Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time repeat of a roundhouse kick), prices for solid-state drives have bounced back from the depths of unattainability and into the limelight. We can foresee gerbils upgrading and buying rigs left and right. Along with SSDs, here's today's selection of deals.

  • We kick things off today with the Adata XPG SX8200 480-GB NVMe drive. This unit has popped up in deals posts more than once, and we're happy to see it back. Its 3200 MB/s sequential read and 1700 MB/s sequential write speeds are quite healthy and helped earn this drive a TR Recommended award. You can get it today for $93.49 from Rakuten with the checkout code AD16.

  • There's a chance that 480 GB might not be enough NVMe flash for you. How about the HP EX920 1-TB drive? This non-assuming stick o' bytes should be good for 3200 MB/s sequential reads and 1800 MB/s writes. Get this unit today for $199.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code PLM35.

  • System memory is another formerly high-value item whose price tags have tanked. The G.Skill Aegis 8-GB DIMM clocked at 3000 MT/s is a quality piece with lifetime warranty that's available for $57.99 at Newegg. Get two of these for a 16-GB dual-channel setup and you're good to go with high-speed memory for just $115.98.

  • Quality displays are plentiful these days, too. The LG 27UD58P-B is a straightforward, quality 27" IPS monitor with a resolution of 3840×2160 and support for FreeSync. The contrast ratio is 1000:1, and the response time is 5 ms. The stand has height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, too. You can get this pixel slab for just $259.99 from Newegg with the cart code EMCEPPR34. We really have it too good these days.

  • If you want a bigger, faster monitor, then check out the MSI Optix AG32CQ. We reckon this puppy checks pretty much every box. You get a 2560×1440 VA panel with a fantastic 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 144-Hz response time, and a 1-ms MPRT. MSI says that the monitor's color gamut should cover 110% of the sRGB space, too. This display's going for $399.99 from Newegg after the cart code EMCEPPR38. There's another $20 dangling off a rebate card, too.

  • Any self-respecting gerbil appreciates a quality enclosure, like the Antec P110 Luce. We looked at this case a while back, deemed it a return to form for Antec, and slapped a TR Editor's Choice award on it. The chassis comes with a built-in RGB LED controller, an integrated graphics card bracket, and an HDMI pass-through port for VR headsets. Get it for $84.99 from Newegg, and you can shave another $20 off if you take advantage of a rebate offer.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • End User
    • 1 year ago

    2013 me would be absolutely stunned by that Adata M.2 drive for less that $100. I’d buy 10 and keep them under my pillow.

    • maxxcool
    • 1 year ago

    I just can’t buy from Rakuten, every time i try to research their business ratings all i see is a dumpster fire full of negative reviews.

    Add to that my tin hat of fearing a rebrandnd or remaned unit ‘sold as new’ … ugh

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      Just to toss my little anecdote into the ring, I bought a 480GB SX8200 from Rakuten when they first went on sale for $100 and there were no issues with mine.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    That RAM “deal” is finally just a touch below the going price for DDR4-3000 in the [url=https://techreport.com/review/29012/the-tech-report-system-guide-september-2015-edition/3<]September, 2015 system guide[/url<]. [quote<]G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 $129.99[/quote<]

      • willmore
      • 1 year ago

      You made me both feel old and sad about memory prices.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        happy to help

      • strangerguy
      • 1 year ago

      Samsung be like: “About time something conveniently bad happened to our fabs.”

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        They don’t need a bad event. They [url=https://www.fudzilla.com/news/pc-hardware/47239-samsung-confirms-lower-chip-growth<]reduce production to keep prices high[/url<]

      • Peldor
      • 1 year ago

      Highway robbery! I paid $90 for 16GB of DDR3 in April of 2012.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        From what I can tell, DDR4 has always been more expensive than DDR3, which is probably why so many ultra-portables stuck with LPDDR3 for so long.

    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    Also, 15 percent off at Rakuten with “SAVE15.” I don’t know the details, but it’s at least worth a shot at copy and pasting.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Yeah, SAVE15 seems to be active more often than not, but it doesn’t apparently affect all items. Also, you can’t stack promo codes there, I believe.

    • willmore
    • 1 year ago

    So no one else has to look, that MSI Optix monitor is 2560 x 1440.

      • Voldenuit
      • 1 year ago

      Also, the MSI Optix AG32CQ is 1800R, and Freesync is supported, but I can’t find any information on Freesync Range, although most (but not all) 144 Hz Freesync monitors go down to 40 or 48 Hz on their lower ranges, some less, and some more.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        My guess is that since it’s a 144Hz 1440p 1800R curved VA panel, Samsung is the only manufacturer that I know of that makes panels like that. Therefore, it ought to match the 48-144Hz VRR of the Samsung C32HG70.

          • OptimumSlinky
          • 1 year ago

          Pretty sure one of the smaller MSI Optix pages even states it’s a Samsung panel, so that’s a logical assumption.

          “Optix G24C uses high quality Samsung curved panel. With lots of fantasy feature, Optix can help you have the better performance in the game.”

          ENGRISH SO GOOD.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      D’oh! Forgot about the resolution. Added to that paragraph, thanks for the heads-up.

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        No worries.

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 year ago

      Also it’s VA, so beware of slow pixel transitions for gaming.

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        Specs says 4ms GtG which seems pretty good.

          • Kretschmer
          • 1 year ago

          Never trust manufacturer GTG times. Different transitions have different speeds, and some “4ms GTG” monitors have 50ms transitions.

    • Voldenuit
    • 1 year ago

    Dang. I’d just bought a samsung 970 Evo 1 TB for $277. I’m not salty about the price, I’m just mad that I had to give the price-fixing ###hats at Samsung any amount of money.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 1 year ago

      I got a 2 TB Crucial MX500 for [url=https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=121145<]$319[/url<] a couple of months ago.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Adata, the new OCZ for driving down SSD prices.

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