Our favorite budget SSD, Crucial's MX300 525GB, is on sale for $135

We chose Crucial's MX300 525GB SSD as our budget pick among the best SSDs for gaming because even at its regular price, it's a good value. Well, it's an even better one now—you can snag this drive from Jet.com (owned by Walmart) for $135.

Jet.com has a couple of coupon codes that you can apply to electronics. One is ITSELECTRIC25, which knocks $25 off the price of purchases $150 or more, and the other is ITSELECTRIC40, which knocks $40 off the price of purchases $250 or more. In this case, you can use the former one to snag the Crucial drive at a discount.

Granted, 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps SSDs can't hit the same crazy high read and write speeds that newer NVMe M.2 SSDs can. However, unless you're doing a whole lot of file transfers, you're not really going to notice a difference in day-to-day performance.

The Crucial MX300 uses 3D NAND flash memory from Micron. It is rated to deliver up to 530MB/s of sequential reads and up to 510MB/s of sequential writes. It's not the fastest in the world, but certainly far from slow.

You can grab the Crucial MX300 525GB on sale here.

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Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).