Amazon offers the WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 (WDS500G2B0B) for $119.99 shipped. Also at Newegg. Normally up to $150, this is the lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. If you’ve been looking for a great price on a 500GB SSD, this is about as good as it gets. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

WD Blue 500GB M.2 SSD features:

  • 3D NAND SATA SSD for capacities up to 2TB with enhanced reliability.
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower than previous generations of WD Blue SSD
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s.
  • An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF) and up to 500 terabytes written (TBW) for enhanced reliability.
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certification for compatibility with a wide range of computers.
  • Free downloadable software to monitor the status of your drive and clone a drive, or backup your data.
  • Includes a 5-year limited warranty so upgrading your storage is worry-free.

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