Micro Center Offers New Customers a 256GB SSD for Free
MicroCenter is promotion New customers can get an Inland 256GB Professional or Platinum SATA 3 SSD for free from our physical store. No bureaucracy, take advantage of offers until stock lasts. Simply sign a form to receive a coupon for one of the two SSDs.
256GB isn’t a lot of storage these days, especially for a 2.5-inch SATA SSD like the one MicroCenter offers. However, it’s still a perfectly viable solution as a boot drive for budget PC builds. If you have the space, you can even add one of these to your tower for an extra 256GB of storage when you need it.
Arguably the best solution for them all is to turn the drive into an external drive with a USB enclosure.Enclosures are just as cheap $10 at Amazon (opens in new tab) These days, paired with a SATA 3 SSD, you can get storage speeds of up to 520MBps in a portable form factor. This is not the case with all USB 3.0 or 3.1 USB thumb drives.
The Inland Professional or Platinum SATA SSD from MicroCenter is a 256GB 3D TLC NAND Flash model with read speeds up to 520MBps and read speeds up to 430MBps. However, the Professional version is slightly better with 170 TBW endurance, 55,000 IOPS random read 4k performance, and 50,000 IOPS random write 4k performance.
The platinum version comes with 150 TBW endurance and 40,000 IOPS read/write random 4k performance each. Both retail on MicroCenter from $45 to $69.99 with no discounts (free or not). However, they can be found elsewhere. fairly few (opens in new tab)If you’re looking for faster and/or higher capacity drives, check out our SSD deals page.