Samsung only introduced the 980 range of DRAM-less SSD NVMe drives earlier this year, and they are already up for discount, today in Amazon's Epic Daily Deals offerings in the U.S. at up to 21% off, for that you can bag the 1TB size at $30 off for $109.99. The 500GB variant is also discounted, but at a far lesser 7% off. The 250GB version is not discounted at all.
You can view some of their highlights below:
- UPGRADE TO IMPRESSIVE NVMe SPEED: Whether you need a boost for gaming or a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, the 980 is a smart choice for outstanding SSD performance
- PACKED WITH SPEED: The 980 delivers value, without sacrificing sequential read write speeds up to 3,500/3,000 MB/s
- KEEP MOVING WITH FULL POWER MODE: Keep your SSD running at its peak with Full Power Mode, which drives continuous and consistent high performance
- RELIABLE THERMAL CONTROL: The 980 uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
- SMART THERMAL SOLUTION: Embedded with Samsung's cutting edge thermal control algorithm, 980 manages heat on its own to deliver durable and reliable performance, while minimizing performance fluctuations during extended usage.
- SAMSUNG MAGICIAN SOFTWARE: Monitor drive health, optimize performance, protect valuable data, and receive important updates with Magician to ensure you're always getting the best performance out of your SSD
As a reminder, you may think sacrificing the DRAM cache on the drive is likely a bit controversial since DRAM typically helps data on the drive be located by the host PC much quicker, and some DRAM-less drives can be as slow as a traditional hard drive. That's also part of the reason DRAM-less drives tend to be much cheaper. However, Samsung says it overcame the hurdles imposed by removing the DRAM by using Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology, which links the drive to the DRAM on the host processor instead.
The Samsung 980 qualifies for free delivery, and in some regions, same-day delivery. Please note that Amazon has implemented a limited free return, please check details on the page. Standard manufacturer's warranty details must be claimed via the Samsung website when registering the product. As a reminder, this Amazon's Deal of the Day so it will end after today, October 22.
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