Storage space on a PC is one of those things that is almost always needed. Who doesn’t look at a nice fast SSD and think about how well it works in their setup? Well, now seems like a good time to do so, as Samsung M.2 SSD drives are showing up at mysteriously good prices, but some are sure to exaggerate the discounts, so buyers beware.
First, I noticed that Amazon has both the 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro SSD and Samsung 970 EVO Plus Sold at a discounted price. 980 markdown $450 to $300 That might seem like a bit of a steep asking price before it’s discounted, but maybe it’s not entirely unfair.
Then, although the price is Samsung 970 Evo $200, the original listing price of the 970 is $500, which is definitely a bit richer than the actual market price. Still, $200 for one of them seemed like a good deal, so I looked around to compare and it seemed like these Samsung M.2 SSDs are available in a lot of places.
BestBuy has the 2 TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus for $210, and the Samsung 980 Pro for $280. NewEgg seems to be the best deal at the moment, charging 970 Ev from $190○and consistent with BestBuy $280 $980 Pro.
Late last year we saw the 980 Pro on sale for $330 for this storage capacity, and not too long ago the 2TB 970 Evo was also on sale for $250, so those prices are by no means a difference, just maybe not as good as Amazon makes them seem .
It’s a good reminder that just because the sale price looks good, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a particularly good deal. Especially with a large storefront like Amazon’s, although it’s a bit ironic that the Samsung 970 Evo Plus won our award for the most affordable PCIe 3.0 SSD. If these prices are the new norm, this handle could get even better.