Upgrade your solid state drive to the Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 drive with NVMe tech. The 1TB capacity has been dropping in price steadily over the last few months, but it has reached an all-new low of just $101.74 at Amazon right now. This same drive was going for $130 at the beginning of the year, and this is the first time we've seen it go lower than $110. At other retailers like Best Buy you're still paying $115 or more, so this is definitely a bargain you'll want to take advantage of.
So you stick one of these M.2 drives on your motherboard, and it's going to change the way you load games. The 970 Evo Plus can give you read and write speeds up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,300 MB/s respectively. That's super fast and really impressive compared to how fast things loaded just a few years ago. It's a huge upgrade over hard drives and even over other SSDs that don't have the M.2 form factor or NVMe technology. Obviously cost is usually a factor in instances like this, but that's why you look for deals!
The SSD can handle up to 600 terabytes written, which makes it extremely durable for the long haul. Plus the Dynamic Thermal Guard helps minimize performance drops by monitoring the temperature keeping it cool.
You can use Samsung's Magician software if you want. It's free, doesn't take up a lot of space, and can help you maintain the life of your drive. It keeps track of firmware updates and gives you ways to encrypt and protect your data.
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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.