Head over to Newegg (fairly than Amazon) with a view to purchase the most affordable 1TB strong state drive on the planet. The Crew Group L5 3D Lite prices solely $76.99, a 21% drop from its non-sale worth of $96.99. It comes with free transport within the US and also you received’t have the ability to purchase it elsewhere at this worth.
It is a commonplace SATA 2.5-inch SSD with 3D NAND chips and a Phison S11 controller; it helps Home windows TRIM optimization command and SMART know-how.
In contrast to a few of its opponents, it does truly pack 1TB fairly than 960GB of storage. At 7mm excessive, it’ll match a number of the greater laptops available on the market and whereas it’s a DRAM-less mannequin, it does pack a strong punch.
Crew Group claims that it’s going to attain 500MBps/480MBps in learn/write sequential efficiency, dropping to 320/280MBps on 4K random learn/write. A pleasant shock is that the drive comes with a 3 12 months guarantee and a MTBF (imply time earlier than failure) of 1 million hours.
$76.99 is a full $17 cheaper than what the Pioneer APS-SL3 offered on Amazon final Could. The worth of the latter has fallen all the way down to $88.99, taking place to $79.50 once you purchase it in packs of 10. Inner arduous disk drives are nonetheless far cheaper however the hole is quickly reducing; 5400RPM HDD of comparable dimension price about $40 whereas quicker 7200RPM fashions retail for $50 or extra.