With a list price of $209.99, the drive is currently selling at $94.99 on Amazon which is a $115.00 (55%) saving not to be sniffed at. While it might not be the quickest on the market, it certainly offers the most bang for buck at 0.094c per gigabyte.
- Form Factor: M.2 22 x 80 mm
- Interface: PCI-Express NVMe 3.0 x4
- Random Read (8GB Span): Up to 150,000 IOPS
- Random Write (8GB Span): Up to 220,000 IOPS
- Intel Rapid Start Technology allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state.
- End-to-End Data Protection ensures integrity of stored data from the computer to the SSD and back.
At the time of writing the drive has a 4.6 out of 5 rating based on 247 reviews, and based on one of those reviews, there's a pretty important word of warning: "it does not include the necessary mounting screw, so unless you're replacing an existing drive, you'll need to run to your local hardware store for a CM2x3-3.3 screw to mount it", so be sure to take that into account.
As we said yesterday in our Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe deal article, which is a quicker NVMe drive, but costs a little more at $109.98, thankfully we're starting to see higher capacity storage on NVMe M.2 slot drives at reasonable prices. However, most drives around a hundred bucks offer far less speed, such as the Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, with a rated sequential reads/writes of up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s, that is currently selling for $99.95, and the even lesser capacity (but quick) 500GB WD Black SN750 is on sale for $99.99, which is still $30 off its normal retail price, and $8 cheaper than when we featured it back in May.
Get the 1TB Intel SSD 660p Series for $94.99 at Amazon.