Once you go solid state you can't go back. But there are so many on the market how do you know what the best SSD deal is? That's where we come in.
When they first appeared on the PC scene the solid state drive was very much a luxury item, and even then capacities of 250GB seemed like extreme extravagance. Now the SSD is almost an expected component of a proper gaming PC.
And gone are the lowly 30-60GB capacity SSDs too, with even a 120GB drive looking like a miserly amount of space for your Steam library. For just £45 you can now pick up a 240GB SSD which will outperform even the most expensive drives of just a few years back.
If you’ve already checked out our guide to the best SSD then you’ll already have an idea what you’re after, but if you want them for the absolute best price then allow us to help.
Some highlights this week: There's a healthy discount on the 500GB version of the excellent Samsung 850 EVO at the moment, making it even more of a tempting purchase.
Capacity - 250GB | Controller - Samsung | Interface - SATA | £88
- There's a slight discount on our favourite gaming SSD at the moment, the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO, and it's worth the extra cash over the Toshiba drive above just in terms of sheer performance. View this deal over at eBuyer for £88.
- Crucial has deals on the 525GB, the 750GB, and the 1TB models of the MX300 at the moment. These are drives geared towards the mainstream user, so you'll find a good mix of price and performance.
- You can find a Kingston SSDNOW UV400 240GB for nearly half off at Amazon right now. It's not particularly speedy, but it'll still be better than your old hard drive. Find this deal for £105 on Amazon.
- It won't give you breakneck speeds, but the Transcend SSD 220 will give you almost double the capacity of an 850 Evo at around the same price. Plus, it's still an SSD so will be faster than your old spinning drive.
We've picked out our current favourite solid state drives and have put together our best SSD guide which details both the overall best SSD around as well as the best budget SSD as well as the best high-end SSD.
And here are the best prices we've found for them around the web today:
“The ideal SSD for a gaming PC strikes that perfect price/performance/reliability balance, and Samsung’s 850 EVO SSD manages this, and then some.”
“With an affordable SSD, like the BX100, larger capacities are a more realistic prospect.“
“If you’re building the ultimate rig, and want the very best possible performance in any situation, without worrying about the cost, then it’s the 850 Pro you should choose.“
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