Ending today, TheKeyKey via Rakuten offers the Crucial 1TB MX500 Serial ATA M.2 Internal SSD for $145.99. Coupon code "SAVE20" cuts that to $116.79. With $1 for shipping, that's $52 under our September mention and the lowest price we could find by $17. It features sequential read speeds up to 560 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s.
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