It’s time for another SSD sale round up this May and I see five good but cheap SSD you can choose from. These SSDs are from PNY, ADATA, Seagate, Kingston, Samsung, SanDisk and Crucial. Check out their respective features, specifications, discounted price and where to buy below.
SSD Sale – Cheap SSD for May 2014
PNY XLR8 Solid State Drive
First on my list is the PNY XLR8 240GB SSD (SSD9SC240GMDA-RB), it features transfer rates up to 500MB/s read and 475MB/s write. It uses SandFore 2281 controller and comes with 3 year warranty plus an additional 2 years when you register the product with PNY. It supports 128-bit AES encryption and is manufactured in the USA and designed for long term photo/video storage and home usage such as web browsing, emails, faster operating system and program launching.
Currently, you can get a PNY XLR8 240GB SSD for only $99.99 after a $10 rebate plus with free shipping. The PNY XLR8 is also available in 120GB and 480GB capacities.
ADATA Premier Pro Solid State Drive
Next, there’s the ADATA Premier Pro 256GB SSD (ASP900S3-256GM-C), it has a sequential read speed of up to 555MB/s and write speeds of up to 530MB/s, and supports Windows TRIM command. It also uses SandForce controller and offers 7% more storage capacity than common SSDs in the market.
Currently, the ADATA Premier Pro 256GB SSD is priced at $119.69 only with free shipping. It is also available in 64GB and 128GB capacities.
SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive
The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD (SDSSDHP-256G-FFP) is also currently offered at a lower price today. It has a sequential read speed of up to 530MB/s and write speeds of up to 445MB/s. It offers increased performance for faster boot and application load times and consumes only 0.12W in load. It is also back by a 3 year limited warranty.
The SandDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD is currently priced at $119.99 with free shipping. It is also available in 128GB and comes in standard packaging or frustration-free packaging.
Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive
Next is the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD (SV300S37A/240G), it has a sequential read speed of 450MB/s and write speed of up to 450MB/s. The V300 is not the fastest SSD on the market. In fact some might find it a little bit slower compared to other SSD. But Kingston’s V300 is still faster compared to a mechanical hard drive and it is still great for loading applications or for boot/system drive.
The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD is currently priced at $109.99 with free shipping here. The V300 is also available in 60GB, 120GB and 480GB capacities.
Crucial M500 Solid State Drive
Up next is the Crucial M500 240GB SSD (CT240M500SSD1), it’s slightly faster than the V300 with sequential read speeds of 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 400MB/s. It uses advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware, and includes top-level AES 256-bit hardware encryption technology. It is also back with a 3 year limited warranty.
The Crucial M500 240GB SSD is currently priced at $119.99 with free shipping. It is also available in 120GB, 480GB and 960GB. There is also a newer and faster variant of this SSD – the Crucial M550 SSD.
Seagate 600 Solid State Drive
The Seagate 600 480GB SSD (ST480HM000) offers sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and writes speeds of up to 450MB/s. It uses MLC Nand flash that can support larger number of terabytes written and is back with a 3 year limited warranty. The 600 series is the company’s first line of SSDs introduced in the market for the major consumers.
Currently, the Seagate 600 480GB SSD is priced only at $229.95 with free shipping. It is also available in 120GB and 240GB capacities.
Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive
Finally there’s the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD. It doesn’t have a huge discounted as of the moment, but the current price is lower compared to its original price. It features sequential read speed of 540MB/s and write speed of up to 520MB/s. It also features AES 256-bit hardware-based data security and uses a 3-core Samsung MEX controller.
Currently, the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD is priced at $259.99 with free shipping . Meanwhile the 1TB variant is priced at $489.99. It is also available in 120GB, 250GB and 750GB capacities. Samsung’s SSD lineup, including the 840 Pro, is one of the best and fastest SSD currently on the market.