What’s the skinny? Earlier today, Samsung introduced its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD. The latest lineup of SSD’s from Samsung come in sizes from 1TB up to a whopping 8TBs of storage. You no longer have to choose storage space over speed, assuming you have been saving your pennies.
“Following the launch of Samsung’s first consumer QLC drive – the 860 QVO – in 2018, we are releasing our second-generation QVO SSD which offers doubled capacity of 8TB as well as enhanced performance and reliability,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The new 870 QVO will allow more consumers to enjoy the performance benefits of an SSD at HDD-like capacities.”
The 870 QVO has read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s and with what Samsung calls Intelligent TurboWrite technology, they claim the drive can maintain peak performance by using a large variable SLC buffer3. Samsung also claims that the new 870 QVO offers a 13% improvement in random read speed over last gens 860 QVO.
The 870 QVO boasts an endurance rating of up to 2,880 terabytes written (TBW), or a three-year limited warranty5.
Samsung 870 QVO Specifications
|Interface||SATA 6 Gbps|
|Storage Memory||Samsung V-NAND 4-bit MLC (QLC)|
|Controller||Samsung MKX Controller|
|DRAM||8GB LPDDR4 (8TB)|
4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
|Capacity||8TB, 4TB, 2TB, 1TB|
|Sequential Read/Write Speed||Up to 560/530 MB/s|
|Random Read/Write Speed||Up to 98K/88K IOPS|
|Management Software||Samsung Magician|
|Total Bytes Written||2,880TB (8TB)|
|Warranty||Three-year limited warranty|
The 870 QVO will be available starting June 30th at select retailers and Samsung.com starting at $129.99 for the 1TB, $249.99 for the 2TB and $499.99 for the 4TB. The 870 QVO 8TB will be available in August.