250GB Stories December 29, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drives: 250GB $65 (Reg. $90), 500GB $140 (Reg. $150+)

Newegg is currently offering a couple of nice discounts on Samsung’s 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drives. First up, the smaller 250GB capacity can be had for $64.99 shipped (Reg. $90) after promo code AFSSD1229B is applied during checkout. That’s good for $76 off the original listing, $8 less than Amazon, within a few dollars of our previous mention, and the lowest current price we can find.

Samsung’s larger 500GB model is on sale for $139.99 shipped (Reg. $150+) when code AFSSD1228A is used during checkout. This SSD originally went for $270, but regularly fetches between $150-$180. Today’s deal is $10 less than Amazon and the lowest current price we can find.

Over at Amazon, 7,100+ shoppers have rated these solid-state drives 4.7/5 stars. Samsung’s best-selling SSDs feature 540/520MB/s read/write speeds, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and ship with a five-year warranty.

Interested in taking advantage of solid-state drive speeds in your Mac? We’ve put together a handy how-to tutorial for iMac and MacBook users that guides you every step of the way.

250GB Stories November 13, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $68 shipped (Reg. $80+)

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $89.99. Applying coupon code EMCKBKN25 drops the final price to $67.50 shipped. That’s good for $83 off the original list MSRP, $7.50 less than Amazon, and the lowest price that we have ever seen.

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.

250GB 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.

250GB 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.

250GB Stories September 30, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $80 shipped (Reg. $90)

The smaller 250GB model can be had for $79.99 shipped (Reg. $90) after coupon code SSDMNEPX15 is applied at checkout. This is as much as 20% less than other retailers, $9 off Amazon’s listing and the best price we can find.

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. Pair either of these SSDs with a USB 3.0 enclosure to create an external hard drive.

250GB Stories August 22, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive $81, AmazonBasics On-Ear Headphones $12, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for a low $80.98 shipped from Amazon or Macmall.  That’s $69 off the original list price, $4 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen it go. It features a sequential read speed of 540 MB/s and sequential write speed of 520 MB/s. It’s also the best selling SSD at Amazon where it received 4.7/5 stars

More new deals for today:

AmazonBasics On-Ear Headphones $12 (Orig. $17) | Amazon

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250GB 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.

250GB Stories July 13, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $90 shipped (Orig. $140)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid-State Drive (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $50 under the original listing, $11 under Amazon’s price, within a few bucks of the lowest we’ve posted and the best we can find.

Great for creating fast external drives when packed in a USB 3.0 enclosure or even to speed up aging computers, its 500GB counterpart is the current best selling Internal Solid-State Drive on Amazon and has a 4.7/5 star rating from over 3,200 customers.

Features:

  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
  • NAND Flash: 32 Layer 3D V-NAND
  • Thickness: 7.0 mm
  • Optimized performance for everyday computing needs
  • Sequential read speed 540 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s
  • Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K

250GB Stories June 14, 2015

Update (6/16 9:00am): Lower prices available via Newegg when you enter coupon code AFEXSSD15614: 250GB $89.99, 500GB $179.99, 1TB $359.99

Samsung announced its T1 portable SSD lineup earlier this year at CES. Its tiny size and impressive specs caught our attention, but with retail prices upwards of $500 it wasn’t a practical choice for most people. Now the first significant price drops have put these drives within reach:

samsung-portable-t1-ssdAny of these drives would make a perfect backup solution or a super portable option for working with large photo and video files while on-the-go. Features include read-write speeds of up to 450MB/sec, optional AES 256 bit encryption, a tiny 71.0×9.2×53.2 mm form factor, and a 3 year warranty. The T1 lineup gets a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers, while the 250GB is the best selling External Solid State Drive on Amazon. expand full story

250GB Stories May 18, 2015

Rakuten offers the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $129.99, but using code SAMSUNG40 will drop your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $10 below Amazon, and the best price we can find.

This 2.5-inch SSD is a great way to get some new life out of your again machines with SATA 6Gb/s and speeds 540 MB/s up and 520 MB/s down. It ships with a 5 year warranty, is the best selling SSD on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,075.

Amazon has the 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $239 shipped. That’s more than $150 under the original price tag, about $60 under the average selling price and the best we can find.

While as you can see by its ratings, the above 250GB option is more than capable of speeding up your older devices and offering significantly faster boot times, this 850 Pro is specifically designed for “professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers” that need the extra kick. Samsung says it “enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds”. The Pro also ships with double the warranty time at 10 full years and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,000 customers. expand full story

250GB Stories March 23, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid States Drives: 250GB $96 (Reg. $135), 1TB $360 (Reg. $430)

Update (3/26 11:30am): Newegg via eBay Daily Deals also has the Samsung 850 Pro 256Gb Internal Solid State Drive for $129.99 shipped. This is $25 better than Amazon’s current listing for this highly-rated SSD.

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $109.99. Coupon code EMCAPNW22 brings the final price down to $95.98 shipped. This is a savings of $54 off the original price, $14 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen this highly-rated SSD go for.

Amazon currently has the 1TB model for $359.99 shipped, which is $130 off the original price and the lowest that they’ve ever sold it for.

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

With your savings grab a highly-rated 2.5-inch drive enclosure.

