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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.

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, 2019-07-17 (Update: 2019-07-17)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.