You can get the 2TB version of the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe solid state drive on sale for a new low price of $249.99 at Amazon. This drive has been selling for around $330 since last year with jumps as high as $350. It has never gone as low as today's deal, and its previous next best price was around $280. While this may be a little too much drive for most people, if it is something you're interested in there has never been a better time to buy than now.
Top of the line in both speed and capacity. It might be a little much drive for your average user, but if you're a creative type or someone who needs a lot of space to work with for whatever reason, then this is an SSD you should consider, especially at this price.
In our review, Richard Devine said, "If you're looking to build your PC with the best possible storage then you should always consider a Samsung SSD and the new 980 Pro is absolutely no exception. It has all the trademarks of other Samsung SSDs like incredible quality, intuitive software, and a great warranty backed up by one important party piece. The Samsung 980 Pro offers truly astonishing performance."
Thanks to the PCIe 4.0 interface and NVMe technology, you get some of the fastest speeds yet on a Samsung SSD. It has read and write speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s respectively. That's crazy compared to where SSDs were at just a couple years ago. It's also twice the data transfer rate of a PCIe 3.0 interface, although it is still compatible with that version if that's what you got.
This is not a simple drive meant for casual people. It has Pro in the name for a reason. This should appeal to the extremely tech savvy, the hardcore gamer, and more. It has really high-performance bandwidth and throughput for heavy application use. There is also reliable thermal control with nickel coating to help manage the heat levels. It also has a heat spreader label for thermal control of the NAND chip.
Grab yours while you can because this price won't last long.
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.
Unless you are doing Video Edtiting, or working with massive SQL Databases, you won't be able to blink fast enough to tell the difference between this and a good NVME PCI 3x4 SSD, like a P31 or a WD750, or 970 EVO.
Once Windows 11 gets here, maybe, as they have re-written the scheduler to allow for that kind of I/O speed, but even then, only the types of workloads mentioned above will see any real benefit, unless you are a Benchmarking Geek, then, knock yourself out.
Also, SSDs that run at these speeds NEED a heatsink on them or they can overheat and throttle badly, making them not suitable for most laptops (except a few Gamer-focused desktop-replacement laptops.)
They also have much higher idle-power draw than say a SK Hynix P31 (excellent for laptops BTW) and are not good for keeping your battery full.
But the new video game consoles told me that you have to have speeds this fast or the games wouldn't work, don't tell me big business lied to me!
These are also good for the PS5.
The write life span on these new NVMEs is pathetic, probably only a couple of years for people that do heavy processing if even that. The 970 evo is better - albeit "slower" but 2-3x the life span
Man, that's a great price...already got one during the Christmas sales last year (even then it was about $80 more 😳).
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