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Our Favorite SSD, Samsung 980 Pro, Keeps Getting Cheaper

Samsung 980 PRO (2TB)
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Samsung's 980 PRO SSD tops our list of the best SSDs and for good reason. The PCIe NVMe drive, which takes advance of the added bandwidth of the PCIe x4 interface, delivers impressive read and write speeds, whether you care about sequential or random performance.

Samsung boasts up to 7,000 MBps reads and 5,100 MBps write rates for the 2TB model, along with peak random read and random write IOPS of 1,000,000. In our review of the 980 PRO, we noted its speedy game loading time and its class-leading 50GB copy transfer rate in DiskBench, along with strong performance on the benchmark's 6.5GB Zip file read test.

Now, as part of its Prime Day deals lineup, Amazon has the Samsung 980 PRO on a great sale, both in its 2TB and 500GB capacities. Earlier today, the 2TB model, which is normally $427 was on sale for $329. its lowest price ever.  Now it's even cheaper at  $313. That's $36 cheaper than its lowest price before today. And pretty decent for a 2TB SSD of any speed these days.

Samsung 980 PRO SSD (2TB): was $427, now $313 at Amazon
This 2TB version of the Samsung 980 PRO offers a great balance between price and capacity. This speedy, PCIe x4 NVMe SSD is our current pick for best SSD overall.View Deal

If the 2TB is out of your price range or unavailable at the time you read this, consider  grabbing the 500GB capacity of the Samsung 980 PRO and using it as a boot drive. It provides similar performance with rated read/write sequential transfer rates of 6,900 and 5,000 MBps respectively, along with peak random read rates of 800,000 IOPS and random writes of 1,000,000 IOPs. It's currently on sale for $100

Samsung 980 PRO SSD (500GB): was $129, now $100 at Amazon
One of the fastest SSDs you can buy, the Samsung 980 PRO takes advantage of the PCIe x4 interface to offer sequential transfer rates of up to 6,900 MBps read and 5,000 MBps write.View Deal

For more Prime Day savings, check out our Prime Day live blog and lists of the best Prime Day gaming PC and laptop deals, best Prime Day SSD deals, best Prime Day Monitor Deals, Best Prime Day Dell Gaming deals and the best Prime Day hardware deals overall. Our sister site, TechRadar, has a broader list of Amazon Prime Day deals that includes product categories we don't typically cover such as smart home devices, TVs and phones.

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.
  • gravagehulk
    So, when are you guys going to officially change the name of this site to "Tom's Adware"?
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  • Jerry_W14
    Admin said:
    For Prime Day, you can get the 2TB model of the 980 Pro for just $329.

    Our Favorite SSD, Samsung 980 Pro, Falls to Lowest Price Ever : Read more
    Damn, I thought this was a joke. Then I checked my prime acct. and it was $16 CHEAPER! w/free shipping. I bought it on the spot. Thanks, I wasn't even going to pay attention to "Prime Day". But, my 1GB NVME is getting full.
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  • RTX 2080
    Jerry_W14 said:
    Damn, I thought this was a joke. Then I checked my prime acct. and it was $16 CHEAPER! w/free shipping. I bought it on the spot. Thanks, I wasn't even going to pay attention to "Prime Day". But, my 1GB NVME is getting full.

    1 GB? Dang, I'm surprised you managed with so little storage for so long! 😉
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  • waltc3
    I bought the 500GB PCIe 4.0 drive a while ago. Very nice--use it as my boot, to my other ~8TBs of NVMe's and S3 hard drives...;) It really is a great product, I agree. I also own a 250GB 960 EVO NVMe PCIe3.0 drive and although the 960 is a sweet little drive, the 980 is a noticeably better drive.
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  • Garden-Gnome
    When are you going to call this site "USA First"? The UK edition always links to the USA Amazon. We're on the other side of the pond matey.
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