The Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 solid state drive just released and is now available for $199.99 at B&H, Amazon, and other retailers. This is a brand new drive. When it was first announced, Samsung had a suggested pricing of $230 but that price was lowered to $200 before it hit the market. So while not exactly a “sale,” it’s definitely nice to see something smaller that it was originally supposed to be.
At this price, the 970 EVO is actually $20 better than the previous gen, the 960 EVO.
Windows Central has a breakdown of the Samsung 970 EVO you can read about here. This sort of SSD is like the Bugatti of internal solid state drives. You probably don’t need that much speed, but you’ll look dang good with one. If you are a photo or video editor, and especially if you work with 4K, you will benefit from these speeds. It has read/write speeds of 3300 and 2500 MB/s thanks to the latest V-NAND tech and Samsung’s Phoenix controller.
If you don’t have a spot for an M.2 form solid state drive, grab Samsung’s 860 EVO SATA drive for $145.