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),1 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 8TB 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,2 with the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology allowing it to maintain peak performance levels using a large variable SLC buffer.3 The 870 QVO also delivers a 13% improvement in random read speed4 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 softwares 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.5

 

The 870 QVO comes in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB models, and will be available from June 30, 20206 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $129.99 for the 1TB model. To find out more, please visit samsung.com/ssd or samsungssd.com.

 

 

Key Specifications:

Category Samsung 870 QVO
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 4-bit MLC (QLC)
Controller Samsung MKX Controller
DRAM 8GB LPDDR4 (8TB)
4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
Capacity 8TB, 4TB, 2TB, 1TB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 560/530 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed Up to 98K/88K IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician
Total Bytes Written

2,880TB (8TB)
1,440TB (4TB)
720TB (2TB)
360TB (1TB)

Warranty Three-year limited warranty

 

 

1Actual storage capacity may differ from what is indicated on product labels due to a certain portion of the drive’s capacity being taken up by system files and maintenance.

2Performance may vary based on which version of the firmware the SSD is running and system hardware and configuration. Test system configuration: Intel® Core i7-7700k CPU@4.20GHz, DDR4 1200MHz 32GB, OS -Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Chipset – ASUS-PRIME-Z270-A

3The Intelligent TurboWrite technology adjusts the buffer size to optimal level within the usable disk space; up to 42 GB for 1 TB model and up to 78 GB for 2TB, 4 TB, and 8TB models.

4Random performance improved up to 13% with QD1 Random read

5Product guaranteed according to limited 3-year warranty or TBW rating, whichever comes first. For more information on warranty, please find the enclosed warranty statement in the package.

6Release date will differ for each differently sized model.



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