Solid State Drives are the thing everyone should have in their laptop or desktop. They’re fast, efficient, and have no moving parts like a traditional HDD. But up until now, buying a multi-terabyte SSD costs a pretty penny. Now, Samsung says they’re bringing their new 860 QVO SSD to the consumer market at an “accessible” price point.
The 860 QVO SSD comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities and is built on Samsung’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash architecture. There’s no doubt that an SSD is the way to go these days blowing HDD performance away and with less chance of failure to the drive.
“Today’s consumers are using, producing and storing more high-resolution files than ever, including 4K videos and graphics-intensive games, escalating demand for greater capacities and performance in storage devices,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung continues to lead the move toward multi-terabyte SSDs with the introduction of the Samsung 860 QVO, delivering fast performance, reliability and value to more consumers around the world.”
What’s slick too as that the 860 QVO SSD retains the same 2.5″ form factor making it very easy to use in laptop and desktop applications. Samsung also says by offering both high capacity and performance in a single, affordable drive, the 860 QVO eliminates the need to use a combination of an SSD and an HDD for booting and storage.
Featuring sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s, respectively, the 860 QVO achieves the same level of performance as today’s 3-bit MLC SSD, thanks to Samsung’s latest 4-bit V-NAND and the proven MJX controller. The drive is also integrated with Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which helps to accelerate speeds while maintaining high performance for longer periods of time.
Based on a thorough analysis of consumers’ SSD usage patterns, Samsung has designed the drive for optimal reliability: a three-year limited warranty or up to 1,440 terabytes written (TBW) for the 4TB version, and 720 TBW and 360 TBW for the 2TB and 1TB versions, respectively.
The 860 QVO will be available starting December 16, 2018, with an MSRP of $149.99USD for the 1TB model. Samsung did not reveal pricing on the 2TB or 4TB models. The new 860 QVO SSD will be available at Samsung starting December 16th and we’re sure it will come to Amazon soon as well.