Best external SSDs for gaming (2021)

Switching to an SSD for a computer can dramatically increase the responsiveness of your computer.

On the back of falling flash memory prices, SSDs have become significantly more affordable over the past few years. There's a wide variety of SSDs available, some with several terabytes of storage, and some affordable models make it extra easy to pick one up.
 
Switching to an SSD as your boot drive for a computer can dramatically increase the responsiveness of your computer, as it is better able to handle the random reads and writes your computer will constantly be asking for.
 
Some of the best ones in the market are:
 
1. ADATA SE800 1TB
 
It is fast, bomb proof, and affordable. It starts with an M.2 NVMe drive, connected with a USB interface. In such a case 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface rather than a 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connection. 
 
Storage: 1TB | Connectivity: USB 3.2 Type-C | Sequential read: 1 GB/s
Dimensions: 73 x 44 x 12 mm | Warranty: 3 years.
 
 
2. WD Black P50 Game Drive 1TB
 
It is considered the fastest USB Type-C gaming drive available in the market. It is one of the fastest powered USB external storage for games. It is also available in 500GB and 2TB. Considered as the rarest of the externals available because of its performance.
 
Storage: 1TB | Connectivity: USB 3.2 2x2 Type-C | Sequential read: 2 GB/s
Dimensions: 118 x 62 x 14 mm | Warranty: 5 years
 
3. Crucial X8 2TB
 
It is of a great value NVMe based external SSD. Comparing the price, it is not the fastest drive available in the market. It has a lot of space. Built in a strong metallic case. It is even priced a bit higher than it's rivals.
 
Storage: 2TB | Connectivity: USB 3.2 Type-C | Sequential read: 1,050 MB/s
Dimensions: 110 x 53 x 12 mm | Warranty: 3 years
 
 
Before you buy a solid-state drive though, you need to know what kind of SSD you want. You can make it into a dedicated game library and actually see improved performance from it as well, since it can focus entirely on serving up game data.

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