Tuesday deals: a Crucial MX500 1-TB SSD for $151 and more


Hi there, folks! We're pretty darn sure than more than a handful of you are counting pennies, waiting to see if Nvidia's GeForce RTX cards are worth the investment. Our gerbil overlord Jeff Kampman is hard at work putting those cards to the test, and you'll soon have the low-down on their performance. In the meantime, check out the crazy array of deals we have.

  • We have an insane-grade deal today: the Crucial MX500 1-TB solid-state drive. We reviewed this unit and slapped a TR Recommended award on it thanks to its mixture of high performance and low price-per-gigabyte. We've recommended these drives time and again in deals posts and system guides alike, and you can currently get the 1-TB model for a measly $150.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code KEY27. If you'd rather do away with cables, you can pick up the M.2 SATA version for $169.99 from Amazon.

  • A plain ol' SATA drive might not cut it for you, in which case you want to take a gander at the Samsung 970 EVO SSDs, also recipients of a TR Recommended badge. In its one-terabyte incarnation, this gumstick is capable of pushing a whopping 3400 MB/s during sequential reads and 2500 MB/s when writing. The random I/O figures prove the big 970 EVO is a top-shelf offering, too, at 500K read IOPS and 450K write IOPS. The 1-TB version drive initially sold for $450, but you can find it today for $297.99 at Amazon. If you don't need that much room, the 500-GB model also has an appetizing price tag at $147.99 at Amazon.

  • That's not all for storage, though. Unlike a few months back, we haven't seen deals on big honkin' hard drives lately. That may be set to change, as we've just spotted a Seagate Expansion 6-TB external USB 3.0 drive for just $99.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCPYEX75. That works out to $16.67 a terabyte.

  • The final deal of the day today is the Logitech G920 wheel-and-pedals set. The wheel has dual motors and can rotate up to 900°, while the adjustable pedals are made of metal. Desk pilots and sofa racers alike often ooh and aah at this set, and it's selling today for $199.95 at Rakuten with the checkout code ALT40. The Logitech G29 variant for PlayStation consoles is also available for the same price, with the same code.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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