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The Samsung 1TB 980 Pro SSD is down to $134.99 for GameStop Pro members – The Verge

It’s the hump day before a holiday weekend, which means it officially feels like time is moving the slowest it possibly can. There is one solution to speed things up, though: get a fast SSD for your PC or PlayStation 5.

I know that sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. You don’t want to spend your precious hours waiting on slow load times for applications and games. Thankfully, the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD with a heatsink will help you do just that, and it’s currently on sale for $169.99 at GameStop and Amazon. What’s more, if you’re a GameStop Pro member (which costs $14.99 per year), you get an additional discount that drops it down to $134.99 — which is the outright best price around. That extra “pro” sale is a savings of $95 off MSRP, while the rest of us plebs are still saving a respectable $60.

An SSD with a heatsink is the only solution for expanding the fast (though slightly limited) storage of the PS5. The 980 Pro is up to the task thanks to its read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s. It also makes a fine core M.2 SSD for your own custom PC build.

Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) with heatsink

Samsung’s 980 Pro is a fast PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD that’s capable of sequential read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,000MB/s. These specs make it a great choice for a modern PCIe 4.0-equipped PC or for a PS5.

Have you been keeping up on all the latest streaming shows of the last month? Between Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Boys, Ms. Marvel, and the soon-to-resume Stranger Things, there’s been a deluge of binge-worthy TV. If you need a great streaming device or an upgrade to your existing one, the Chromecast with Google TV is down to its usual low price of $39.99 at Best Buy and Target. That $10 discount is generally as good as it gets for the best streaming device you can buy right now.

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