Crucial Stories August 6

expiredAdd Crucial’s highly-rated 500GB SSD to your Mac or PC at low of $80 (20% off), more

Pro Electronics via Rakuten offers the Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $79.99 shipped when code SAVE15 has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $100 at Amazon, today’s price drop saves you 20%, beats the all-time low there by $7 and is the best we’ve seen. Adding a SSD to an older Mac or PC is a great way to speed up boot times and breathe new life into your machine. Rated 4.7/5 stars from over 950 customers.

Crucial Stories May 1

expiredAdd this 500GB Crucial SSD to your system and see loading times vanish for $115 shipped

Amazon offers the Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $114.99 shipped. Normall$135, this is the first major drop we’ve tracked and is the best available. Solid state drives are great for breathing new life into an old machine, or for just a bit of added performance on your current computer for program launch times. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Crucial Stories March 16, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Philips Bookshelf Bluetooth Speakers $33, Crucial 2.5-inch 240GB Internal SSD $55, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Meh the Philips Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth for $28 + $5 shipping. That’s $67 off the original list price and $41 less than Amazon’s current listing. They let you stream music wirelessly with Bluetooth and they have an audio in for most other devices. The speakers also have an “elegant wood-finish” and “soft dome tweeters for pure sound.” Rated 3.8/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Crucial BX200 2.5-inch 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive $55 (Orig. $75) | Newegg via eBay

PAPAGO GoSafe 272 1080p Dash Camera with 8GB microSD Card $80 (Orig. $120) | B&H

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Crucial Stories November 26, 2015

expiredCrucial & Lexar Storage up to 75% off: 256GB Flash Drive $55, 500GB SSD $120, more

One of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day is up to 75% off select Crucial and Lexar Memory Products. We’re seeing all time lows on many of these items in today’s sale. Shipping is free for Prime members or on an order over $35.

Our picks include:

Crucial Stories November 10, 2015

expiredCrucial 2.5-inch 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive $140, Samsung 250GB 850 EVO $75 shipped

Newegg offers the Crucial (BX200) 2.5″ 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $149.99, but when you use the coupon code AF15SSD1109A the price drops to only $139.99 shipped. That’s $10 off the original price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find for it. 

Features:

  • Sequential reads/writes up to 540 / 490 MB/s on all file types and random reads/writes up to 66k / 78k IOPS
  • More than 13x faster than a typical hard drive and 40x more energy efficient
  • More durable than a hard drive – no small moving parts that are prone to failure and available in 2.5-inch form factor in capacities up to 960GB
  • Includes an activation key for Acronis True Image HD software for easy data migration
  • Compatible with the free Crucial Storage Executive tool for easy drive monitoring and maintenance

Amazon shoppers give Crucial products high ratings overall.

Newegg also has the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5″ Solid State Drive (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $74.99 when you use the coupon code AF15SAM119A at checkout.

 

Crucial Stories October 12, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Crucial & Lexar storage up to 65% off: Solid-State Drives 1TB $270, 500GB $140, 250GB $64, more

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 65% off select Crucial and Lexar solid-state drives, USB flash drives, microSD cards, and more. Prime members receive free 2-day shipping on the entire lot, while all other buyers will need to spend at least $35 to sidestep shipping fees.

Some of our favorite deals from this sale include a trio of fast Crucial solid-state drives. Upgrade your aging MacBook with one of these SSDs to improve boot times, reliability, and overall performance. Deal pricing is as follows:

Crucial Stories May 14, 2015

expiredGold Box Gaming: Crucial 512GB SSD: $171, Trendnet AC router: $20, Dell 24″ display: $200, much more

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Today’s Amazon Gold Box is aimed at gamers but has something for just about everyone and some of the lowest prices we’ve seen on hardware and even some software. Standouts are:

Head over for the details. Not to be missed.

Crucial Stories April 16, 2015

expiredCrucial M500 960GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive $285 shipped (Orig. $440)

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.

Crucial Stories April 13, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 70% off Crucial & Lexar flash storage: 128GB microSD $88, 1TB SSD $330, more

Today, as part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 70% off select Lexar and Crucial Flash Storage products: flash drives, SD cards, Solid State Drives and more. Prime members will receive free 2-day shipping on every item, but non-members will need to spend at least $35 to get free standard shipping.

At the beginning of the day there are 12 different items included in this sale. That number may diminish as the day goes on due to sell outs.

Our top picks are all at their lowest prices ever:

Crucial Stories January 20, 2015

Solid State Drives: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160, Transcend SATA III 256GB $90, Crucial 960GB $325, more

Amazon is offering the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SATA III Internal SSD for a low $159.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it at a 1st tier retailer. 

Features include:

  • Sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively, and random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.
  • Class-leading performance — enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
  • Energy efficient – Features Device Sleep mode for Ultranotebooks and improves battery life by up to 45 minutes vs. standard hard drives
  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Bitlocker and TCG / Opal 2.0 support
  • 100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world
  • 5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions
  • Enhanced endurance and reliability – Backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty and 150TBW rating
  • Perfect for hardcore gamers, mobile users or content creators (like professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers) who crave the ultimate in performance and productivity

We also found the 256GB Transcend 2.5″ SATA III MLC Solid State Drive SSD for $89.99 from Newegg. That’s $50 off the list price and the lowest we could find for it.

