Samsung Offers Killer Deal On 850 EVO SSDs, Under 30 Cents Per Gig With Free Assassin's Creed Syndicate
The online retailer is selling the 500GB model for $147.99 with free shipping for Prime members. That works out to less than 30 cents per gigabyte, and to sweeten the deal, Amazon will email a redemption code for Assassin's Creed Syndicate within 1-2 business days of making your purchase.
It's the best deal out of Samsung's 850 EVO SSD series, which also happens to be the same capacity as the one we reviewed (Spoiler: it's fast). However, Amazon's free game offer extends to capacities 500GB and above (as well as select Samsung Curved and UHD monitors).
Here's a look at how the pricing shakes out:
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 120GB: $67.99 (~$0.57)
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 250GB: $77.99 (~$0.31)
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB w/ Assassin's Creed Syndicate: $147.99 (~$0.29)
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 1TB w/ Assassin's Creed Syndicate: $343.61 (~$0.34 per GB)
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 2TB w/ Assassin's Creed Syndicate: $674 (~$0.34 per GB)
The 500GB capacity drive is the best value of the bunch, though if you need something bigger, the 1TB and 2TB models aren't far behind at around 34 cents per gigabyte. Only the 120GB stands out as a not-so-great deal at around 57 cents per gigabyte and no game code.
Samsung's 850 EVO line was the first to use 32-layer 3D V-NAND 3-bit MLC flash memory. That decision was key in driving down the cost of the drive without sacrificing endurance. While it's a mainstream line, Samsung's rated 540MB/s of sequential read and 520MB/s sequential write performance is pretty darn good for a SATA 6Gbps SSD.