Not every deal disappears when the holiday shopping weekend ends. Sure Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be a catalyst for great savings, but you've still got time to save. I mean here is this Crucial P5 1TB NVMe M.2 solid state drive down to just $89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That's the lowest price ever on this SSD. We've been watching it for a while, too. We shared a deal when it dropped to around $105 and another one when it hit $100. Those were good prices, especially since back then the street price was closer to $150. These days the street price is around $130, and who knows how long this deal price will last? It made it through the weekend, but there's no guarantee it'll make it through another one.
The read/write times on this SSD go up to 3400 MB/s and 3000 MB/s respectively. These would be a great upgrade even over regular SATA SSDs as long as your motherboard supports it. Crucial covers the SSD with a 5-year limited warranty.
The P5 uses the M.2 form factor, and you'll want to make sure you have a motherboard that supports an M.2 2280 SSD. As long as you do, this should be a great pickup for you. At this price, you're getting some crazy fast speeds.
The Crucial P5 has read and write speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s and 3,000 MB/s respectively. With 1TB of storage, that makes it a great solution for both storage and speed. Load your whole operating system in a matter of seconds. You'll still have plenty of room for those slow-loading programs including video games, creative software like the Photoshop suite, and more.
Compare that to a SATA drive like the Samsung 870 Evo (opens in new tab), which is actually still one of our favorite drives. It only has read/write speeds of 560 and 530 MB/s, making it much slower than the P5. (It is capable of much higher capacities all the way up to 4TB and uses the SATA form factor, which might be important to you.)
In addition to fast speeds, the drive has a lot of other features. The rapid, full-drive encryption means it can handle secure information and protect your data. It enhances security management with its available tools and helps prevent performance degradation over time. It also has adaptive thermal protection and error correction.
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.
I picked up the 2TB version of this for $195, around October from Amazon. Games load so fast, makes my SATA SSDs feel like hard drive speed lol.
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