SSD Stories April 17, 2018

expiredSignificantly speed up your Mac or PC with a PNY 240GB SSD for just $55 (15% off)

Update 4/17: Altatac via Rakuten offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD for $126.64 shipped when you use code ALT30 at checkout (Reg. $155). Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 18,000 at Amazon.

Newegg offers the PNY CS900 2.5-inch 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive for $54.99 when code EMCPTEW68 is used at checkout. Shipping is free for ShopRunner or Newegg Premier members, otherwise there’s a $2 delivery charge. Normally closer to $65 at Amazon, this is the lowest price we have seen. If your computer is running slowly, consider upgrading to a solid state drive for a significant increase in performance. Rated 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.

SSD Stories June 7, 2016

expiredBring a little horsepower to your old Mac w/ a fast SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Solid-State Drive for $200, more

Update (6/8 3:00pm): Newegg’s eBay Store also has the Mushkin ECO3 120GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $34.99 shipped (Reg. $45).

Newegg’s official eBay Store offers the SanDisk Ultra II 2.5-inch 960GB Internal Solid-State Drive for $199.99 shipped. It carries a list price of $320 but typically sells for between $230-$240 on Amazon and other online retailers. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and the best offer available by $30 from a trusted retailer.

SanDisk’s Ultra II internal solid-state drive features a 2.5-inch form factor, read/write speeds up to 550/500Mbps, nCache 2.0 technology that “optimizes performance by writing everything into the drive’s high-speed buffer” and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.6/5 stars by 1,757 Amazon customers.

You can easily swap out your existing Mac hard drive for this speedy option by following our step-by-step guide. Or you can pair your new hard drive with this USB 3.0 external enclosure that includes three USB 3.0 ports for $20 Prime shipped.

Amazon is also discounting Samsung’s popular T3 Portable USB-C/3.1 External Solid-State Drives. These offer quick speeds in a tiny form-factor, perfect for accessing media and more on-the-go. The standout price drop is the best-selling 500GB model which recently dropped to $149.99 shipped. This deal is also available at Dell and Newegg. It typically sells for around $180.

SSD Stories June 1, 2016

expiredSanDisk SSD Plus 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Hard Drive: $95 shipped (Reg. $120)

Best Buy’s official eBay Store offers the SanDisk SSD Plus 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $94.99 shipped. Also available direct. This hard drive has a $180 list price but typically sells for $120 at Amazon. This deal is $1 more than yesterday’s Gold Box offering and the best available otherwise. Features include 520/180MB/s read/write speeds, a shockproof design and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,200 Amazon reviewers.

Pair your new hard drive with this speedy Inateck USB 3.0 enclosure for $16.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $27) when promo code 5IIGEFSM is applied.

You can easily swap out your existing Mac hard drive for this speedy option by following our step-by-step guide.

SSD Stories May 4, 2016

expiredUpgrade your Mac w/ a speedy Crucial 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $130 shipped (Reg. $150+), more

Newegg offers the Crucial MX200 2.5-inch 500GB Internal Solid-State Drive for $129.99 shipped. For comparison, this drive carries a list price of $180 and typically retails for around $150 at online stores like Amazon. Today’s deal is $5 less than our previous mention and the best available. Features include read/write speeds of 555/500 MB/s and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,200 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg’s official eBay Store has the ADATA Premier SP550 960GB 2.5.-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $187.99 shipped. This hard drive has a MSRP of $270 but goes for $200 or more at Amazon (previous all-time low). Although it doesn’t feature the speeds of Samsung’s 850 EVO line, this is a pretty crazy price for a (nearly) 1TB hard drive. It has 520Mb/s speeds and ships with a three-year warranty. This is the #1 new SSD release at Amazon where it has collected a 4.6/5 star rating from 282 customers.

Be sure to check out our handy guide that details how-to upgrade your Mac with a new internal drive. If you’re looking for a speedy external option, pair your new SSD with a USB 3.0 enclosure for added flexibility.

SSD Stories April 20, 2016

expiredInternal 2.5-inch Solid-State Drives: Mushkin 1TB $205 (Reg. $245), SanDisk 120GB $36 (Reg. $45+), more

This morning we’ve found a pair of deals on 2.5-inch internal solid-state drives over at Newegg. First up, you can grab the Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB model for $204.99 shipped. That’s good for $95 off the original listing, down $5 from our previous mention and the best available. This internal solid-state drive features read/write transfer speeds of up to 560/460MB/s and ships with a three-year warranty. Rated 4.9/5 stars.

Next up, Newegg’s Official eBay Store has the SanDisk Plus 120GB 2.5-inch internal solid-state drive for $35.99 shipped. That’s good for $39 off the original price, down $7 from Amazon and the best offer we’ve tracked. Features include 520/180MB/s read/write speeds, a shockproof design and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon reviewers.

We also found this Inateck 2.5-inch USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure for $7.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $10) when promo code WCIM9R93 is applied during checkout. Rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,000 Amazon customers.

SSD Stories January 29, 2016

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drives: 1TB $289 (Reg. $325+), 2TB $570 (Reg. $618+)

Update (2/2 11:15am): The 2TB model is now available for $569.99 shipped at Newegg via eBay.

Newegg is offering a couple of nice discounts on Samsung’s popular 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drives. First up, you can grab the 1TB capacity for $288.99 shipped after promo code AFMSSD0125D is applied during checkout. That’s good for $210 off the original MSRP, $39 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find.

Looking for more storage capacity? You can grab the larger 2TB model for $585.99 shipped (Reg. $618+) when promo code AFMSSD0125E is added.

Over at Amazon, nearly 8,000 shoppers have rated these solid-state drives 4.7/5 stars. Samsung’s best-selling SSDs feature 540/520MB/s read/write speeds, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and ship with a five-year warranty.

Pair your new SSD with this USB 3.0 External Enclosure from Oittm for $6.59 Prime shipped (Reg. $15) with code DGPE3KCW.

Interested in taking advantage of solid-state drive speeds in your Mac? We’ve put together a handy how-to tutorial for iMac and MacBook users that guides you every step of the way.

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