sata Stories November 24, 2015

SanDisk 960GB Ultra II 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $175 shipped w/ Visa Checkout (Reg. $300)

Newegg is offering the SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA 6Gbps SSD for $199.99 shipped. If you pad your order to over $200 (this audio cable will do the trick), enter the code VCOBF15 and use Visa Checkout to drop your price down to $174.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 500MB/s. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

sata Stories May 11, 2015

Here’s the “the world’s largest 2.5-inch SATA” Solid State Drive

Fixstars recently announced what it is calling “the world’s largest 2.5” SATA SSD”. The Fixstars SSD-6000M packs in 6TB of storage, making it the largest capacity SSD in the standard 2.5″ x 9.5mm form factor, according to the company.

With full support for SATA 6Gbps, the new drives bring sequential read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 520MB/s. While the company cites big business, industrial, and medical applications, much like the 1 and 3TB models, the 6000M is also designed for video and networking uses.

The new large capacity SSD will likely reflect its stature in price, so for some the highly rated (and often on sale) Samsung options are a more suitable fit. For those taking on more storage/CPU intensive tasks and business applications, Fixstars is now accepting order/giving quotes and is expected to start shipping come late July in the US.

“The unparalleled performance of our previous model’s (The SSD-3000M) sequential I/O helped propel our SSDs and garner lots of attention. Since many of our customers desire even greater capacity, I am excited to offer a new solution and grow the product line with the inclusion of the larger SSD-6000M.”

sata Stories August 14, 2014

expiredCrucial M550 SATA 2.5″ Internal SSD: 1TB $377 shipped (Reg. $435+), 512GB $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

NCIXUS is offering the Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive for $376.99 shipped. That’s $153 under the original listing, $58 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen on any highly rated 1TB SSD.

NCIXUS also has the 512GB Crucial for $179.99 shipped. That’s $220 under the original listing, $70 under Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen on this particular drive. While the 512GB model is currently on back order, you can lock in the discounted price now and it will ship when more stock becomes available.

The Crucial M550 SSDs feature:

  • Load files and programs almost instantly
  • Boot up almost immediately
  • 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes
  • Manage power so your battery lasts longer
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
  • Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

They have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers and ship with a 3 year warranty. We also have the best price we’ve ever seen on the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive at $110 shipped (Reg. up to $155+), along with the 500GB version for $229.

sata 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.

sata Stories March 21, 2014

expiredSeagate 4TB SATA 6GB NCQ 64 MB Cache Bare Drive $150 shipped (Reg. $250)

Amazon has the Seagate 4TB (64 MB Cache) Bare Drive for an all time low $149.97 shipped. That’s $100 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it go.

It’s built and tested to provide industry-leading performance for 24×7 NAS applications. Also, it’s designed to be used in home servers or desktop NAS solutions, small-business file sharing, backup server applications. It gives support for customized error recovery, advanced power management, and vibration tolerance features.

Amazon customers gave it 4.5/5 stars and left great reviews.

sata Stories December 27, 2013

expiredSamsung 840 EVO-Series 750GB 2.5-inch internal SSD: $350 (Reg. $700)

Ebay is offering the Samsung 840 EVO-Series 750GB 2.5-inch SSD for $350. That’s $350 off the original listing, $50 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we have seen by $40. With sequential read/write speeds of 540 MB/520 MB, and a maximum external data transfer speed of 768 MBps, many customers are reporting that Macbook boot times and general use have sped up significantly with the EVO series SSDs. While most reports are of users sliding this SSD right into their Macbooks — if you’re upgrading your existing 3.5-inch drives — a great way to spend the cash you’re saving here is on a highly rated 2.5-inch bay converter.

This drive (MZ-7TE750BW) has received a solid 4.7/5 star rating among nearly 600 Amazon customers.

sata Stories May 14, 2013

Newegg is offering the SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5″ 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for only $79.99 + $1.99 Shipping.  That’s the lowest total price we could find for the SSD by $15.

The SanDisk Solid State Drive offers an easy, affordable way to upgrade the performance of your laptop or PC. This entry-level solid state drive (SSD) delivers much faster performance than a traditional hard drive**, with read speeds of up to 490 MB/s1. You’ll experience faster bootup, quicker program loading, and more fluid performance in games and multimedia applications. The SSD also delivers seamless installations and file transfers, thanks to write speeds of up to 350 MB/s1. expand full story

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