Prime Day SSD deal: a fast 1TB SSD with DRAM for $102

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SK Hynix has been making RAM for decades, but it's only gotten into selling SSDs like this one recently. The SK Hynix Gold S31 is 36% off for Amazon Prime Day, and that makes it one of the best SATA SSD deals we've seen, at only $102 for 1TB. 

Unlike some other budget drives out there, The Gold SD1 doesn't skimp on important tech. It has a DRAM cache, which helps improve write speeds. The S31 is rated for 560 MB/s reads and 525 MB/s writes. Basically, if you're looking for a faster SSD than this, it's time to spring for an NVMe drive. But this is an excellent drive for a big game library (or a small game library, if it includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare).

SK Hynix Gold S31 1TB SATA SSD |  $102.99 at Amazon

SK Hynix Gold S31 1TB SATA SSD | $̶1̶5̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $102.99 at Amazon
The S31's 560 MB/s read speeds max out SATA performance, making this a budget SSD that doesn't sacrifice performance. 

Make sure to click the "Coupon" button on the Amazon page to save your 20%.

Check out these further storage deals from Prime Day, or our best SSD for gaming guide if you're in no rush to make a decision.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.

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