840 EVO 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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840 EVO Stories June 24, 2014

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


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).

840 EVO 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.

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