Samsung’s best SSD 980 Pro is priced at US$100 on Prime Membership Day
If you want to add more storage space to your console or PC, please follow Samsung 980 Pro. This is a high-end solid state drive sold on Prime Day. The price of the 500GB version has been reduced from US$150 to US$100. At the same time, the 2TB model dropped from US$430 to US$330.
Buy Samsung 980 Pro (500GB) at Amazon - $100
Buy Samsung 980 Pro (2TB) at Amazon - $330
The SSD has PCIe 4 connectivity and an M.2 2280 form factor, so it should fit into laptops as well as desktops. It can reach speeds of up to 6,900 MB/s. The 980 Pro's nickel coating and heat spreader label should help manage high temperatures.
Once DirectX PC games start supporting the Xbox Series X/S Direct Storage feature, the 980 Pro could be ideal for PC gamers — as long as the rest of your hardware is up to scratch. In the meantime, you could use the SSD as a system drive to get optimal performance for your day-to-day PC use.
Sony has yet to reveal which SSDs will be compatible with the PlayStation 5's storage upgrade slot (or when it will even activate the slot), but there's a chance that the 980 Pro will meet the bar. Until then, you'll be able to pick up an enclosure and use the SSD as external storage for PS5 ox Xbox Series X/S.
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