By Ian Paul
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be done, but Amazon is holding over some of its low prices from the sales extravaganza. One example is the Samsung 860 EVO 2.5-inch SSD, which is still priced ridiculously low. The 860 EVO is no longer our favorite SSD for most people, but Samsung’s drive held that honor for years running and remains an excellent choice for anyone looking to pick up some speedy, long-lasting storage.[ Want even more deals? Check out TechConnect, our home for holiday deals hand-picked by the PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive editors. ]
All models of the Samsung 860 Evo are on sale right now; however, we don’t recommend picking up the 250GB version. That model is on sale for $55, but the 500GB drive is just an extra $3 at $58–down from $70 to $80.
Those are some great, great prices for an SSD we already thought hit the sweet spot between performance and cost. In fact, at these prices it’s competitive with our current pick as the best SSD for most people, the SK Hynix Gold S31—and Samsung’s drive has an edge when it comes to extras thanks to the company’s superb Magician software and generous 5-year warranty.[Today’s deal: Samsung SSD 860 EVO at Black Friday pricing on Amazon.]
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.
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