Pick Up Samsung's 980 Pro 1TB SSD For Just $79: Real Deals

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With a mix of new Gen 5 SSDs slowly trickling out on the market and many more to come in the next year, the price of Gen 4 drives has been recently dropping consistently. That is fantastic news for those on current Gen 4 platforms who are looking for an upgrade or extra storage but have no intention of upgrading to Gen 5 anytime soon. 

The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD is only $79 at Amazon— that's the lowest price we've seen for this SSD according to Camelizer. This fast drive offers sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 5,100 MBps which is great for fast load times in gaming, or for hosting a speedy operating system and is one of the best SSDs on the market.

The XPS Desktop has dropped a further $100 to just $1,099 at Dell. This desktop computer has some great components for gaming inside that include a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti graphics card. At this price, the Dell XPS Desktop is getting close to being a great option for a gaming PC under $1,000.

If you don't own a gaming console or aren't already using an Xbox or PlayStation controller, then other 3rd-party peripheral options like this Logitech G F310 gamepad for $14 are worth considering. Connecting via USB and with a very familiar layout that includes a D-pad, twin analog sticks, and 10 programmable buttons, the Logitech G F310 offers real bang for the buck at this price.

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $79 at Amazon

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD: now $79 at Amazon (was $229)
Our favorite SSD thanks to its epic performance and superb power efficiency, the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB offers sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 5,100 MBps.

Dell XPS Desktop: now $1,099 at Dell

Dell XPS Desktop: now $1,099 at Dell (was $1,649)
This Dell XPS Desktop features a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700 CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU with 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB of DDR5 (4400MHz) RAM, and a 512GB M.2 SSD for boot, with a 1TB (7200RPM) HDD.    

Logitech G F310 Gamepad Controller: now $14 at B&H Photo

Logitech G F310 Gamepad Controller: now $14 at B&H Photo (was $19)
A cross between an Xbox Controller and a PlayStation controller, the Logitech G F310 has 10 programmable buttons that include shoulder and trigger buttons, L3/R3 on the analog sticks, and the traditional Xbox button layout. 8-way D-pad and start/select buttons are also included on this wireless USB controller.

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challender D GPU: now $344 at Newegg

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challender D GPU: now $344 at Newegg (was $359)             
This card has 12GB of GDDR6 RAM and a max boost clock of 2,581 MHz. It comes with a free game bundle.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X CPU: now $183 at Newegg with promo code

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X CPU: now $183 at Newegg with promo code (was $299)
This eight-core 16-thread processor has a 4.6 GHz boost clock and is worth considering at $177, particularly for Ryzen owners with older systems. This chip comes with support for overclocking and PCIe 4.0. Use code SWSCQ2A33 for a $25 discount.

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Stewart Bendle is a deals and coupon writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices and coupon codes for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • Amdlova
    Howdoyouturnthison how fast you can install the firmware. For 78us is dirty cheap
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  • dalek1234
    "Real Deal" because they probably aren't selling like they used to. After the 980 and 990 fiasco, I don't trust Samsung's SSD, firmware fix or not.
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  • USAFRet
    dalek1234 said:
    "Real Deal" because they probably aren't selling like they used to. After the 980 and 990 fiasco, I don't trust Samsung's SSD, firmware fix or not.
    OK then....what drive manufacturers DO you trust?
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  • dalek1234
    USAFRet said:
    OK then....what drive manufacturers DO you trust?

    Don't know yet I've always been buying Samsung's SSD. Never had to look elsewhere. I'll need to do some research when I'll be buying a new SSD in a couple of months. But it won't be Samsung. First they said there is nothing wrong with the SSD, then they released a fix that they say fixes the issue going forward, but the existing degradation is not fixable. How can we be sure that this new firmware/hardware doesn't have some other nasty behaviour to be discovered in the future? No thanks, Samsung.
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  • anonymousdude
    dalek1234 said:
    Don't know yet I've always been buying Samsung's SSD. Never had to look elsewhere. I'll need to do some research when I'll be buying a new SSD in a couple of months. But it won't be Samsung. First they said there is nothing wrong with the SSD, then they released a fix that they say fixes the issue going forward, but the existing degradation is not fixable. How can we be sure that this new firmware/hardware doesn't have some other nasty behaviour to be discovered in the future? No thanks, Samsung.

    How do you know that any other drive manufacturers firmware/hardware don't have issues too? No company is immune to having problematic products and that's a fact.
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  • Amdlova
    People never used a ocz drive to be crying about samsung drivers.
    Sk hynix - crucial - sabrent - Western digital and Samsung is the brands I trust.
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  • dalek1234
    anonymousdude said:
    How do you know that any other drive manufacturers firmware/hardware don't have issues too? No company is immune to having problematic products and that's a fact.

    I do not know if other manufacturers don't have issue, too. But I do know that Samsung did have an issue, and a very high-profile one at that. My first point is an "unknown", the second point is a "certainty". For me the choice is binary and clear.

    If there are no more issues with Samsung's SSD going forward for the next couple of years, I'll probably go back to Samsung, but for now, they are on my blacklist when it comes to SSDs.
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  • txfeinbergs
    anonymousdude, What Dalak is saying is 100% true. There have been some very high profile failures of Samsung SSDs in the news the last few months for their leading products i.e. the 980 and 990 Pros. I also always buy Samsung SSDs because their reputation was (previously) solid, but this seriously shook my confidence as these were drive killing issues. I actually just built a new PC with a 980 Pro and was very lucky to dodge the bullet with the bad firmware.

    Yes, all drive makers have issues, but when your issues hit the front pages of all the PC websites for being catastrophic, some of us take notice.
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