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The $130 Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is a great SSD going for one of its lowest prices ever

The Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (opens in new tab) is down to $129.99 on Newegg with code EMCRJCF22. Without the deal it's down to $140, which is a price Amazon has recently matched (opens in new tab). For the last few weeks, this SSD has sold at $150, which was already a step down in price. This drop to $130 is the best price we've seen in a long time.

The 250GB version (opens in new tab) of this SSD is back down to $90, which is a great low price for a lower capacity.

This is the perfect upgrade for a PC still running its operating system on a slower hard drive (are there any of you left?), or anyone using an older SSD that could do with a speed boost.

The 850 EVO is well-reviewed with a lot of positive results. Windows Central called it the Best Overall SSD for Windows PCs. CNET gave it 4.5 stars. The Wirecutter still considers it to be the best SSD for its balance of performance and price. AnandTech has one of the most thorough reviews of this SSD on the Internet and called it "yet another showcase of Samsung's engineering talent."

At this price, the 850 EVO is cheaper than even the more modern competition, like Crucial's MX300 SSD (opens in new tab). It's not just cheap, it's also fast with read/write performance up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectivelly.

Because Samsung designs SSDs with home-grown engineering, it's also built for the long-term with twice the endurance of the competition. It's capable of handling much heavier workloads, and Samsung backs all that up with a five-year warranty.

If you need help installing a new SSD, Windows Central has some tips for that.

Need the small screws necessary to dig into your PC? Get this screwdriver set for just $7.

If you don't have a 2.5-inch drive bay on your desktop, you might need a 3.5-inch mounting bracket (opens in new tab) like this to fit it firmly where it belongs. You could also get this $9 Anker enclosure case if you need a more portable drive or need USB access to the drive for any reason.

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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.
9 Comments
  • Camel Camel Camel says this isn't a good deal!
  • According to this link: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/product/B00OBRE5UE Camel3 says this SSD hasn't dropped below $150 since last year. That makes this a pretty good deal I think.
  • This page says on July 15 of 2016 it was $115, https://camelcamelcamel.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/prod...
  • The blue line on Camel3 represents third parties, not first parties. You can't trust the third party data from price trackers because they can't track hidden fees. That includes coupon codes but also shipping fees. That could've been $115 with a $900 shipping fee. It could've been a used product being sold as new. I've been covering the prices of Samsung EVO SSDs for a long time and can promise it was never that low. Even if it was $115 in July 2016, it's not $115 right now. And it's not going to be that low again any time soon. Even with that information being true, and it's not, this is the best deal on the SSD right now and the best deal it has seen this year.
  • I picked two up last Christmas and used the $50 bonus I had left over from my Note 7 Samsung Pay Registration, got the two for $100 Total. Seriously a great reliable SSD. I recommend the purchase. Also Samsung's Mirroring software worked flawlessly.
  • Just an FYI, Micro Center has these for $135. Their website shows $175, but they are at the store at $135. Says "see store for current price" below the $175 on the site.
    So if you are lucky enough to have a Micro Center near you, that's the best deal.
  • Micro Center almost always has the best deal for PC components. Unfortunately, those deals are never online and Micro Center only has 25 locations in the entire country.
  • I love this drive, bought it years ago as a replacement for my stock drive when it was $280 new.
  • When I purchased a replacement laptop for my boss, I snatched his old Evo 250gb from the one I replaced.
    Seriously one of the best hard drives you can get.