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Inland Professional 1TB QLC PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 for $89.99 @ Micro Center

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Cheapest 1TB NVME on the market right now. Performance is not bad. But for some reason, it is a B key format.

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Edit: Now verified M key! Slick deal!!!!
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Last Edited by puzzleman July 19, 2020 at 09:02 AM
for future reference in case MC doesn't correct their description:

Verifying it is indeed M key.

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I have the 2tb version, its awesome. Not sure if the 1tb is single sided though....so if you have a laptop, be weary
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technically PCIe X 2 drives SHOULD be B key, and PCIe x 4 drive SHOULD be M key.
this driver is indeed pretty strange that it is a X4 drive but uses B key.
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Based on the picture, it's a Phison E12 (or E12s) controller, so pairing it with QLC makes it similar to Sabrent's Rocket Q. But agree with OP that making it B-key is strange.
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I have the 2tb version, its awesome. Not sure if the 1tb is single sided though....so if you have a laptop, be weary
So is your 2TB single sided? Asking because it is currently $189 also at MC.
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Does this have dram?
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So is your 2TB single sided? Asking because it is currently $189 also at MC.
yes, here is a vid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P...e=emb_logo

but according to a person who replied, he got a 2tb that was not single sided... so definitely check with Microcenter...
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technically PCIe X 2 drives SHOULD be B key, and PCIe x 4 drive SHOULD be M key.
this driver is indeed pretty strange that it is a X4 drive but uses B key.
They're not b-keyed. Count the contacts. B-key is 6, m-key is 5.
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They're not b-keyed. Count the contacts. B-key is 6, m-key is 5.
well. the picture definitely show M key, but spec says
Form Factor: M.2 2280 B Key
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Ok, I had no clue there were key types on nvme.... My board says it's m key.

I'm mobile and at work so I can't even research right now lol.

Edit: ok, researched anyways. m key I need, thanks everyone for mentioning the form factor
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I have the 2tb version, its awesome. Not sure if the 1tb is single sided though....so if you have a laptop, be weary
And be WARY.Applause
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I have the 2tb version, its awesome. Not sure if the 1tb is single sided though....so if you have a laptop, be weary
As it turns out, I am very tired. laugh out loud
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I have the 2tb version, its awesome. Not sure if the 1tb is single sided though....so if you have a laptop, be weary
I chatted with MC tech support. He said that SSD is single sided.
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Verifying it is indeed M key. (see Wiki for pictures)

Single side with 2 memory chips marked "TP70G76AWV"; Phison chip, & NO heatsink included.
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Last edited by puzzleman July 19, 2020 at 09:37 AM.
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