Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Samsung Launches the 870 QVO 8TB SATA SSD

Samsung Electronics today introduced its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD, that is setting a new standard for high-capacity consumer storage. Featuring an industry-leading capacity of up to eight terabytes (TB), the new SSD delivers an uncompromising mix of speed, storage capacity and reliability for mainstream and professional PC users.

In the past, consumers have had to choose between SSDs - which provide superior performance - and HDDs, which traditionally offer greater capacity. Samsung's 870 QVO SSD, however, is able to reliably offer the best of both worlds, making it an optimal choice for mainstream PC users who prioritize performance and value, as well as for professional users who require high levels of capacity.
"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 8 TB 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 offers best-in-class sequential read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively, with the drive's Intelligent TurboWrite technology allowing it to maintain peak performance levels using a large variable SLC buffer. The 870 QVO also delivers a 13% improvement in random read speed compared to the 860 QVO, making it ideally suited for everyday computing needs such as multitasking, gaming and web browsing. The renewed Data Migration and Magician 6 software provide a host of improved and added features, enabling users to upgrade, manage and optimize their SSDs with greater ease.

In addition to the industry-leading capacity and performance, the 870 QVO provides an exceptional endurance rating of up to 2,880 terabytes written (TBW), or a three-year limited warranty.

The 870 QVO comes in 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB and 8 TB models, and will be available from June 30, 2020 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $129.99 for the 1 TB model.
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15 Comments on Samsung Launches the 870 QVO 8TB SATA SSD

#1
watzupken
To be frank, I don't see the benefit of lower QLC SSD prices that they pitched when releasing QLC NAND. With a starting price of 129 for 1TB puts it in direct competition with some TLC NAND SSD.
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#2
Minus Infinity
If it were 6c/Gigabyte for the 4TB and 8TB models it might make sense to use for say photo storage. Only capacity is reason to consider it but not if it's not significantly cheaper than TLC drives.
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#3
prtskg
Never Understood the allure of qlc ssds at tlc price
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#4
Object55
"available from June 30, 20206"

That might take awhile.
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#5
Crackong
870QVO
8TB with 2880TBW , $129.99 for 1tb

860EVO
4TB with 2400TBW , $139.99 for 1tb

Just WHY ?
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#6
bonehead123
y/a/w/n....

someone pleeze wake me up when they (as in sammy) make an m.2 stick in 4 and/or 8tb sizes, then I might be interested :rockout:..:eek:..:clap:
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#8
Assimilator
The problem is that the only drives these are competing with are the previous 860 QVOs. Which launched at higher MSRPs, but street prices are now low enough that they're cheaper than these "new" drives while only being slightly slower. And it's QLC so speed isn't really the main concern.

The only other company that's invested heavily into QLC is Intel and their drives are at least a decent price, but the capacity isn't there. I don't understand why other NAND flash manufacturers haven't stepped up to the plate to offer Samsung-sized drives at non-gouging prices.
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#11
yotano211
bonehead123
Yea I've looked at those, and will probably get one or the other soon, but I was mainly meaning when SAMMY comes out with those sizes :D
Oh, that might be awhile. I always need more space so I just got a western digital red SA500 2.5 4tb last week.
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#12
DeathtoGnomes
so why not just post the whole pricing structure for all those drives.

(prolly to not scare away the fish)
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#13
yotano211
DeathtoGnomes
so why not just post the whole pricing structure for all those drives.

(prolly to not scare away the fish)
The Pro ssd drives are always much more expensive than the consumer versions. It could be a competition thing.
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#14
chrcoluk
I see what Samsung are doing here, there is no technical limitation preventing them from doing a 8tb EVO drive.
The price per TB is only slightly favourable to QLC, meaning the QVO drives are a bad buy, but here they have made 8tb exclusive to QVO so anyone who wants that large drive will have to buy the inferior tech. and the benefit to Samsung is increased margins.
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NC37
watzupken
To be frank, I don't see the benefit of lower QLC SSD prices that they pitched when releasing QLC NAND. With a starting price of 129 for 1TB puts it in direct competition with some TLC NAND SSD.
Till they get to $130 for 8TB, it just isn't worth it for cheap QLC.
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