We’re approaching the end of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopathon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great deals still to be had. In fact Amazon has left on the the best till last with a 33% reduction to the cost of a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive making it just £184.99.
The 850 EVO also uses Samsung’s 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture that stacks 32 cell layers vertically that results in higher density and better performance in a small package.
It boasts sequential read speeds of 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s that, impressively, almost match the Pro versions. The small 2.5-inch form factor also means the 850 EVO can fit as easily in laptops as it does in full-size desktop PCs.
The Samsung 850 EVO is a great range of SSDs that provide excellent performance with reliability – they’ve just always been a bit on the steep side.
This Amazon deal changes that and makes this a very attractive SSD indeed, at least until stocks last at that price.
The best price we’ve been able to find the 1TB 850 EVO before today is £258, so this really is one of the better Cyber Monday deals we’ve seen. In fact it's the same price as the 512GB 850 EVO was just yesterday.
If you’ve got a laptop with a spinning drive then this is probably the best upgrade you can give it. An SSD can improve perceived performance more than a faster processor, CPU or graphics card.
It’s the same story if you’re planning to upgrade your desktop. With 1TB to play with the 850 EVO also provides plenty of storage for movies, games and music.
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