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Samsung is running another round of discounts on storage devices, bringing some of the company’s better SSDs and microSD cards to, or at least close to, their lowest prices yet. Most discounts are available through Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung’s own online store.
Samsung T7 Shield (1TB)
This is a roughly $10 discount on the rugged version of our pick for best portable SSD, and is part of a wider sale of Samsung storage devices.
Among the highlights, the 2TB Samsung T7 Shield is down again to $150. That’s about $25 off the usual street price and the lowest price we’ve seen for the ruggedized version of our favorite portable SSD. For higher capacity, the 4TB model is at a new low of $280, while the 1TB variant is $10 above its all-time low of $90. The standard T7 is also just $90 for a 1TB model.
On the microSD side, the company’s Evo Select card strikes a good balance between price and performance. The 128GB version of this U3 and V30 rated card is down to $13.49 at Samsung, its all-time low. If you need more space for your Switch, Steam Deck, GoPro or whatever, the 512GB model is back at a $45 low as well.
As far as non-portable SSDs go, the 980 Pro is technically older but remains a decent value for those looking to build a powerful gaming PC. The 1TB and 2TB models are down to $100 and $160, respectively, both of which are all-time lows. The 980 Pro also meets Sony’s requirements for expanding the storage of a PlayStation 5, although you would need to add a heatsink alongside it. If you’re buying specifically for the PS5, it might be worth getting the version of the 980 Pro with a built-in heatsink. The 1TB and 2TB variants of this model are available for rock-bottom prices of $110 and $180. For a less intensive PC build, the 970 Evo Plus is an older PCIe 3.0 drive, but should still be fast enough for most needs. This has dropped to $80 for 1 TB, which is about a $20 discount and an all-time low.
If you take the plunge with any of the NVMe SSDs above, make sure you keep the firmware up to date. Various users have reported higher than average failure rates on the 2TB 980 Pro and the newer 990 Pro, but Samsung seems to have fixed these issues with recent updates.
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