Amazon’s Great India Festival sale is now live and amongst the thousands of items that are on sale, there are some hefty discounts on SSDs as well. If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading your laptop or desktop computer’s storage from a regular hard drive to an SSD, this may just be the perfect time to do so. While you may have specific requirements in terms of storage space or form factor, we’ve picked out some of our favourite deals for you.
Western Digital Blue m.2 SSD (500GB)
Western Digital is a staple name when it comes to storage devices. After their acquisition of Sandisk, the company has been ramping up its portfolio in the SSD segment. The WD Blue SSD is a budget-friendly SSD that is seeing a decent price drop during Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale. With a claimed read/write speed of 3800mbps, you can definitely expect to see a marked improvement in your boot-times, if you’re coming from a hard disk. You can buy the WD Blue m.2 SSD here.
Samsung 860 Evo m.2 SSD (250GB)
Samsung is known to make some of the best SSDs in the market, with many enthusiasts choosing their storage solutions over anybody else’s. The 860 Evo is a SATA SSD in the m.2 form factor and also comes in a 2.5-inch form factor. With a claimed read/write speed of up to 550/520 MB/s, the Samsung 860 EVO SSD is a good choice of SSD, especially if you just need one to function as your boot drive. You can buy the Samsung 860 EVO m.2 SSD here.
Crucial MX500 m.2 SSD (500GB)
Crucial may not be one of the first names that come to mind when you think about SSDs, but don’t let that fool you. The MX500 boats of read/write speeds of up to 560/510 MB/s and a maximum write tolerance of 180TBW for the 500GB model. Seeing a pretty decent price cut on Amazon, if you want to add an m.2 SSD to your machine, the Crucial MX500 would be a good choice. You can buy the Crucial MX500 m.2 SSD here.
ADATA Ultimate 2.5 inch SSD (480GB)
ADATA has been making rugged portable hard drives for years, but they make SSDs as well. Their SU650 series of 2.5-inch SSDs is seeing a price cut on amazon, with the 480GB variant being available for just Rs 4737. If you’ve been struggling to free up space on your existing 250GB SSD, or have been frustrated with the slow speeds of your hard disk, the ADATA Ulimate SU650 offers both speed and capacity at a pretty good price. You can buy this drive here.
Crucial BX500 2.5 inch SSD (960GB)
For those looking for a major storage space upgrade, the Crucial BX500 is here just or that. The 960GB variant of the SSD is currently available for Rs 8,322, along with a further 5 percent discount coupon being available for the drive. The BX500 can hit read/write speeds of up to 540/500 MB/s and has a total write tolerance of 120TB. You can buy the Crucial BX500 2.5 inch SSD here.