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Intel 660p NVMe SSD Deal: 1TB for Just $79

Intel 660p
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An extremely popular budget SSD choice for the past couple of years, the Intel 660p provides solid NVMe-level performance at an epic low price. Thanks its QLC (quad-level cell) NAND Flash and a small , the 1TB capacity is usually available for around $89, but today it's at the lowest price we've ever seen it for: a mere $79 at Amazon. That's one of the best Black Friday SSD deals you can get.

Intel's SSD 660p pairs QLC (quad-level cell) memory with an efficient SMI 2263 controller. Because of Intel's special firmware, the drive is able to achieve solid performance with a minimal amount of DRAM cache. 

Intel 660p 1TB NVMe SSD:  was $89, now $79 at Amazon

Intel 660p 1TB NVMe SSD: was $89, now $79 at Amazon
One of the best SSD bargains around, the Intel 660p promises up to 1,800 MBps reads and writes. Available at an all-time low price, it has been known to outperform many competitors and is one of the most power-efficient SSDs we've tested.

In our review of the the 1TB Intel 660p PCIe SSD, we noted that the drive outperformed a number of its competitors, including the Crucial MX 500 and, in some cases the Samsung 970 EVO. For example, the SSD 660p loaded a Final Fantasy XIV game scene in just 21.4 seconds, which was slightly ahead of Samsung's EVO drive and only a second or so behind competitors the Toshiba OCZ RD400.

Intel 660p SSD Specs

Capacity1TB
InterfaceM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4
Control ProtocolNVMe
ControllerSMI 2263
NAND TypeQLC
Sequential Read/Write1,800 / 1,800 MB/s
Read / Write IOPS150K / 220K
Endurance200TBW
Warranty5-Years

The SSD 660p is also one of the most power efficient SSDs we've ever tested, consuming just 0.033 watts while idle and 2.31 watts under load. That makes it an ideal drive for laptops, where lower power consumption means longer battery life.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.
  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    The problem I see is the WD Blue SN550 1TB is only $4 more, and blows the 660p out of the water, per TH.

    1TB Performance Results - WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: The Best DRAMless SSD Yet | Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com)

    WD 1TB Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN B&H (bhphotovideo.com)

    And I have to say, as the owner of a 660p, it's not a bad drive, its only major flaw is that once the cache is full the write speed crashes hard, something the SN550 doesn't do, so I'd definitely spend $4 more on it.

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  • USAFRet
    I have a 1TB 660p.
    $79 as a sale price is good, but not spectacular.
    I got mine from Newegg, in June 2019, for $88...;)
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