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Make your own speedy USB-C drive for cheap with this $100 SanDisk 1TB NVMe SSD

Make your own speedy USB-C drive for cheap with this $100 SanDisk 1TB NVMe SSD


Plus, save on a big Hisense TV and refurbished iPhone XR phones

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There’s a wide variety of deals happening in the tech space, including TVs, computer components, and more. Starting with a gadget that’ll give you some fast transfer speeds, SanDisk’s Ultra 1TB NVMe SSD is $100 at Best Buy. That’s a great price for this kind of capacity, given it’s much faster than your standard SATA SSD. SanDisk covers this model with a five-year warranty. In terms of how you can use it, make sure your PC’s motherboard has an open M.2 2280 slot, or get crafty and buy an M.2 enclosure to turn it into a fast, compact external drive like the one shown above.

Someday, Sony will enable the PS5’s M.2 slot for an SSD of this size and shape, but until it does I wouldn’t recommend buying one expressly for that reason. Just to note: some folks on Reddit say this model isn’t particularly great compared to more expensive options because it apparently lacks DRAM cache, but it should still get the job done for most people. Perhaps not for you, though, if you’re looking for the best of the best.


SanDisk’s Ultra NVMe SSD will fit in a 2280-sized M.2 slot, bringing maximum read speeds of 2,400MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,950MB/s. It’s a good fit for a PC or laptop that supports M.2 drives.

Best Buy has marked down Hisense’s 75-inch 4K HDR TV to a staggeringly low price, as it’s done before. It’s $600, and considering the size alone it’s a good deal. This model also features Android TV, so you don’t need to hook up any external streaming devices to start watching TV or a movie. This TV is a good value, though it’s a little bare-bones in the spec department, with an LED panel that has a 60Hz refresh rate with no local dimming. Review site says it has a very good contrast ratio, so it’s ideal for movies, but it has narrow viewing angles.

Hisense A6G 4K HDR TV

$80043% off

Hisense’s A6G 4K LED TV doesn’t cost a fortune, but you’re getting a lot for your money. This TV model ships with Android TV software built in and has three HDMI ports.

Woot is selling refurbished, unlocked iPhone XR phones with 64GB of storage for $330. The black and red colors are available. These are said to be in “Grade A” condition, which Woot classifies as “having minimal cosmetic damage, which is not noticeable when the device is held at arm’s length.” For context around the price, the newer iPhone SE with a faster processor is $399, so the iPhone XR is a little outdated in that regard, though it does have the advantage of screen real estate over the SE.


Apple’s first foray into a budget-minded but big-screened flagship phone was the iPhone XR, released in late 2018. It has the A12 Bionic processor and is IP67 protected against water and dust.