At Other World Computing you can find select Crucial SSDs and kits on sale with free shipping:

Crucial Stories November 3, 2014

expiredCrucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid-State Drive: $90 shipped (orig. $130)

Today only, as one of its Shell Shocker deals, Newegg offers the Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid-State Drive (model CT240M500SSD1) for $89.99 with free shipping. That’s $40 below list and around $20 better than its average selling price. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 1,500 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.

Crucial Stories October 21, 2014

expired2.5-inch Solid-State Drives: Intel 530 Series 120GB $60 (orig. $150), Crucial m4 256GB (refurb) $85 (orig. $300)

Newegg offers the Intel 530 Series 2.5-inch 120GB SSD (model SSDSC2BW120A4K5) for $69.99 shipped. Coupon code AFEX1020 drops it down to $59.49 shipped. That’s $20 below Amazon and the best deal we have ever seen. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars. Tech specs include:

  • Interface: SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
  • Sequential Read: 540 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 480 MB/s

Next, Crucial offers its 256GB m4 2.5-inch SSD (model FCCT256M4SSD1) in refurbished condition for $84.99 shipped. That’s way below list and a match for the best price we’ve seen. Includes a one year warranty. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars at Amazon. As a further pricing comparison, the newer version of this drive is currently selling for $105. Tech specs include:

  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • Sequential Read: 500MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 175MB/s

Crucial Stories October 13, 2014

Rakuten has the Lexar High Performance 16GB microSDHC for only $9.99 shipped. That’s 60% off the regular price, $8 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen.

It quickly captures, plays back, and transfers media files, including 1080p full-HD and 3D video. It has a read transfer speed up to 90MB/s (600x) and can store up to 4 hours of 1080p HD video; 12,900 photos; or 7,400 songs. It also comes with a high-speed USB 3.0 reader. You get a limited lifetime warranty for the microSDHC UHS-I card and 1-year limited warranty for USB 3.0 reader. It received 4.4/5 stars from Amazon customers with great reviews.

PNY 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10 40MB:sec Flash Card (P-SDUX64U1-GE-A)Next up, is the PNY 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card for only $23.38 Prime shipped from Amazon. That’s $30 off the list price and the lowest it has ever been sold for on Amazon.

With it you can store more photos and videos on your smartphone and tablet without running out of space. It can transfer up to 40MB/sec and it’s video rated so you can capture full HD video without interruption. It also includes a full-size SDHC adapter for use in all SDHC host devices such as digital cameras, camcorders and laptop PCs.

Here’s a few more notable storage solutions we found today:

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Crucial Stories August 14, 2014

expiredCrucial M550 SATA 2.5″ Internal SSD: 1TB $377 shipped (Reg. $435+), 512GB $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

NCIXUS is offering the Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive for $376.99 shipped. That’s $153 under the original listing, $58 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen on any highly rated 1TB SSD.

NCIXUS also has the 512GB Crucial for $179.99 shipped. That’s $220 under the original listing, $70 under Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen on this particular drive. While the 512GB model is currently on back order, you can lock in the discounted price now and it will ship when more stock becomes available.

The Crucial M550 SSDs feature:

  • Load files and programs almost instantly
  • Boot up almost immediately
  • 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes
  • Manage power so your battery lasts longer
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
  • Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

They have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers and ship with a 3 year warranty. We also have the best price we’ve ever seen on the Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive at $110 shipped (Reg. up to $155+), along with the 500GB version for $229.

Crucial Stories March 11, 2014

Update (3/12): Now available at Amazon for $109.99 with free shipping. The 480GB is $239, which is also a good deal. Newegg has the SanDisk Ultra Plus 2.5″ 256GB SSD for $124.99.

Newegg offers the Crucial M500 240GB SATA III 2.5″ Solid State Drive for $112.98 including Super Eggsaver shipping with promo code EMCPGWW228. That’s $67 below list, and the best price we have ever seen by $12. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Features include:

  • 500 MB/s sequential reads, 400 MB/s sequential writes, 80k random reads, 80k random writes.
  • Includes top-level hardware encryption technology.
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac® systems.
  • Three-year limited warranty

You may want to consider the Samsung 840 EVO Series SSDs that are currently on sale if you have a few extra bucks to spend. They are just a bit faster and are generally regarded as some of the best SSDs on the market. expand full story

Crucial Stories March 4, 2014

expiredCrucial M500 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive 120GB $67 shipped (Reg. $80)

B&H offers the Crucial M500 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive 120GB for $66.99 with free shipping. That’s $8 below Amazon’s current asking price, $13 under retail and the best price we’ve ever seen by $3. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 654 Amazon reviewers. Tech specs include:

  • 120GB Drive Capacity
  • SATA 6Gb/s Interface
  • Sustained Sequential Read up to 500MB/s
  • Sustained Sequential Write up to 130MB/s
  • Random Read up to 62,000IOPS
  • Random Write up to 35,000IOPS

If you need a larger (up to 1TB) SSD check out the current Samsung 840 EVO Series sale.

Crucial Stories January 22, 2014

Update: Ebay has the Monster Samsung 1TB 840 EVO for $479.99 shipped – the lowest price we’ve seen (Amazon is $514.99) SOLD OUT

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

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Crucial Stories November 28, 2013

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals is offering several high-quality solid state drives at deep discounts. All deals include free shipping.

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