SSDs

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Samsung 870 Evo review

For the past two years, Samsung’s 860 Evo SSD has been the best SATA drive you can buy for your PC. Its random read and write times have been pretty much unmatched since it first came out in 2018 (indeed, only Samsung’s 870 Qvo has managed to best it on write time), but despite still being best in class, Samsung are retiring it anyway and replacing it with the all-new 870 Evo. (more…)

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MSI have announced their first SSDs, and they’re incredibly fast

You probably know MSI from their graphics cards, motherboards, gaming laptops or even their extensive line-up of mice, keyboards and headsets, but now the component maker has announced they’re going to start making SSDs as well. Unveiled last night during their CES press conference, MSI have already got two NVMe drives lined up for launch later this year, and both of them will support the new PCIe 4.0 interface to take on next-gen drives such as Samsung’s 980 Pro and WD’s Black SN850. (more…)

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The PC gaming hardware we’re most looking forward to in 2021

Despite a flurry of new CPU and graphics card launches at the end of last year, 2021 is already shaping up to be quite a busy year for PC gaming hardware. Not only have we got Intel’s new 11th Gen Rocket Lake processors due before the end of March, but 2021 will also be the year Intel finally enter the graphics card arena with their new desktop Xe GPUs. That’s not all either, as we’re also likely to see Nvidia’s RTX 30 series GPUs make their way over to gaming laptops, plus significantly faster game loading times thanks to Microsoft’s…

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Best SSD for gaming 2020: our top SATA and NVMe drives

Adding an SSD to your PC is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only do they make Windows feel much faster and more responsive, but they also dramatically speed up game loading times as well, so why not make sure you buy the best SSD for gaming with our handy guide? I’ve tested dozens of SSDs over the years, and I’ve picked out my top recommendations below. Regardless of whether you just need some space for that all-important game download or you’re about to build a new PC from scratch, here are the best SSDs for…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 SSD deals: all the best NVMe and SATA deals

There’s never been a better time to pick up a new SSD this [cms-block] and Cyber Monday season, and you’ll find all the best storage deals still going on right now in our dedicated and curated hub below. We’ve scoured the web for all the best SATA, NVMe and external SSD deals we can find taking place in the UK and US, and all of them come with the RPS seal of approval. Whether you’re after one of Samsung’s brand-new 980 Pro NVMe SSDs, or a cheap SATA drive, we’re here to help you secure the best savings on today’s…

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Cyber Monday 2020 SSD deals: all the best NVMe and SATA deals

There’s never been a better time to pick up a new SSD this [cms-block] and Cyber Monday season, and you’ll find all the best storage deals still going on right now in our dedicated and curated hub below. We’ve scoured the web for all the best SATA, NVMe and external SSD deals we can find taking place in the UK and US, and all of them come with the RPS seal of approval. Whether you’re after one of Samsung’s brand-new 980 Pro NVMe SSDs, or a cheap SATA drive, we’re here to help you secure the best savings on today’s…

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Samsung’s 980 Pro is discounted for the first time this Black Friday

Oh yes, the [cms-block] just keep on coming today, and let’s just say this next one is a treat for folks in the US. Over on Amazon, you can currently bag yourself a brand-new 250GB Samsung 980 Pro for $80, a nice $10 off its usual price of $90. That may not seem like a huge discount, but it’s the first of its kind for this particular PCIe 4.0 drive, and for this reason alone I’d say it’s well worth considering. (more…)

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Our favourite 1TB Crucial SSD is back down to its Prime Day price of $92

Crucial’s excellent MX500 SSD has enjoyed some great deals in the UK in recent weeks, but now it’s finally the turn of our pals in the US to snap up this brilliant SATA drive on the cheap. The 1TB model is down to just $92 over at Amazon US today, matching its Lightning Deal Prime Day price. Hurry, though, the deal only lasts until midnight tonight. (more…)

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The 500GB WD Black SN750 is back down to its all-time low of £70

Yesterday, it was Newegg in the US with the great WD SSD deals. Today, it’s Amazon UK’s turn, as their 15% off WD storage sale has cut prices across a range of WD’s SATA and NVMe drives, including the 250GB WD Blue SN550 and the 500GB WD Black SN750, the latter of which has fallen back down to its previous all-time low of £70. (more…)

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This 1TB WD Blue SSD is down to just $95 right now

Good news, 1TB SSD hunters. Newegg have slashed $35 off the excellent WD Blue 3D NAND SSD today, taking this normally $130 bit of SATA storage down to a very agreeable $95, making it quite a bit cheaper than what you’ll find over on Amazon US right now. It’s also better value than the new Samsung 870 Qvo right now, too, making this a great buy if you’re after lots of storage on the cheap. (more…)

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Our favourite 500GB WD Blue SSD is down to $55 today

I’ll take any chance I get to talk about the excellent WD Blue SN550, because if you’re in the market for a new NVMe SSD, there really isn’t anything better for the money – especially when you can nab a 500GB one for just $55 over at Newegg today, putting this particular capacity at its lowest ever price. (more…)