Samsung 840 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.

Samsung 840 Stories June 12, 2014

Update: The 250GB model is now sold out.

Adorama Camera via eBay Daily Deals has the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $120 shipped. That’s $15 below Amazon, $5 under our previous mention and the lowest we’ve this particular sized EVO go for. It can be a great way to get some extra performance out of your laptop with read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

Ebay also has the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $429.99 shipped. That’s $30 under Amazon’s current price, the lowest price we can find and within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. It boasts the same read/write speed and high user rating as its smaller counterpart above.

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Samsung 840 Stories May 6, 2014

Update: Ebay is beating Amazon on the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5-inch SATA III SSD at $130 shipped.

Amazon is offering the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5-inch SATA III SSD for $139.49 shipped today. That’s more than $110 under the original price, about $40 under the average selling price, the current low and within a couple dollars of the lowest price ever. An aging Mac or PC can really benefit from a fresh new SSD like this with its speedy read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps. You also get data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption.

It has received an almost perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 2100 Amazon customers and comes with a 3 year warranty. If you’re looking for a large capacity mobile storage solution, check out our 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive round-up.

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