Crucial MX500 500 GB
- Form Factor
- 500 GB
- Silicon Motion SM2258
- Product Page
The MX500 is one of the cheapest SSDs on the market at the moment, and it offers real-world performance very close to the Samsung 850 EVO. This makes it very easy to recommend.
You may find cheaper SSDs in that capacity, down to around $95, but those drives usually perform worse, especially when heavily loaded with writes, which is where the MX500 shines.
This is the model we would target as the entry-point for a high-performance gaming system.