Solid State Drives or SSDs are one of the most expensive type of storage for your PC. But it is also the fastest and most reliable kind of storage. Fortunately, prices of some popular and ultra-fast SSDs on the market have gone down. In this article I’ll show you five SSD brands, whose SSDs are on sale right now, specially the larger capacity. Check them out below.
SSD Sale for March 2014
Samsung 840 Evo
First on the list is the Samsung 840 Evo featuring capacities of up to 1TB. Currently you can get as high as $340.99 off the price, or up to 44% off their respective prices. The 750GB seems to be the variant with the best price/capacity ratio. Check out the updated prices, features and where to buy below.
Samsung 840 Evo SSD Sale Prices
$139.99 now $89.99, you save $50
$249.99 now $139.99, you save $110
$479.99 now $278.99, you save $203
$599.99 now $349.99, you save $250
$849.99 now $509.99, you save $340.99
UPDATE: See updated pricing here.
Samsung 840 Evo Features
- An innovative lightweight design that allows you to work smarter and play longer.
- Highest-quality components and engineering from the #1 memory manufacturer
- No moving parts means no hard drive spin ups, no noise and superior data protection
- Sequential Read Speed 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS
- Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption
Samsung 840 Pro
Samsung’s highest performance Samsung 840 Pro SSD series is also discounted, but the discount is not as big as the Evo series.
Samsung 840 Pro SSD Sale Prices
$159.99 now $114.99, you save $45 with free shipping
$269.99 now $207.33, you save $62.66 with free shipping
$719.99 now $397.00, you save $322.99 with free shipping
Samsung 840 Pro Features
- 100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world
- 4th-generation 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions
- Backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty
- Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
- Energy efficient – improves battery life by up to 50 minutes
- Experience PC performance you never thought possible
- Solid-state design provides greater shock protection for data and brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion
- Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption
Kingston SSDNow V300
The Kingston SSDNow V300 is a value type of SSD. It’s not the fastest SSD but it offers capacity up to 480GB and it is relatively cheaper compared to the HyperX which is Kingston’s faster SSD.
Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD Sale Prices
$194.00 now $69.99, you save $124 with free shipping
$370.00 now $137.99, you save $232 with free shipping
$582.00 now $279.99, you save $302 with free shipping
Kingston SSDNow V300 Features
- Economical – design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
- Faster – improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
- Form Factor – 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with plastic adapter to fit in 9.5mm system
- Guaranteed – three-year warranty, free technical support
- Multiple capacities – to fit your workload
- Reliable – with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
- Silent – runs silent and cool
Kingston HyperX 3K
The Kingston HyperX 3K is one of the fastest SSD currently on the market. Fortunately it is also on sale. You can get one for as low as $84.99 with free shipping. Check out the prices below.
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Sale Prices
$234.00 now $84.99, you save $149 with free shipping
$485.00 now $150.99, you save $334 with free shipping
$524.99 now $171.62, you save $171 with free shipping
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features
- 2.5-Inch SSD Drive with 9.5mm height
- 555MB/sec read and 510MB/sec write speeds
- Backed by Kingston’s three year warranty and free technical support
- Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives
- No moving mechanical parts give it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions
- Package includes 2.5-Inch SSD, 3.5-Inch bracket and mounting screws
- Support for SATA Rev 3.0
Seagate 600 SSD
Seagate, although popular in the Hard Drive industry, is one of the new players in the SSD market. But it looks like their SSD are not left behind, in fact they are able to compete with other leading brands.
Seagate 600 SSD Sale Prices
$199.00 now $102.88, you save $97 with free shipping
$284.99 now $129.99, you save $155 with free shipping
$549.99 now $249.99, you save $300 with free shipping
Seagate 600 SSD Features
- Delivers nearly 4× faster boot times and more than 2× faster application load times when compared to typical laptop HDDs
- No mechanical, moving parts helps ensure data stays safe even if laptop is dropped or bumped while operating
- Significantly reduces the amount of time end-users must wait before using their devices
- Supports SATA 6 Gb/s interface
- The ultimate upgrade drive for road warriors, power users, executives and gamers
- Upgrades existing laptops by replacing client 2.5-inch HDDs with fast, rugged client SSDs
Intel 530 Series
The Intel 530 is not the latest SSD from Intel. The latest is actually the Intel 730 SSD series. But the series is currently on sale right now.
Intel 530 Series SSD Sale Prices
$169.99 now $89.99, you save $80 with free shipping
$232.00 now $144.29, you save $87.71 with free shipping
$300.00 now $149.99, you save $150 with free shipping
$549.99 now $449.99, you save $100 with free shipping
WD Black2 Dual Drive
Last on my list is actually not a pure SSD, but instead it is a hybrid type of drive. It is the world’s first “real” dual drive that features a 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD in one 2.5-inch drive – the WD Black2 Dual Drive. The drive was first introduced with a not-so-attractive price tag of $339.99. But now the WD Black2 Dual Drive is only $219.99, and you save $120 with free shipping.
WD Black2 Dual Drive Features
- Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops
- Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance
- Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files
- Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
- Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD
- WD Black2 Dual Drive ships as a full kit with a web key, quick install guide, USB to SATA transfer cable, warranty card. Software download and internet connection are required for installation.
- World’s first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution
- You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans