Geek deals 190 for 250GB Samsung 840 SSD and Far Cry 3

first_imgSSDs are easily one of the hottest technology items of 2012, especially considering their declining prices and increasing capacities. Even though, they were one of the more disappointing items over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Where were all the the 200GB+ drives for under $100?While we were disappointed in what deals the biggest shopping weekend of the year brought us on SSDs, at least we’re still seeing good discounts on some new models. Samsung’s 840 is the successor to the popular 830, using less expensive flash to bring you more drive-for-your-buck without compromising on performance.Like its successful older sibling, the 840 is a 2.5-inch form factor and uses the latest SATA III 6.0Gbps interface. Samsung calls for up to 250 MB/s write and 540 MB/s read throughput, though the real performance boost an SSD provides is super-fast access to smaller amounts of data.Our deal today takes the list $229.99 list price of the 840 250GB model down to just $189.99, all with instant savings and no mail-in rebate hassle. While the list price was already not terrible coming in under $1 per GB, this discount price puts it at $0.75 per GB, which is rather competitive for such a new model. You also get a download code for the new PC game Far Cry 3, which is a nice bonus for gamers looking to feed some more speed to their rig.While this will be plug and play for nearly any recent laptop, desktop users will need to grab a simple mounting kit to put this 2.5-inch drive in their 3.5-inch HDD bay, which can usually be found for around $10.Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD (MZ-7TD250BW) + free Far Cry 3 for $189.99 + free shipping(normally $219.99 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 30 or sooner)Our other top deals:TODAY ONLY: Turtle Beach Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force Kilo Limited Edition Headset for $54.99 + free shipping(normally $79.99 | use instant savings | ends midnight Nov. 29) Linksys E3200 Dual-Band Gigabit Ethernet USB Port Wireless-N Router (Refurb) for $61.74 + free shipping(normally $119.99 | use coupon HSDISH5 | ends Dec. 2 or sooner)last_img read more