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Deal: Intel’s 512GB 545s SATA SSD Drops to $55

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Our primary complaint with Intel’s 545s when we reviewed it was price. It’s plenty fast for mainstream tasks, has a nice five-year warranty, and comes with Intel’s excellent SSD toolbox software. But today you can pick up this mainstream 2.5-inch SATA solid-state drive for just $55 for the 512GB model on Ebay.

That works out to an impressive 10 cents per gigabyte, making this drive one of the most affordable SSDs we’ve seen yet, and especially enticing given that this deal is from a big-name brand like Intel. There are definitely faster drives out there. But if you’re upgrading from a spinning hard drive or looking for more speedy storage in your desktop for your Steam library or other files, this SSD should serve you well without putting too much of  a dent in your build budget.

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Matt began piling up computer experience as a child with his Mattel Aquarius. He built his first PC in the late 1990s and ventured into mild PC modding in the early 2000s. He’s spent the last decade covering emerging technology for Smithsonian, Popular Science, and Consumer Reports, while testing components and PCs for Computer Shopper and Digital Trends. When not writing about tech, he’s often walking—through the streets of New York, over the sheep-dotted hills of Scotland, or just at his treadmill desk at home in front of the 50-inch 4K HDR TV that serves as his PC monitor.