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$25 for an SSD: The Inland 120GB SSD

Inland is Micro Center's in-house brand for various different products. You can get Inland products from Amazon as well. I got this SSD from Micro Center's Amazon store for $25, however if you live near a Micro Center they can be had for $22 + tax. The only reason I got it from Amazon was for convenience, as it's a 15 minute drive to and from my local Micro Center from my house.

For my first post here, I am going to compare this SSD to my 3-year-old 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. This might seem stupid, as the 850 EVO is top of the line & the Inland SSD is a budget drive, but because of the age of the 850 EVO it would be nice to see how it has held up over the years.

I'm not incredibly knowledgeable in how to properly benchmark SSDs and hard drives, but I do at least have numbers that you can interpret for yourself.

For each test conducted, the 2 SSDs have a single NTFS partition on them. The Inland has the advantage here because it is blank & is not running Windo…