By Yuka / Last update October 28, 2022

Overview of Inland SSD

Inland is a smaller brand that is carried in-store at Micro Center. In the past ten years, we all know that any SSD is better than an HDD. This rule still exists today. So many people choose to replace their HDD with SDD to improve computer’s performance. Inland SSD is much cheaper than other brands such as SanDisk, Western Digital, Seagate, etc., which is the main reason why most users choose it.

Except for the product packaging, you can't learn the specifications of Inland SSDs from anywhere. Here, I will introduce 2 different series of Inland SSD.

▶ Inland Premium SSD

The Inland Premium line of SSDs is available from 256GB to 2TB. The Inland Premium 1TB NVMe SSD comes in a single-sided M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor. It is rated at 3100 MB/s read and 2800 MB/s sequential write, which is very respectable for a PCIe 3.0 SSD. In addition, the endurance rating of 1600TB is excellent. Many 1TB drives (such as WD Blue SN550 1TB) provide endurance ratings closer to 600 TB.

▶ Inland Professional SSD

In Inland’s nomenclature, the Professional line sits below the Premium drive and is more of a budget option. The TLC Inland Professional SSDs are available from 256GB to 1TB. The Inland Professional 1TB comes in a single-sided M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor. 1TB drive is rated at 2000 MB/s read and 1600 MB/s sequential write.

Compared with "brand-name" competitors, the only downside of Inland SSDs is the warranty period, which is only 3 years.

Why Need Inland SSD Clone Software?

Issues with cloning boot drive

“I recently purchased an Inland Premium 1TB SSD (3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4). I cloned my boot drive (C:) to it using Macrium Reflect, but when I attempt to boot off of it, I'm unsuccessful. I noticed that one of my other drives (A:) contains Windows system files. So I tried testing the boot capability of each of my drives, and to my surprise, it looks like my system can't boot without including my A: drive in the boot priority list in BIOS. It doesn't appear to matter which order, but without it, my system won't boot. Is it possible to clone both my current C: and A: drive to my new NVMe drive, and if so, would that fix my problem?”

- Question from Micro Center Community

Inland SSD Clone Software

There are many scenarios in life that require SSD clone software. The user who wants to replace the system disk in the above case is one of them. We all know that SSD provides your computer with shorter boot time, more immediate data transmission and higher bandwidth. Regardless of the reason, it is not surprising that people are willing to convert HDDs to SSDs. There are various brands of SSDs on the market. Inland SSDs are chosen by many users because of their affordable prices. With the increase in Inland SSD usage, the demand for Inland Professional SSD clone software has gradually increased.

The Most Reliable SSD Migration Software for All Windows

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the most reliable SSD cloning software on the market. It supports all Windows PC (Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11/XP/Vista). It can help you copy all the data from one disk to another completely and ensure that the computer can start normally after cloning.

❀ Support a variety of disk types: HDDs, SATA SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 SSDs, etc.
❀ Support all brands of SSD: clone HDD to Kingston SSD, WD Blue SSD, Samsung SSD, etc.
❀ Support 2 clone methods: Intelligent Clone (default) and Sector by Sector Clone. By default, this disk clone software just clones the existing data (the used sectors) on the disk.

Next, I will show you how to clone HDD to Inland  Professional SSD with AOMEI Backupper. Download this freeware at first. If there are important data on the Inland SSD, please backup files in advance, because all the data in the destination will be overwritten in the cloning process.

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Stepwise Guide to Clone HDD to Inland Professional SSD

Step 1. Make sure your computer is fully powered off. Unscrew and remove the side of the computer tower case. Install the Inland SSD and then restart your computer.

Computer Case

Step 2. Launch Inland SSD clone software AOMEI Backupper Standard, then you will see its deep-blue screen. Click Clone and then select Disk Clone to start hard drive copy. It clones all the data on the source disk to the target disk.

Disk Clone

◑ If you just want to migrate your system to the target SSD, choose System Clone (available in AOMEI Backupper Professional and higher editions). It will automatically select the operating system drive and boot-related drives, so you don't need to worry about missing some important system files. 
◑ The free version only supports cloning between two MBR data disks. If you want to clone MBR disks with system, or GPT disks to GPT, MBR disks to GPT, or GPT disks to MBR, please upgrade to the Pro version.

❔ Both MBR and GPT are two different disk types for data storage. And you can check its disk properties in Disk Management. The overall steps are below:

  • Press Win + R to open the Run window. Then, type diskmgmt.msc and hit OK to open disk management.
  • Then, right-click the disk you want to clone and select Properties in the pop-up window.
  • In the Properties window, select the Volume tab and confirm the partition style. It can be MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table).

Disk Partition Style

  • Similarly, check the disk partition style of the destination disk. If the data disk is still MBR, you can clone HDD to Inland SSD for free. 

Step 3. Select the original HDD on your computer as the source disk. Then, click Next.

Source Disk

Step 4. Select the Inland SSD as the destination path.

Select Inland SSD

Step 5. Check SSD Alignment option to improve the writing & reading speed of SSD disk while cloning hard drive to SSD, then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Sector by  Sector Clone
: it allows you to clone all sectors of a hard drive including bad sectors and empty sectors. 
◑ Edit Partitions:
you can adjust partition size of destination disk with this feature to fix the problem that cloned hard drive show wrong size when you clone disk to larger disk.

❔ The Sector by  Sector Clone and Edit Partitions cannot be used together. And it's suggested to use the latter if you are in the following two situations.

#1: The cloned drive not show full capacity.

By default, all the cloning software makes an exact copy of the source disk, as a result, the clone drive does not show full capacity after cloning. If the target disk is larger, please try the following 3 options in the Edit Partitions. And the last two options are available on the Professional version.

  • Copy without resizing partitions: It will not resize the partition size.
  • Add unused space to all partitions: It will reallocate the unallocated space to each partition of the target disk, appropriate for the disk size.
  • Manually adjust partition size: It allows you to extend unallocated space to any partition on the destination disk you want. 

Add Unused Space

#2: The cloned drive not bootable after cloning.

One of the biggest reason is the destination and source disk has different partition style and you don't convert them to the same before cloning. In this situation, you can simply check Convert the destination disk from MBR to GPT or vice versa, depending on the disk partition styles of them. 

Step 6. After cloning is complete, set the cloned SSD as the first boot priority in the BIOS to boot from it.

Change Boot Order

To Sum Up

Using the best FREE Inland SSD clone software—AOMEI Backupper, you can easily transfer data or operating system without boot issues. For instance, you can use it to perform a bootable clone on Windows 11.

In addition to the cloning function, it also has many useful functions. Such as backup, synchronization, restore and tools. Use it now to protect or migrate your data!