I have been saying for a long time that SSDs will eventually in the near future, will offer good large storage options. For most people the current SSD options a great choice. Like the Samsung SSDs are great! I use a handful of them in my computer, which you can check out here.

As of writing this post, the highest option they offer is 4TB at a super high price tag $660. I mean that price is just crazy. Can you imagine spending $600+ on a single component in your computer? I mean if your someone like me that’s not out of the realm of possibility, my CPU was $1000 at the time of purchase. That said if your someone like me that is in constant need of fast storage. SSDs are $600+ a pop is not reasonable.

This is where most people would say, just get a normal hard drive. While that is a good argument/counter, there is a large list of reasons I don’t really trust normal hard drives. One of which is shipping, another is what happens if all is good until after the return period? I’m boned at that point. Granted, this can happen with any type of storage, but SSDs can take a literally beating and still keep on going.

In the ideal world, I’d like to have around 10TB of SSD space that is also dual redundant. So like 30TB ish.

Anyways, the point of this post is to bring your attention to the ever-dropping prices of SSDs and other hard drives that you may be in need of. Like I said previously, most people will not need the same amount of storage I do but you may need a new hard drive to store your games on. So check out some of the options below.

Option 1:

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

A great all-around solution for most people. However, if you need more, check out option 2.

Options 2:

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

This is for the more serious people or the people that have games that average about 80GB or more in size. Yes, I’m looking at you Battlefield V, GTA Online, Etc.

Option 3:

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB

If you are a person who is down to pick up this awesome SSD, then go for it. I’m jealous!


Now then, let’s move onto normal hard drives.


Option 4:

WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive – 7200 RPM Class
WD Blue 4TB PC Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class

The Western Digital Blue drives are a great budget drive. People use the heck out of these drives. A lot of people put them in their game consoles as well as PCs. Definitely worth checking out.

Option 5:

WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive – 7200 RPM
WD Black 4TB Performance Hard Drive – 7200 RPM

The Western Digital Black – Performance Drives are great for serious gamers and content creators that don’t want to purchase SSDs or just prefer normal HDDs.


Alright, so that’s where I’m going to end this post. Let me know what you guys think of my gear suggestions below. Also, have you used any of these drives?

Can SSDs Offer Affordable Large Storage Options