850 EVO Stories February 10, 2016

expiredInternal 2.5-inch Solid-State Drives: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB $280 (Reg. $300+), PNY 240GB $60 (Reg. $80)

Update (2/11 11:15am): Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD for $139.99 with free shipping. That’s a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Adorama via eBay offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $279.99 with free shipping. Today’s deal is $280 off the original list MSRP, $19 less than Amazon, $9 off our previous mention and the lowest current price available.

Over 7,400 Amazon customers rate this solid-state drive 4.7/5 stars. It is also one of the best-selling models. Features include a 2.5-inch form factor, 3D V-Nand technology, 540/520MB/s read/write speeds and a five year warranty.

Next up, Amazon has the PNY 240GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $59.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. That’s good for 25% off the original list/regular going rate and the lowest price we can find.

Features include a 2.5-inch design with read/write speeds of 550/520Mb/s, “ultra low power consumption” and a three-year warranty. Early reviews are positive, much like the rest of PNY’s SSD options. It is also the #1 new release in its category at Amazon.

850 EVO Stories January 22, 2016

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $290 shipped (Reg. $329+)

Amazon is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive for $289.99 shipped (matched on Newegg’s official eBay Store). That’s $210 under the original price, matching our previous mention and the best we can find.

This drive has a 4.7/5 star rating from more than 7,700 Amazon customers and sits as the third best selling option behind smaller capacity EVO 850 drives. This 2.5-inch, 1TB SSD features 3D V-Nand tech, 540/520MB/s read/write speeds and is backed by a five year warranty. Or use it as a speedy external drive with one of these highly rated SSD enclosures from $10 Prime shipped.

850 EVO Stories September 18, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive: $150 shipped (Reg. ~$170)

Beach Camera via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive (model MZ-75E500B/AM) for $149.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, it generally sells for $160-$180 and today’s deal is a match for the best we’ve seen. Features include a 2.5-inch form factor, 3D V-Nand technology, 540/520MB/s read/write speeds and a five year warranty. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,987 Amazon reviewers.

Be sure to check out our how-to if you’re looking to upgrade your old MacBook to a fast solid-state drive.

850 EVO 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

850 EVO Stories May 15, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive: $336 shipped (Reg. $380)

Amazon offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (model MZ-75E1T0B/AM) for $336.34 with free shipping. This drive originally sold for $500, but now usually sells for $380 or so. Today’s deal represents the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Over 2,000 Amazon customers rate it a near-perfect 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Pop this SSD in your aging MacBook or iMac to inject some youth back into it. Features and tech specs include:

  • 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 550 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s; Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K

Need a small SSD and don’t mind going refurbished? Crucial sells its 128GB m4 for just $29 with a one year warranty.

850 EVO Stories March 18, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $180 shipped (Reg. $270)

Amazon offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $179.99 shipped. Also available at Adorama via eBay. Today’s deal is $90 off the original price and a match for the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. This is the best selling solid state drive on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 884 customers.

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

Interested in converting your computer hard drive to a SSD? We recently detailed how to do so.

Pair this SSD with a highly-rated 2.5-inch enclosure to make it an external drive.

850 EVO 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.

850 EVO Stories February 24, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $380 shipped (Reg. $450+)

Buy (99.2% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III internal solid state drive for $379.99 shipped. This is at least $70 off the regular price, $40 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for since they were announced. This SSD is rated 4.7/5 stars by 481 Amazon customers.

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

Interested in upgrading your old Mac to a SSD? We recently detailed how to do so. With your savings grab a highly-rated 2.5-inch drive enclosure.

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