Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more

— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect.

  • The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to only $299.99 at Newegg right now. Cost per gig: $0.31. This is easily the lowest price we've seen for a terabyte-class SSD. Although the M500 been succeeded by newer models, the old girl still offers decent all-around performance backed by Crucial's excellent reliability reputation. (Thanks HardForum.)
  • Shopping for a smaller SSD? Newegg has Samsung's 850 EVO 250GB on sale for just $94.99. The cost per gig isn't as low as for the M500, but that's to be expected for a lower-capacity drive. You get a longer five-year warranty, though, and the 850 EVO is a great all-around performer.
  • Discounted DRAM is becoming increasingly common, and it's not just the run-of-the-mill stuff. G.Skill's Ripjaws X Series 2 x 8GB DDR3-2400 memory kit is selling for $99.99 with promo code EMCARKV22. The DIMMs require 1.65V and relaxed timings to hit top speed, which is fairly typical for this class of module.
  • Although I'm not completely sold on the 21:9 aspect ratio, LG's ultra-wide 25UM64-S monitor looks like an intriguing option right now. This 2560x1080 IPS display is available for $199.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCARKV44. The panel specs aren't anything to write home about, but the user reviews are generally positive. You also get way more inputs than on most budget displays: DVI, DisplayPort, and dual HDMI.
  • Rosewill's RK-9000V2 is a great keyboard for anyone seeking a no-frills implementation of Cherry's famous MX mechanical switches. The MX blue version is only $89.99 at Newegg, $10 less than the going rate when I gave the V2 our TR Recommended award earlier this week. That discount doesn't apply to the other versions, which run $100-110, but it's a nice deal for those who want key actuation accompanied by a tactile bump and audible click.

Those are the deals that caught my eye this morning. There are probably more out there, so if you see any good ones, be sure to share them in the comments below.

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