We have stated on several occasions that the biggest upgrade you can give to your desktop or laptop computer is adding an SSD. Modern-day computers are equipped with an M.2 slot, so you can equip it with a high-speed NVMe SSD. For Black Friday 2022, Amazon is giving you the opportunity to own Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus in the 2TB capacity for only $157.60, making it one of the lowest prices we have ever seen for this solid-state drive.
In fact, you will be surprised to hear that we have seen several 1TB SSD offered by some brands at the aforementioned price, so this one is definitely a steal. However, it supports the last-generation PCIe 3.0 standard, which tops out at 3,500MB/s. Fortunately, you will hardly notice those speed differences when you power on your desktop or laptop for the first or 50th time, so if you want some savings, this is the one you should get.
Samsung claims that its 970 EVO Plus SSD has an endurance rating of 1,200TBW (terabytes written), so by the time you actually start reducing its lifespan, you will likely be upgrading your laptop or your entire computer. The company also offers a 5-year limited warranty, and Samsung’s Data Migration software lets you seamlessly transfer your data on the existing drive onto the NVMe SSD.
If you want to get some more savings from Black Friday 2022, you can pick up the 1TB model, which is going for $97.63 at this time. However, given that games are getting significantly bigger and applications require more storage, we will recommend our readers get the higher-capacity version since it just screams value. Trust us, we own several of these, and we cannot tell you how happy we are with our decision.