Amazon offers the Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $174.99 shipped, match at Newegg via eBay. This is the lowest price that Amazon has ever sold it for and the lowest that we can currently find it. This product is rated 4.7/5 by nearly 1,500 customers and is the best-selling SSD at Amazon.
- Sequential Write: 300/500MB/s – Sequential Read: 550MB/s
- Incorporate Micron’s new 90 Series 16nm 128GB NAND
- Performance at all capacities represents a significant improvement over M500
- Every MX100 includes a download of Acronis True Image 2014 OEM Edition PC backup and recovery
Update 1/28 (9:15am): Newegg has the
Crucial MX100 2.5-inch 128GB internal solid state drive for $62.99 shipped.
Buy via eBay Daily Deals has the
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $179.99 shipped. This is the lowest that we can currently find it for.
Newegg has the Samsung 850 EVO-Series 2.5-inch 250GB internal solid state drive for $134.99. Coupon code EMCAKNV22 brings the final price down to $119.99 shipped. This is a savings of $30 off the regular price, $12 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best current offer.
The Samsung 850 EVO-Series features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of 520 MB/s, it is also rated to improve battery life by up to 50 minutes vs. hard disk drives. This is the #1 best-selling internal SSD at Amazon.
Newegg also offers the WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) 2.5″ 120 GB SSD + 1 TB hard drive kit for $129.99. Coupon code ESCAKNV24 takes the final price down to $99.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $60+ off the regular price, $53 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. At Amazon, this storage solution is rated 3.8/5 stars by 121 users.
The WD Black2 pairs a 120GB solid state drive with a traditional 1TB mechanical drive, allowing users to store their data in either location depending on their needs. This setup is similar to the fusion drive from Apple, and in theory offers flexibility that other solutions do not. Additionally, WD includes a five year warranty and a SATA-to-USB cable. At this time, it appears the drive is only supported on Windows machines.
Full specs from WD:
- Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD
- World’s first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution
- Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files
- Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance
- You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans
- Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops
- Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
- WD Black2 Dual Drive ships as a full kit with a web key, quick install guide, USB to SATA transfer cable, warranty card. Software download and internet connection are required for installation.