Save $40 on the WD Black 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD at Amazon today only

Time to take your solid state drive to the next level. Upgrade to the WD Black 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD (opens in new tab) while it's on sale for $179.99 at Amazon. The drive normally sells for around $220 or more, and it was going for closer to $250 back in July. Today's deal is the lowest price we've seen.

Add this to your desktop PC and watch your read/write rates soar. It has 3470 MB/s transfer speeds. Has a sleek heatsink to customize your PC and maintain peak performance. The 500GB version is also on sale today. (opens in new tab)
Add this to your desktop PC and watch your read/write rates soar. It has 3470 MB/s transfer speeds. Has a sleek heatsink to customize your PC and maintain peak performance. The 500GB version is also on sale today.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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You're actually going to look for ways to fill up this drive. Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

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Has a transfer rate of up to 1,050 MB/s thanks to USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2 tech. Includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption for data protection. Drop resistant up to 6.5 feet. Has good backup software for protecting your data. Works with Mac and PC.

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

$259.99 $350.00 Save $90

How much data can you store? This drive has the space for it! Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

$79.99 $120.00 Save $40

Includes blazing-fast NVMe tech for read/write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. Has 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep your data safe. Resists shocks and drops so it can endure some punishment. Has a 5-year warranty.

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

$59.99 $100.00 Save $40

Connects via USB 3.0 for an easy-to-use interface that has data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Set up automatic backup options or manage your drive with WD's free software. Works with PC and Mac.

This low price is part of a one-day sale at Amazon featuring plenty of PC components and accessories also down to low prices. You'll find a lot more than SSDs in that sale, including monitors and full-blown computers. The WD Black 500GB (opens in new tab) is also part of the sale today. It's down to its lowest price ever and $20 off what it regularly sells for.

I have regular hard drives and regular solid state drives, but earlier this year I upgraded to an NVMe M.2 drive and haven't looked back. The install times are amazing, and honestly it might be worth it just to watch that 60GB game get written to your drive as fast as it possibly can. These drives are a luxury for sure, but I'd say go for it if you can. Especially with the deals available right now.

The WD Black has transfer speeds up to 3470 MB/s, which means improved load times on everything you write to it. Compare that to a SATA SSD like the popular WD Blue (opens in new tab) which only has load times up to 560 Mb/s. It's so fast. Customize your gaming PC and maintain peak performance with the sleek heatsink design.

Unlike SATA drives, the M.2 drive installs directly onto your motherboard, so you'll want to make sure you have a motherboard that supports an M.2 2280 drive. WD also has exclusive software, the WD Black SSD Dashboard, you can use to customize your experience and maintain your drive.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.