It’s a great time to be looking for a new SSD. Samsung’s two most popular M.2 NVMe SSD solutions are now available for a lower price through Amazon, giving customers the option to save more than $200 on 2TB of storage or pick other similar offers.
Both the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and the 980 Pro are now available for lower-than-standard prices. The 980 Pro benefits from a discount of 10%-22%, so the 500GB/1TB/2TB models are now available for $119/$180/$362.
Meanwhile, Samsung 970 Evo Plus customers can save a whopping 44% on the 2TB model, dropping the price from $499 all the way down to $280. The 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB models are also available at discounts of 7%, 38%, and 43%, respectively.
Customers might be getting the refreshed 970 Evo Plus
As some of you may have heard last week, Samsung quietly revised the 970 Evo Plus — presumably due to global semiconductor shortages — by giving it the same controller found on the newer 980 Pro. This change appears to have beneficial side-effects outside of benchmarks, though the newer refresh also seems to be running hotter.
Since the refreshed model wasn’t advertised, it’s not easy to differentiate between the original 970 Evo Plus and the new. However, judging by the MZ-V7S1T0B model number listed at Amazon, the retailer appears to be selling the refreshed Samsung SSD model featuring the newer Elpis controller.