M500 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.

M500 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.

M500 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

M500 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.

M500 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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M500 Stories October 21, 2013

Update: The Tiger Direct promotion is now over but Adorama Camera via eBay is offering the 240GB version for an even lower $144.99 with free shipping.

Tiger Direct has two all-time low prices on the Crucial M500 Solid State Drives in 240GB and 960GB capacities for just $149.99/$499.99 each respectively. That is a savings of $50 on the 240GB when you enter coupon JNJ103552 at checkout and $100 on the 960GB with code ODO103714. Both drives feature nearly instantaneous boot times, 256-bit hardware encryption, and rock solid reliability. Includes a 3-year limited warranty. The M500 line receives a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. Coupon is slated to expire 10/23 or when supplies are exhausted. expand full story

M500 Stories October 16, 2013

expiredCrucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5″ Solid State Drive $310 shipped (Reg. $407)

Amazon has the Crucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5″ solid state drive for $309.99 with free shipping. That’s $97 below retail, $29 under the the next lowest price currently available and the best price ever. We don’t typically see SSD deals in capacities larger than 250GB so if you need ample storage this may be the deal for you. It features nearly instant system boot times, 256-bit hardware encryption, and rock solid reliability. Includes a 3-year limited warranty.

149 Amazon reviewers rate it a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

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