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480GB Inland 3D TLC 2.5" Solid State Drive [amazon.com] $79.99

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I have. Controller and NAND chips are made by Toshiba. The 120GB and 240GB are MLC drives, so they should outlast the 3 year warranty from Inland. 480GB is TLC (thanks wasabi_fu and Mamiww6 for pointing out my error). It's fast enough to saturate SATA3. As for longevity, I swapped one into my friend's old white MacBook (2009?) a few months ago and it's been holding up really well. He's loving the speed difference.
The pricing is correct. It's currently $79.99 at MicroCenter (at least in both Illinois locations). You can also get the 120GB for $24.99 and the 240GB for $44.99. They also have NVMe Gen 3 x2 M.2 drives for the same price as SATA3 M.2 drives from other manufacturers. 256GB NVMe is $59.99 and 512GB is $119.99 (all prices do not include tax). It's not as fast as the Samsung 970 Evo and the warranty is 3 years versus Samsung's 5 years, but for half the price... it's hard to beat.
Nope, regular price. See my above quote regarding price.

For anyone curious, the Amazon page specifically states "Sold by Micro Center and Fulfilled by Amazon." This is a great deal, especially if you live in an area where Amazon does not charge tax. It's only charging me $5 for tax on Amazon, which is cheaper than both Crook Cook and DuPage county taxes (and I don't have to leave the house). I highly recommend these SSDs if you are looking for a cheap, durable SSD.
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It in fact has DRAM, Phison controller.

Here is a breakdown, I took it apart and took pictures for everyone to see last week when I bought it. I used a in store coupon for $5 off the $79 price.

https://i.imgur.com/GhKI3Zr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NDaIuP6.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5MzirLm.jpg

After some research it appears this is a clone of the Centon 480GB SSD.
Here is a review, and some benchmark for this SSD. My test indicate numbers almost identical to this website.
https://benchmarkreviews.com/3133...-review/2/


Also some more discussion: https://hardforum.com/threads/inl...e.1960866/
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I've been migrating over from HDD to SSD the past few years. I have Samsungs, Sandisks, Silicon Power, and 3 of these Inlands of different sizes. None of the SSD's I've bought have failed on me, and honestly, I can't tell any difference in speed between them. I replaced a 240 GB Samsung Evo 850 with a 480 GB Inland for more space on my work computer and can't tell a difference (Windows 10 mainly running Adobe CC Graphics suite). I guess if nanosecond speed increases matter to you, pony up and buy a more expensive drive.

As for reliability, none have failed me over the years, but I still backup anything remotely important on external drives or to Google Drive.

I wouldn't hesitate recommending these Inland drives.
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Anyone ever use inland?
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Looks like a good deal can't tell if it has dram, but it says professional so maybe. Also no reveiws. Reviews on the 240/120 complain of bait and switch for the wrong drive sent.
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Anyone ever use inland?
I have. Controller and NAND chips are made by Toshiba. The 120GB and 240GB are MLC drives, so they should outlast the 3 year warranty from Inland. 480GB is TLC (thanks wasabi_fu and Mamiww6 for pointing out my error). It's fast enough to saturate SATA3. As for longevity, I swapped one into my friend's old white MacBook (2009?) a few months ago and it's been holding up really well. He's loving the speed difference.
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Looks like a good deal can't tell if it has dram, but it says professional so maybe. Also no reveiws. Reviews on the 240/120 complain of bait and switch for the wrong drive sent.
The pricing is correct. It's currently $79.99 at MicroCenter (at least in both Illinois locations). You can also get the 120GB for $24.99 and the 240GB for $44.99. They also have NVMe Gen 3 x2 M.2 drives for the same price as SATA3 M.2 drives from other manufacturers. 256GB NVMe is $59.99 and 512GB is $119.99 (all prices do not include tax). It's not as fast as the Samsung 970 Evo and the warranty is 3 years versus Samsung's 5 years, but for half the price... it's hard to beat.
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It probably price mistake, got one before they raise the price, thanks.
Nope, regular price. See my above quote regarding price.

