If you aren't on a fast M.2 SSD with NVMe technology yet, it's time for you to buy a Christmas gift for yourself. Right now the WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 solid state drive is down to $149.99 at Best Buy. That's a huge price drop for a drive that was selling for as much as $230 in August. It has been going for around $190 since then and even dropped to $165 recently, but it has never sold as low as it is right now. This is a huge deal that isn't even being matched by other retailers.

Wd Black Sn850 1tb

WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD | $40 off

The SN850 drive greatly improves on previous generations with read and write speeds that will make loading some apps seem instant. Plus, the capacity is large enough for your favorite games and files.

The SN850 is an upgrade over the previous generation SN750, and today's deal puts this 1TB drive within $40 of the much older drive. You'll see some huge improvements, too, in read and write times and durability among other things.

The SN850 has read/write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,300 MB/s respectively. That's insanely fast when compared to even a regular SATA SSD that can top out around 560 MB/s. You'll instantly notice the change if you're upgrading from a non-M.2 NVMe drive. Your operating system will load faster, your games will install faster, and everything will feel better. With a 1TB drive you might even be able to squeeze Call of Duty in there somewhere.

You can use this drive with Windows 10 and 11, and it also works with the PlayStation 5 although there's a separate heatsink you should buy in that case. There are plenty of great SSDs out there, and you have options if price is a consideration or you prefer a different brand. Be sure to find the one that works for you.

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