The Samsung 980 Pro 2TB solid state drive with heatsink has dropped in price to $249.99 thanks to Amazon Prime Day (opens in new tab). This is a unique price that matches a deal we’ve only seen once before, and it’s a price that will definitely not survive the sales event. Normally you’ll it going for closer to $300. You’re saving a nice chunk of change here.
You can also save on the 1TB version, which is on sale for $139.99 (opens in new tab) from a street price around $175. If you don’t need as much space and you want to save a little extra, this is a good way to go as well.
Top of the line bottoms out on price
You still have time before Prime Day ends, so do some research and read our review of the 980 Pro. Richard Devine called the drive “simply ridiculous” and added, “If you’re looking to build your PC with the best possible storage then you should always consider a Samsung SSD and the new 980 Pro is absolutely no exception.”
You do need a motherboard and processor that are compatible with PCIe 4.0 to get the absolute most out of this SSD. You actually get twice the data transfer rate compared to the PCIe 3.0 interface, although if that’s all you got you can still use this drive as it is backwards compatible.
Thanks to NVMe technology and PCIe 4.0, you can reach read and write speeds for up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s respectively. Compared to regular SSDs or even hard drives, those speeds are insane.
This drive is not meant for casual users, of course, and it has a heatsink to help with thermal protection considering how heavy a load it can bear. If you’re tech savvy, a hardcore gamer, or just want to upgrade your PlayStation, then you should consider the upgrade.
Check out our Prime Day live blog breaking down all the absolute best deals we can find during Amazon’s ongoing sales event. The Android Central Prime Day deals blog is going strong as well with some other excellent options if you’re looking to save big today.