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 (opens in new tab).
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