- Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 SSD for $342 (expired)
Samsung 980 Pro M.2 2TB Gen 4 NVMe SSD for $380, and code SS2AZ9A928 drops the price to $342.
This is a significant price drop from the $399 price two months ago.
Only some of the very latest desktop and laptop computers have Gen 4 compatibility.
With Gen 4, this SSD will provide the best performing reads and writes available today.
Some laptops may have Gen-4 compatibility, but may ship with a Gen-3 SSD.
Our new Thinkpad X1 laptop is Gen-4 compatible, but came with a Gen-3 SSD.
We opened the bottom of the laptop and replaced the SSD with this Samsung 980 Pro 2TB, and love the incredibly fast performance boost.
If you want a M.2 SSD but your computer does not support Gen-4, a quality Gen-3 SSD may be a better choice than a Gen-4.
For example, a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB uses MLC cells which could give better longevity than the TLC used in the 980 Pro.
256GB capacity can hold approximately 50,000 photos taken from a phone, about 4,000 uncompressed photos taken from a SLR or Mirrorless camera, or about 4 hours of HD-quality video.
Actual usage varies wildly, depending on quality mode and type of camera.
- Samsung 980 Pro 1TB M.2 SSD for $175
$190, and code 93XRU23 applies $15 off during checkout.
Normally sells for $190.
This is one of the few 4th generation NVMe SSD cards on the market today, and is probably one of the best.
Only the newest laptops, desktops, and mini PCs have a performance benefit from 4th Gen NVMe, so check with your computer's specifications to see if NVMe "Gen 4" is supported.
Computers older than a year may not support Gen 4.
The Samsung 980 1TB M.2 SSD (not the "Pro")
is a cheaper alternative, providing the same performance as the Pro on NVMe "Gen 3" systems.
It may even provide equal or better longevity since it uses MLC-based memory cells, versus TLC cells on the Pro.
- Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 SSD for $355 (expired)
Samsung's newest Gen4 M.2 SSD with 2TB storage capacity is on sale, down from $400 to $355 today.
The Samsung 980 Pro M.2 Gen4 2TB SSD is $370, and code
applies $15 off in the cart.
An M.2 SSD is the fast storage inside a modern laptop or desktop computer.
Gen4 provides a speed improvement over Gen3.
Some of the newest laptops are Gen4 compatible, but ship with a Gen3 drive inside.
Such laptops can be upgraded with this 2TB Samsung Gen4 drive, to give improvements in speed and storage capacity.
The Sabrent Rocket 2TB M.2 Gen4 SSD is also on sale, $358 with code 93XRS68 .
If you are unsure which brand of SSD to buy, we have recommended Samsung for the last five years, because they worked speedy and reliably.
The 1TB Gen 3 SSD is a great value for any M.2-compatible desktop or laptop that you want fast boot and speedy load times.
The 980 Pro is a Gen 4 SSD, which can provide a performance improvement if your computer supports this new spec.
Samsung also uses SLC caching on this drive, which provides snappier performance bursts taking advantage of the faster Gen 4 interface.
The 8TB 2.5" SSD is an expensive but small & silent alternative to a 3.5" 8TB hard drive.
It's Serial-ATA interface and QLC cells provide slower performance than the M.2 drives of about 100-250 megabytes per second, so it's about the same speed as an 8TB hard drive.
We feel this SSD is meant for long-term data storage rather than a boot drive.