samsung960evo1tb100765136orig Samsung

The ultra-fast 1TB Samsung 960 EVO SSD drops by $100 on Amazon

If you’re hoping to speed up your PC with a zippy SSD, today’s your lucky day—as long as your motherboard accepts “gumstick” M.2 SSDs. Amazon is selling the 1TB Samsung 960 EVO for $300. Just a few days ago, this drive was $400, so you’re saving $100 off the most recent price. It’s not clear when this price drop will end.

The Samsung 960 EVO uses the speedy NVM Express (NVMe) interface, which is fantastic since some M.2 SSDs still use the much slower SATA III interface. This drive has sequential read speeds up to 3,200 megabytes per second, and write speeds up to 1,900MB/s. It’s fast, especially if you’re coming from a mechanical hard drive. Our guide to the best SSDs explains everything you need to know about NVMe drives, including compatibility concerns.

But if you’re not sure whether this SSD drive will fit your PC, Amazon also has a partfinder that might help. Right underneath the price and capacity—where Amazon puts a brief description of the product—click the “Make sure this fits” link. A toolbar will appear allowing you to input your PC’s brand and model number, and then tell you whether the part fits or not. If it says it’s not sure then it probably won’t.

[Today’s deal: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe SSD for $300 on Amazon.]

IDG Insider

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

« Elgato's Stream Deck Mini is smaller, cheaper, and just as full-featured as the bigger broadcaster tool

NEXT ARTICLE

Does your organisation need a CISO? »
author_image
IDG Connect

IDG Connect tackles the tech stories that matter to you

  • Mail

Recommended for You

Tech Cynic: VR, the never-popular technology

Tech Cynic – IT without the rose-tinted spectacles

Five months on, GDPR doubts remain for this lawyer

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

How can smart solutions help address Southeast Asia's urban challenges?

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies

Poll

Is your organization fully GDPR compliant?