Samsung consistently makes some of the best and fastest SSDs on the market. But they’re often priced so much higher than the competition, that they’re tough to recommend for value seekers. But the mainstream Samsung 970 EVO has been dropping in price lately, and Newegg has the lowest price we’ve seen for the 500GB model: $79.99. That’s $10 less than recent sales, and more than half off the initial street pricing of $200.
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As with per usual with the best Newegg sales, you’ll have to be a newsletter subscriber for the above code to work (or if you are a subscriber, check your inbox for your own code). But even without the code, the drive is a pretty reasonably $89.99 right now.
Also keep in mind that this is an M.2 drive that runs over the PCIe bus and uses the NVMe protocol. So if your desktop or laptop only accepts SATA drives, this speedster won’t work for you. Data hoarders also take note: Newegg limits this deal to three drives per customer.
While the 970 EVO isn’t the new newest Samsung drive (the 970 EVO Plus debuted earlier this year), this drive is still plenty speedy, with reasonably high endurance. It would make a great boot drive and/or game drive. Just remember that at 500GB, you won’t be able to install a ton of modern AAA titles.
|Sequential Read||Sequential Write||Random Read||Random Write||Cache Memory||Endurance|
|3400 MB/s||2300 MB/s||370,000 IOPS||450,000 IOPS||512MB LPDDR4||300 TBW|