2.5" Stories May 7, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $98 shipped (Reg. $120+)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $97.99 shipped. Today’s deal is $100 off the original price, $10 lower than our previous mention and the best price that we’ve seen.

The best-selling Samsung 850 EVO features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speesd of 520 MB/s, as well as 256-bit AES encryption. This product is backed by a five-year limited warranty from Samsung. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Pick up a popular 2.5-inch enclosure to make it an external drive.

2.5" Stories August 14, 2014

expiredCrucial M550 SATA 2.5″ Internal SSD: 1TB $377 shipped (Reg. $435+), 512GB $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

NCIXUS is offering the Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive for $376.99 shipped. That’s $153 under the original listing, $58 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen on any highly rated 1TB SSD.

NCIXUS also has the 512GB Crucial for $179.99 shipped. That’s $220 under the original listing, $70 under Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen on this particular drive. While the 512GB model is currently on back order, you can lock in the discounted price now and it will ship when more stock becomes available.

The Crucial M550 SSDs feature:

  • Load files and programs almost instantly
  • Boot up almost immediately
  • 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes
  • Manage power so your battery lasts longer
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
  • Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

They have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers and ship with a 3 year warranty. We also have the best price we’ve ever seen on the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive at $110 shipped (Reg. up to $155+), along with the 500GB version for $229.

2.5" Stories July 29, 2014

expiredSamsung Solid State Drives: 840 EVO Series 500GB $225 (orig. $480), 850 Pro Series 256GB $185 (Reg. $200)

Newegg is offering some great prices on SSDs today including the popular 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5″ SATA internal solid state drive for $224.99 shipped using code EMCPCHA23 in the cart. That’s $255 off the original price, about $27 under Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen on the 500GB model by $5. Featuring read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps, the EVO series solid state drives can be an excellent way to come some enhanced performance out of your older Mac or PC, among other things.

The 840 EVO series drives have received a near perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 3,200 Amazon customers.

We are also seeing our first discount on Samsung’s new 850 series that launched earlier this month. Newegg is offering the 256GB Samsung 850 Pro Series 2.5″ SATA III internal solid state drive for $184.99 shipped using code EMCPCHA22 in the cart. That’s $15 off the regular price and both the first and best discount we’ve seen since release.

The 850 Pro series features “read performance reaches up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s), with write performance of up to 520MB/s” and Samsung’s proprietary V-NAND technology. You can check out a full rundown and a product video in our launch post.

While reviews are still thin due to just releasing, the 850 series have been receiving positive ratings with 4+ stars all around.

2.5" Stories June 24, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO 2.5″ Solid State Drives: 120GB $70, 250GB $120, 500GB $240 shipped

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Newegg via eBay is offering the Samsung 840 EVO 2.5″ 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive for only $69.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price and tied with our previous mention as the lowest we’ve seen for this SSD. It received a near perfect 4.7/5 stars from Amazon customers and great reviews.

If you’re looking for a bit more storage than that, Rakuten has the 500GB version for only $239.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price and within $10 of the lowest we’ve seen for it.

Features include:

  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption
  • No moving parts means no hard drive spin ups, no noise and superior data protection
  • An innovative lightweight design that allows you to work smarter and play longer.
  • Sequential Read Speed 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed 410 MB / Random Read Speed 94K / Random Write Speed 35K
  • Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, 840 EVO can deliver much faster sequential write speeds compared to the previous 840 model, tripling the speed from 130 to 410MB/s in 120GB drives, and doubling it from 250 to 520MB/s in 250GB drives

Also available, eBay has the Seagate 600 Series 480GB SSD – 2.5″ Form Factor, SATA III 6Gb/s, Up To 500 MB/s for only $189.99 (Reg. $419.99).

2.5" Stories May 2, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 500GB 2.5″ SATA III SSD: $230 shipped (orig. $480)

Ebay is offering the 500GB Samsung 840 EVO  2.5″ SATA internal solid state drive for $229.99 shipped. That’s more than $200 under the original price, $30 under the average selling price, $15 under Amazon’s current listing and matching the lowest we’ve seen. An upgrade of this nature can be a great way to bring some new life to your aging Mac or PC with read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps

It has received a near perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 2100 Amazon customers.

2.5" Stories April 28, 2014

expiredSanDisk Ultra Plus 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive $110 shipped (Reg. $200)

One of Newegg’s Daily Shell Shocker Deals today is the SanDisk Ultra Plus (SDSSDHP-256G-G25) 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive for only $109.99 shipped. That’s $90 off the list price, $30 less than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we could find for it.

The Sandisk Ultra Plus features:

  • Do-it-yourself hard-drive upgrade enhances system performance
  • Exceptional read speeds for faster application loading
  • Fast write speeds for quicker file transfers
  • Reliable solid state architecture
  • Included 2mm spacer makes installation easy
  • Capacities up to 256 GB
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty

2.5" Stories November 30, 2013

Adorama via ebay is offering the WD My Passport 2TB 2.5″ Portable Hard Drive for only $89.99 shipped. It’s listed at $150, making this a $60 savings and lower than anywhere else we’ve looked. Amazon has it for $129 and their customers rated it well with 4.3/5 stars with favorable reviews. The hard drive is available in silver, red or black.

The WD My Passport has the following features:

  • Sleek, compact design
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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2.5" Stories April 24, 2013

Amazon is offering the Seagate Momentus 750 GB, 7200RPM internal solid state hybrid drive for $99 shipped (ST750LX003). This is the cheapest price we can find by $13 and up to $40 off most trusted retailers. The 2.5″ internal drive features a hybrid set up offering the performance of a solid state drive and the storage capacity options of a standard HDD. Seagate claims its up to 80% faster than a regular 7200RPM solution.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive $99

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