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Grab the HP EX900 500GB PCIe SSD for $75

Unless you were literally born yesterday, you probably remember a time when PCIe NVMe SSDs cost $300 or more for a 500GB drive. Even now, you normally have to spend well over $100 for a reputable PCIe NVMe drive with that capacity.

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HP EX900 500GB PCIe NVMe SSD

However, today, the HP EX900 500GB SSD is a great $74.99, if you purchase it from Newegg's eBay channel. It was $63 yesterday when you could get 15 percent off all eBay purchases, but this is still a great price.

However, you might prefer the stronger performance of Intel's 660p, which is also $74.99 in the 512GB capacity on Newegg right now. The 2TB Intel drive is just $249.99.

When we reviewed the HP EX900 last spring, we gave the drive high marks for its solid performance, but noted that its lack of on-board DRAM prevents it from being one of the fastest. Still, the drive is rated for a strong 120,000 random read IOPS and 108,000 random write IOPS along with a 2,100MBps read speed and a 1,500MBps write speed. That's way faster than a typical SATA drive.

Note that the HP EX900 is in the M.2 form factor so your PC will need to have an open M.2 slot to accommodate it.

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.