Confirming the rumors leaked in recent weeks, Samsung definitively removes the veils from the new Samsung 870 QVO SSD, the company’s first Internal SSD drive for consumer users with capacities up to 8TB.
Samsung 870 QVO SSD with SATA 3 (6 Gbps) interface and 2.5-inch form-factor, a solution that as you can guess does not aim to offer the top in terms of performance, rather setting a new standard as regards the SSD storage.
This milestone was achieved thanks to the use of second-generation V-NAND QLC (Quad-Level Cell) memories, supported, among other things, by the Samsung MKX controller; these features allow the 870 QVO to be at the top of its category (we are talking about SATA SSD) as regards performance: the company declares a sequential read-write transfer speed of up to 560-530 MB/s, while for the 4K random read-writes, this value stands at 98,000-88,000 IOPS.
To optimize performance, Samsung 870 QVO uses a DRAM cache and supports Intelligent TurboWrite functionality. The manufacturer also provides this new QLC SSD with the Samsung Magician 6.1 Software lets users manage their drive’s health and status, with a wide range of useful tools to keep up with the latest updates, and enhance its performance.
Price and availability
The new Samsung solid state drive will be available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB storage options and supplied with the proprietary Samsung Magician Software. As for SSD prices, it starts from $129.99 for 1TB, $249.99 for the 2TB, $499.99 for 4TB, and $899.99 for 8TB; and can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com and Newegg.com online stores.
Apart from the Samsung QVO SSD, LaCie has also introduced the 1big Dock SSD Pro and 1big Dock desktop data warehouses for creative professionals and users with high data storage requirements. In particular, they can be used in the video production process.