Amazon is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive for $289.99 shipped (matched on Newegg’s official eBay Store). That’s $210 under the original price, matching our previous mention and the best we can find.
This drive has a 4.7/5 star rating from more than 7,700 Amazon customers and sits as the third best selling option behind smaller capacity EVO 850 drives. This 2.5-inch, 1TB SSD features 3D V-Nand tech, 540/520MB/s read/write speeds and is backed by a five year warranty. Or use it as a speedy external drive with one of these highly rated SSD enclosures from $10 Prime shipped.
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3D V-NAND Technology
Samsung’s innovative 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture breaks through density, performance, and endurance limitations of today’s conventional planar NAND architecture. Samsung 3D V-NAND stacks 32 cell layers vertically resulting in higher density and better performance utilizing a smaller footprint.
Enhanced RAPID mode
Samsung’s Magician software enables RAPID Mode for up to 2x faster performance* by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as a high-speed cache. The newest version of Samsung Magician supports up to a 4GB cache on a system with 16GB of DRAM.
Improved Energy Efficiency
The 850 EVO delivers significantly longer battery life on your notebook* with a controller designed and optimized for 3D V-NAND that supports Device Sleep for Windows at a highly efficient 2mW. The 850 EVO supports 25% better power efficiency than the 840 EVO during write operations thanks to ultra-efficient 3D V-NAND only consuming half the energy than that of traditional Planar 2D NAND.
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