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Upgrade your storage with Samsung's 970 Evo 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD on sale for $59

Samsung 970 Evo
Samsung 970 Evo (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Samsung 970 Evo 500GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $59 at Amazon. This is a brand new low price for the 500GB drive. It was selling for as much as $100 back in August and has gone down incrementally since then, but this drop is a new low. Even previous sales didn't drop like this, so you're saving a lot. Since this sale comes straight from Samsung, you can find the drive around this price at several retailers including B&H (opens in new tab) and Newegg (opens in new tab).

The 1TB version of the 970 Evo (opens in new tab) has also hit a new low. It's down to $129.99 where it normally goes for around $170 and has sold as high as $200. Again, this deal is available at other retailers.

Samsung 970 Evo 500GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive (opens in new tab)

The 1TB is also down to a low price of $130. The 500GB was selling as high as $100 this year. Now it's down to its lowest ever. Has read/write speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s and 2,500 MB/s respectively. Has 5-year warranty from Samsung.

Windows Central has a breakdown of the Samsung 970 Evo you can read about here. When we first wrote about this drive, M.2 NVMe was a sort of luxury tech. The speeds were insane, but most people either couldn't make these SSDs work or couldn't really afford to. These days, if you're not working from one you're really missing out. The prices are just too good to ignore for the amazing speeds you get.

If you are a photo or video editor, and especially if you work with 4K, you will benefit from these speeds. It has read/write speeds of 3500 and 2500 MB/s thanks to the latest V-NAND tech and Samsung's Phoenix controller. One way you will really notice the difference in a drive like this is in installing. If you want to load a bunch of games or heavy programs onto this drive, it will take you half the time compared to any other drive.

If you don't have a spot for an M.2 form solid state drive, grab Samsung's 870 QVO SATA drive (opens in new tab), which has 1TB of storage for just $90.

John Levite
John Levite

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.