As the designated tech guy around the house, I knew even before my parents told me that their Windows 10 laptop is getting slower and slower that I had to swap the original hard drive with one of the solid-state variety, or SSD as they’re called. Having done the same thing to MacBook Pros years ago, I also knew what an SSD could do for them. Windows 10 would run a lot better for their needs, which involve light browsing, Netflix streaming, and the like. And I could postpone the inevitable switch to macOS. After all, they know their way around Windows well enough, so I don’t have to worry about them adapting to macOS.
Little did I know that the upgrade [...]
Choosing the right solid-state drive (SSD) for your PC is vital, especially if it’s to be the drive that holds and loads the OS. SATA SSDs took storage to the next level compared to mechanical drives, but NVMe PCIe SSDs like the Samsung EVO PLUS catapults flash storage into the atmosphere with fantastic read and write speeds at a reasonable price. It’s the best SSD in terms of performance and value for your PC.
Best Value SSD
Is your laptop noticeably slower than it used to be? Don’t cough up $1,000 for a new notebook just yet. Instead, slap 1TB of lightning fast SSD storage in your current laptop with today’s Amazon sale, which gets you a SanDisk SSD PLUS 1TB Internal SSD for $99.99. That’s a solid 20% discount on one of the best internal SSD drives in its class. Or if you don’t need that much storage, take advantage of a massive 60% discount on the 120GB model — it’s just $26 right now!
SanDisk SDSSDA-120G-G27 SSD PLUS, 120GB: $25.90
Speed and Space at a discounted price.
The Samsung 860 EVO 1TB solid state drive is down to $132.99 with code EMCXTWVE2 at Newegg. If the code doesn’t work for you right away, sign up for Newegg’s newsletter. It takes 24 hours to process, but this is a 3-day sale so that shouldn’t be problem. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen recently and beats Amazon by $15.