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Best hard drive for PS4 and PS5 2021: Check out these compatible SSDs and HDDs!

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When it comes to finding the best hard drive for PS4 and the PS5, there are loads of options to choose from this 2021, however, when it comes to what is and what isn't compatible with PS5, the waters can be slightly muddy.

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However, an update on 14 April gives PS5 owners even more freedom than before, meaning that finally, they can store their PS5 games on an external hard drive.

Since PS5 has a built-in custom SSD which is super powerful and it appears that there are no official announcements on PS5 compatible SSDs which match up to the speeds of this, however, this is in no way confirming that this will be the case in the future, and we're excited to see what Sony has up their sleeves.

That being said, there are some products that are perfect for storing your PS4 and PS5 games, freeing up space on your console, or transporting them to PS5.

Let's take a look at what's out there, and for all the latest deals as they come in, don't forget to follow us at @GfinityDealsUK or @GfinityDealsUSA.

Best Hard Drive for PS4 and PS5 2021

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Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - Best Mid-Range SSD Option - (£92.98)

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SPEEDY: A good deal to jump on!

This Samsung TZ Touch Portable SSD is a good choice for storing games...and quickly!

This compact powerhouse takes up hardly any space at all and comes in a stylish minimal casing, which looks super slick.

Boasting an impressive read speed of 1050 Megabytes per second, this small but mighty SSD could be a good addition to your arsenal.

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WD BLACK P10 2TB Game Drive, COD Special Edition - Best Hard Drive for COD fans - (£89.99 / $99.99)

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SAFE AND SECURE: Perfect for fans of the franchise

This special edition Black Ops Cold War hard drive makes a great addition to COD player's arsenal of accessories.

Featuring all the things that make the super popular P10 2TB game drive amazing, such as the durable casing and super stylish finish, this special edition ramps things up a notch in the visual design department.

And with a decent chunk of storage to use up, this will more than handle those hefty download sizes from the game itself!

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WD 4 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive - Best Hard Drive on SALE - (£86.99 / $90.69) 

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ALL-ROUNDER: This hard drive safely stores your gaming library!

This WD 4 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive is a great go-to for the best of everything option.

4TB is a hefty chunk of storage and more than enough for most gamers out there. It's a good mid-ground that gives you some breathing room, should you want to use it to house a number of large games without having to delete them from you console 

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Great for games like Call of Duty too, which have some pretty hefty file sizes.

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Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive - Best Basic Option - (£39.98 / $55.03)

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BASIC: Get the essentials when it comes to space

This Toshiba 1TB external hard drive is a great choice if you want a quick storage solution to give you some extra breathing room.

It's a 'basics' style of hard drive, so you're not going to be getting all the shiny bells and whistles with this product, but what you are getting is a very affordable, reliable and compatible piece of gear, which will take the stress out of your next big download.

And as far as hard drives go, with the matt finish, it actually looks pretty good too!

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Seagate 2TB HDD - Best Mid-Range (£61.55)

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YE OL' FAITHFUL: A good choice to commit to

This Seagate 2TB HDD licensed for PlayStation systems is a solid option for your PS4 / PS5.

2TB of storage, again, is more than enough for most, and the design is suitably minimal and won't look out of place connected to either console.

Portable, durable, and just a great all-rounder if you're looking to increase your storage!

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SanDisk Extreme 500GB portable NVMe SSD - Best Looking SSD - (£85.18 / $89.99)

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SOLID: These are all about speed!

This SanDisk SSD may be lacking in storage when compared to the goliaths which feature on the list, but what you get in its place is some serious speed.

It features a durable and life-proof build, all in a package that is easily pocket size. Did we mention it's also on sale!

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A fantastic piece of kit and we think one of the slickest looking SSDs we've seen out there!

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WD BLACK 8TB Game Drive - Best Massive Storage (£169.99 / $197.99)

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MASSIVE: This HDD can store a huge amount of games

This WD BLACK 8TB Game Drive is a strong choice if you want the ultimate storage solution for your massive games library.

Coming in the signature WD_Black style, this hard drive is still up there with the best in terms of looks, making it a fitting addition to your gaming setup.

Perfect if you want to practically never worry about running out of space!

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WD Black P10 5TB - Best Premium Large Storage (£114.99 / $129.99)

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AMAZING DEAL: 5TB of storage!

WD make the list as usual with this quality hard drive. Again, if we take it purely on looks, this up there with some of the best-looking storage accessories we've seen, and has that signature durable build to go with it.

5TB is an enormous amount of space for most people and should do nicely for those who have substantial gaming libraries.

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Seagate Game Drive The Last of Us II Special Edition - Best Special Edition Hard Drive - (£74.42 / $108.23)

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FOR THE FANS! This hard drive is a great addition to your collection.

This Seagate Game Drive for PS4 2 TB External Hard Drive is the perfect hard drive for fans of the epic game, The Last of Us Part II.

It features a fern print resembling Ellie's tattoo in the game, which can serve as a reminder of the amazing gaming experience itself, in addition to having some practicality too!

It's got a substantial 2TB of space, which is more than enough if you ask us.

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WD BLACK 2 TB P10 Game Drive - The best all-rounder (£67.99 / $64.00)

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TICKS ALL THE BOXES: This is a great go-to for your storage needs

This WD BLACK 2 TB P10 Game Drive is purpose-built for gaming, and definitely up there with the best hard drives available for PS4 and PS5.

2 TB is more than enough to store a large volume of games, especially important with 60GB+ file sizes seemingly on the rise.

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When it comes to design, this is one of the more slick hard drives on the market, and it's durable too.  

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Seagate Expansion Desktop 6 TB External Hard Drive HDD - Best Storage (£103.33)

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ULTIMATE STORAGE: Good luck trying to fill this one

The Seagate Expansion Desktop 6 TB External Hard Drive is a fantastic piece of kit, and you actually get a ton of storage for your money. 

6TB is actually quite challenging to fill, so you're not going to have to worry too much about running out of space anytime soon.

This hard drive sits nicely next to your PS4 or PS5 thanks to its and design-wise looks like a pretty serious customer!

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WD BLACK 1 TB P50 NVMe SSD Game Drive - Best SSD for PS4 (£227.99 / $199.99)

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BOLD CHOICE: This WD SSD is great if you're all about speed!

WD make the list again, but this time it's their WD BLACK 1 TB P50 NVMe SSD Game Drive, which can be used with PS4.

SSD's are much newer tech, so they essentially are smaller and quicker than HDDs. And, unsurprisingly, that's what you get with this awesome piece of kit.

You'll be able to store a decent 1TB of files, but the speed at which you can do so is worth the extra money.

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And once again, it's one great looking SSD!

Click here to buy: WD BLACK 1 TB P50 NVMe SSD Game Drive on Amazon (£227.99 / $199.99)

We'll be updating this article as new products are released, and we're expecting to see some exciting developments in relation to next-gen. 

Be sure to check back in with us for the latest, and if you're looking for some great deals, give @GfinityDeals a follow!

And if you're still after the next-gen console itself, keep an eye on retailers like Amazon or GAME which may have PS5 stock in the coming weeks/ months.

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