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TeamGroup EX2 Elite 1TB SSD is Just $79 on Amazon

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If you've been looking for a low cost, secondary storage drive for your data and games, TeamGroup's EX2 Elite SSD is a great deal. It packs 1TB of storage inside a 2.5-inch case. This SATA III internal SSD is currently available for an impressively low rate of just $.08 cents per GB, a total of $79. 

TeamGroup EX2 Elite 1TB SSD: was $92, now $79 @Amazon
Amazon Prime members can get their hands on this deal for the price of $79 (before taxes). This SSD is up to four times faster than standard HDDs. With an SSD, you can expect faster loading times, boot times and even shut down times than a hard drive.View Deal

The EX2 Elite SSD has a read speed as high as 550 MB/s and a write speed up to 520 MB/s. TeamGroup offers the EX2 elite in both 512 GB and 1 TB sizes.

If you're looking for an ideal drive to boot your desktop from, consider pairing this with one of the NVMe drives from our list of the best SSDs.  However, if you are upgrading a laptop that only takes SATA drives, this is a very affordable choice, Because of its size, it has a lower power consumption rate compared to traditional HDDs. This particular model measures in at 3.94" x 2.75" x 0.28".

If you want to check out this deal in detail, visit the EX2 Elite product page on Amazon. You will need to be a Prime member to receive the discount.

  • nofanneeded
    Sata drives need to disappear or sell like $40 per TB ...
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  • Nemesia
    If SATA SSD was 40 dollars per TB...why would you use a NVMe that load your OS and load your games like 1-2 seconds faster instead of just using a normal SATA SSD?

    You could have 3TB of SATA SSD for 120 dollars instead of paying 120 for a 1TB NVMe. If this was true I'd take the 3TB SSD any day of the week and there isn't even a down side. Loading times are almost identical.
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  • hotaru251
    nofanneeded said:
    Sata drives need to disappear or sell like $40 per TB ...
    why?

    older systems can't use NVME.

    sata ssd are only way to get fast storage.
    Reply
  • Rdslw
    nofanneeded said:
    Sata drives need to disappear or sell like $40 per TB ...
    We are getting there. Price of sata was twice current 2-3 years ago. QLC & PLC are ways to lower costs while delivering enough for normal users.
    And again in 2-3 years you will see another 30-40% down.
    Sata M.2 is the way to go as its cheap & small (which promotes even cheaper components).
    so they will go probably ~50% down in next 2 years, and 2.5 sata will become legacy "premium" option.
    just like ddr3 is right now.
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  • nofanneeded
    Sata drives need to disappear or sell like $40 per TB ...
    Nemesia said:
    If SATA SSD was 40 dollars per TB...why would you use a NVMe that load your OS and load your games like 1-2 seconds faster instead of just using a normal SATA SSD?

    You could have 3TB of SATA SSD for 120 dollars instead of paying 120 for a 1TB NVMe. If this was true I'd take the 3TB SSD any day of the week and there isn't even a down side. Loading times are almost identical.

    IOPS is four times the speed in NVME ,and it is more fater than 2 seconds when you access thousands of tiny files .

    Also , true if you want more storage it should be cheap SSD not mechanical HDD ...
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  • nofanneeded
    hotaru251 said:
    why?

    older systems can't use NVME.

    sata ssd are only way to get fast storage.

    Well it has to stop at one time , do you see IDE drives around today ?
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  • mdd1963
    That's a darn good price for a 2.5" SATA in 1 TB....now if Crucial will just match it, or, come close, on their MX500 line!
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  • USAFRet
    nofanneeded said:
    Sata drives need to disappear or sell like $40 per TB ...
    In your specific use case, show us the user facing difference between a SATA III SSD and a NVMe SSD.
    Further, the diff between 3.0 and 4.0.

    Not benchmark numbers....actual user facing difference.
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  • nofanneeded
    USAFRet said:
    In your specific use case, show us the user facing difference between a SATA III SSD and a NVMe SSD.
    Further, the diff between 3.0 and 4.0.

    Not benchmark numbers....actual user facing difference.

    1- Backuping , Higher IOPS helps alot in total time to backup your data ... reading tens of thousands tiny files .. here NVME is four times faster ...

    2- Making image files or also alot faster ...

    3- indexing and file search , and search within files .. like four times faster as well

    4- Showing icons of files in folders , alot faster if there are hundreds of files.

    5- Booting systems does not feel much faster ...

    6- Updating systems feels alot faster when you calculate restarting many times and installing updates.

    7- Games loading .. well depends on the game .. but not more than 4 seconds per level.

    But between PCIE 3.0 and 4.0 there is not much difference because the random reading and writing files will never saturate PCIe 3.0 anyways ....
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  • NightHawkRMX
    Gonna be honest, going from a $25 dramless SATA SSD to a nice $120 NVME I notice very little if any difference in day to day tasks. I timed it once and boot times were maybe 2-3 seconds faster, not something noticeable unless timing it.

    I couldn't find a reason that you would need a SATA drive to be that cheap in order to justify it.
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