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Upgrade to an SSD right now for just $36

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It's almost unbelievable how low SSD prices have become. Kingston has been the king of budget drives for a while now, especially with its 240GB drive for $70 (opens in new tab). The company's 128GB SSD has now fallen to just $36.

This is a great option for upgrading an older HDD-equipped PC, or even to keep as a backup in case another drive fails. In real-world testing (opens in new tab), it has an average sequential read speed of 482MB/s and write speed of 231MB/s. That's not as fast as some other 128GB SSDs, but it's only 36 bucks—roughly half the price of a new AAA game.

You can buy the Kingston A400 SSD from Amazon (opens in new tab). Newegg has it for a dollar more (opens in new tab), if you'd rather shop there.

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Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.