Score yourself a cheap 1TB NVMe SSD just in time for Elden Ring

Samsung 980 Pro SSD in front of a green background.
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Not to sound like a broken record, but, man, games are taking up way too much space these days. So, having an efficient and speedy storage solution is more important than ever. Amazon has got a killer deal on a Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD for $150 going on now that will make for the perfect upgrade for your gaming PC. And with Elden Ring right around the corner, why not make sure you load into the realm of the Lands Between as fast as possible to die even faster. 

In our review of the 500GB model of the 980 Pro SSD last year, we were impressed by its performance though weren't too crazy about its price point, so saving $80 sounds like a win to me. The 980 Pro was the first of Samsung's SSDs to use the new Elpis controller which can process 128 I/O queues at the same time. For anyone who doesn't speak SSD, it means faster read and write speeds while using less power. 

Amazon is also offering 500GB ($100) and 2TB versions ($275) of the speedy Samsung 980 Pro SSDs as well for the lowest prices we've seen in a couple of weeks. Though the 1TB for $150 seems the best deal out of the bunch. 

Samsung 980 Pro NVMe 1TB |PCIe 4.0 | 3500MB/s read | 3450MB/s write | $229 $149 at Amazon (save $80)

Samsung 980 Pro NVMe 1TB |PCIe 4.0 | 3500MB/s read | 3450MB/s write | $229 $149 at Amazon (save $80)
The Samsung SSD 980 Pro is a wildly fast SSD that'll decrease loading times in this year's biggest games like Elden Ring and Dying Light 2.

If you're unsure or just weighing your options, you should check out our best NVMe SSDs page and see how the 980 Pro compares with some of our favorites. 

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.