The super fast Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD has dropped to $200

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The Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $199.99 on Amazon. This is an SSD that often sells as high as $250 or more but more regularly goes for around $230, which is what it's going for at other retailers like Newegg (opens in new tab). Either way, the drop to $200 is the lowest we have ever seen. The 520 Series has only been around since last November, too, so it hasn't dropped much in price at all since then.

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Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 solid state drive (opens in new tab)

Hits up to 5 and 4.4Gbps read/write speeds. Has an MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1.8 million hours and can handle up to 2,800 terabytes written. This is ideal for photographers, gamers, and anyone seeking high performance.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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The Firecuda 520 is the Gen4 version of Seagate's super fast SSD lineup. Windows Central reviewed the Firecuda 510, the Gen3 version, back in November. The review gave it 5 out of 5 stars and called it The Best. Rich Edmonds said, "Seagate made an exceptional SSD. The FireCuda 510 is everything a PC owner needs with amazing read and write speeds, solid reliability, and high levels of endurance. All at an aggressively low price." Just imagine all that but marginally faster for the 520.

So this crazy internal SSD uses an M.2 2280 form factor, which means you need a motherboard capable of fitting that M.2. Not all of them are capable of supporting M.2 SSDs, so definitely don't buy this impulsively. However, when you do get it you won't regret it. The speeds are nuts. You'll get read/write speeds that hit up to 5 MB/s and 4,400 MB/s respectively.

Plus, this thing is designed with durability in mind. It can handle up to 2,800 terabytes written and has an MTBF of 1.8 million hours. MTBF is a unit of measurement usually measured in just tens of thousands of hours. We're talking millions. Seagate also backs it up with a five-year warranty.

To be fair, this is probably too much SSD for most people. If you aren't regularly dealing with huge files like a photographer or video editor might be doing, you could settle for the Firecuda 510 (opens in new tab) just fine. But with today's deal you're only paying about $15 more, so the jump isn't too far to make.

John Levite
Deals Editor

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.