Amazon is offering a Crucial M500 480GB SATA III 2.5″ Solid State Drive for $259 with free shipping. That’s $99 below retail and $50 better than the average selling price from most major retailers. The 120GB version is also available at its best price ever, just $76.95 with free shipping.
If you are cool with rebates, Tiger Direct has the 240GB model for $114 shipped, but you must apply both rebates to achieve this price. The first rebate (download here) is right on the product page and the second is part of the Tiger Direct $10 off $50.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 439 Amazon reviewers.
- Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
- Nearly instantaneous boot times
- 500 MB/s sequential reads, 400 MB/s sequential writes, 80k random reads, 80k random writes
- Ample storage: available in capacities up to terabyte-class
- Includes top-level hardware encryption technology
- Advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware
- Compatible with PC and Mac systems