For anyone curious, the Amazon page specifically states "Sold by Micro Center and Fulfilled by Amazon." This is a great deal, especially if you live in an area where Amazon does not charge tax. It's only charging me $5 for tax on Amazon, which is cheaper than both Crook Cook and DuPage county taxes (and I don't have to leave the house). I highly recommend these SSDs if you are looking for a cheap, durable SSD.
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I have. Controller and NAND chips are made by Toshiba. These are MLC drives, so they should outlast the 3 year warranty from Inland. It's fast enough to saturate SATA3. As for longevity, I swapped one into my friend's old white MacBook (2009?) a few months ago and it's been holding up really well. He's loving the speed difference.
The pricing is correct. It's currently $79.99 at MicroCenter (at least in both Illinois locations). You can also get the 120GB for $24.99 and the 240GB for $44.99. They also have NVMe Gen 3 x2 M.2 drives for the same price as SATA3 M.2 drives from other manufacturers. 256GB NVMe is $59.99 and 512GB is $119.99 (all prices do not include tax). It's not as fast as the Samsung 970 Evo and the warranty is 3 years versus Samsung's 5 years, but for half the price... it's hard to beat.
Nope, regular price. See my above quote regarding price.

For anyone curious, the Amazon page specifically states "Sold by Micro Center and Fulfilled by Amazon." This is a great deal, especially if you live in an area where Amazon does not charge tax. It's only charging me $5 for tax on Amazon, which is cheaper than both Crook Cook and DuPage county taxes (and I don't have to leave the house). I highly recommend these SSDs if you are looking for a cheap, durable SSD.
Just ordered a Samsung 860 a day ago for 130. Will probably return that for this. Even a 10-15% performance difference is not worth double the cost
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I have. Controller and NAND chips are made by Toshiba. These are MLC drives, so they should outlast the 3 year warranty from Inland....
Title says "3D TLC"
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Been awhile since I seen 480 @ ~$80, those were the days.
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Been awhile since I seen 480 @ ~$80, those were the days.
Ikr. I think the last time I bought a 480GB SSD for around 80 bucks was 3 years ago on black friday.
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Ikr. I think the last time I bought a 480GB SSD for around 80 bucks was 3 years ago on black friday.
I saw them posted every few days/weeks back in 2015 & 2016. Bought me two 512gb ssd for $80 & $90 back then, was able to pick up 240gb drives for $45-$55 regularly as well. Just hope the prices return to the point for a prolonged time again soon
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Just ordered a Samsung 860 a day ago for 130. Will probably return that for this. Even a 10-15% performance difference is not worth double the cost
Isn't samsung 5 years warranty? Thats the value! For two more years warranty and the quality build i would keep it tbh.

So for double the cost double the warranty.. thats confidence in a company on their product.. dont get me wrong i am cheap so i would bite on this. But i wouldnt go through the hassle of returning one for this deal.

Also here is good reference:
https://hardforum.com/threads/inl...e.1960866/
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This isn't a deal unless you don't have a Micro Center near you; this drive has been this price for at least a month in store at MC. I don't have benchmarks for this drive but I have used it in a few builds and it's speedy.
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Isn't samsung 5 years warranty? Thats the value! For two more years warranty and the quality build i would keep it tbh.

So for double the cost double the warranty.. thats confidence in a company on their product.. dont get me wrong i am cheap so i would bite on this. But i wouldnt go through the hassle of returning one for this deal.

Also here is good reference:
https://hardforum.com/threads/inl...e.1960866/
I felt the same way reading your post imo. Guess it depends how tight money is though
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Isn't samsung 5 years warranty? Thats the value! For two more years warranty and the quality build i would keep it tbh.

So for double the cost double the warranty.. thats confidence in a company on their product.. dont get me wrong i am cheap so i would bite on this. But i wouldnt go through the hassle of returning one for this deal.

Also here is good reference:
https://hardforum.com/threads/inl...e.1960866/
Thanks for the thread. I'll run benchmarks on both and evaluate. I bought the Samsung from Walmart so easy return. 5 year warranty is nice but in that much time I'll probably have sold it and upgraded to a bigger nvme m.2 drive
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