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Today's best SSD deal: this Crucial P1 500GB SSD is only $53, its lowest price ever

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Today's best SSD deal: this Crucial P1 500GB SSD is only $53, its lowest price ever

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Where to find Cyber Monday deals

Amazon - All the things
Walmart - Games, Movies, Budget Laptops
B&H - Monitors, Laptops, and PCs
Best Buy - PCs, Laptops, and Accessories
Target - Games, Accessories, and Laptops
Staples - Gaming Chairs
Lenovo - Discounts on Legion Laptops and PCs
Gamestop - Games and Toys
Razer - Laptops and Gaming Accessories
Newegg - Components and Hardware 
Microsoft - PCs, Laptops, and Games
Dell - Alienware PCs and Laptops
NZXT - 10% off all builds

With Cyber Monday right around the corner, Amazon is wasting no time dropping a sale on a 500GB Crucial SSD for $53 during its latest round of deals. The Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD usually goes $67 and was as low as $60 a few months ago, so it's now the cheapest it has ever been.

We have weighed heavily in the HDD vs SSD debate, favoring SSDs because of their speed and reliability (vs their increased price). They make better boot drives and can cut down on load times on games dramatically. The Crucial P1 500GB SSD offers read/write speeds of 2,000/1,700 MB/s making it a decent storage solution. The 1TB version of this SSD costs over double this amount, and is pretty much sold out at most places. if you're desperate for the 1TB drive you can try the 3rd party vendors on Amazon, which can be a little hit-or-miss.

This easy to install drive comes with data transfer software to help move your files from your old HDD to your fancy new SSD. Even if you decide to keep your larger HDD for your media files, the benefits of making the SDD your boot drive will mean you can load up into Windows more quickly, and programmes are less likely to crap out on you. Most prebuilt systems end up using a hybrid solution SSD/HDD for their storage, as it's cheaper. You can always check out our best SSD for gaming page to see how the P1 compares to some of our favorites. 

More Cyber Monday deals

We're collecting all the best deals from across the web for PC gaming, from the latest graphics cards to the most comfortable gaming chairs, and everything in-between. Stay tuned to PC Gamer all through Cyber Monday for up to the minute savings.

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Jorge Jimenez is a Hardware Writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, you can find Jorge streaming bad games with his dog or binge-watching an irresponsible amount of Law & Order: SVU.