Today we've spotted a great price on one of our favorite SSDs, the 2TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD which is currently on sale for $154. This drive offers 2TB of fast storage capacity which is ideal for either your operating system or your favorite games, and you can also see how it performs in our tests thanks to our review of the Samsung 980 Pro.
Alienware's Aurora R13 has been reduced to $999 at the moment thanks to a savings code SAVE100 at Dell. This Aurora 13 sports the Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Core i7-12700F CPU, which is one of the best CPUs for gaming, and also has an Nvidia RTX 3060 for graphics power.
With a small micro-ATX form factor, the MSI Mag B660M Mortar Max WiFi has been reduced to $164 on Amazon. This is a great little motherboard for small builds and supports the latest Intel CPUs.
TL;DR — Today’s Best Deals
- Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $154 at Newegg (was $249)
- Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop, 12th Gen Intel: now $999 at Dell (was $1,099)
- MSI Mag B660M Mortar Max WiFi Motherboard: now $164 at Amazon (was $209)
Today’s best deals in detail
2TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $154 at Newegg (was $249)
One of our favorite SSDs thanks to its great performance and power efficiency, the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB offers sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 5,100 MBps.
Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming 12th Gen Intel: now $999 at Dell (was $1,099)
This version of the R13 Aurora has a Core i7-12700F and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 inside, as well as 16GBs of DDR5 (4400MHz) RAM and a 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Use code SAVE100 for $100 off.
MSI Mag B660M Mortar Max WiFi: now $164 at Amazon (was $209)
The MSI Mag B660M Mortar Max WiFi is a DDR4 motherboard with a small mATX form factor. With support for DDR4 memory up to 4800MHz when overclocked and an LGA1700 socket that supports both the Intel 12th and 13th generation CPUs.
There are some really spectacular deals on higher quality SSDs out there and they aren’t hard to find.
Western Digital and Corsair have some great deals. if you purchase 2 from WD website there is an additional discount ($80 additional off for 2 of the 2TB SN850x). I plan to use both in a RAID 0 config and it should smoke (no pun intended) any overheating Gen 5 pcie SSD currently available.
(I still like Samsung, though. I have several)
But you should know that SSD + RAID 0 is very much not well liked around here.
No matter what drives. All the way from SATA III SSD up to Gen 5.0.
Benchmark numbers look awesome. User facing benefit, not so much.
But, if you have actual reports to the contrary, we'd ALL like to see that...;)
We’ll see how it goes. At the very least I’ll have an additional 4tb of storage. The discounts for Gen 4 SSDs are pretty good right now, almost like a fire sale going on.
I too have older Samsung SSDs in my machine. Unfortunately I think Samsung quality overall has gone off a cliff, not just SSDs like the 990 but their appliances and TVs have also suffered. Not sure what happened they used to be the pinnacle of quality.