Update 6/20: Amazon offers the Seagate FireCuda 1TB 2.5-inch internal hard drive for $52.99 shipped (Reg. $60+). Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 1,900 at Amazon.
Amazon offers the WD Black 500GB High-Performance NVMe PCIe internal solid state drive for $169.99 shipped. Originally $230, this SSD has sold for closer to $200 recently and this is the lowest we’ve tracked historically. Western Digital recently released these SSDs, which boast read speeds of 3,400 MB/s. NVMe is a great technology for super-fast I/O speeds in a very compact form factor. Rated 4.5/5 stars.
Also on sale at Amazon is the 250GB version for $94.99 shipped (Reg. $110+).
WD Black 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD features:
- Sequential read speeds up to 3,400MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD
- Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
- Low power efficiency down to 2.5mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
- WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
- Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
- 5-year limited warranty
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