solid state 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:

solid state Stories January 6, 2015

expiredWD Black2 Dual Drive 2.5″ 120GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive Kit $120 shipped (Reg. $180+)

Newegg offers the WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) 2.5″ 120 GB SSD + 1 TB hard drive kit for $149.99. Coupon code ESCAKAS25 brings the final price down to $119.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $60+ off the regular price, $30 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

This dual hard drive combination pairs a SSD with a traditional mechanical hard drive, allowing for data to be stored in either location depending on the needs of the user. Much like a fusion drive from Apple, this setup in theory offers flexibility that other solutions do not. This hard drive includes a five year warranty and a SATA to USB cable. At this time, it appears the drive is only supported on Windows machines.

At Amazon, this storage solution is rated 3.8/5 stars by over 100 users.

Full description from WD below.

solid state Stories August 28, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid-State Drive $200 shipped (Orig. $500)

Newegg via eBay is offering the popular 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5″ SATA internal solid state drive for $199.99 shipped. That’s $300 off the original price, about $30 under Amazon’s current listing, and matches the lowest price we have seen. The 840 EVO series drives have received a near perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 3,700 Amazon customers.

Featuring read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps, the EVO series SSDs can be an excellent way to push some increased performance out of your older Mac or PC.

Additionally, if you are in need of a huge amount of storage, check out this deal on a 5TB external hard drive.

solid state Stories November 21, 2013

Amazon has the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB internal Solid State Drive for $560 with free shipping. (too much? Grab a 500GB for $299.99 with free shipping) Today’s deal represents a savings of 34% off retail and the best price ever by $11. With sequential read/write speeds of  540 MB / 520 MB, this SSD is one of the best ways to dramatically increase the performance of your Mac or PC.

seagate-thunderbolt-ssd-9to5toys Another option is to pop this drive into a Thunderbolt sled to create an external SSD solution for a total of $648, which features a nearly identical performance to standard Thunderbolt drives but carriers almost a 40% savings.

expand full story

solid state Stories July 2, 2013

Amazon is offering the Seagate Momentus 750 GB, 7200RPM internal solid state hybrid drive for $99.99 shipped (ST750LX003). This is the cheapest price we can find by $13 and up to $30 off most trusted retailers. Regularly listed at $179, the 2.5″ internal drive features a hybrid set up offering the performance of a solid state drive and the storage capacity options of a standard HDD. Seagate claims its up to 80% faster than a regular 7200RPM solution. You can also grab a 5400rpm, 1TB Seagate 2.5 inch hybrid drive for $110 on Amazon right now, this matches the next best price and beats most trusted retailers by $10.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive: $99.99 Seagate 1TB 5400RPM 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive: $110

expand full story

solid state Stories April 24, 2013

Amazon is offering the Seagate Momentus 750 GB, 7200RPM internal solid state hybrid drive for $99 shipped (ST750LX003). This is the cheapest price we can find by $13 and up to $40 off most trusted retailers. The 2.5″ internal drive features a hybrid set up offering the performance of a solid state drive and the storage capacity options of a standard HDD. Seagate claims its up to 80% faster than a regular 7200RPM solution.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive $99

expand full story

Powered by WordPress.com VIP