The Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD is down to $89.99 on Amazon. The drive has been selling for around $150 since January and has been going in and out of stock. This price is better than last year's Black Friday deals and the lowest we have ever seen for the 500GB version. You're paying less than half the price of the 1TB with this deal.
Windows Central has a breakdown of the Samsung 970 Evo you can read about here. This sort of SSD is like the Bugatti of internal solid state drives. You probably don't need that much speed, but you'll look dang good with one. If you are a photo or video editor, and especially if you work with 4K, you will benefit from these speeds. It has read/write speeds of 3500 and 2500 MB/s thanks to the latest V-NAND tech and Samsung's Phoenix controller.
One way you will really notice the difference in a drive like this is in installing. If you want to load a bunch of games or heavy programs onto this SSD, it will take you half the time compared to any non-NVMe M.2 drive.
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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.