crucial-m500-newegg-shell-shocker Today only, as one of its Shell Shocker deals, Newegg offers the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive for $284.99 with free shipping, which is $155 below list. Its price has been tumbling due to the release of a newer model, but this is the lowest we’ve seen. It’s rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from nearly 2,500 Amazon reviewers. Features include:

– 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.

– Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive.

– Compatible with PC and Mac® systems.

– Three-year limited warranty.

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