just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you have to give up the savings. The Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 solid state drive is on sale for a uniquely low price through B&H (opens in new tab), where it's down to $49.99 thanks to a holiday price drop to $79.99 and an on-page coupon that takes another 38% off the price. This deal is better than Amazon and many other retailers. It's the lowest price we've seen, including over the holidays. The drop to $50 puts this drive in a very affordable spot, especially if you haven't made the switch to a drive with the super fast NVMe tech yet.
B&H is still offering holiday pricing on the other capacities of the 970 Evo Plus as well. The 2TB version of this drive is down to $229.99 there (opens in new tab). That's not the all-time lowest price we've seen, but it is $30 better than other retailers including Amazon.
The 970 Evo Plus uses NVMe tech for super fast read and write speeds. It can reach up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,300 MB/s respectively. Compare that to the Samsung 870 Evo, which is a great drive but is actually more expensive at Amazon (opens in new tab) right now and only has read/write speeds of 560 and 530 MB/s. Regular hard drives only achieve speeds around 150 MB/s or so, so the 970 Evo Plus just blows those out of the water.
Use Samsung's free Magician software to optimize your drive, keep it up to date with firmware, and protect your data. The drive even has a Dynamic Thermal Guard that helps monitor the temperature and minimize performance drops.
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.
Wow, usually I never buy any of this advertised stuff but I could not pass on this one!
This is cool! I am actually going to look into getting these lower-cost SSDs.
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