We reviewed the Samsung 980 Pro late last year, and we really liked it. It got 4 stars and a Recommended badge. If you really need some speed, and you want the space to go with it, Best Buy has the 2TB version of the 980 Pro NVMe M.2 solid state drive down to a low price of $299.99. This is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, which means the price is temporary. However, Amazon has matched it so you do have some options. The drive normally sells for around $350 and only drops to around $330 when it goes on sale. Today's price matches the lowest we've ever seen, which only happened once before on Black Friday.
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.
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