A solid state drive offers the perfect solution for storing your personal files safely. Not only are they much quicker and smaller than hard disc drives, but they're also way more dependable. The only downside can be the cost, as SSDs tend to be a bit more expensive than HDDs. Buying when a deal is available could end up saving you a huge wad of cash.
There are a few different kinds of SSDs to consider when you're looking for a deal: internal SSDs which you install inside your computer and external SSDs that you can plug into various computers and use on-the-go. For those who choose to go with an internal SSD, you'll have to pick between a SATA or NVMe model. While NVMe is typically a faster (and pricier option), you'll want to be sure you're choosing the right option for your computer's setup. Some computers aren't internally suitable for NVMe SSDs without some sort of adapter so you'll want to keep that in mind when placing an order.
Coming across excellent SSD deals can be tough if you don't know where to start looking. Luckily, we've done all the leg work for you. Below you'll find the best SSD deals and sales on internal and external models that are available this week; be sure to check back later if you don't see an offer that's enticing enough just yet, as we'll be keeping this guide regularly updated.
Best internal SSD deals
Snag the SanDisk Ultra 1TB Internal NVMe SSD on sale at Best Buy. This SSD offers sequential write speeds up to 1,950MB/s and up to 2,400MB/s read speed for fast booting and quick data transfers. Plus, it's designed with an optimal thermal design to keep it cool even during intense use.
The Silicon Power brand is a unique way to get inexpensive but super fast NVMe M.2 speeds without breaking the bank. Install this on a motherboa3rd with a compatible M.2 connector. The drive has read and write speeds of 3,400 MB/s and 3,000 MB/s respectively.
Samsung's 970 EVO Plus SSD is powered by V-NAND technology and features enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and read speeds up to 3,500MB/s. Its Dynamic Thrmal Guard works to maintain optimal operating temperatures no matter if you're gaming, content creating, or streaming video in 4K.
Samsung's 980 PRO 1TB Internal Gaming SSD is now discounted by $30 at Amazon for a limited time! This model delivers read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and is designed for gamers and content creators performing resource-heavy tasks like video editing or music production.
Your data's protected with the WD 1TB My Passport Go. This external SSD is built into a drop-resistant case that has a rubber bumper and works 2.5 times faster than most portable hard drives. It offers speeds up to 400MB/s.
The Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD is now available at a $50 discount via Amazon! This 1TB SSD features a USB 3.1 Type C hardware interface and offers read and write speeds up to 1,050MB/s. Different capacity models are on sale today as well.
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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.