Samsung’s speedy 500GB 970 Evo Plus internal SSD has dropped to just $80

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We saw one of Best Buy’s deals of the day features the Samsung 970 Evo Plus internal solid state drive on sale for $79.99. Turns out that Amazon has also matched the price. You can get it in either location for a price that matches the lowest we have seen.

If you need more space, the 1TB drive and the 2TB version are both down to low prices as well. The 1TB has dropped to a new low of $149.99, and the 2TB hit its lowest price of $299.99 back in early October and is still going for that price.

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Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB internal M.2 NVMe solid state drive

Uses M.2 2280 form factor. The NVMe tech gives it read/write speeds of 3500 and 3300 MB/s. Clone and transfer files with Samsung’s management software. Dynamic Thermal Guard protects against overheating. Covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

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You already know that solid state drives are the way to go when it comes to speeds much faster than hard drives. They are also in general more reliable because they don’t have any moving parts. However, you should also know that there’s a big difference between different types of SSDs. Particularly when we’re talking about M.2 versus SATA form factors because M.2 SSDs can (although they don’t always) have the NVMe protocol, which can increase the read and write speeds of your SSD by two times or more.

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The 970 Evo Plus, for example, has a sequential read and write performance up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,300 MB/s respectively. Compare that to a SATA drive like the Samsung 860 EVO, which has read/write speeds of 550 and 520 MB/s. And that’s still faster than a popular hard drive like the WD Red, which has read/write speeds around 150 MB/s. The 970 EVO Plus just puts them all to shame.

The 970 EVO Plus has a lot of other features, too. You can optimize the performance and protect your data. Get seamless cloning and file transfers using Samsung’s Magician software. You’ll receive automatic firmware updates, too. The Dynamic Thermal Guard protects your drive and monitors it for changes in the optimal temperature to help minimize performance drops.

Samsung covers the SSD with a warranty that’s good for either five years or for the first 600 written terabytes.

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