If you’re still waiting to hit the trigger on the fastest storage type available, then this cheap NVMe SSD deal might be just what makes you take the plunge this Black Friday. Prices have been purse-generating high on the most powerful storage standard for too long if you want to get any amount of storage space worth having, but that changes with the Intel 670p, now $ 84.99 (29% off) at Newegg.
Sure, this is not the fastest drive you can buy – although some of them are discounted, see more on our Black Friday SSD offer page – but you will still notice the difference from a regular SATA SSD. But if you are still on a mechanical hard drive, then prepare for a remarkable improvement.
670p is PCIe Gen 3 with sequential read speeds of up to 3,500 MB / s and write speeds of 2,700. So, like I said, not the fastest or stick you can find on our best NVMe SSD for playlist, but it will be a serious upgrade as a primary drive if you have not moved on to the new standard, a chonkier secondary complements SSD nicely. Seriously, if you install Windows on an NVMe like this, everything you do will feel like a breeze. You may actually end up being just as old-fashioned as me missing these options for grabbing a cup of coffee under a particularly long loading screen.
That said, 1TB of storage space alone will not suffice in many cases, unless you do not mind regularly uninstalling games you do not play. Considering that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will take up over a quarter of your remaining storage space (after installing Windows), you may want to invest in more. For example, and if your motherboard can accommodate two NVMs, the 2TB Kingston NV1 should sort your storage needs for plenty of time to come, now $ 144.99 down from $ 199.99.
If not, a high-capacity SATA SSD will still be perfectly usable, of which we have a few on our best SSD list. For example, if you do not have room on this 8TB Samsung 870 QVO (now 20% off) to fit your entire Steam library, I’m frankly scared of your lag.