The Samsung 980 1TB M.2 solid state drive has dropped to a low price of $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) and other retailers including Best Buy (opens in new tab). This is a great sale price that matches the lowest it has ever been anywhere and even matches what the drive was going for during last year's Black Friday sales.
The other capacities are on sale as well. For example, the 500GB version of the SSD (opens in new tab) is just $59.99 right now, also the same price it was during last year's holiday sales.
We reviewed the Samsung 980 last year and gave it 4 stars out of 5 with a Recommended badge. You can read all about it here. Richard Devine said the drive is "well priced, bound to be as reliable as a wood-burning stove and even without DRAM in its design, performance is first-rate and doesn't suffer as a result."
The SSD is equipped with NVMe technology to give you a boost when loading heavy applications like video games or editors. It has read and write speeds up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,000 MB/s respectively. Plus, with full power mode you can keep the SSD running at its peak with high performance while you're using it.
The Samsung 980 is extremely durable and designed to last you quite a while, too. There is a nickel coating on the drive to help with thermal control that automatically dissipates any generated heat. Plus, it can survive up to 600 terabytes written and is covered by a five-year warranty from Samsung.
You can also download the free Samsung Magician software to help manage your SSD or even keep it active with no latency when you need to.
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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