Crucial's MX500 1TB solid state drive has long been our top recommendation for builders looking for solution with a high bang-for-buck. The value proposition is even better today, because you can snag it for $150.99 on Rakuten.
It's priced at $178, but if you apply coupon code KEY27 at checkout, it will chop $27.01 off the price. It's a one-time use code that is valid until the end of Wednesday, September 19.
While you have a couple of days to decide, this is an even easier recommendation at this price. We highlighted this same drive a few months ago when it was marked down to $216, which at the time was the cheapest we'd ever seen it.
The MX500 is a 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive. It doesn't offer the same performance as an NVMe drive, but is plenty fast for most users. For the money, it's also more capacious—you won't find a 1TB NVMe SSD for $150. Short and sweet, this is one of the best SSD values right now.
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