Deal Alert: The 500GB PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD Edition

By Ken Wong - 4 Dec 2020

Deal Alert: The 500GB PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD Edition

The affordable PCIe Gen 3 upgrade edition 

Swapping to an SSD is one of the easiest ways to upgrade a system. SSDs offer much faster read and write speeds than older, legacy types. And speed is something we all understand the importance of. especially in a gaming PC or laptop. 

This week we checked out some 500GB NVMe PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD options that won't bust your wallet. 


Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD

Faster than the 970 EVO, the 970 EVO Plus maximises the potential of NVMe bandwidth for unbeatable computing. Supporting PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3, with reliability of up to 1,200 Terabytes Written (TBW), the 970 EVO Plus reaches sequential read and write speeds up to 3,500 and 3,300 MB/s respectively, up to 53% faster than the 970 EVO.

Priced at S$189, it is 27% off the usual price of S$260. There is also free shipping and the chance for additional discount vouchers online.

Check out the deal here.


HP EX950 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD

HP EX950 M.2 is a HP SSD intended for gaming and supports new generation data transfer protocol and PCIe Gen3 (8Gb/s) x4 channels of data transmission. With read and write speeds reaching up to 3,500MB/s and 2,900MB/s respectively, it is a good choice for those looking for performance improvements of high-end motherboards, gaming laptops, and ultrabooks.

On Shopee you can get this now for S$117 and free shipping, saving you 31% off the usual price of S$169.

Check out the deal here.


Kioxia Exceria 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD


Formerly known as Toshiba Memory Holdings, Kioxia as they are now called, has taken over selling Toshiba memory solutions. The Kioxia Exceria 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD has maximum sequential read speeds of 1,700MB/s and write speeds of 1,600MB/s and supports interfaces of PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s, up to 4 lanes. On sale on Lazada now for S$119, you get a saving of 37% off the regular price of S$189.

Check out the deal here.


WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen 3

The SN750 is an M.2 2280 SSD with the option of a heatsink for longer peak performance, though it will take up more space. WD says that the drive can hit speeds in the upward of 3.47GB/s and 3GB/s reading and writing respectively with throughputs of 515K IOPS read and 560K IOPS write. It supports interfaces of PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s, up to 4 lanes and is on sale now at Lazada. You can buy it now for S$108.90 and get free shipping, saving you 45% off the regular price of S$199.

Check out the deal here.



Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them.

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