Crucial M500 Stories June 10, 2015

expiredCrucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $290 + $4 shipping (Reg. $340+)

TigerDirect offers the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $289.99 with ~$4 shippingNote: shipping charges vary, but most locations deliver for $4-5. Today’s deal is a savings of $178 off the original price, $45 better than Amazon and the best current price.

Crucial’s M500 960GB Solid-State Drive is rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,500 Amazon customers. Features include 500/400 MB/s read/write speeds, 256-bit AES encryption and a three-year warranty.

Have an old hard drive? Interested in converting an SSD to an external drive? Check out this highly-rated USB 3.0 enclosure.

Crucial M500 Stories April 3, 2015

expiredCrucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $290 shipped (Reg. $360)

Amazon offers the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $289.99 shipped. This deal is at least $70 off the regular price and the lowest price that we’ve ever seen for this 1TB drive.

This 960GB Solid State Drive features a “nearly instantaneous” boot time, 500/400MB/s read/write speeds, AES 256-bit encryption and a three-year warranty.

Over at Amazon this SSD is rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,400 customers.

Crucial M500 Stories March 31, 2015

expiredCrucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $293 shipped (Reg. $360)

Update (3/31 7:00pm): Amazon has a couple of SSD deals as well, which are not quite all-time lows but are worth a look for Prime members. The Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal SSD is available for $339.99 shipped.

Amazon has also dropped the Crucial M500 960GB to $299.99, just a dollars off the Newegg deal below.

Newegg offers the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $299.99. Coupon code EMCAPPK92 brings the final price down to $289.99 + $2.99 shipping. Today’s deal is nearly $70 off the regular price, $69 better than Amazon and the best price that we’ve ever seen for a (nearly) 1TB solid state drive.

Features include a “nearly instantaneous” boot time, 500/400MB/s read/write speeds, AES 256-bit encryption and a three-year warranty.

Over at Amazon this SSD is rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,400 customers.

Crucial M500 Stories February 27, 2015

Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD $315 (Reg. $420), Inatek SSD Enclosure $10 (Reg. $25), more

Update 2/27 10:03AM: Elgato — maker of the professional-class Thunderbolt Drive+ SSDs reviewed on 9to5Mac — has just significantly dropped the prices of the 256GB ($379, prev. $500) and 512GB ($649, prev. $890) models. Today, Elgato’s official retailer Other World Computing is offering both at all-time price lows: $368 for the 256GB Thunderbolt Drive+ and $628 for the 512GB Thunderbolt Drive+. Covered in aluminum housings and fully port-powered, these drives are the rare SSDs with a Thunderbolt interface, also including USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatibility. They have rare 5/5-star ratings on Amazon, where their prices are significantly higher.

Other World Computing also offers the Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive for $315 shipped. This is a savings of $91 off the regular price and $55 better than Amazon where it is rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,300 customers.

Features:

  • Sequential Read: 500 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 400 MB/s
  • 4KB Random Read: 80,000 IOPS
  • Designed to write 40GB/day for 5 years

Combo this internal solid state drive with the Inatek 2.5-inch external hard disk enclosure for $12.99. Coupon code ZY2JCJU4 brings the final price down to $9.99 Prime shipped (free trial).  Today’s price is over 50% off the original listing. This enclosure is rated 4.6/5 stars by 323 Amazon customers.

Features:

  • ABS plastic material; Delicate and simple appearance, exquisite workmanship provides excellent performance
  • Compatible operating systems with Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4 above; Backward compatible with USB 2.0 /1.1 connections
  • USB3.0 transfer interface, maximum capacity reach 5Gbps; Support hot-swap,Plug &play; Blue and red power supply/HDD LED activity indicator
  • Tool free, No Reboot and Additional Driver is needed, easy to install and disassemble; Built-in foam pad, protect hard disk effectively
  • Suitable for 9.5mm and below thickness 2.5” SATA HDD; Converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience

Crucial M500 Stories December 17, 2014

expiredCrucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive $329 shipped (Reg. $420)

Other World Computing offers the Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive for $329 shipped. This is a savings of $91 off the regular price and $81 better than Amazon where it is rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,000 customers.

Features:

  • Sequential Read: 500 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 400 MB/s
  • 4KB Random Read: 80,000 IOPS
  • Designed to write 40GB/day for 5 years

Crucial M500 Stories October 20, 2014

expiredCrucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive $380 shipped (orig. $472)

Newegg is offering the Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter/spacer) Internal Solid State Drive (CT960M500SSD1) for $409.99. But using code EMCWPHP22 will drop your total down to $379.99 shipped. That’s $92 under the original listing, $70 under Crucial direct, $47 under Amazon and matching the lowest 1TB SSD internal drive price we’ve seen.

Features:

  • 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, transformative performance: with dramatically faster than a hard drive
  • Nearly instantaneous boot times
  • Three-year limited warranty

It has received an impressive 4.6/5 star rating from 1,400 Amazon reviewers. You can use Seagate’s highly rated Thunderbolt sled to create a speedy portable solid state drive.

More from Crucial:

Form Factor/Type – The physical size of the hardware components in your system. For example, the form factor for an SSD might be 2.5 inches or 1.8 inches, which tells you the dimensions of the SSD.

Interface – An interface is the means by which two independent systems communicate. For SSDs, the interface refers to a connector that plugs your SSD into your computer so it can receive power or data.

Read – In computer terms, a “read” refers to accessing a piece of data from a storage device or memory.

SATA – Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It’s a type of interface that connects a storage device or optical drive to your computer’s motherboard—think of it like an umbilical cord because it allows data to flow between the two. SATA is measured by how fast data transfers to/from the device. There are three SATA speeds, SATA I (1.5Gb/s), SATA II (3.0Gb/s) and SATA III (6.0Gb/s).

Write – In computer terms, “write” refers to how quickly a piece of data can be saved to a storage device (saving a document is an example of a write function).

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