840 EVO-Series Stories August 21, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive $380 shipped (orig. $550)

Update (8/21 2:15pm): Amazon has matched this deal.

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $379.99 shipped. That’s $61 below Amazon’s current asking price and the best deal we’ve ever seen by $10.

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 of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Pop it into a Thunderbolt sled and you’ve got a pretty sweet portable hard drive setup. Amazon also has the 250GB model on sale for $118.99 (Reg. $150).

840 EVO-Series 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.

840 EVO-Series Stories August 2, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive $390 shipped (Reg. $550)

Newegg offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $389.99 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMCPBPH33 at checkout. That’s the best price we have ever seen for this extremely well rated SSD by $10.

It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS.

840 EVO-Series 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.

840 EVO-Series Stories July 16, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive $400 shipped (orig. $850)

Update (7/16 11:50am): Amazon has also dropped its price down to $399.99 with free shipping.

Newegg has the Samsung 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $399.99 shipped using code EMCYTZG685. That’s $450 off the original listing, $54 under Amazon, $50 under the next best selling price from a trusted retailer and matching the lowest we’ve seen this highly rated drive go for.

It can be an efficient way to get some added performance out of your laptop with sequential read/write speeds of up to 540 MB and 520 MB. It has received a near perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 3,000 Amazon customers.

Samsung also recently launched the new 850 series SSDs with its proprietary V-NAND technology and energy efficiency enhancements, among other things.

840 EVO-Series Stories June 4, 2014

Update (6/4 12:15pm): Now available for $124.99 shipped from Newegg via eBay Daily Deals. That’s the best price we have ever seen for this popular SSD.

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Amazon offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $134.99 with free shipping, which is $115 below list and within $5 of the best price we have ever seen.

Rated a near-perfect 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,465 Amazon reviewers. Features:

  • 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 520 MB / Random Read Speed 97K / Random Write Speed 66K

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840 EVO-Series Stories March 16, 2014

Update (3/18 8:00am): Amazon matches Adorama at $469 for the 1TB. Update (3/17 1:20pm): Amazon drops it all the way down to $433.99 with free shipping, which is the best price ever by $35.

Adorama Camera offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ Solid State Drive for $469. It’s just $0.99 more at Amazon, which is a better deal for Prime members (free trial) since it includes free 2-day delivery. Both prices include free standard shipping for all buyers. That’s $381 under list, $41 better than the average street price, and the best deal we have ever seen by $11. 

The entire 840 EVO Series lineup scores a near-perfect 4.8/5 stars from 1,512 Amazon reviewers. Features of this particular drive include:

  • Highest-quality components and engineering from the #1 memory manufacturer
  • 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 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS

The Crucial M500 960GB SSD is also on sale for $439.99, which is just $5 more than its lowest recorded price. You can also grab the 500GB 840 EVO Series for $255 shipped (Reg. $350) expand full story

840 EVO-Series Stories February 17, 2014

We’ve spotted the 750GB Samsung 840 EVO-Series SSD for $379 shipped on ebay, bringing you a savings of $220 off the original listing, and $20 off Amazon’s current price. If you need more space, Amazon is also offering the 1TB Samsung 840 EVO-Series internal SSD for $500 shipped. That’s $350 off the original listing and between $40 and $70 below the average selling price.

While we have seen them slightly cheaper in the past, these are the best current prices we can find on these well received drives. Samsung is generally considered to be one of the better SSD makers to many (including Apple) and over 1100 Amazon customers rate this drive a 4.7/5 stars. The 840 EVO-Series SSDs feature:

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840 EVO-Series Stories December 27, 2013

expiredSamsung 840 EVO-Series 750GB 2.5-inch internal SSD: $350 (Reg. $700)

Ebay is offering the Samsung 840 EVO-Series 750GB 2.5-inch SSD for $350. That’s $350 off the original listing, $50 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we have seen by $40. With sequential read/write speeds of 540 MB/520 MB, and a maximum external data transfer speed of 768 MBps, many customers are reporting that Macbook boot times and general use have sped up significantly with the EVO series SSDs. While most reports are of users sliding this SSD right into their Macbooks — if you’re upgrading your existing 3.5-inch drives — a great way to spend the cash you’re saving here is on a highly rated 2.5-inch bay converter.

This drive (MZ-7TE750BW) has received a solid 4.7/5 star rating among nearly 600 Amazon customers.

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