Platinum Micro via Rakuten offers the 480GB Kingston SATA SSD for $107.99 shipped when you use code SAVE15 at checkout. Currently closer to $130 at Amazon, this beats the all-time low there and is the best available. If you have an older MacBook that you’re wanting to get the most life out of, this is a great upgrade option. This SSD is also perfect if you have a Windows machine that didn’t come with a SSD, as these types of drives give vast speed improvements over regular spinning hard drives. Rated 4.6/5 stars at Amazon.

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480GB Kingston SSD features:

  • Fast start-up, loading, and file transfers
  • More reliable and durable than a hard drive
  • Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement

Kingston’s A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. Powered by a latest gen controller for read and write speeds up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s¹, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive1 for higher performance, ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overall faster system.

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