This may be the single best time to buy Samsung's fantastic 980 Pro solid state drive. We saw the 2TB version of the drive drop as low as $173.79 at Amazon, but that deal has sold out, and the drive has gone out of stock at most retailers. That's unfortunate but not the end of all things. Other versions of the drive are still available and on sale. For example, you can get the 2TB capacity with heatsink for $189.99 (opens in new tab). That's only a few bucks more and well worth the investment for the better thermals.
If you don't mind doing away with the heatsink, you can get the regular 1TB version (opens in new tab) on sale for $109.99 from a street price of $135. Or the 1TB version with heatsink (opens in new tab) on sale for $10 more.
The reason for that is not only that it's Black Friday this week but also because the Samsung 990 Pro just released (read our review!). Of course, that one is still super new and we're not going to see a whole lot of great deals on it this year. The 2TB version, for example, is going for $313 at Amazon. The value is in the 980 Pro, which is still amazingly fast and now on the chopping block.
Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD
$140 $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Yes, the 2TB version was a killer deal, and it's unfortunate it has expired. The 1TB for this low is quite the bargain and may just be more likely to fit your budget. It has never gone this low before.
Read our review of the 980 Pro and decide for yourself whether it's something you need for your system. We gave it 4 out of 5 stars, and Richard Devine said, "If you're looking to build your PC with the best possible storage then you should always consider a Samsung SSD and the new 980 Pro is absolutely no exception."
You get read and write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s respectively, which is boosted from lesser SSDs thanks to the NVMe technology and PCIe 4.0 compatibility. The latter bit gives you twice the data transfer rate compared to previous generations.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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