Samsung Launches 870 QVO SSDs in Capacities Up to 8TB

From PC Mag: Samsung is today expanding the options for high capacity consumer solid-state drives by unveiling its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) SSDs.

The Samsung 870 QVO 2.5-inch SSDs are the successor the 860 QVO drives introduced in 2018. They use the same 6Gbps SATA connection, but surpass the 860 drives in two key areas. The first is in read speeds, with Samsung claiming random write speeds that are 13 percent faster thanks to a large variable SLC buffer allowing peak performance to be maintained for longer.

The second improvement comes in the capacity on offer, with Samsung offering 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB options just as it did with the 860 drives, but the 870 QVO also introduces an 8TB option. We don't know how much it will cost yet, but an 8TB Samsung SSD did briefly appear on Amazon earlier this month for $900.

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