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Get 240GB of SSD Storage for Only $26

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We’ve been watching falling SSD prices for a while, but we never expected to be able to recommend an SSD for the cost of a pizza delivery. Today, Best Buy shocked us by offering just that, putting the PNY 240GB SATA SSD on sale for $25.59, which is $14.50 off its usual $40.00 price tag.

The PNY 240GB Internal SATA SSD is a 240GB SSD with a 2.5-inch form factor that’s suitable for both laptops and desktops. With a 535 MBps maximum read speed and a 500 MBps maximum write speed, it may not be one of the best SSDs for performance, but it sure offers a lot of value. 9.2GB per dollar ratio isn’t anything to sneeze at, and this drive's speeds are still decent compared to other budget options.


PNY 250GB SATA SSD: was $40.00 now $25.59 at Best Buy
The PNY 250GB SATA SSD is a 2.5-inch internal storage drive for use in laptops and desktops that advertises read/write speeds of 535/500 MBps, respectively. It’s slower than other SATA SSDs, but at this price the PNY is worth considering. 

This drive comes in other sizes, but the 240GB option here is our favorite deal. If, however, you are willing to spend a bit more, the 960GB is currently on sale for $87.99, which is more than half off its usual asking price.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • NightHawkRMX
    Does this drive have a dram cache?
  • Rdslw
    NightHawkRMX said:
    Does this drive have a dram cache?
    No. But controller have 32MB sram inside which is above standard 16MB in cheap drives, so it's performance is a step better than usual dram less stuff. I have a 512 GB one as second drive and it's not horrible.
    I want to use those to revive few old laptops. It's nands are decent so should survive more than the laptop that needs it.
  • Math Geek
    i have ne of these i got last year for similar price and it's noticeably faster than a spinning hdd. that was good enough for its purpose. and $26 is pretty good price
  • NightHawkRMX
    What's disappointing is that I have heard tons of people say dramless SSDs are slower than hard drives and give them a bad reputation. The truth is they are not slower than a HDD for the ways you would actually use a cheap drive. Bootup/program load times, as well as general responsiveness on a dramless drive are SOO much faster than any HDD I have ever used. Even the "high performance" WD black hard drive I have feels extremely sluggish in comparison to all of the cheap ssds I have used from no-names like TCsunbow.

    Honestly, my 1tb NVME Sabrent Rocket Q (still QLC but is far better in general and has dram) is like 3 seconds faster bootup and like not noticeably faster in day to day usage compared to my old 240gb Kingston A400. Both felt fast and honestly, I cannot complain about either.

    For $26 I could see how this would be an amazing choice for many uses. Stick in a laptop to speed it up or even use it in a budget gaming pc.
    However, reliability would be my concern with a cheaper dramless SSD. My Kingston A400 is likely a similar tier of drive and dramless, and mine died before its first birthday. The first sign of death was much of my data going poof and windows refusing to boot. Not fun.