Friday, July 30, 2021

Internal SSD just extremely cheap at Amazon

Image source: SanDisk

The popular SSD from SanDisk is available again at Amazon for a top price. Both the 1 TB variant and the 2 TB variant are reduced. Anyone who has waited for a good offer to replace their old HDD can buy it now.

Update on November 23rd, 2020:

At Amazon you can currently see the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD With 1 TB Storage space for only 83.99 euros (instead of 159.99 euros). The variant with 2 TB is also on offer. Here Amazon shows a price of 158.89 euros, which is reduced by 20 euros to 138.89 euros (instead of 190.63 euros) in the shopping cart. These are currently the cheapest online prices.

SanDisk Ultra 3D: SSD with 1TB storage at a great price

The price development on idealo.de shows: The SanDisk SSD with this capacity was not cheaper for a period of 12 months. You usually pay around 100 euros for the 1 TB variant of the SSD.

The technical specifications of the SanDisk Ultra 3D at a glance:

model SanDisk Ultra 3D
capacity 1 TB
Max. Read / write rates 560/530 MB / s
Form factor 2.5 inches
interface SATA 3
design type internally
Storage technology TLC
Manufacturer guarantee 5 years
Amazon rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

SanDisk Ultra 3D: For whom is the SSD worth buying?

In general, buying an SSD like the SanDisk Ultra 3D is worthwhile if you are currently still using a conventional magnetic hard drive and want to give your system more speed. Boot and loading times can be significantly improved, especially with old laptops or game consoles (e.g. PS4). Even if the data rates of the SATA SSDs cannot keep up with the more expensive NVMe variants, they clearly beat old HDDs. The write and read speeds of the SanDisk Ultra 3D remain consistently at a very good level thanks to the TLC memory and cache.

If you just want to archive large amounts of files or create backups, an external HDD is much more worthwhile. Enormous storage capacity is much cheaper here. One example is the 5 TB WD Elements Desktop.