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 | Patriot Burst | Interface - SATA | $48
- This week you'll find significant savings on Patriot's Burst series drives. The 120GB version makes for a perfect entry into the world of solid state performance.
- The PNY CS1311 offers great performance for less money than the competition. This week save $22 on Newegg.
- With so many options in the SSD space, the HP S700 is hard to recommend at MSRP. But right now you can get it on the cheap from Newegg.
- For the 850 Evo, a bigger discount can be had on the 500GB version, so if you're looking for solid performance with a larger capacity, this one fits the bill.
- Crucial's new MX500 series drives manage to outperform the MX300 and they do it for less money, providing the best value for 1TB drives. The new series even extends the warranty by two years.
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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