You can save on the Crucial MX500 2TB solid state drive over at Newegg today if you use code SSBR2925 to drop it down to its new low total of $159.99. That's a $20 discount even over other retailers like Best Buy. The price is as good as it gets and a great way to save, but it is a temporary price since this is part of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals. These savings rotate every day so you should act fast if you want it.
I think this is a great pickup for an SSD, and there's a couple of good reasons you might want it. Of course, the biggest reason is that you don't currently have an SSD. If you're still playing games from a hard drive or don't even have a boot SSD for your operating system, you absolutely should grab this one. The price is wonderfully inexpensive and you'll get an instant boost in loading times.
Another reason to grab this SSD is because you have upgraded already, but you couldn't really get a whole lot of capacity since SSDs seem to increase in price exponentially the more space you go for. This is a 4TB drive. That's enough to store your operating system, a bunch of games, a bunch of media like photos and video, and load it all with great speed.
The MX500 has read and write times of 560 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively. That's not quite as fast as an M.2 NVMe solid state drive, but it's definitely not bad compared to a normal hard drive. It also has this Power Loss Immunity feature that preserves your work even if you suddenly lose power. There's also hardware encryption to secure your data and a 5-year warranty from Crucial.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
It's a great deal, the migration software is include as well.
I've got a 2TB crucial external ssd coming this week, looking forward to finally having space for my tablet PC.
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