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Samsung 980 Pro 500GB SSD Drops to $112

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB SSD
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Blazing fast Gen 4 NVMe storage can speed up your build to ridiculous levels, but it almost always comes at a high price compared to more cost-effective SATA drives. This is especially true when you look to the premium manufacturers behind the best SSDs, but not with today's Amazon deal on this lightning quick Samsung SSD.

Just for today at Amazon, you can get $38 off Samsung’s 500GB 980 Pro M.2 NVMe drive — down to just $111.99, which makes for an impressive $0.22 per GB.

Samsung 980 Pro NVMe Gen 4 M.2 SSD (500GB): was $149.99, now $111.99 @ Amazon

Samsung 980 Pro NVMe Gen 4 M.2 SSD (500GB): was $149.99, now $111.99 @ Amazon
Samsung’s 980 Pro M.2 SSD offers a premium spec list for a less-than premium price — AES 256-bit encryption, a software suite to get the best out of it, a reliable nickel-coated thermal controller and read/write speeds up there with the best.

As you can read in our review, we're big fans of the Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD, which packs serious speed, AES 256-bit encryption and effective thermal control into a compact M.2 2280 form factor with a consumer-friendly five-year warranty.

Across all of our testing, this ranked highly amongst competitors — loading Final Fantasy XIV in under 10 seconds and offering significant improvements in efficiency over the 970, thanks to the move from 14nm to an 8nm manufacturing process.

One of our main criticisms was the higher cost of this drive, which is made moot by this deal. Be quick — this expires at the end of the day.

Want to shop around? Did you come to this sale just a little too late? Also check out our best deals on SSDs and Hard Drives.

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • TravisPNW
    ... and I got 2TB 970 Evo Plus drives for $249.99... but yeah, PCie 4.0 is definitely worth it. :LOL:
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  • Nemesia
    TravisPNW said:
    ... and I got 2TB 970 Evo Plus drives for $249.99... but yeah, PCie 4.0 is definitely worth it. :LOL:

    No it's not. Unless you transfer files from and to the same PCIe 4.0 or another PCIe 4.0 it's totally not worth it. You load your Windows 1 second faster. You load your games a second faster. PCIe 4.0 is a joke for 99.99% of the people using a NVMe SSD.
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  • TravisPNW
    Nemesia said:
    No it's not. Unless you transfer files from and to the same PCIe 4.0 or another PCIe 4.0 it's totally not worth it. You load your Windows 1 second faster. You load your games a second faster. PCIe 4.0 is a joke for 99.99% of the people using a NVMe SSD. It's useful if you do a lot of files transfer between PCIe 4.0

    Ummmm... get better at detecting sarcasm?
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  • Nemesia
    TravisPNW said:
    Ummmm... get better at detecting sarcasm?

    Detecting sarcasm using text form without being able to hear your voice tone and see your face is not easy. You should know that.
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  • TravisPNW
    Nemesia said:
    Detecting sarcasm using text form without being able to see your voice tone and your face is not easy. You should know that.

    My bad... I really thought the "but yeah, PCie 4.0 is definitely worth it" followed by an LOL emote would have made it quite obvious.

    Since it didn't... let me just say I bought the 970 Evo Plus drives because... PCie4.0 isn't worth it.
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  • vern72
    I'll never get a 980 Pro as long as Samsung uses this deceptive "3-bit MLC" moniker. Just call it TLC like everyone else.
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