Is this deal for me?

The Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD is down to $299 on Amazon. This SSD normally sells for $330. It has only dropped to $300 once before.

The 500GB version of the 850 EVO is down to $150, which is one of its lower prices. It has been at that price since we shared a deal on it back in early September.

This is the perfect upgrade for a PC still running its operating system on a slower hard drive (are there any of you left?), or anyone using an older SSD that could do with a speed boost.

The 850 EVO is well-reviewed with a lot of positive results. Windows Central called it the Best Overall SSD for Windows PCs. CNET gave it 4.5 stars. The Wirecutter still considers it to be the best SSD for its balance of performance and price. AnandTech has one of the most thorough reviews of this SSD on the Internet and called it "yet another showcase of Samsung's engineering talent."

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Because Samsung designs SSDs with home-grown engineering, it's also built for the long-term with twice the endurance of the competition. It's capable of handling much heavier workloads, and Samsung backs all that up with a five-year warranty.

If you need help installing a new SSD, Windows Central has some tips for that.


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is a match for the lowest price ever on this SSD.
  • Things to know before you buy! - You don't necessarily need a full terabyte of storage in your SSD since SSDs are mostly a good place to store your operating system and a few programs. You could just get the 500GB version for $150 and spend the difference on a 3TB hard drive like this for even more storage.

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