Amazon is currently running a sale on the 1 TB SK Hynix Gold S31 2.5-inch SATA III SSD for 38 percent off the original launch price of $135. Its final price of just under $84 makes the drive one of the more affordable 1 TB options currently available.
Sequential read and write rates can reach 560 MB/s and 525 MB/s, respectively, which are comparable to the fastest SATA III SSDs on the market. M.2 NVMe drives can approach transfer rates of over 3000 to 7000 MB/s in comparison, but they are generally more expensive.
Speaking of M.2 drives, Amazon is currently running a sale on the PCIe3 1 TB SK Hynix Gold P31 as well for a final price of just $103 USD or 20 percent off the original launch price. Users can see our full benchmarks on the drive here.
These sales follow on the footsteps of the recent launch of the 2 TB Gold P31 M.2 drive which is now sold out as of this writing.
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