Head on over to Samsung's online store and you can get the Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB M.2 solid state drive with NVMe technology for a super low price of $149.99 when you use the code CS50VESTAVENUS2 after adding the drive to your shopping cart. This is the best deal we've ever seen for this SSD. Just a few weeks ago we shared when it dropped to $200 on Amazon. It's still at that price, and that's still the lowest we've seen it go at that retailer. This Samsung deal is $80 off what it has been going for the last year, and if you have an .edu email address you can actually get another $20 off if you want.
Change how fast you load your games or install your applications. The 970 Evo Plus can reach read and write speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,300 MB/s respectively. That's crazy fast compared to SATA SSDs and regular hard drives. Of course, the cost has to be considered, but at this capacity and with those speeds you'll see a definite improvement. I mean, regular hard drives only achieve speeds around 150 MB/s or so, just for comparison's sake. You might want one of those with a huge 10TB capacity or something, but for all the stuff you need right away get an NVMe M.2 SSD.
The SSD also comes with Samsung's free Magician software. You can use this to keep your drive up to date with the latest firmware. It also offers ways to protect your data. The dynamic thermal guard can be used to monitor the SSD's temperatures and keep it performing well even over a long period of time or while handling large loads.
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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.