Samsung Solid State Drive Stories January 20, 2015

Solid State Drives: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160, Transcend SATA III 256GB $90, Crucial 960GB $325, more

Amazon is offering the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SATA III Internal SSD for a low $159.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it at a 1st tier retailer. 

Features include:

  • Sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively, and random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.
  • Class-leading performance — enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
  • Energy efficient – Features Device Sleep mode for Ultranotebooks and improves battery life by up to 45 minutes vs. standard hard drives
  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Bitlocker and TCG / Opal 2.0 support
  • 100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world
  • 5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions
  • Enhanced endurance and reliability – Backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty and 150TBW rating
  • Perfect for hardcore gamers, mobile users or content creators (like professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers) who crave the ultimate in performance and productivity

We also found the 256GB Transcend 2.5″ SATA III MLC Solid State Drive SSD for $89.99 from Newegg. That’s $50 off the list price and the lowest we could find for it.

At Other World Computing you can find select Crucial SSDs and kits on sale with free shipping:

Samsung Solid State Drive Stories September 12, 2014

expiredStorage: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD $290 (orig. $500), Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop HDD $119 (orig. $239), more

Update (9/13 10:30 AM): Newegg offers the Seagate Back Plus 5TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $159.99 shipped. That’s $20 better than Amazon were over 300 customers rate it 4/5 stars.

Newegg offers the Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-inch 512GB SSD for $289.99 shipped with promo code EMCPAWW22. That’s over $200 off the original list price, and the lowest that we could currently find. Additionally, that’s $24 better than Amazon where it is rated 5/5 stars by over 1,700 customers. The 840 Pro Series is a solid option for upgrading your existing hard drive and features much higher read/write speeds than the regular 840 series SSD models.

Next up, Amazon has the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $119 shipped. That’s a savings of $120 off the original price, and the best current price for this highly-rated storage device. With its fast USB 3.0 connection, this Seagate Expansion hard drive can hold up to 3,000 hours of video and nearly one million pictures.

Additionally, Newegg has the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $129.99 shipped. If you are looking for a more portable option, Newegg also has the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive in blue for $94.99 shipped. They are throwing in a free 32GB flash drive ($17.99 value) with any purchase of the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB model (added in cart).

Samsung Solid State Drive Stories January 4, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO Series 250GB Solid State Drive $140 shipped (Reg. $250)

The official Buy.com eBay storefront is offering the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB Solid State Drive for $139.99 with free shipping. That’s $110 below retail, $22 under Amazon, and a match for the best price we’ve ever seen.

The 250GB 840 EVO features sequential read/write speeds of 540MB/520MB (random read speed 97K / random write speed 66K), more than twice that of the previous generation Samsung 840 Series. Solid State drives offer superior data protection, lightning fast boot ups, and and increased application performance. Rated 4.5 stars by 725 Amazon reviewers.

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