Top Cyber Monday SSD Deals 2014

840 EVO pcb and case Samsung 850 Pro ssd oN dECK

The Samsung 840 EVOs and 850 Pros are still on sale. The 1TB EVO is even cheaper this time around. They are even offering Far Cry 4 free with every purchase!

The Samsung 840 EVO is Samsung’s second generation TLC based consumer SSD. With the introduction of their TurboWrite Technology, their 3-core MEX controller, the 840 EVO is able to reach speeds of up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write. 4K speeds reach up to 98K IOPS read and 90K IOPS write. The 840 EVO is also backed by a three year warranty.

Check out our full review here.

And here are the deals on the Samsung 850 Pros.

It is one of the best, if not the best consumer SSDs out on the market. It is the first consumer drive with 3D V-NAND. It comes in a 7mm 2.5″ form factor and is powered by a Samsung 3-core MEX controller offering performance at 550MB/s read for all capacities, with 520MB/s write for all capacities other than the 128GB size.  Write performance for the 128GB version is listed at 470MB/s.  AT 4K-QD32, IOPS performance is listed at 100K read and 90K write.  The 850 pro is chalk full of features to include TRIM, SMART, AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, as well as IEEE1667 compatibility. Samsung has also noted and matched SanDisk warranty wise offering a ten year warranty with their drive as well.

Check out our full review here and the review of the 128GB model at Technology X.

Transcend SSD370 SSD Extra Transcend MTS800 M.2 128GB Angled

Transcend has both their SSD370 and MTS series M.2 drives on sale today.

The Transcend SSD370 is a great entry level SSD. It is powered by a Transcend TS6500 controller, which is a re-branded Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, and 128Gbit Micron NAND. It is rated for speeds of up to 570MB/s read and 470MB/s write and is covered by a three year warranty.

The Transcend MTS series utilizes their TS6500 controller and Micron L85A 20nm MLC NAND. Read speeds are rated up to 570MB/s and writes up to 450MB/s while random 4K read and write speeds are rated up to 75,000 IOPS. The MTS800 is backed by a three year warranty.

Check out the Transcend MTS800 review here and our SSD370 review here.


Finally, there are some good deals on PNY’s SSDs, both the Optima and XLR8 series.

The Optima series utilizes a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller while the XLR8 is built with a SandForce SF-2281 controller and both utilize IMFT NAND. The XLR8 offers speeds of up to 500MB/s seq. read, 475MB/s seq. write while the Optima is capable of 510MB/s read and 320MB/s write. Both come with a three year warranty.

Check out the review of the PNY Optima here.

If any of you guys find any more good deals or would like any suggestions on what would be the best drive for you, please feel free to comment below. We are always happy to assist you. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  1. I have a older system that had its SATA II Win7 OS HDD die. I am going to be fresh installing the OS as the original HDD is not even being recognized by the system BIOS any more….Now looking to replace the dead HDD with a SSD. Yes it will be running @ SATA II rather than III, so the ultimate performance is not a issue here, likely do not need the fastest and newest SSD… If I wanted to get a 240GB or 500GB SSD what would be a recommendation? How best to mount these 2.5 inch SSD in a bay that was for a full size 5 inch desktop HDD?

    • Dean Dayton Rogers

      Something like the Cosair Neutron 240GB will be perfect , it also comes with mounting brackets that will make the SSD fit into the space taken by traditional hard drives .

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