down from £89.99 on Amazon!

Hard Drive options for Christmas 2020

Let's take a look at what your options are for hard drives this Christmas 2020.

Budget

Generally speaking, price tends to jump up the more storage you go for, so if you're looking to save some cash, going for an HDD with 1 to 2 TB of storage is the way to go!

More Storage

If you're going for more storage, a 5 TB HDD is a good option. At higher price points you may find some more durable designs, which are great for protecting your files on the move.

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

Top of the line

If you're interested in maximising the performance of your chosen platform, you may want to consider an SSD. They're much faster, newer, and also more expensive. 

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

 

Hard Drives and Next-Gen

If you're looking for more storage with next-gen, keep reading for a brief breakdown of how HDDs and SSDs work with PS5 and Xbox Series X.

PS5

HDDs are usable, but to store and play PS4 games only.

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

PS5

SOLID STUFF! The internal SSD is a force to be reckoned with!

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

Xbox Series X

HDDs are usable also, but to store and play Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

They can also be used to store back-ups of Xbox Series X games. These need to be transferred over to the SSD to be playable.

Xbox Series X

XTRA XTRA! More storage can be unlocked via an additional SSD

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.

 

Looking for something else?

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

Take a look below for everything you need to know and more for Christmas, Black Friday, and Amazon Prime Day!

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