The best thing you can do to improve the performance of an old PC is to swap out that spinning hard drive for an SSD. Just a few years ago that meant you’d trade speed for capacity, but that’s quickly changing. Today, Amazon’s got a deal on an SSD with a 1TB capacity. The SanDisk Ultra II 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III drive is on sale today for $270.
That might not sound cheap, especially if you were tracking prices just last fall. But we’re in an period of inflated prices for SSDs—so if you need to buy a drive now, this is one of the better discounts we’ve seen in recent weeks.