Crucial has just dropped one of the seemingly more ludicrous Black Friday SSD deals we’ve seen so far, dropping the price of the new Crucial T500 by more than half. Listed as previously costing $170 for 1TB, this high-performance drive is available now for just $64.99 on Amazon.
In our recent Crucial T500 review, Antony Leather noted that this SSD offers “excellent sequential speeds” and that it’s a “solid option for a premium PCIe 4.0 SSD”. Crucial to it not quite leaping onto our best SSD guide is that its price was a touch high but this discount ensures it’s now great value, especially as this discount applies to the version with a heatsink. However, there are a couple of caveats.
The first thing to note is that Amazon.com’s listed historical price isn’t reflected in other retailers and is in fact far higher. Some other stores list the 1TB version of this drive for as low as $75 right now. However, the price currently offered by Amazon is still the lowest around and means it’s the one to go for. Other competitors, such as the WD SN850X, can be had for around $80 at the time of writing, so a $15 (23%) saving is not to be sniffed at.
The other thing to note is that the discount only applies to the 1TB model. The 2TB model is the same price it has been for a while – despite Amazon again showing that a 31% discount is currently active – and is matched by Newegg. Meanwhile, for UK readers, there are not currently any active discounts on Amazon UK.
If the above discount doesn’t drive your desire, you can find more savings in our Black Friday PC deals hub. We’ve already highlighted savings on gaming chairs, keyboards, mice, monitors, and much more.
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