The 250GB Samsung 840 Evo Series 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is selling for $165 + Free Shipping. Horror of horrors, it is priced that way on eBay. Like our earlier iPad deal, though, the sale appears to be from a reputable vendor.
For one, eBay is currently featuring the deal, front and center on its "Five Day Deal Frenzy" webpage. For another, the deal is from Adorama Camera, which is an actual retailer which has its own website. In addition, the company has more than 192,000 ratings and a 99.8 percent approval rating.
With those numbers, there is virtually no way to have a 100 percent approval rating, by the way.
The deal includes free shipping, but it advertises a limited number of drives available.
Here is how the drive is advertised:
The Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive features 250GB storage capacity perfect for storing a variety of files including HD quality video, movies, photos, music, documents and more. With a solid state drive you benefit from enhanced read and write speeds as well as the assurance that this drive is free of moving parts making for a more reliable memory source. Aside from being a more reliable memory source, you also benefit from increased battery life on your PC.
This solid state drive greatly reduces power consumption when compared to traditional hard disk drives. SATA III compatibility makes for easy installation into a variety of PCs running Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
- Optimized to improve everyday PC productivity, including web-browsing, email, multimedia and gaming
- Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
- Samsung RAPID technology boosts overall PC performance by using idle DRAM as an ultra-fast buffer
- Samsung's TurboWrite write acceleration technology significantly increases sequential write performance
- Solid-state design provides greater shock protection for data and brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion
- Enhanced multi-tasking performance with 5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller
- AES 256-bit full-disk encryption
- Energy efficient SSD improves battery life by up to 50 minutes
For those still concerned about Adorama:
Adorama is one of the nation's largest Photographic retail and mail order suppliers. For over 35 years we have been serving professionals as well as amateurs in the photographic, video, digital imaging and telescope fields. We offer the best combination of quality services, vast selection, knowledgeable staff, and competitive pricing.
SSDs are the computer storage wave of the future for speed. The problem was -- and still is -- pricing vs. standard hard drives. However. prices have been coming down. A comparably sized 7,200 RPM hard drive sells for about $50 or less.
An earlier, with similar pricing, involved a coupon code, but was actually slightly higher.