SSDs are fast becoming the standard in storage. If you're still on an old spinner, some would say an SSD is the first thing you should upgrade. While they have come down in price over the years, no one likes to spend more money than they have to. 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 less than sixty bucks 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…
Capacity - 120GB | Kingston A400 | Interface - SATA | $50
- If you're looking for a low cost SSD to replace an aging hard drive, the Kingston A400 is a good entry point into the world of solid state performance.
- The 240GB version of the A400 is also on sale this week. It offers good performance for an entry level SSD at a price that's hard to beat.
- Sometimes we have to sacrifice performance to stay within budget but if you're looking for a drive that makes no compromises, Samsung's 850 Pro series will not disappoint. The 500GB version is significantly cheaper at Newegg this week.
- Samsung's 850 Evo series drives provide the prefect balance between performance and reliability and provide all the features you've come to expect from a high performance drive. Newegg is currently offering a big discount on the 500GB variant.
- While the pricing isn't quite as good as it was on Black Friday, the 1TB 850 Evo is still available at a reduced cost from Newegg.
We've picked out our current favorite 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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