Swap your 1TB laborious drive for this 1TB SSD for simply $96

One full terabyte of solid-state goodness for simply $96.


True story: Just final night time I fired up my basement desktop PC, the one I exploit for gaming and VR. I hadn’t used it in over a month whereas the basement was being reworked. I could not imagine how lengthy it took as well. How lengthy Steam updates took to put in. It felt so gradual, despite the fact that it is stocked with one in every of Intel’s quickest processors and loads of RAM.

The slowpoke, after all, is the laborious drive. The old school, mechanical laborious drive. I swore off these issues in laptops years in the past, so why am I nonetheless operating one in my desktop?

Price is definitely not a problem, not at the moment: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final (these storage offers are likely to promote out quick, FYI), Amazon has the SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB inside solid-state drive for $96. It usually runs $125, and fewer than a 12 months in the past it will have price you $250. (If Amazon runs out, B&H has it for a similar value.)

If you have by no means had the pleasure of utilizing a pc geared up with an SSD, that is going to rock your world. You will not imagine how a lot sooner it boots, shuts down and hundreds applications.

However, if it is a laptop computer you are seeking to improve, be sure it is appropriate with a 2.5-inch drive like this one. And if it is a desktop, chances are you’ll want some further hardware to mount it. Either means, you are more likely to want a USB-to-SATA cable with the intention to copy all the pieces from the previous drive to the brand new one. (They’re throughout Amazon: Here’s one for underneath $eight.)

Indeed, the toughest half about this would be the migration. It’s time-consuming and, for novice customers, slightly difficult. Thankfully, SanDisk provides the software program and directions you want. 

The overwhelming majority of competing 1TB SSDs run about $125-130. This is a uncommon likelihood to attain one for underneath $100. SanDisk’s drive is backed by a three-year guarantee, and it has a Four.Four-star overview common from round 2,000 patrons. Works for me! I am in for one, and I can not wait to ditch that pokey previous mechanical drive.

Your ideas?

Read extra: The greatest laborious drive and storage gadgets for 2019

A Four-pack of MFi-certified Lightning cables for $eight


Four Lightning cables for lower than what Apple prices for one.


Another true story, additionally from yesterday: A Facebook good friend requested me for a deal on Lightning cables, as a result of her teen “goes through them like water.”

I mentioned the model is not the necessary factor; what’s necessary is that you just select MFi-certified cables. Like these: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, AHGEIIY has a four-pack of MFi-certified braided Lighting cables for $eight.16 with promo code 678KTXBP.

No, I am not making up the identify of that vendor, although I do suppose typically these corporations simply flop their fingers on the keyboard, and no matter comes out, that is their model. AHGEIIY? Whatever. Just take be aware that if you happen to see a unique vendor listed, it is in all probability as a result of AHGEIIY’s provide has run out — and the next-in-line vendor will not acknowledge the promo code.

Anyway, you get two Three.Three-foot and two 6.6-foot cables in pretty pink. They’re braided for sturdiness and seem like fairly slender across the Lightning connector, which means they need to match into most instances. Perhaps better of all, they’re coated by a lifetime guarantee — however take that with a grain of salt, as a result of it is anyone’s guess how lengthy AHGEIIY can be round. 

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