The 1TB Gen 3 SSD is a great value for any M.2-compatible desktop or laptop that you want fast boot and speedy load times.
The 980 Pro is a Gen 4 SSD, which can provide a performance improvement if your computer supports this new spec.
Samsung also uses SLC caching on this drive, which provides snappier performance bursts taking advantage of the faster Gen 4 interface.
The 8TB 2.5" SSD is an expensive but small & silent alternative to a 3.5" 8TB hard drive.
It's Serial-ATA interface and QLC cells provide slower performance than the M.2 drives of about 100-250 megabytes per second, so it's about the same speed as an 8TB hard drive.
We feel this SSD is meant for long-term data storage rather than a boot drive.
- Western Digital Black 5TB Portable Hard Drive $96
The Western Digital Black 5TB P10 Game Drive doesn't get much cheaper than today's deal of $96 (apply code 93XRJ29 to get the price).
This highly rated 5TB portable drive was available at Amazon for $92 last month, and can usually be found for between $100 and $120.
A portable hard drive is handy for game console systems that need big storage, and for backing-up personal photos, videos, and documents.
Western Digital Black 5TB P10 Game Drive for $125, and code 93XRC62 applies $15 off in the cart.
Normally sells for $125.
Compatible with PC and Mac, this 5TB hard drive is great for backups of photos, videos, and other personal data.
Game console owners can use this as additional storage on a Playstation 4 and newer, and Xbox One and newer.
This is a portable hard drive, smaller than a 3.5" internal and an external/desktop hard drive, and is warrantied by Western Digital for 3 years.
For a similar deal, Newegg is also selling a Seagate Portable 5TB Hard Drive for $100.
Other than a 1-year warranty instead of 3 years, the Seagate should work and perform about the same as the Western Digital Black at a $10 less price.