250GB Stories March 5, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $190 shipped (Reg. $245+)

Update (3/6 9:00am): The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB model from yesterday has sold out, but we have spotted the 500GB model for $189.99 shipped at Rakuten. This model originally retailed for $270, today’s listing is $45 better than Amazon and within $4 of the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

Buy via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for $94.99 shipped. That’s $55 under the original listing, $30 below Amazon, $15 under our previous mention and the best price we can find on a 250GB 850.

Features:

  • Sequential read speed 550 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s; Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K
  • Improves battery life by up to 50 minutes vs. hard disk drives
  • AES 256-bit, TCG/Opal v.2 and Microsoft eDrive full-disk encryption
  • Backed by a five-year limited warranty
  • Capacity: 250GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch

This is the best selling solid state drive on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 620 customers.

More on the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB:

The world’s first 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) SSD- the Samsung SSD 850 EVO

Upgrade virtually every aspect of your computer’s performance with Samsung’s new 850 EVO, designed with state-of-the-art SSD advancements including 3D V-NAND technology. As the next generation beyond the bestselling 840 EVO, you’ll get the 850 EVO’s new 3 dimensional chip design that enables superior performance, greater reliability and superior energy efficiency so you can work and play faster and longer than ever before.

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.

250GB Stories February 17, 2015

expiredSamsung 2.5-inch Internal SSD: 512GB 850 Pro $283 (Reg. $300), 250GB 840 EVO $103 (Reg. $130+)

Newegg has a couple of Samsung internal 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) deals today, starting with the 512GB 850 Pro for $299.99. Coupon code EMCANKV23 brings the final price down to $279.99 + $2.99 shipping. This SSD typically retails for over $300, today’s offering beats Amazon by $7 and is the lowest that we can currently find it. This highly-rated SSD is a bump up from the 850 EVO series with its 3D V-Nand technology, 10-year warranty and 550/520Mbps read/write speeds.

Additionally, they have the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch internal SSD for $99.99 + $2.99 shipping. This is within a few dollars of the lowest that we’ve seen this SSD go for and is $30 better than Amazon’s current offering. This SSD is rated 4.7/5 stars by over 6,000 Amazon customers. It features 256-bit AES encryption, 540/520Mbps read/write speeds and includes a three-year warranty.

Interested in upgrading your old Mac to a SSD? We recently detailed how to do so.

250GB Stories January 30, 2015

expired2.5-inch SATA III SSDs: Samsung 850 250GB $110 (Reg. $150), Crucial MX100 256GB $90 (Reg. $128)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $109.99 shipped. This is a savings of $40 off the regular price, $32 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for since its release. This SSD is rated 4.6/5 stars by 162 Amazon customers.

The Samsung 850 EVO series features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s, includes AES 256-bit encryption and is backed by a five-year warranty.

Next up, Tiger Direct has the Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD for $104.99. Coupon code HBB152131 brings the final price down to $89.99 shipped. This is $28 off the regular price, $15 off Amazon’s current listing and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This highly-rated SSD has sequential write speeds of 300/500MB/s and read speeds of 550MB/s, it also ships with a 9.5mm adapter and includes a three-year warranty.

With your savings grab a highly-rated 2.5-inch drive enclosure

250GB Stories January 6, 2015

Monday at CES-2015, Samsung unveiled the ultra small portable SSD T1. It has the powerful performance of an internal solid-state drive, a pretty cool looking shell, and it’s only about the size of a business card. Weighing only an ounce, you can fit it in your wallet or shirt pocket and you’re good to go. Did I mention it’s fast? It only takes eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file, according to Samsung.

You can get 250GB, 500GB, or even 1TB of storage for $180, $300, or $600 respectively. Each drive comes with AES 256-bit encryption, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 support.

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250GB Stories December 1, 2014

Update (12/1 3:45pm): Adorama via Rakuten is offering the below drive for $20 less if you checkout with PayPal and use code PAYPAL30.

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below list, $10 better than Amazon, and the best deal we have ever seen. Thousands of Amazon reviewers rate the 840 EVO line of SSDs a near perfect 4.7 out of 5 stars and the 250GB model is the best selling Internal SSD on Amazon.

The nitty gritty:

Sequential Read Speed 540 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 520 MB/s
Random Read Speed 97K
Random Write Speed 66K

Other SSD deals include:

* includes Free Far Cry 4 Digital Download

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250GB Stories September 9, 2014

Update (9/10 4:45pm): Amazon has matched this deal.

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $109.99 with free shipping. That’s $40 below list and a match for the best price we have ever seen.

It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS. 3,637 Amazon reviewers rate it an unheard of4.8 out of 5 stars.

Pop it into a Thunderbolt sled and you’ve got a pretty sweet portable hard drive setup.

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250GB Stories August 13, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive $110 shipped (Reg. up to $155+)

Update (8/13 8:00 PM): Electronic City via eBay offers the 500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $229 shipped (Reg. $270).

BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals is offering the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $109.99 shipped. That’s $139 under the original price, $20 under Amazon’s current price, and the best price we’ve seen on this highly rated SSD by $10.  It features read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s and sits as Amazon’s #1 Best Selling Internal Solid State Drive just ahead of the 500GB model.

It has received a 4.8/5 star rating from over 3,500 Amazon customers. BuyDig is a trusted eBay seller with a 99.1% positive feedback rating.

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