If you need more storage without breaking the bank, Newegg’s got a deal for you. The 500GB Crucial MX500 is $64.23 with the checkout code EMCTUUY22. The code only adds a discount of $8.76, but that still makes it the best price for this drive right now. Newegg may require you to sign-up for its mailing list to use the discount code.
The Crucial MX500 uses 3D TLC NAND storage from Micron and features a sequential read speed claim of up to 560 megabytes per second and write speeds up to 510 MB/s. It comes with AES 256-bit hardware encryption and a five-year warranty.
This sale price is for the standard 2.5-inch form factor version of the drive. If you’re more interested in the M.2 “gumstick” form factor, Newegg’s selling that version of the 500GB Crucial MX500 for a little bit more at $68. But be warned: Even though it uses the M.2 form factor, it also uses the SATA III interface just like the 2.5-inch drive, and not the more advanced and faster NVMe. That means both versions of the Crucial MX500 should offer similar performance.