The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB solid state drive has dropped to $169.99 at several retailers. That's a $20 drop off what it was going for at the beginning of November and a match for the same low we saw during Black Friday. However, if you get the deal at Best Buy you can actually get a little bonus, an extra $10 gift card. That can't be attributed directly to the price of the SSD, but you can use it on a future purchase from Best Buy. If you shop at Best Buy regularly at all, that's as good as free cash. Other retailers might have the direct discount, but none of them are including that extra gift card, which makes Best Buy the best place to get this deal.

980 Pro

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD | $20 off + $10 GC

A super fast solid state drive that balances speed, quality, and price. Right now the price is as good as it gets and even includes a little bonus you can spend on a future purchase.

$169.99 at Best Buy

When we reviewed the Samsung 980 Pro, we gave it 4 out of 5 stars and a Recommended badge. Richard Devine said this SSD "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."

The 980 Pro is how Samsung jumped onto the PCIe 4.0 bandwagon and it pays off here. Combined with NVMe tech, you get an SSD with some of the fastest speeds Samsung has ever produced. It has read and write speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s respectively, which is crazy. That's twice the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0, and it's still backwards compatible with that version if it's all you got.

Certainly a Pro drive is meant for a different sort of crowd, but if you're not a casual you should benefit from having this drive in your system. It has high-performance bandwidth and great throughput for heavy application use, including video games. The reliable thermal control and nickel coating means manageable heat levels even under heavy load.

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