2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories November 6, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive + Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for PC: $142 ($225+ value)

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive with a free PC Download of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for $166.81. Applying coupon code AF15SAM1105A drops the final price to $141.79 shipped. That’s good for just over $128 off the original price, $23 less than Amazon current listing, a few dollars better than our previous mention and the lowest current offering available. On top of that, the digital download of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a $60 value.

These highly-rated Samsung drives are amongst the most popular products in the SSD category at Amazon. Features include read/write speeds of 540/520 MB/s, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and a five-year warranty.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set to release on November 19th. A digital download code for PC will be supplied when the game is released.

2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories November 4, 2015

expiredStorage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $75 (Reg. $90+), WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 (Reg. $115)

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $89.99. Applying coupon code AF15SAM113A drops the final price to $74.99 shipped. That’s good for $75 off the original price, $13 less than Amazon, a match of our previous low mention and the best current offering we can find.

This is the best-selling solid-state drive at Amazon, garnering a 4.7/5 star rating from over 5,850 customers. Features include read/write speeds of 540/520 MB/s, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and a five-year warranty.

Next up, Newegg has the WD Red 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $113.99. Coupon code ESCKKAR23 reduces the price to $99.99 shipped. This is 50% off the original MSRP, $10 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,700 Amazon customers. Features include a NAS-specific design, 6GB/s speeds, and a three-year warranty.

If you’re a PC gamer, be sure to check out this current Amazon promotion: buy a qualifying Samsung Solid-State Drive or Monitor and receive a free digital download of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ($60 value). Our top pick would be the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $163.75.

2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories October 24, 2015

expiredSamsung Solid-State Storage: 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal $75 (Reg. $90), T1 500GB Portable $170 (Reg. $200)

Newegg is offering a few nice deals on solid-state storage today, bringing two popular hard drives down to all-time low prices. First up, the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive is listed for $89.99. Applying coupon code ESCKANR22 drops the final price to $74.99 shipped. That’s good for $75 off the original listing, $10 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find.

This is the #1 best-selling solid-state drive at Amazon, where it has garnered a 4.7/5 star rating from over 5,600 customers. Features include read/write speeds of 540/520 MB/s, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and a five-year warranty.

Next, Newegg has the Samsung 500GB T1 Portable Solid-State Drive for $169.99 shipped after promo code ESCKANR23 is applied during checkout. Today’s price is $80 off the original price, $30 less than Amazon and the lowest current listing we can find.

Samsung T1 portable solid-state drive is the #1 best-selling option of its kind at Amazon with a 4.2/5 star rating. It features read/write speeds up to 450MB/s, AES 256-bit encryption, USB 3.0 connectivity and a three-year warranty.

2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories August 10, 2015

expiredStorage: WD My Passport 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $50 (Orig. $100), more

Update (8/11 10:45am): Datavision via Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) offers the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive in Titanium for $69.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the original price, $30 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 10,000 Amazon customers.

Best Buy offers the WD My Passport 1TB Ultra Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive in black for $49.99 shipped. This is $50 off the original list price, $19 better than Amazon, within a few dollars of the lowest we’ve seen it go for and the best current offering we can find.

This external hard drive is rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 10,000 Amazon customers and is the best-selling model of its kind as well. It features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic and cloud backup, password/hardware encryption, and can be reformatted for Mac OS X use. Need more storage? The recently released WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable Hard Drive just got a 10% price drop down to $89 shipped (Reg. $100).

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $149.99 shipped. Today’s deal is good for $120 off the original listing, $32 better than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find. Rated 4.7/5 stars by nearly 4,000 Amazon customers.

Samsung’s 850 EVO features read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s, it has 256-bit AES encryption and is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Other storage deals:

2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories July 22, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive: $85 shipped (Orig. $140), more

Newegg via eBay offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $84.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $55 off the regular price, $13 better than Amazon, $5 less than our previous mention and the lowest current offering. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 3,400 Amazon customers. Dell currently offers a $25 gift card (added at checkout) with the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB model for $99.99 shipped, as well.

The best-selling Samsung 850 EVO features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s, as well as 256-bit AES encryption. Samsung includes a five-year warranty with purchase.

More storage: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $110, WD Elements 2TB Portable Hard Drive $70.

2.5-inch Solid-State Drive Stories June 5, 2015

expiredSanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $200 shipped (Reg. $230+), more

Update (6/5 12:30pm): Amazon has matched the price on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB.

Today only, as its Shell Shocker Deal, Newegg offers the SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $199.99 shipped. That’s good for $200 off the original listing, $30 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best price we can find.

Amazon users rate this solid-state drive 4.7/5 stars with over 86% giving it a 5/5. It features sequential read/write speeds up to 550 MB/s and 515 MB/s, is wrapped in an aluminum housing and ships with a 10-year warranty.

Newegg also has the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive + PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $179.99 shipped. This is a few dollars less than a popular deal we had a few weeks ago, however that included a 128GB flash drive. If you’re in the market for a complete setup, this is a nice combination that brings quite a bit of storage to the table. The bundle is worth $200+, with the 850 EVO retailing for $175+ and the PNY going for $25.

Pair a new SSD with a highly-rated 2.5-inch enclosure to make it an external drive.

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