Thoughts on Colorful SSD's


#1

Currently using a 120Gb OCZ Arc 100. I couldn’t say anything about its performance all I know is my PC boots faster, games loads quicker and tranfer rates are much better.

But 120Gb sure is not enough. Looking forward upgrading to a higher capacity and found this
deal https://www.amazon.com/s?me=A2YQSLQD…qid=1531736318

I mean it’s the cheapest I can find. Gonna make the 120Gb as drive for OS and the 320Gb for games.
Would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks!


#2

These SSD’s are not bad at all. They use an SMI SM2258XT SSD controller coupled to 3D TLC NAND.

Performance is ok, about the same as your ARC100.


#3

As a typical end-user who often gets confused with numbers and only knows (feels) the difference between an SSD and an HDD, I guess I shouldn’t be bothered that a lot. Thanks for the comparison.


#4

Anyone that lives near a Microcenter store can get some screaming deals on their Inland brand SSDs. A 120GB drive is $24.99, a 240GB drive is $42.99, a 480GB drive is $69.99. They also have very good deals on M.2 drives with similar capacities. I bought two of their 2.5" drives and they work very well considering their price point. A link is below.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=pricelow&N=4294945779+4294834719&myStore=false


#5

Good find man. What certain products did you buy.


#6

I have bought two of the 240gb drives. I don’t see any practical difference in performance between these Inland drives and the PNY or Crucial drives I use. I plan to get the 256gb M.2 drive and use it for a USB stick with a M.2 enclosure.


#7

That’s a very expensive flash drive you are planning. What would you use it for.


#8

As another backup for work files. I like being able to keep a backup off site too in case the house burns down. I keep active projects on a Google Drive but older stuff is done to hard backup devices. Also, having a small It actually isn’t bad as the M.2 drive is $60 and the enclosure is $20-$30 for a total of $80-$90. To buy USB flash drive of this capacity and speed it would cost a minimum of $70-$80 and even then many times their actual write speed is far less than advertised. At least I know what I am getting this way. Plus, I like that the size is a bit larger than most USB drives. I can’t count the number of small USB drives I have misplaced.


#9

Thanks for sharing.