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