Today, users can pick up the Crucial Mx500 1TB SSD for $84 through Amazon. This puts the final price around 8 cents per GB, one of the lowest prices we've ever seen for this drive since it first debuted.

We reviewed this SSD back in 2017 when it was initially released, noting its comparable performance to the Samsung 850 PRO series at a lower price point. This offer makes the drive stand out even further with a 26% decrease in price.

Crucial MX500 1TB: was $114, now $84 at Amazon

The Crucial MX500 is a 2.5-inch form factor drive with a SATA 3 interface. This specific version has a 1TB storage capacity, and read/write speeds can reach as high as 560/510 MB/s.

Under the hood the drive uses Micron's 3D NAND combined with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller. Users can also take advantage of 256-bit AES encryption to add an extra layer of security to their data.

Visit the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD product page at Amazon for more details and checkout options.

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  • Samus - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    This seems to be the regular price on Amazon lately. It’s been this price since last week but naturally they are on back order now. Not surprising, I ordered 4 last week to do an office update at a client.

    These are really good drives. They’re super reliable and very fast. The fact it has been in production for almost 5 years - virtually unchanged - says a lot about Crucial/Micron really nailing the formula building a solid 3D TLC drive. It isn’t about the controller or even the NAND, it’s about adequate DRAM (256MB DRAM for every 256GB NAND) and creative firmware programming, like a dynamic SLC caching and fairly lax power saving states to keep the system responsive while still using low power.

    The only better drive on the market is the Hynix S31 and it cost 20% more while not returning 20% better performance...
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  • FSWKU - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    The S31 was the same price just a couple weeks ago. Picked one up after seeing it on here. Reply
  • zodiacfml - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    Paid more than this in 2017 for a 250GB Samsung Evo though it is M.2 and the cheapest available Reply

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