SATA III 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

SATA III Stories June 17, 2015

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $228 shipped (Orig. $280)

Buy.com via Rakuten is offering the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $257.99, but using code SAMSUNG30 during checkout will knock your total down to $227.99 shipped. That’s $172 below the original listing, more than $53 below most listings, $30 under Amazon’s listing and the lowest we have posted on this model.

Features:

  • The World’s First Consumer 3D V-NAND SSD
  • Capacity: 512GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch / 7 mm
  • Interface: SATA3
  • sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively
  • random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.

This model has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,100 Amazon customers.

SATA III Stories June 12, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD $90, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Buy via eBay the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive for only $89.99 shipped. That’s half-off the original list price, $8 less than Amazon and currently the lowest current price.

The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD delivers fast read/write speeds and high endurance, backed by a 5-year limited warranty. It’s also the best selling SSD on Amazon where over 2,000 customers gave it 4.7/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

JBL Control One AW All-Weather Indoor/Outdoor Bookshelf Speakers Pair $79.99 (Orig. $99.99)  w/code: SUMMER used at checkout | Worldwide Stereo

  • Insignia 39″ LED 720p HDTV $200 (Orig. $300) | Best Buy
  • BLU Vivo Air Smartphone – Unlocked $150 (Orig. $200) | Amazon
  • Up to 67% Off Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-4 prices range from $88.99 – $104.99| Amazon
  • Select Cases for Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and More $4-$5 (Orig. $6-$15) | Best Buy
  • Logitech Z523 2.1-Channel Speaker System $49 (Orig. $219) | Daily Steals
  • Apple iPad 3 Retina Display w/ Wi-Fi, 16GB, (refurb) $180 (Orig. $500) | A4C
  • Jurassic Park (Universal 100th Anniversary Collector’s Series) $5 (Orig. $15) | Walmart
  • Logitech Harmony 650 Advanced Universal Remote Control $40 (Orig. $100) | Yugster
  • 50% Off   Florsheim Men’s Shoes prices range from $45-$68 | Amazon
  • Able Planet Behind the Head Stereo Headphones $10 (Orig. $70) | Worldwide Stereo

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

SATA III Stories May 18, 2015

samsung-850-evo-1tbRakuten offers the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $129.99, but using code SAMSUNG40 will drop your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $10 below Amazon, and the best price we can find.

This 2.5-inch SSD is a great way to get some new life out of your again machines with SATA 6Gb/s and speeds 540 MB/s up and 520 MB/s down. It ships with a 5 year warranty, is the best selling SSD on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,075.

Amazon has the 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $239 shipped. That’s more than $150 under the original price tag, about $60 under the average selling price and the best we can find.

While as you can see by its ratings, the above 250GB option is more than capable of speeding up your older devices and offering significantly faster boot times, this 850 Pro is specifically designed for “professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers” that need the extra kick. Samsung says it “enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds”. The Pro also ships with double the warranty time at 10 full years and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,000 customers. expand full story

SATA III 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.

SATA III Stories January 8, 2015

expiredThree-pack Western Digital 3TB 3.5-inch Red NAS hard drives: $300 shipped (orig. $600)

Today only, as its Shell Shocker deal, Newegg is offering a 3-pack of Western Digital Red 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache NAS Hard Drives (WD30EFRX) for $299.99 shipped. These drives were originally listed at $200 each, currently go for $114 on Amazon individually, and combined, are about $15 under our previous lowest mention on a single 3TB model.

Specifically designed for use inside Network Attached Storage devices like those from Synology, QNAP and others, WD’s Red drives feature:

  • Capacity: 3 TB
  • Rotational Speed (RPM): IntelliPower
  • Microsoft operating systems prior to Vista, 32-bit operating systems, and Mac systems prior to OSX 10.4 may not support volumes greater than 2TB. To recognize the full capacity of this drive, you may need multiple partitions. Check with the manufacturer to verify your system’s compatibility.
  • Interface: SATA3
  • Data Transfer Rate: 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host (max); 145 MB/s Host to/from drive (typical)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
  • Read/Write: 4.4 Watts
  • Standby: 0.6 Watt

They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers.

More from WD:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

The next generation of hard drives for home or small office network attached storage systems.

Next-generation experience Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Experienced in NAS With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.

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