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Samsung reportedly has an 8TB 870 QVO SSD coming soon

By Ng Chong Seng - on 11 Jun 2020, 3:07pm

Samsung reportedly has an 8TB 870 QVO SSD coming soon

(Image: Tom’s Hardware.)

Based on a since-pulled Amazon pre-order listing spotted by Tom’s Hardware, Samsung is about to announce a new 870 QVO SSD, which comes in capacities up to a staggering 8TB.

From the unintended leak, the 870 QVO will at least come in two options: 1TB and 8TB. The current 860 QVO is also available in 2TB and 4TB, so it’s fair to assume that these capacities would make their way into the eventual lineup.

It’s unclear what improvements the 870 QVO offers over the 860 QVO. The 860 QVO, for those unaware, targets users who want the capacity of traditional HDDs but the speed of modern SSDs. It uses Samsung’s 4-bit QLC V-NAND memory, comes in the 2.5-inch form factor and has a SATA 6Gbps interface. It also boasts sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 and 520 MB/s respectively.

The 860 QVO also uses Samsung’s MJX controller, the same one found in the SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo — so a logical guess is that the 870 QVO will use the same controller as the SSD 870 Pro or 870 Evo. The problem is there’s no 870 Pro or Evo yet.

That said, Tom’s Hardware did note that the Amazon pre-order price is US$130 (~S$180) for the 1TB 870 QVO and US$900 (~S$1,245) for the 8TB version, with a shipping date of June 30 and August 24 respectively.

Source: Tom’s Hardware.

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