The Samsung 870 QVO (‘Q’ as in in 4-bit QLC), is our first have a look at a drive that can finally ship with a whopping 8TB of NAND on board. Introduced Tuesday, that is the brand new prime capacity obtainable, superseding a still-new flock of 4TB fashions. Samsung despatched us the 2TB model for testing. It’s a nice on a regular basis performer; nonetheless, whenever you run out of cache (which shouldn’t be usually), write tempo falls off drastically.
Specs and pricing
A normal 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps SSD, the 870 QVO is at the moment obtainable for preorder in a few of its capacities: the 2TB we examined ($250 from Newegg), and 4TB ($500 from Newegg). The 1TB capacity is on sale now for $130 on Amazon or $130 from Newegg. in $130/1TB, $250/2TB (examined), and $500/4TB flavors. The 8TB mannequin can be obtainable in August for $900. That’s significantly cheaper than the high-capacity 4TB OWC Aura P12 and 8TB Sabrent Rocket Q NVMe drives we just lately coated, and a far better financial savings delta than we usually see between NVMe and SATA.
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