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Deal | Get the Intel 660p 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD for just US$85 on Newegg, offer ends this Thursday

Now is a great time to purchase an Intel 660p NVMe SSD. (Source: Newegg)
Now is a great time to purchase an Intel 660p NVMe SSD. (Source: Newegg)
The Intel 660p 1 TB PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD is now available at a discounted price of just US$95 on Newegg and Amazon. Newegg is offering an additional US$10 off till Thursday bringing the price down to just US$85, which makes it a good entry-level option for those looking to upgrade their PC or laptop storage.
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Here's some good news for those looking at adding extra storage to their PCs or laptops without spending too much. The Intel 660p Series M.2 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD is now available for just US$95 on Amazon and Newegg. This is a massive price reduction by more than half from the original launch price of US$200. What's more, you can now get an additional discount of US$10 by using the promo code EMCTCUB25 while checking out on Newegg bringing the price down to US$85.

The Intel 660p uses a 64-layer QLC Flash with a 12 GB SLC cache (for the 1 TB option) that offers higher storage densities and faster read-write access at lower costs. The drive offers theoretical sequential read and write speeds at 1,800 MB/s each. On paper, the 660p is three times faster than what a higher-priced Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD can achieve. 

In our testing, we see the the drive reaching 1,251 MB/s in sequential read and 972 MB/s in sequential write in CrystalDiskMark. While definitely not in the same league as the more expensive NVMe options from Samsung or others, the above speeds are nothing to scoff at and are more than enough for most use cases.

If you've been on the fence about getting yourself a PCIe NVMe SSD for your laptop or desktop, now is the time to take the plunge. A few months ago, DRAMeXchange's market research claimed that 512 GB and 1 TB SSDs are likely to cost less than 10 cents per GB due to oversupply of NAND flash. At US$85, the Intel 660p 1 TB comes to 8.5 cents per GB. While still slightly expensive than a conventional 1 TB HDD, the speed benefits alone justify the cost even if it's just for casual multimedia use.

Click on the Source link below to catch the deal on Newegg. Be sure to hurry up though, as the offer ends this Thursday. Also, make sure to check out our extensive SSD benchmarks database for an overview of all the SSDs we've tested so far.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - Managing Editor - 1353 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-07-17 (Update: 2019-07-17)