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Intel 660p 1TB SSD 3D NAND QLC M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 $80 - in-store only $79.99

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This is only available in-stores, however, you can reserve for store pickup.

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Anyone know how this compares to the inland brand one?
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I'd like to put this in a Late 2013 MacBook Pro. After looking into it, I'm still not quite sure if this would work.
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I'd like to put this in a Late 2013 MacBook Pro. After looking into it, I'm still not quite sure if this would work.
looks like you need some sort of adapter (though i don't know if one exists)
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacB...ment/26811
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Damn in store per usual. I swear one of these days I'm going to drive 1.5 hr and buy out the whole store.
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Anyone know how this compares to the inland brand one?
the inland pro is a phison E8 controller, and this should be faster than that (subbing kingston A1000 as a representative sample of an E8 drive):
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/p...66?vs=2160

the inland premium is a phison E12 controller, and this 660p should be slower than that (subbing the corsair and silicon power drives as samples of the E12 drive)
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13...firmware/5
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Now hopefully we'll see the 2tb version of this drive for $150. That's what I'm hoping for this BF.
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its a $80 qlc based nvme drive with 1tb of space with 1.8gb read / writes with a 200tbw rating. you can nitpick all you want, but its priced for the what the drive is. if you're looking for a os drive or a game drive, this is incredibly hard to beat. it smokes all sata based ssd's out of the water for a game drive and costs the same as them. actually, cheaper in many cases.

if you are a professional actually doing work for money, then this drive shouldn't even be on your radar. the only drives that should be are either pci 4.0 drives or samsung 970 pro's. if you're the equivalent of the 1% in the computer enthusiast scene (time does not equal money, but you have wealth), then this drive is clearly beneath you and 970 evo's and corsair mp510 drives are the ones you should be looking at rather than this peasant, plebeian, orientated drive.

on a more serious note, yes, qlc drives do have lower endurance than tls drives. but guess what? so does tlc over mlc. and mlc over slc. the same people going around parroting "qlc are not durable" where the same people telling people to get mlc over tlc, and slc over mlc. but like tlc, over time it has improved. and over time, qlc will improve as well. as noted, this 1tb drive has a 200tbw rating. that's slightly higher than most tlc based 250gb drives and slight below most 500gb drives. but at the same time, 200tbw is a lot. unless you plan on using it in a high write stress environment, then yeah you should look at something more durable. but a game drive? its perfect. a os drive? people have been using 75-150tbw drives for os drives for almost a decade now. you don't see to many people complaining about dead drives.

is the speed the greatest? no, there are better performing drives. but those drive also cost more than this one. is 1.8gb/s reads and writes faster than a sata drive for a game library or even os drive to load up your firefox? oh yes it is.
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^^^ That ain't pickin' nits

This drive is trash. An absolute abomination. Literally slower than an HDD when off cache. No excuse for that whatsoever, and no, other budget drives aren't as bad - not even close.

Buy a real drive or two or three. Tier if you have to. Cache if you want to. Whatever you do, don't cough up a penny for this junk.
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^^^ That ain't pickin' nits

This drive is trash. An absolute abomination. Literally slower than an HDD when off cache. No excuse for that whatsoever, and no, other budget drives aren't as bad - not even close.

Buy a real drive or two or three. Tier if you have to. Cache if you want to. Whatever you do, don't cough up a penny for this junk.
It think it is true for any other SSD that I know of. Sustained read/write speed is not 500MBps.
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^^^ That ain't pickin' nits

This drive is trash. An absolute abomination. Literally slower than an HDD when off cache. No excuse for that whatsoever, and no, other budget drives aren't as bad - not even close.

Buy a real drive or two or three. Tier if you have to. Cache if you want to. Whatever you do, don't cough up a penny for this junk.[/quote]


most people dont transfer 240GB of data at once......... just saying
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I'd like to put this in a Late 2013 MacBook Pro. After looking into it, I'm still not quite sure if this would work.
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looks like you need some sort of adapter (though i don't know if one exists)
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacB...ment/26811
Yes, you can fit certain 2280 drives using the sintech adaptor. This is one of them. Currently have a mid 2015 MBP-r with a 970p
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Ugh sold out at Tustin microcenter as usual
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Damn in store per usual. I swear one of these days I'm going to drive 1.5 hr and buy out the whole store.
Too funny. I know the frustration
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