Not all PC storage solutions are created equally, and at the top of the pile sits Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus. It’s based on Samsung’s 96-layer VNAND memory, and it can deliver read and write speeds up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,300 MB/s, respectively. Usually priced somewhere around or above $200, you can nab a 1TB SSD for just $150 thanks to some Black Friday savings.
If you plan on upgrading your PC or laptop — or you’re starting over fresh with a new build — an M.2 PCIe SSD is the way to go. This speedy storage format is generally going to cost more than a SATA SSD, but it provides far better performance and takes up far less space. The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is actually our pick for best SSD and received a Windows Central Recommended Award.
This SSD is going to outperform most other options within the same price range, topping out at 3,500MB/s read and 3,300MB/s write. It has a 600 TBW rating, meaning it can theoretically handle 600TB of data written to the drive. If you space that out over the course of the five-year warranty, you’d have to write about 328GB of data to the drive each day to hit the theoretical ceiling.
As long as you have an M.2 PCIe slot in your PC or laptop, this SSD is going to be a huge upgrade. Whether you’re using it for professional work or to speed up gaming load times, getting the 1TB version for just $150 is an advance Black Friday deal you don’t want to miss.
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