3D V-Nand Stories March 29, 2016

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $260 shipped (Orig. $470)

Update (3/29 5:40pm): Amazon has now matched Newegg’s eBay listing at $259.99 shipped.

The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $259.99 shipped. That’s about $210 under the orignal listing, $23 below Amazon, $10 better than our previous mention and the best we can find. About 9,500 Amazon customers have left a near perfect review score and it ships with a 5 year warranty.

Features:

  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s & 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
  • Energy efficient – improves battery life by up to 50 minutes vs. hard disk drives
  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit, TCG/Opal v.2 and Microsoft eDrive full-disk encryption
  • Backed by a five-year limited warranty
  • Cable, screws, and bracket sold separately

If you’re looking for something a little bit smaller, we still have a great deal on the highly rated Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. We also still have SSD enclosures for $7 Prime shipped right now, which can be a great way to bring some SSD storage on the road with you.

More details:

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.

Enhanced RAPID mode

Samsung’s Magician software enables RAPID Mode for up to 2x faster performance* by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as a high-speed cache. The newest version of Samsung Magician supports up to a 4GB cache on a system with 16GB of DRAM.

3D V-Nand 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.

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